Interesting facts about the Bible - From Old Testament to New Testament
Bible is a Holy Book for the two Religions Jews and Christianity. 2. The Holy Bible has 66 Books.It is Explained into two Parts Old Testament and the New Testament. 3. The Old Testament of the Bible has 39 Books. 4. The Old Testament is the original Hebrew Bible, the sacred scriptures of the Jewish faith, written at different times between about 1200 and 165 BC. 5. Hebrew Bible, also called Hebrew Scriptures, Old Testament, or Tanakh, collection of writings that was first compiled and preserved as the sacred books of the Jewish people. 6. The Jewish tradition that there are 613 commandments (Hebrew: ????? ?????, romanized: taryag mitzvot) or mitzvot in the Torah (also known as the Law of Moses) is first recorded in the 3rd century CE, when Rabbi Simlai mentioned it in a sermon that is recorded in Talmud Makkot 23b. Thus, in almost all Christian traditions today, the New Testament consists of 27 books: 4 canonical gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) The Acts of the Apostles. 14 Pauline epistles. 7. The New Testament has 27 books, written between about 50 and 100 AD, and falling naturally into two sections: the Gospels, which tell the story of Jesus (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John); and the Letters (or epistles) – written by various Christian leaders to provide guidance for the earliest church communities. 8. Christians see in the New Testament the fulfillment of the promise of the Old Testament. Itrelates and interprets the new covenant, represented in the life and death of Jesus, between God and the followers of Christ, the promised Messiah. Like the Old Testament, it contains a variety of kinds of writing. 9. The Bible’s 66 books – 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament – are written by 40 different authors . Scholars generally recognize three languages as original biblical languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Koine Greek. 10. The reading “son of Aminadab, son of Aram,” from the Old Testament is well attested. The Nestle-Aland critical edition, considered the best authority by most modern scholars, accepts the variant “son of Aminadab, son of Admin, son of Arni,” counting the 76 generations from Adam rather than God. 11. Adam and Eve are the Bible’s first man and first woman. Adam’s name appears first in Genesis 1 with a collective sense, as “mankind”; subsequently in Genesis 2–3 it carries the definite article ha, equivalent to English “the”, indicating that this is “the man”. 12. BOTH Enoch and Elijah are identified as the Two Person who were born but never died as God took Them. 13. There are 260 chapters in the New Testament. This gives a total of 1,189 chapters (on average, 18 per book). 14. Psalm 117, the shortest chapter, is also the middle chapter of the Bible, being the 595th Chapter. 15. Psalm 119 is the longest chapter of the Bible. 16. There are 23,145 verses in the Old Testament and 7,957 verses in the New Testament. This gives a total of 31,102 verses, which is an average of a little more than 26 verses per chapter. 17. Psalm 103:1-2 being the 15551st and 15552nd verses is in the middle of the 31102 verses of the Bible. 18. Esther 8:9 is the longest verse in the Bible by number of words. 19. The longest name in the Bible is Mahershalalhashbaz , a prophetic name, can be found in the book of Isaiah. Maher-shalal-hash-baz 20. “Jesus wept” (John 11:35) is the shortest verse in English 21. Isaiah 37:38/2 Kings 19:37: According to the Biblical narrative, after Sennacherib’s return to Nineveh, he went and bowed down to his god.
22. There, Adrammelech and Sharezer, his two sons, murdered him. 23.The two “chapters” (I had to look it up) that are the “same” are: II Kings 19 and Isaiah 37. (Chapter designations are modern, not in the original text.) The more specific correspondence is Isaiah 36:1 – 39:8 and II Kings 18:13, 17 – 19:37 24. There are two differences between Psalms 14 and 53, the name of God used being the first. Psalm 14 uses the covenant name of God, YHWH, typical of the Psalms in book 1 of Psalms (Psalms 1 through 41). Psalm 53 uses Elohim, typical of the Psalms in Book 2 (Psalms 42 through 72).
25. India is mentioned in Esther 1:1 and 8:9 as the eastern boundary of the Persian Empire under Ahasuerus (c. fifth century B.C.) and in 1 Maccabees 6:37 in a reference to the Indian mahouts of Antiochus’s war elephants (second century B.C.). Otherwise, there are no explicit references to India in the Old Testament. 26.“’Fear not,’ is in the Bible 365 times. 27. Jesus came from the Hebrew word Yeshua meaning “God is salvation.” 28. Jesus was often referred to as the “son of David” due to his lineage. 03There was probably more than three wise men who appeared at his birth. 29. Jesus performed his first miracle at the wedding feast of Cana 30. Yeshua is the Hebrew name for Jesus. It means “Yahweh [the Lord] is Salvation.” The English spelling of Yeshua is “Joshua.” However, when translated from Hebrew into Greek, in which the New Testament was written, the name Yeshua becomes Iesous. 31. Jesus’ traditional-age was 33 when he was crucified and resurrected. 32. Every year, the Holy Bible sells over 100 million copies. 33. Non-profit organizations give out free Bibles all over the world. 34. The Bible has been translated to over 690 languages. 35. Hebrew is the original language of the Bible. 36. For thousands of years, the prophet Moses was regarded as the sole author of the first five books of the Bible, known as the Pentateuch.