Lesson 2: General Bible Knowledge

November 8, 2017

Thought of the Lesson

James 1:5 – If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you

 

Bible Facts

The Bible is the only book to contain the actual words of God and there are no contradictions in the Bible.

The Bible was written over a period of 1600 years by approximately 40 men.

 

The time of the writing was from 1500 BC to AD 100.

 

While the Bible is 1 book, it contains 66 smaller books.

 

The books of the Old Testament were written before the birth of Jesus Christ and the New Testament covers the life of Christ and beyond.

 

Facts About Writers of the Bible

The Apostle Paul wrote at least 13 books of the Bible. He may have also been the author of the book of Hebrews.

 

Moses wrote the first 5 books.

 

The Bible attributes more than 3,000 proverbs to King Solomon. These are not all written in the book of Proverbs.                                                          

 

Facts About Chapters & Verses

 

All of the books, except 5, are divided into chapters and verses. The 5 which aren’t divided by chapters are Obadiah, Philemon, 2 John, 3 John, and Jude.

 

The longest chapter if the Bible is Psalm 119 with 176 verses.

 

The shortest chapter is Psalm 117 with only 2 verses.

 

Incidentally, the middle chapter of the Bible is also Psalm 117.

 

The longest book of the Bible is Psalms with 150 chapters, or psalms. It contains 43,743 words.

 

The shortest book is 3 John with only 1 chapter and 299 words.

 

The longest verse in the Bible is Esther 8:9 with 90 words.

 

The shortest verse is John 11:35 with only 2 words, “Jesus wept.” 

 

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Note from Rev. Mirlande Besson:

The information that you will be learning are not written by me, but are studies that I myself have studied. I saved them and wanted to share this information with you so that you can know what I know and grow spiritually mature. I hope that you take advantage of this and become formidable spiritual warriors for Christ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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