You Know

11 July, 2019 12:00 AM printer

You Know

•    The Bible was written in three languages. Those languages are Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. Most of the Old Testament was written in Hebrew. The Bible is about 6,11,00 words long.

•    The longest book of the Bible is Jeremiah. The shortest book of the Bible is 3 John. You can read this book in about one minute. The book right before it, 2 John, is the second-shortest book of the Bible.

•    The Bible was written by more than 40 traditional authors. The books of the Bible are traditionally attributed to heroes of the Jewish and Christian faiths. Moses is given credit for the first five books of the Bible while most of the prophets are given credit for the books named after them, etc.

•    The Bible was written by people from diverse occupational backgrounds. Parts of the Bible were written by kings. Half of the Psalms, a good chunk of Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes seem to be penned by royalty.

•    The books of the Old Testament are arranged differently in Judaism. In the Old Testament, you have the books of law first, then books about Israel’s history in the promised land, then books of wisdom and poetry, then books by the prophets.

•    There are at least 185 songs in the Bible. About 150 of these are in the book of Psalms.

•    The authorship of Hebrews has remained anonymous for centuries. Several books of the Old Testament were written by people unnamed.