Interested in learning more facts about the Word of God? Here’s a list of facts from within the Bible and about the Bible. If you know any interesting tidbits, please let us know in the comments! We’d love to help everyone share and expand in our knowledge of Scripture!
Interesting Bible Facts
The shortest verse in the Bible is John 11:35, which is “Jesus wept.” The longest verse in the Bible is Ester 8:9.
Louis Waynai built the world’s largest Bible in 1930. It is 1094 pounds, 43.5 inches tall, and when opened it is 98 inches wide.
“There are 93 women who speak in the Bible, 49 of whom are named. They speak a total of 14,056 words, or about 1.1% of the Bible. There are a total of 188 named women in the Bible.” – 50 Amazing Bible Facts
Originally, the Bible was written in three languages. The Old Testament was written in Hebrew and Aramaic. The New Testament was written in Greek even though Jesus spoke Aramaic.
Protestants and Catholics have slightly different Bibles. Because Protestants and Catholics have different standards for what is in the Bible, the Catholic Bible has seven more books than the Protestant Bible. They are Tobit, Judith, Wisdom, Sirach, Baruch, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, as well as additions to Ester and Daniel. Learn more about why this is and how it came to be.
The Bible was written by 40 men over about 1600 years.
The word “trinity” doesn’t appear in any original translations of the Bible. The trinity is alluded to in the Bible, but the word doesn’t actually appear in any books.
There are no physical descriptions of Jesus in the Bible. The blonde-haired, blue-eyed Jesus commonly depicted in traditional the art we see was originated by Western painters and artists.
The number of words in each Bible depends on its translation and language.
“The Bible is not a single work but a collection of works from a wide variety of authors, such as shepherds, kings, farmers, priests, poets, scribes, and fisherman. Authors also include traitors, embezzlers, adulterers, murders, and auditors.” – 50 Amazing Bible Facts
The Bible is and continues to be one of the best selling books of all time.