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                             BIBLE FACTS


The Bible has been translated, in whole or in part, into more than 1,101) languages and dialects.

About 30,000,000 copies of the complete text of the Bible, or of its principle parts are distributed

annually.  The first book printed with movable metal type was the Gutenberg Bible, printed by

Johannes Gutenberg, before August 15, 1456, in Mainz  Gernany.

The first printed Bible divided into verses was a Latin edition by Pagninus, printed in 1528.

The first coiplete English version of the Bible divided into verses was the Geneva Bible, printed in

1560.

The Bible was written by some 50 men, only one of whom {Luke) was a Gentile.

Statistics: (King Janes Version)

                    OLD               NEW  

             TESTAMENT     TESTAMENT    TOTAL

 Books              39..            27..              66

Chapters,        929..          260..            118

Verses...   ..23,214..        7959..       31,173

Words.... ...592,439.. ..181,253.. ..  .773,692

Letters..  2,728,100.. ..838,380.. ..3,566,480


Shortest book;      II John (13 verses)

Longest book:      Psalms (150 chapters)

Shortest chapter: Psalm  117

Longest chapter:  Psalm  119

Shortest verse:    John 11:35

Longest verse:     Esther 8:9

Middle verse:        Psalm 97:8

Longest word:      Maher-shalal-hash-baz (Isa. 8:1)

The word "God" appears in every book of the Bible except; Esther and Song of Solomon