Bible Related Facts You May Not Know

 

  • The Bible contains sixty-six books, written by forty authors, covering a period of approximately sixteen hundred years.
  • The word “Bible” comes from the Greek word [biblos], meaning “book”.
  • The word “testament” means covenant or agreement. God made an agreement based on law (Deut. 4:5) – called the Old Testament – regarding man’s salvation before Christ came.  God’s new agreement, or Testament, was a Covenant of Grace (Gal. 3:17-25) & describes man’s salvation after Christ came.
  • Jesus quoted from twenty-two Old Testament books.
  • The book of Hebrews quotes the Old Testament eighty-five times.
  • Revelation quotes the Old Testament 245 times.
  • The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119 (176 verses).
  • The shortest chapter is Psalm 117 (two verses).