Fun Facts About the Bible
The Bible, though written by human hands, was given to men through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. It is God's personal message to people everywhere. Through the Bible God reveals Himself and His plan of redemption for the fallen creation He loves.
The Bible contains 66 books, separated into two sections.
The Old Testament has 39 books, the New Testament has 27.
The Old Testament has 929 chapters and the New Testament has 260 chapters, totally 1189 chapters. The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119 and the shortest is just two before that, Psalm 117.
The Bible was written:
- over a 1500 year span (between 1400 B.C and A.D. 100)
by more than 40 authors (kings, peasants, philosophers, fishermen, poets, statesmen, scholars)
on three continents (Asia, Africa, and Europe)
in three languages (Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek)