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Five Minute Friday — 20 Interesting Things About The Bible

This post is part of the Five Minute Friday blog link-up. Where I join up with a community of writers and bloggers of all ages and stages who gather around a single word prompt to free-write, unscripted, unedited, for five minutes. This week’s prompt I’d {Twenty}

This did take longer than 5 minutes to write. I thought these facts are neat. These facts are from various sources around the web. Please enjoy 16 facts and 4 verses. 

Interesting Facts

The Bible was the first book to be published in movable type in 1455

The Bible is frequently shoplifted.

The Bible is the best selling book and sees up to 100 million copies sold or donated annually. Approximately 20 million copies are sold each year in the U.S. alone.

In the Old Testament, the Bible has 39 books.

The New Testament has 27 books.

The Bible has more than 780,000 words.

The shortest verse in the Bible is John 11:35 – “Jesus wept.”

There are 1,189 chapters in the Bible with 31,102 verses.

The full Bible has been translated into 532 languages. It has been partially translated into 2,883 languages.

The King James Bible contains 788,258 words, 31,102 verses, 1,189 chapters, and 66 books

Adam’s name is from the Hebrew word a da ma, which means “the ground.

The world’s smallest bible can fit on the tip of a pen. Scientists etched the 1.2 million letters of the Old Testament on a tiny silicone disk, which they call the Nano Bible.”

The world’s largest Bible weighs 1,094 pounds. Built by Louis Waynai in 1930, the book is 43.5 inches tall and a laid open width of 98 inches

Several Scriptural chapters contain exactly 20 verses in the NIV translation. These include Judges 15, six of the Psalms (9, 49, 66, 72, 77 and 147), Revelation 1 and 14, along with many others.

The Scriptures record at least 20 separate messages conveyed while a person is sleeping.

Exodus 20 delineates God giving the Ten Commandments to the children of Israel.


John 20:20— “20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.” — NIV

Ezekiel 20:20— “Keep my Sabbaths holy, that they may be a sign between us. Then you will know that I am the Lord your God.”— NIV

Exodus 20:20— “Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.”— NIV

2 Chronicles 20:20—” Early in the morning they left for the Desert of Tekoa. As they set out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, Judah and people of Jerusalem! Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful.”— NIV

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