The system of chapters was introduced in A.D. 1238 by Cardinal Hugo de S. Caro, while the verse notations were added in 1551 by Robertus Stephanus, after the advent of printing.

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

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 the United States is about 168,000 per day.

The longest intercontinental telegram ever sent was the text of the New International Version of the Bible, sent from Geneva, where it was translated, to New York for printing.

The Bible can be read aloud in 70 hours.

There are 8,674 different Hebrew words in the Bible, 5,624 different Greek words, and 12,143 different English words in the King James Version.

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.


Number of books in the Bible: 66

Chapters: 1,189

Verses: 31,071

Words: 783,137

Letters: 3,566,480

Number of promises given in the Bible: 1,260

Commands: 6,468

Predictions: over 8,000

Fulfilled prophecy: 3,268 verses

Unfulfilled prophecy: 3,140

Number of questions: 3,294

Longest name: Mahershalalhashbaz (Isaiah 8:1)

Longest verse: Esther 8:9 (78 words)

Shortest verse: John 11:35 (2 words: "Jesus wept").

Middle books: Micah and Nahum

Middle verse: Psalm 118:8

Middle chapter: Psalm 117

Shortest chapter (by number of words): Psalm 117 (by number of words)

Longest book: Psalms (150 chapters)

Shortest book (by number of words): 3 John

Longest chapter: Psalm 119 (176 verses)

Number of times the word "God" appears: 3,358

Number of times the word "Lord" appears: 7,736

Number of different authors: 40

Number of languages the Bible has been translated into: over 1,200


Number of books: 39

Chapters: 929

Verses: 23,114

Words: 602,585

Letters: 2,278,100

Middle book: Proverbs

Middle chapter: Job 20

Middle verses: 2 Chronicles 20:17,18

Smallest book: Obadiah

Shortest verse: 1 Chronicles 1:25

Longest verse: Esther 8:9

Longest chapter: Psalms 119

Largest book: Psalms


Number of books: 27

Chapters: 260

Verses: 7,957

Words: 180,552

Letters: 838,380

Middle book: 2 Thessalonians

Middle chapters: Romans 8, 9

Middle verse: Acts 27:17

Smallest book: 3 John

Shortest verse: John 11:35

Longest verse: Revelation 20:4

Longest chapter: Luke 1

Largest book: Luke

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