Celebrating our 50th Blog Post!

     Hello Readers and Welcome to Christian Pal's 50th blog post! First, we want to say THANK YOU....to you! Thank you to our readers, to our subscribers, and to those we had the pleasure getting to speak with. This has been a wonderful journey so far and we are excited to see where God takes us with the next 50 posts. In honor of this milestone, we decided to celebrate with a fun posting! So...without further ado, here are....

50 Fun Facts About the Bible! 

1.     The Bible was compiled over the course of 1,500 years or 40 generations, from 1400 B.C. to A.D. 100, and includes the writings of over 40 individual authors

2.     The scriptures were written in Aramaic, Greek, and Hebrew

3.     The first five books of the Old Testament, which include Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, are known by three different titles, the Five Books of Moses, The Pentateuch, or The Torah

4.     While Moses is believed to have contributed the most to the Old Testament, scholars also believe that four or five additional authors may have also contributed to the writings of the Old Testament

5.     The apostle Paul is believed to have written the 14 books of the New Testament

6.     The Bible was the first book to be printed on the new moveable print machine invented by Johann Gutenberg. Scholars believe the printing of the Gutenberg Bible was completed toward the end of 1455. 

7.     Popular English versions of the Bible include the American Standard, the Jerusalem Bible, and the King James Version.

8.     The oldest, almost-complete Bible dating back to the fourth century can be found in the Codex Vaticanus, located in the Vatican library in Rome.

9.     The Bible is one of the best-selling books of all time, with over 50 copies sold every dayAs of 2014, more than 5 billion Bibles have been sold. In the U.S. alone approx. 170,000 Bibles are either sold or given away every month.

10.     The Bible is also one of the most shoplifted books in the world.

11.     The Bible contains material that is presented in a variety of different literary forms, including poetry, prose, romance, mystery, biographical, science, history, and more.

12.     There are more than 80,000 versions of the Bible in circulation, with new versions of it added or updated on a regular basis.

13.     The Bible is one of the most translated documents on earth. It has been completely translated by scholars into 531 languages and partially translated into at least 2,883 languages.

14.     There are over 8,000 predictions in the Bible. Matthew, in verse 24:22, says the human race will have the ability to exterminate itself, while Luke, in verse 21:20:22, says the Jewish homeland will be reestablished in the Middle East.

15.     There are older fragments of the Bible that have been preserved. For example, the tiny scrap of the Gospel of John, which was found in Egypt and dates back to the beginning of the second century. It is currently housed in the Rayland’s Library in Manchester, England.

16.     Jesus was the first and only baby born to a virgin and was the only human ever to live a sinless life.

17.     Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus, means “house of bread.”

18.     The perfume a woman poured on Jesus is said to be worth more than a year’s wages. The Greek translation puts this as more than 300 Roman denarii. In today’s currency, that’s roughly $20,000 of precious perfume poured out on Jesus’ feet.

19.     The gospels record at least 37 detailed miracles of Jesus.

20.     The 30 pieces of silver Judas received to betrayed Jesus was 30 Roman Denarii, which are roughly equivalent to an average American accepting payment of about $4,200.

21.     Jesus was very poor on Earth but when he died he was buried in a rich man’s tomb. Isaiah prophesied that Jesus would be buried in a rich man’s tomb. This was fulfilled hundreds of years later.

22.     Many scholars believe that the average life expectancy during Jesus’ time on Earth was about 30-40 years.

23.     There is a TV miniseries on The History Channel named The Bible. Many weird things happened when filming the scenes involving Jesus:
  • One night, when the actor playing Jesus referenced the Holy Spirit as being like the wind, a huge gust of air blew across the entire crew for 20 seconds. They were filming the scene on a very still night in the Sahara desert.
  • In another incident, the set’s snake wrangler, who usually recovered one or two snakes per day on set to protect crew members, found 48 cobras and vipers hidden near the cross, where the crew was to film Jesus’ crucifixion.
  • The third incident, happened when the crew was filming the baptism scene in a giant Sahara lake and part of Jesus’ detailed costume, which took months to create, floated away. A few days later, the costume was found and returned by a kid who lives many miles away from the filming set.
24.     It took 16 centuries and 40 men to write the Bible

25.     Christians are the most persecuted religious group worldwide. An average of 180 Christians around the world are killed each month for their faith

26.     Things Jesus said about the end of times:
  • No one knows the day or hour of my return.
  • Many will come and claim to be me and fool many people.
  • Nations will go to war against each other and there will be many threats of war.
  • People will starve to death.
  • There will be huge earthquakes.
  • People will arrest, punish and kill Christians around the world.
  • The world will hate Christians.
  • Many Christians will lose their faith and betray each other.
  • Many false prophets will come and fool a lot of people.
  • Evil will spread and cause many people to stop loving others.
  • The gospel will be preached in all the world.
  • The end times will be the worst time of suffering since the beginning of the world.
  • False messiahs and false prophets will come and work great miracles and signs.
  • The day of my return will take people by surprise.
  • Christians shouldn’t be afraid when these things are happening. Stand up and lift up your heads, because your salvation is near.
27.    A chariot imported from Egypt cost around 600 shekels of silver (1 Kings 10:29). That would be about $77,000. One shekel was 4 days wages.

28.     The 10 plagues of Egypt:
  • Water turns to blood
  • Frogs
  • Lice and fleas
  • Flies
  • Cattle die of diseases
  • Boils and sores
  • Hail
  • Locusts
  • Darkness
  • Death of first-born
29.     The 7 last plagues (Revelation 16):
  • Sores
  • Sea turns to blood
  • Rivers turn to blood
  • People schorched by heat of the sun
  • Darkness
  • River Euphrates dries up
  • Earthquake
30.     Noah and his family were on the Ark for over a year.

31.     At the end of the Flood, the valleys sank down and the mountains rose up. The floodwaters ran off the land and into the oceans.

32.     A cubit is the distance from a man's elbow to the tip of his middle finger, which is about 20 inches (50 cm), on average. This measurement was used to craft Noah's Ark.

33.     When Noah built the ark, he was already 600 years old, and when he died, he died at 950. These facts are shown in Genesis 7:6 and Genesis 9:29

34.     Parts of the Bible were written by kings. Half of the Psalms, a good chunk of Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes seem to be penned by royalty. But other parts of the Bible are written by farmers, fishermen, a tentmaker, homeless prophets, a doctor, a professional scribe, vocational musicians, pastors, etc.
35.     If you go through Matthew 27:53, you will find that just after Jesus' sacrifice on the cross, many saints rose from the dead; and after his resurrection, they went into the city and were seen by people.

36.     Goliath's iron point of the spear alone was fifteen pounds in weight. 1 Samuel 17:7 for reference.

37.     There are two men in the Bible who, without dying, were taken up to heaven by God. They are Elijah and Enoch of whom you can find in 2 Kings 2:11 and Genesis 5:23.

38.     Wisest Man in the Bible: Solomon

39.     Strongest Man in the Bible: Samson

40.     King Solomon lived with 700 wives and 300 concubines, which is depicted in 1 Kings 11:3 of the Bible. His livestock also included 12,000 horses.

41.     According to Ruth 4:7, people from Israel exchanged sandals as a symbol showing that the transfer of property or exchanging of goods has been finalized.

42.     After God prepared 'The Ten Commandments' and gave it to Moses; Moses wore a veil because his face was brightly shining after meeting the Almighty. You can refer to Exodus 34:33-35 for the story.

43.     Genesis 5:5 says that when Adam died, he was 930 years old. He was very close to the overall living years of Noah.

44.     According to Colossians 4:14, Luke was a physician by profession, filled with the power of God within.

45.     In 2 Corinthians 11:24-25, Apostle Paul had been through a lot of tragedy which mainly included being beaten five times and shipwrecked three times.

46.     When Pharaoh's daughter found Moses at the river in the basket, he was a four-month old baby, as given in Acts 7:20-21.

47.     People in the old testament wore a sackcloth to show others about their mourning. You can find reference to this fact in 2 Samuel 3:31.

48.    1 Kings 17:21 says that prophet Elijah stretched out on the widow's dead son, prayed to God to get him back to life, which God granted.

49.     In Genesis 5:25, it is stated that the longest living person in the Bible was Methuselah who was alive for 969 years.

50.     There are 21 recorded dreams in the Bible and most of them are had by two different men named Joseph. Check out the list of dreams here.


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