Bible facts and trivia
The 39 books of the Old Testament were composed between 1400 and 400 B.C., the 27 books of the New Testament between A.D. 50 and A.D. 100.
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When the Bible was first written, there were no chapters or verses as today. In fact, many of the early, handwritten manuscripts were written without spaces between the words! Stephen Langton divided the Bible into chapters about A.D. 1228. The Old Testament was divided into verses by R. Nathan in A.D. 1448, and Robert Stephanus divided the New Testament into verses in A.D. 1551. The first complete Bible with chapter and verse divisions was the Geneva Bible of A.D. 1560.
Books of the Bible:
Old Testament: 39 books
Middle book of the Old Testament: Proverbs
Old Testament: 23,214 verses
Middle verse of the Bible (KJV): Psalms 103:1,2
Shortest verse of the Old Testament: 1 Chronicles 1:25
Verse containing all letters of the alphabet except "J": Ezra 7:21
Old Testament: 929
Middle chapter of Old Testament: Job 29
Longest chapter in the Bible: Psalm 119
In the Old Testament: 592,439 words
Longest word in the Bible (18 letters): Maher-shalal-hash-baz (Isaiah 8:1)