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Bible Facts

The Books of the Bible

The Old Testament has 17 Historical, 5 Poetical

and 17 Prophetic books in it.

The 17 Historical Books are: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel, 1 Kings, 2 Kings, 1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther.

The 5 Poetical Books are: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon,

The 17 Prophetic Books are: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.

The New Testament has 4 Gospels, Acts, 21 Epistles, and Revelation in it.

The 4 Gospels are: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.

The 21 Epistles are: Romans,

1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians,

Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians,

1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians,

1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon,

Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John,

2 John, 3 John, and Jude.

Miscellaneous Facts:

-   The Bible contains 1189 chapters.

- The Old Testament has 929 chapters and the New Testament has 260 chapters.

-  The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119, and the shortest is Psalm 117.

-  The longest verse is Esther 8:9, and the shortest is John 11:35.

-  The Bible was written: over a 1500 year span (from 1400 B.C to A.D. 100) over 40 generations over 40 authors from many walks of life (i.e. - kings, peasants, philosophers, fishermen, poets, statesmen and scholars) in different places (i.e. - wilderness, dungeon, palaces) at different times (i.e. war, peace) in different moods (i.e. - heights of joy, depths of despair) on three continents (Asia, Africa, and Europe) in three languages (Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek)

Various passages which speak of Jesus Christ as God – John 1:1, John 20:28, Romans 9:5, Philippians 2:11, and Colossians 1:16.

- Various passages which speak of Jesus Christ's humanity:  John 1:14, Luke 2:7, Luke 2:40, Luke 8:23, John 4:6 and Hebrews 4:15.

 Types of biblical prayers:

Confession       (Psalm 51; Luke 18:10-24)

Praise                    (1 Chronicles 29:10-13; Luke 1:46-55)

Thanksgiving  (Psalm 105:1-7; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

Petition                (Genesis 24:12-14; Acts 1:24-26)

Intercession     (Exodus 32:11-13; Philippians 1:9-11)

Commitment   (1 Kings 8:56-61; Acts 4:24-30)

Forgiveness      (Daniel 9:4-19; Acts 7:60)

Confidence       (Psalm 23; Luke 2:29-32)

Benediction      (Numbers 6:24-26; Jude 24)

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