The Bible is a sacred book whose words have done amazing things in the lives of those who believe in them; from ensuring eternal security to procuring a miracle, people may begin to wonder where the ‘mystical powers’ backing the words in the book come from. I believe that there are so many facts about the Bible which are not known to many. Here are 20 astonishing facts about the Bible which will give you a ‘wow’ moment:

  1. The Bible was written in three languages; Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek
  2. The Bible is about 611,000 words long
  3. The longest book of the Bible is Jeremiah
  4. The shortest book of the Bible is 3 John
  5. The Bible was written by more than 40 traditional authors
  6. The Bible was written by people from diverse occupational backgrounds
  7. There are at least 185 songs in the Bible
  8. The authorship of the book of Hebrews has remained anonymous for centuries
  9. The word ‘Trinity’ is never mentioned in the Bible!
  10. The Bible was written on three different continents; Asia, Africa and Europe.
  11. There are 21 dreams recorded in the Bible
  12. Over 100 million copies of the Bible are sold each year
  13. The full Bible has been translated into 532 languages and 2,883 dialects
  14. The shortest verse in the Bible is John 11:35, which states ‘Jesus wept’
  15. The longest verse in the Bible is Esther 8:9
  16. The longest word in the Bible is ‘Mahershalalhashbaz’ (Isaiah 8:3)
  17. China is the largest producer of the Bible
  18. The Bible is the most commonly stolen book in the world, most likely because it is so available in hotel rooms and places of worship!
  19. The Bible is the best-selling book in history, with total sales exceeding 5 billion copies
  20. The Bible has inspired more song lyrics by musicians more than any other book.
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