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INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE BIBLE
SALEM VOICE MINISTRIES ^ | 1st July, 2005 | Pastor Paul Ciniraj

Posted on 07/01/2005 11:28:02 AM PDT by Paul Ciniraj

::INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT THE BIBLE::

Total Chapters in the Bible -- 1189.

Chapters in the Old Testament -- 929.

Chapters in the New Testament -- 260.

Longest Chapter -- Psalms 119.

Shortest Chapter -- Psalms 117.

Centre Chapter -- Psalms 118.

Chapters before Psalm 118 -- 594 Chapters.

Chapters after Psalm 118 -- 594 Chapters.

Add the Chapters up --1188 (594+594)+1(Centre Chapter)=1189.

Centre Verse -- Psalms 118:8.

Psalm 118:8 -- It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.

Most Comforting Chapters -- Psalms 23, John: 14.

Love Chapter -- 1 Corinthians 13.

Faith Chapter -- Hebrews 11.

New Testament Formation -- Acts 2.

Alike Chapters -- 2 Kings 19, and Isaiah 37.

Longest Verse -- Esther 8:9.

Shortest Verse -- John 11:35.

Most Precious Verse -- John 3:16.

Saddest Verse -- Mark 15:34.

Grandest Verse -- Romans 8:11.

The Garden verse -- Num. 11:5.

The Metal verse -- Ezek. 22:19.

Word "God" occurs -- 4,370 times.

Word "Jehovah" occurs -- 6,855 times.

Word "Lord" occurs -- 7,736 times.

English Bible published first-- 1380 A.D.

Divisions of the Chapters made first -- 1227 A.D.

Longest Word -- Maher-shalal-hash-baz (Isaiah 8:1).

The Greatest Word -- JESUS.

Words appears only once in the Bible -- Reverend (Psalms 111:9), Eternity (Isaiah 57:15), and Grandmother (2 Timothy 1:5).

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The Bible gives all glory and honour to the Heavenly Father Jesus Christ (Yashua Massiah) is hidden in the Old Testament and revealed in the New Testament.

The Bible was written by the Holy Spirit through 40 men over a period of about 1600 years dating from 1500 BC to about 100 years after Christ.

The Bible is the Book of Salvation and Jesus Christ is the Only Saviour under Heaven given among the human beings.

Scholars estimate that the 66 books of the King James version of the Bible were written by some 50 different authors. Some biblical scholars believe that Aramaic (the language of the ancient Bible) did not contain an easy way to say 'many things' and used a term which has come down to us as 40. This means that when the bible -- in many places -- refers to '40 days, they meant many days.

The system of chapters was introduced in A.D. 1227 by Cardinal Hugo de S. Caro, while the verse notations were added in 1551 by Robertus Stephanus, after the advent of printing. The first translation of the English Bible was initiated by John Wycliffe and completed by John Purvey in 1380.

A Bible in the University of Gottingen is written on 2,470 palm leaves.

The Bible devotes some 500 verses on prayer, less than 500 verses on faith, but over 2000 verses on money and posessions.

The Bible can be read aloud in 70 hours.

There are 8,674 different Hebrew words in the Bible (KJV), 5,624 different Greek words, and 12,143 different English words.

According to statistics from Wycliffe International, the Society of Gideons, and the International Bible Society, the number of new Bibles that are sold, given away, or otherwise distributed in USA is about 168,000 per day.

A number of verses in the Bible (KJV) contain all but 1 letter of the alphabet:-- Ezra 7:21 contains all but the letter j; Joshua 7:24, 1 Kings 1:9, 1 Chronicles 12:40, 2 Chronicles 36:10, Ezekiel 28:13, Daniel 4:37, and Haggai 1:1 contain all but q; 2 Kings 16:15 and 1 Chronicles 4:10 contain all but z; and Galatians 1:14 contains all but k.

Gabriel, Michael, and Lucifer are the three angels mentioned by name in the Bible. (Raphael is the name of another angel, mentioned in the Apocalypse).

The words baptize, baptized, baptizest, baptizeth, baptizing appears in the Bible 77 times.

The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, named in the Bible's Book of Revelation are Conquest, Slaughter, Famine, and Death.

The 3 Magi or Wise Men and their gifts:-- Melchoir (means king of light) offered Gold; Gaspar (means the white one) offered Frankincense (Frankincense is a gum resin used as a base for incense); and Balthazar (means lord of treasures) offered Myrrh (Myrrh is a gum resin, was valued as a perfume and unguent used in embalming).

The two robbers crucified next to Jesus were named Dismas and Gestas.

Voltaire, the French philosopher was an ethist, threatened that he will see to the destruction of the Bible and its removal from the face of the earth. What happened is that the Bible Society bought the house where he was born after his death and today that building is one of the biggest sales centers of the Bible.

The name “Easter” derives from the Anglo - Saxon goddess Eostre, who governed the vernal equinox.

Salt is mentioned more than 30 times in the Bible.

There are 49 different foods mentioned in the Bible.

Almonds and pistachios are the only nuts mentioned in the Bible.

Seven suicides are recorded in the Bible.

The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat.

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The Salem Voice Ministries plan and pray to establish a Bible College for the Third World Countries to be sent out missionaries for sharing the Good News and the redeeming love of Christ. Also we have a great desire in our Lord Jesus Christ to translate Bibles in the languages of Africa, Middle East, India (certain dialects in India still don't have Bibles), Indonesia etc. Kindly pray for it. Visit the website of the Salem Voice Ministries (click the source of this post) and sign the guest book.

Pastor Paul Ciniraj


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1 posted on 07/01/2005 11:28:03 AM PDT by Paul Ciniraj
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To: Paul Ciniraj

Thats an interesting factoid about cats. Jesus seems like a dog guy anyway.


2 posted on 07/01/2005 11:31:22 AM PDT by escapefromboston (manny ortez: mvp)
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To: Paul Ciniraj

Thank you for posting that. It is interesting.

Post some more!


3 posted on 07/01/2005 11:32:57 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Paul Ciniraj
The 3 Magi or Wise Men and their gifts:-- Melchoir (means king of light) offered Gold; Gaspar (means the white one) offered Frankincense (Frankincense is a gum resin used as a base for incense); and Balthazar (means lord of treasures) offered Myrrh (Myrrh is a gum resin, was valued as a perfume and unguent used in embalming).

Where does it say there were only three Magi?

The two robbers crucified next to Jesus were named Dismas and Gestas.

Where in the Bible does it say that?

4 posted on 07/01/2005 11:33:33 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Paul Ciniraj

"The only domestic animal not mentioned in the Bible is the cat. "



More proof that these vile creatures are the spawn of Satan!


5 posted on 07/01/2005 11:39:36 AM PDT by Blzbba (Let them hate us as long as they fear us - Caligula)
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To: Paul Ciniraj
Gabriel, Michael, and Lucifer are the three angels mentioned by name in the Bible

You forgot one -- Harold. As in hark the Harold Angel sings. :)

6 posted on 07/01/2005 11:45:11 AM PDT by asformeandformyhouse (Former Embryo - Former Fetus - Recovering Sinner)
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To: Paul Ciniraj
Almonds and pistachios are the only nuts mentioned in the Bible.

I don't know -- King Saul seemed pretty nuts to me. :)

7 posted on 07/01/2005 11:46:43 AM PDT by asformeandformyhouse (Former Embryo - Former Fetus - Recovering Sinner)
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To: escapefromboston

"Thats an interesting factoid about cats. Jesus seems like a dog guy anyway."


HUH ??????


8 posted on 07/01/2005 11:49:19 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Blzbba
Nah ... I'm a dog lover and a cat lover.

I have one cat left out of four. She's 20 years old.

Believe it or not ALL four came when they were called and did understand the word "NO". Their personalities are different than dogs but they will shower you with love if you treat them right.
9 posted on 07/01/2005 11:51:28 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: asformeandformyhouse

Thank you for the information.


10 posted on 07/01/2005 11:51:54 AM PDT by Paul Ciniraj
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To: asformeandformyhouse
You forgot one -- Harold. As in hark the Harold Angel sings. :)

He also forgot Lo.

Remember? "..and Lo, the angel of the Lord ..."

11 posted on 07/01/2005 12:12:53 PM PDT by newberger (The amazing thing about communication is that it ever occurs at all!)
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To: Paul Ciniraj
" Voltaire, the French philosopher was an ethist, threatened that he will see to the destruction of the Bible and its removal from the face of the earth. " ...... this is something that the Muslims, liberals, feminist, gays , all have in common.
12 posted on 07/01/2005 12:34:34 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM 53 : 1 The ( FOOL ) hath said in his heart , There is no GOD .)
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To: Paul Ciniraj
For what is worth, there are many, many words (mostly proper nouns) that appear only once in the King James Version of the Bible. For instance, I believe that "slimepits" only appears once:

WordSake.com
 
     
  Slimepits
     

Genesis 14:10

And the vale of Siddim was full of slimepits; and the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, and fell there; and they that remained fled to the mountain.


 
For more information about Word Sake, click this link.

The word "millions" also appears to appear once in the King James Version:

WordSake.com
 
     
  Millions
     

Genesis 24:60

And they blessed Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou art our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those which hate them.


 
For more information about Word Sake, click this link.

As does the word "spicery":

WordSake.com
 
     
  Spicery
     

Genesis 37:25

And they sat down to eat bread: and they lifted up their eyes and looked, and, behold, a company of Ishmeelites came from Gilead with their camels bearing spicery and balm and myrrh, going to carry it down to Egypt.


 
For more information about Word Sake, click this link.

Even "hazel" is only found once:

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  Hazel
     

Genesis 30:37

And Jacob took him rods of green poplar, and of the hazel and chesnut tree; and pilled white strakes in them, and made the white appear which was in the rods.


 
For more information about Word Sake, click this link.

13 posted on 07/01/2005 1:20:09 PM PDT by snowsislander
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To: madison10

Matthew chapter 2 refers to them as Magi, We, them, you, and they.
Mark, Luke, and John do not mention them.
They brought three gifts but there could have been 2 or more individuals. We do not know.....other than there was more than one.
When they visited the Christ Child he was living in a house (Matt 2:11), not a manger, and could have been as old as two (Matt 2:16).
Not typical of your ordinary Nativity scene.
New International Version.


14 posted on 07/01/2005 3:10:49 PM PDT by Diego1618
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To: snowsislander

Thank you for these references. I will add it to the mastercopy.
in Jesus
Pastor Paul Ciniraj


15 posted on 07/01/2005 6:18:01 PM PDT by Paul Ciniraj
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To: Paul Ciniraj
Most Comforting Chapters -- Psalms 23, John: 14.

I'm partial to Psalm 73 myself.

16 posted on 07/01/2005 6:55:57 PM PDT by Lee N. Field
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To: Paul Ciniraj

How interesting. I have never heard the names of the two on the cross with Jesus before.


17 posted on 07/01/2005 10:37:26 PM PDT by ladyinred
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To: whoever

I found this facinating; where does it say the names of the criminals who were crucified; I'm almost positive that the Bible never names them.

Are the names just traditional?


18 posted on 07/01/2005 10:37:27 PM PDT by xachthegreat (Yep)
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To: xachthegreat

I have noticed that the author of this article, does not necessarily stick close to the truth , so I would be afraid to quote him, or believe in all that he says. So check out things printed here for yourself.


19 posted on 07/02/2005 6:59:37 AM PDT by tessalu
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To: Paul Ciniraj

Timothy 1:7 -- For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.


20 posted on 07/02/2005 7:08:35 AM PDT by Vision (When Hillary Says She's Going To Put The Military On Our Borders...She Becomes Our Next President)
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To: xachthegreat

From this web page on the thief Dismas (also known as Desmas.)


DISMAS

[drawing of Saint Dismas]
Also known as
The Good Thief; Desmas
Memorial
25 March; date derived from traditon that this was the calendar date of the Crucifixion, though the Passover and Easter celebrations move from year to year
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One of the thieves crucified with Jesus, the other being traditionally known as Gestas; Dismas is the one who rebuked the other, and asked for Christ's blessing.

An old legend from an Arabic infancy gospel says that when the Holy Family were running to Egypt, they were set upon by a band of thieves including Dismas and Gestas. One of the highwaymen realized there was something different, something special about them, and ordered his fellow bandits to leave them alone; this thief was Dismas.
Died
crucified c.30 at Jerusalem
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dying
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condemned prisoners, criminals, death row prisoners, funeral directors, prisoners, prisoners on death row, reformed thieves, undertakers
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Prayer for Prisoners, by Pope Pius XII ...in Honor of the Good Thief
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carrying his cross immediately behind Christ; crucified at Christ's right hand; naked, holding his cross, often with his hand on his heart to signify penitence; tall cross
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Hermitage of the Holy Cross
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Readings
Now one of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus, saying, "Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us."

The other, however, rebuking him, said in reply, "Have you no fear of God, for you are subject to the same condemnation. And indeed, we have been condemned justly, for the sentence we received corresponds to our crimes, but this man has done nothing criminal." Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."

He replied to him, "Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise."

Luke 23:39-43

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21 posted on 07/02/2005 12:30:04 PM PDT by snowsislander
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To: ladyinred
Names for the Biblical Nameless
22 posted on 07/02/2005 1:01:11 PM PDT by A.J.Armitage (http://calvinist-libertarians.blogspot.com/)
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To: newberger
Remember? "..and Lo, the angel of the Lord ..."

LOL. I'll have to add that to my repertiore.

23 posted on 07/05/2005 5:36:26 AM PDT by asformeandformyhouse (Former Embryo - Former Fetus - Recovering Sinner)
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To: Paul Ciniraj

bump


24 posted on 03/06/2010 1:46:29 PM PST by winodog (We've got more people voting for a living than we do working for a living.")
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