20 Cool Facts About The Holy Bible

The Bible is the most interesting book ever written. Filled with great knowledge, a collection of sacred texts and scriptures, considered to be a product of divine inspiration. The Bible has been translated in over 3’300 different languages, and it is considered to be the best-selling book of all time. With over 100 thousand copies sold worldwide each and every year.

I have a few facts about the Bible. Some of which none of us knew.

1. The oldest scriptures in the Bible is 3’000 years old.

2. 24’000 messages in the Bible that stood the test of time, and still continue to do so.

3. The Bible is the book that is translated into the most languages, even more than Facebook.

4. The Bible was the first major book ever printed, it opened the door to global literacy. Since over 6 billion Bibles has been printed worldwide. Yet, the world needs more Bibles, the world needs to read and practice the Bible teachings more.

5. The Bible was written by about 40 people, and it took a period of about 1600 years to write. Yet, the Bible does not contradict itself. A collection of works from a wide variety of authors, such as shepherds, kings, farmers, priests, poets, scribes, and fisherman. Authors also include traitors, embezzlers, adulterers, murders, and auditors.

6. There is a rare Bible called the “Sinners Bible” which has a misprint imploring people to commit adultery.

7. The shortest verse in the Bible is John 11:35, which states, “Jesus wept.

8. The longest verse in the Bible is Esther 8:9.

9. The shortest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 117, with just 2 verses.

10. The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119.

11. The smallest Bible in the world is called a Nano Bible. It fits on the tip of a pen, is a gold-plated silicon chip on which the entire Hebrew Bible is engraved.

12. The world’s largest Bible weighs over half a ton and was printed one letter at a time.

13. The Bible has inspired more song lyrics than any other book.

14. The Bible is the most commonly stolen book in the world, most likely because it is so easily available in overnight places and hotels and places of worship.

15. The King James Bible (1611) is said to be unrivaled in its accuracy and literary beauty. In addition to 54 scholars, Shakespeare mostly likely helped with the translation of the Bible.

16. There is no mention of how many wise men there were with the birth of Christ, only that they brought three types of gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

17. This is the book with the most sales worldwide in history with over 5 billion copies sold. The most successful book in the world.

18. Jesus was not an only child, he had brothers and sisters.

19. The most expensive book in the world is based on the Bible, it’s a translation of the book Psalms. It is called “The Bay Psalm Book”. It was the first book printed in British North America. The book is a metrical Psalter. One of eleven known surviving copies of the first edition sold at auction in November 2013 for $14.2 million, a record for a printed book.

20. The Bible is a physical book, which you can experience with all five senses. Although the Bible is a physical book, it was written spiritually, and it is meant to be read, understood and lived spiritually. See my explanation the visible and the invisible aspects of the Gospel of Christ. By visible, I mean physical, and by invisible I mean spiritual.

When you read the Bible, and you try to understand it all physical, then many things don’t make sense and there are many contradictions. When your spiritual understanding of the Bible is awakened, then everything makes perfect sense. God tells us in John 4:24 “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” To me this one verse changes my whole belief. It is clear, God is spirit, therefore we must worship Him in spirit, and would that not mean that we have to read his messages to us, which is the Bible, spiritually then?

When you open your spiritual eye, and you live a spiritual life then you are truly free.

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  1. Henry

    Hi! Thank you very much for these very interesting facts. There are two of them that have gotten me by surprise. And it’s concerning the smallest and the largest Bible (facts 11 and 12).

    It’s amazing to have all the Tanakh engraved in a gold-plated silicon chip that fits on the tip of a pen.

    • Marlene W

      Yes, I do find the Nano Bible to be a very interesting thing too.  It boggles my mind, but it’s cool.  You can take your Bible with you anywhere on the tip of your pen… lol.  

      Thank you for your comment Henry.  

  2. Ben

    Very interesting read. Not being a religious, I still find amazing that a book written 3000 years ago is still read and followed. I didn’t know that it was written by about 40 people. I don’t think any other book compares to the Bible in that regard. Maybe a collection of short stories?

     I laughed when I read about the nano bible haha, that’s a very modern name for such an old book. I had to look it up: it’s very, very tiny, like the name suggests. Thanks for those 20 cool facts! 

    • Marlene W

      Thank you for your comment Ben.  You are welcome.  Whether you are a believer or not, the stories in the Bible are positive and constructive. Every story can make a difference in your life today, because it is the meaning behind the story that matters. The gospel of God is a way of life. If your way of living is right and you do not harm others, you live right.

      The fact that you are giving me a comment on this subject today gives me the impression that you are a good person. Thank you. May the light also come with you.

  3. Luke

    Hey!

    I enjoyed reading your article because of two facts, one is that I`m also readaholic and the second is that your article is very interesting. I didn`t know for such interesting facts about Holy Bible, it is really amazing book.

    And like you said, for understanding Bible you need something more, it`s not so simple.

    keep up the good work!

    • Marlene W

      Hey Luke.  Thank you for your comment.  

      We are readaholic buddies  😉

      The Bible is the best book ever written, it is amazing as you say.   Motivational and inspirational and shows us exactly what to do and how to go about doing it.  Like a map, when you know how to read and understand it, you know how to get where you need to go…  The same with the Bible.  

      Thank you for your kindness.  May you be blessed with great success.

  4. Chris

    The Bible is one of those books that I would love to read in it’s entirety, but I can’t seem to get my head around, or even understand many of the passages and what they are aimed at?

    I guess I’m looking for a version of the Bible that is laid out in Layman’s terms for the reader. It sounds pretty childish – but I feel a lot of people will understand it more if there was this sort of version. Do you know of one off hand?

    • Marlene W

      Thank you for your comment Chris.  I agree with you, it is a difficult book to read, especially if you don’t understand what you read.  It does not sound childish, rather honest.  

      Jesus liked to speak in parables.  Let me do the same.  I will take a treasure map for example.  It is written in code, with clues and stuff.  When you decipher the code and figure out the clues, then the map is easy to read, and to understand, then you are off to find your treasure. 

      The map is the Bible, the code and clues are all the scriptures.  Written in such a way to not make sense unless you read it in a spiritual way.  See and understand it in a spiritual way.  

      To take a modern easier version of the Bible is not the same as reading the Bible.  It’s meant to be read a specific way, the newer versions has been changed so much that the meaning and lessons in the stories are altered and are therefor to me not the same as what God intended it to be.  If you read a Bible that has been changed, or altered or made simpler, is it the Bible? 

      I have a couple of articles coming up in the next few weeks.  I suggest you keep tabs on me and read my explanations, I will take the Bible from start, Genesis 1:1 and I’ll explain to you how it works.  Once you’ve made the switch, it’s easy.  Then you can take your old Bible, read it and enjoy it 😉

      May you be blessed, and may the light come to you.  

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