Bible Activity/Discussion

Some facts about the Bible

* The word “bible” is from the Greek ta biblia, which means “the scrolls” or “the books.” 

* Over 100 million copies of the Bible are sold each year. It is the best-selling book in history.

* The Bible was written over a 1600 year period.

* The longest word/name in the Bible is “Maher-Shalal-Hash-Baz” (Isaiah 8:3). This name was given to Isaiah’s son and it means “Speed-spoil-hasten-plunder” or “swift to the spoil, quick to the plunder”.

* China is the largest producer of Bibles.

* The Bible is the most stolen book in the world.

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* The longest book in the Bible is Psalm 119.

* The shortest book in the Bible is Psalm 117 (2 verses).

* The longest verse in the Bible is Esther 8:9.

* The Bible takes place across three continents: Asia, Africa, and Europe.

* The last word in the Bible is Amen.

* There are at least 185 songs in the Bible

* The Bible was written in 3 languages: Hebrew (Most of the Old Testament was written in this language), Aramaic (Ezra and Daniel were written in this language), and Greek (The New Testament was written in the commonly-spoken language of the time).