B is for Bible

Okay, so however you feel about this book, no one can deny the societal, historical and theological impact that the Bible has had on the world. What I’ve collected today is a group of facts that I found really interesting – I hope you enjoy!

  • The Bible was written over a 1600 year period (1500 BC to AD 100) by around 40 people. (Source)
  • Around fifty Bibles are sold every minute.
  • The verse smack-bang in the middle of the Bible is Psalm 118:8. There are 549 chapters before Psalm 118, and 549 chapters after Psalm 118 – making the total number of chapters 1188. So cool! (Also, if you’re interested, the verse says: “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in people.”)
  • Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t celebrate birthdays, because the only two accounts of birthday parties in the Bible resulted in murder. You know – I can kind of see where they’re coming from. (Source)
  • In 1631, two London Bible printers accidentally left the word “not” out of the seventh commandment, which then read, “Thou shalt commit adultery.” You can buy a copy for $90,000. Interesting, but potentially not worth the money? Ah well, to each their own. (Find it here!)
  • The Seraphim (6 winged Angel of the Bible) could mean a Fiery Serpent. The word Seraph is actually a synonym for serpent, so…God could have an army of dragons. It is a subject of debate among theologians, and you know what? I’m cool with this either way. (Source)
  • The Bible is the most shop-lifted book.

That’s all I’ve got – what have I missed?

Thanks for reading, and have a lovely day!

~Dani

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