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Bible Trivia


The following information is used with the permission of Bruce Barton.  This information is found in Brother Barton’s ‘Scripture Kit’.

•  The Bible contains:
.    °  66 books   (39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament)
.    °  1,189 chapters  (929 in the Old Testament and 260 in the New Testament)
.    °  31,175 verses  (23,216 in the Old Testament and 7,959 in the New Testament)
.    °  773,692 words  (592,439 in the Old Testament and 181,253 in the New Testament)
.    °  3,567,180 letters  (2,728,800 in the Old Testament and 838,380 in the New Testament)
•  The middle verse is Psalms 188:8
•  The longest verse is Esther 8:9
•  The shortest verse is John 11:35
•  The longest chapter is Psalm 119
•  The shortest (and middle) chapter is Psalm 117
•  The longest Biblical name is found in Isaiah 8:1 — Mahershalalhashbaz
•  The word ‘and’ occurs 46,227 times (35,543 times in the Old Testament and 10,684 times in the New Testament)
•  The word ‘Lord’ occurs approximately 8,000 times
•  Isaiah 37 and 2 Kings 19 are very similar
•  Ezra 7:21 contains all the letters of the alphabet except ‘j’
•  The name of God is not mentioned in the book of Esther
•  Concerning the Old Testament:
.    ° The middle book is Proverbs
.    ° The middle chapter is Job 29
.    ° The middle verses are 2 Chronicles 20:17-18
.    ° The shortest verse is 1 Chronicles 1:25
•  Concerning the New Testament:
.    ° The middle book is 2 Thessalonians
.    ° The middle chapters are Romans 13 and 14
.    ° The middle verse is Acts 17:17
.    ° The shortest verse is John 11:35


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