Facts about the Bible
The Bible is filled with many interesting facts. This can be used as a fun quiz for kids, adults, etc. Here are fifteen Bible facts.
1. The Bible prophesied about people turning from God’s Word in the end times.
2 Timothy 4:3-4 The time will come when people will not listen to the truth. They will look for teachers who will tell them only what they want to hear. They will not listen to the truth. Instead, they will listen to stories made up by men.
2. Scripture says in the last days many people will think gain is godliness. This couldn’t be truer today with this prosperity movement going on.
1 Timothy 6:4-6 they are conceited and understand nothing. They have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions. and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain. But godliness with contentment is great gain.
Titus 1:10-11 For there are many rebellious people who engage in useless talk and deceive others. This is especially true of those who insist on circumcision for salvation. They must be silenced, because they are turning whole families away from the truth by their false teaching. And they do it only for money.
2 Peter 2:1-3 But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.
3. Did you know that there is a do not fear verse for everyday of the year? That’s right there are 365 fear not verses. Coincidence or not?
Isaiah 41:10 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
Isaiah 54:4 Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.
4. The Bible indicates that the Earth is round.
Isaiah 40:21-22 Do you not know? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood since the earth was founded? He sits enthroned above the circle of the earth, and its people are like grasshoppers. He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in.
Proverbs 8:27 I was there when he set the heavens in place, when he marked out the horizon on the face of the deep.
Job 26:10 He has inscribed a circle on the surface of the waters At the boundary of light and darkness.
5. The Bible says that the Earth is suspended in space.
Job 26:7 God stretches the northern sky over empty space and hangs the earth on nothing.
6. God’s Word says that the Earth would wear out.
Psalm 102:25-26 In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. Like clothing you will change them and they will be discarded.
7. Fun facts.
Did you know that about 50 Bibles are sold every minute?
Did you know that the Book of Esther is the only book in the Bible that does not mention God’s name?
There is a Bible in the University of Gottingen that is written on 2,470 palm leaves.
- The Bible was written over 15 centuries.
- The New Testament was originally written in Greek.
- The Old Testament was originally written in Hebrew.
- The Bible has over 40 authors.
9. Facts about Jesus.
Jesus claims to be God – John 10:30-33 “I and the Father are one.” Again his Jewish opponents picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus said to them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?” “We are not stoning you for any good work,” they replied, “but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.”
He is the creator of all – John 1:1-5 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”
Jesus preached on Hell more than anyone in the Bible – Matthew 5:29-30 “If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.”
He is the only way to Heaven. Repent and believe – John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
- There are 66 books in the Bible.
- The Old Testament has 39 books.
- The New Testament has 27 books.
- In the Old Testament there are 17 prophetic books: Lamentations, Jeremiah, Daniel, Isaiah, Ezekiel, Hosea, Zephaniah, Haggai, Amos, Zechariah, Micah, Obadiah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Jonah, and Malachi, Joel.
- The Bible in all has 31,173 verses.
- 23,214 of those verses are in the Old Testament.
- The rest which is 7,959 are in the New Testament.
- In the Bible the longest verse is Esther 8:9.
- The shortest verse is John 11:35.
Even though you can get the Bible for free did you know the Bible is the worlds most shoplifted book?
The Bible has more sold copies than any other book in history.
There are over 2000 prophecies that have already been fulfilled.
There are approximately 2500 prophecies in the Bible.
14. Did you know that the Bible talks about dinosaurs?
Job 40:15-24 Take a look at Behemoth, which I made, just as I made you. It eats grass like an ox. See its powerful loins and the muscles of its belly. Its tail is as strong as a cedar. The sinews of its thighs are knit tightly together. Its bones are tubes of bronze. Its limbs are bars of iron. It is a prime example of God’s handiwork, and only its Creator can threaten it. The mountains offer it their best food, where all the wild animals play. It lies under the lotus plants, hidden by the reeds in the marsh. The lotus plants give it shade among the willows beside the stream. It is not disturbed by the raging river, not concerned when the swelling Jordan rushes around it. No one can catch it off guard or put a ring in its nose and lead it away.
Genesis 1:21 So God created great sea creatures and every living thing that scurries and swarms in the water, and every sort of bird—each producing offspring of the same kind. And God saw that it was good.
15. Do you know the very last word in the Bible?
Revelation 22:18-21 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book, and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book. He who testifies to these things says, “Surely I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus! The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.