Interesting Bible Facts

The Bible is such an important part of our lives and is a constant source of inspiration, joy and learning. We encourage you to read, search or study the Bible and for it can provide the inspiration, answers or comfort you may need.

Here, we’ve put together some fun and interesting facts about the Bible. Enjoy!

Bible Facts

The Bible consists of:

  • Two Testaments
  • 66 books
    • 39 books in the Old Testament
    • 27 books in the New Testament
  • More than 31,000 verses
  • Old Testament has 929 chapters
  • New Testament has 260 chapters
  • Total of 1,189 chapters in the Bible

The longest and shortest:

  • The longest book in the Bible is Psalms (150 chapters)
  • The longest verse is Esther 8:9 (78 words)
  • The shortest verse is John 11:35 (2 words: “Jesus wept”)

The Bible was written:

  • over a 1500-year span (from circa 1400 B.C to A.D. 100)
  • over 40 generations
  • by more than 40 authors from many walks of life

Other Bible Information:

  • The Gutenberg Bible was the first major book printed using mass produced moveable type in the year 1455
  • The accounts in the Bible take place across three continents: Asia, Africa, and Europe
  • The last word in the Bible is “Amen”.
  • 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 Bible is the best-selling book in history, with sales exceeding 5 billion copies.
  • There are approximately 2500 prophecies in the Bible.