Bible Statistics For The Inquiring Mind

The Bible is a collection of inspiring texts sacred in Judaism and Christianity. It is a collection of scriptures written at different times by different authors in different locations.

It has captivated the minds and attention of readers from time immemorial and continues to promote thoughts and provoke discussions.

bibleBelow are some interesting facts about the Bible (KJV) that one is bound to find interesting:

Number of books in the Bible: 66

Chapters: 1,189

Verses: 31,102

Words: 783,137

Letters: 3,116,480

Number of promises that are given in the Bible: 1,260

Commands: 6,468

Predictions: over 8,000

Fulfilled prophecy: 3,268 verses

Unfulfilled prophecy: 3,140

Number of questions: 3,294

Longest name: Mahershalalhashbaz (Isaiah 8:1)

Longest verse: Esther 8:9 (78 words)

Shortest verse: John 11:35 (2 words: “Jesus wept”). This is the King James Bible. Some Bibles might be Job 3:2 (Job said.), but King James has that as “Job answered” which is longer than Jesus wept.

Middle books: Micah and Nahum

Middle verse: Psalm 103:2-3

Middle chapter: Psalm 117

Shortest chapter (by number of words): Psalm 117 (by number of words)

Longest book: Psalms (150 chapters)

Shortest book (by number of words): 3 John

Longest chapter: Psalm 119 (176 verses)

Number of times the word “God” appears: 4,094

Number of times the word “Lord” appears: 6,781

Number of different authors: 40

Number of languages the Bible has been translated into: over 1,200

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Edited by Jesus Chan