Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Fun Bible Facts and Trivia

 

Here is a list of bible facts and trivia you can use to quiz your family and friends and see if they know their Bible. 

  1. Can you believe it that the Bible is the number one most shoplifted book in America? Don't you wonder if the shoplifter knows the ten commandments?
  2. Of all the books in the Bible, the book of Esther never once mentioned the name of God.
  3. According to Genesis 1:20-22, the chicken came before the egg. So, now we can stop pondering which comes first, the chicken or the egg.
  4. Throughout the world, 47 bibles are being sold or distributed every minute. That is a lot of bibles around the world.
  5. Shakepeare was believed to be 46 when the King James version of the Bible was written. That is nothing to be awed about. However, the following fact might really make you wonder if it's just a coincidence or a design on the part of the writers of the King James version. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is "shake" and the 46th word from the last word is "spear". And put them together, you'll get ......
  6. The Bible has been translated to Klingon. Klingon is a fictional tribe invented by the creators of Star Trek. Maybe they converted some Klingons to Christianity.
  7. The ten most mentioned animals in the Bible are sheep. lamb, lion, ox, ram, horse, bullock, ass, goat and camel.
  8. The shortest verse in the Bible? Jesus wept (John 11:35).
  9. Almonds and pistachios are the only nuts mentioned in the Bible.
  10. Only 2 books are named after women and they are the book of Esther and the book of Ruth.
  11. The first book in the Old Testament is the Genesis and the last book is Malachi.
  12. The first book in the NewTestament is the Gospel according to St Matthew and the last book is Revelation.
  13. There are 66 books and 929 chapters in the Bible and 27 books and 260 chapters in the New Testament.
  14. The oldest person mentioned in the Bible is Methuselah. He was 969 years old.
  15. The only miracle Jesus Christ performed that was mentioned in all the four Gospels is the feeding of the 5000.
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5 comments:

  1. Interesting! I knew some of those, others were new to me. Not sure about the Shakespeare one ! :-)

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  2. Some of this made me giggle! Thanks for posting.

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  3. I just love the Bible!! Even "fun facts"...we spent the day today in Bible study - studying Bible facts, if you will. I was going to say studying the Bible..but, duh?? It was Bible study. Ha...you know what I mean - hopefully:)

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  4. Thanks for sharing . . . . a few fun things I hadn't heard before!

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