About the Bible

The BibleThe Bible is “the word of God.” It records the interaction of God with his people and nations. It reveals the meaning of life and the responsibility of human beings to their Creator.

The Bible is a collection of 66 books, some long, some short.

The Bible’s two major sections are the Old Testament and the New Testament.

 

The Old Testament has…

  • 39 books
  • 929 chapters
  • 23,214 verses
  • 593,493 words
  • Longest book: Psalms
  • Shortest book: Obadiah
The New Testament has…

  • 27 books
  • 260 chapters
  • 7,959 verses
  • 181,253 words
  • Longest book: Acts
  • Shortest book:3 John

Fun Facts about The Bible

  • Last word in the Bible: Amen (Rev. 22:21 )
  • Longest word (and name): Mahershalalhashbaz (Isaiah 8:1 )
  • Shortest verse: John 11:35 (2 words: “Jesus wept”)
  • Longest verse: Esther 8:9
  • Shortest book (number of words): 3 John
  • Longest book: Psalms (150 chapters)
  • Middle books: Micah and Nahum
  • Middle chapter: Psalm 118
  • Middle verse: Psalm 118:8
  • Chapters: 1,189
  • Longest chapter: Psalm 119 (176 verses)
  • Shortest chapter (number of words): Psalm 117
  • Number of times the word “God ” appears: 3,358
  • Number of times the word “Lord ” appears: 7,736
  • Number of different authors: Over 40
  • Number of languages the Bible has been translated into: More than 1,200
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