“We love because God first loved us.” 1 John 4:19
^ 4 books of the Bible that talk most about love: Song of Solomon, First John (for every 50 words you read in John, one of them is ‘love’), and Second John. Psalms is the book with the most mentions of love.
^ 5 chapters that focus most on love:
Psalm 136: God’s loving kindness
1 John 4: Love one another
Psalm 117: Love takes a large percentage
1 Corinthians 13: This is referred to as ‘the love chapter’
Hosea 3: A prophet’s love, God’s love
^ The word ‘love’ appears 551 times in the Bible.
^ Peter is asked by Jesus 3 times if he loved Him. John 21:1-17
^ Love is first mentioned in Genesis 22.
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Two lawyers mentioned in the Bible: Gamaliel and Zenas
How much did a man’s hair weigh when cut?: 6 1/4 lbs. 2 Samuel 14:26
Most used word: The
The longest sentence in the Bible: the genealogy of Jesus Luke 3:23-38 @ 467 words.
Besides Methuselah, six other people lived to be over 900 years old. Who are they?: Adam, 930 yrs (Gen 5:5); Seth, 912 yrs (Gen 5:8); Enos 905 yrs (Gen 5:11); Cainan, 910 yrs (Gen 5:14); Jared, 962 yrs (Gen 5:20); Noah 950 yrs (Gen 9:29)
7 people who committed suicide: (Zimri: 1 Kin 16:18) (Judas: Mt 27:3-5)
(Abimelech: Judg 9:53-54)(Ahithophel: 2 Sam 17:23) (Samson: Judg 16:25-30)
(Saul: 1 Sam 31:4-5, 1 Chr 10:4-5) (Saul’s armorbearer: 1 Sam 31:5, 1 Chr 10:5).
Who invented the harp and flute? Jubal (Gen 4:21)
Longest verse in the Bible: Esther 8:9
Paul wrote 14 books.
The oldest book in the New Testament: James (written around 45AD)
How many sisters had Jesus?: His sisters were not named in the Bible, but He had several.
Two people in the Bible never died:
^ Enoch, who walked with God and was no more.
^ Elijah, who was caught up by a whirlwind into heaven.
Who do you think it is? Which name did you guess?
If you guessed Peter, then you’re right.
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I love Bible trivia and facts and I love sharing them even if you may know them already. Think of this as a refresher 🙂
In the book of Genesis, we get a sense of why God created human beings to live in this big wide world. Adam was created on the sixth day in God’s very own image and was given dominion over the animals. In this book, we read how sin entered the world and how we can be reconciled to God.
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^ Move over American presidents’ wives, Eve was the First Lady. Lame joke, eh? *shrugging* At least I tried. 🙂 Anyway, Adam and Eve were the first human beings to ever inhabit the earth.
^ The tree that Adam and Eve ate from was not an apple nor was it a pomegranate or a grape or mango for that matter. *Gasps* I’m telling the truth, though. Read all about it in The Temptation and Fall of Man
^ Genesis means origin. Six creative days are mentioned and God rested on the 7th day which is known as the Sabbath (day of rest/worship).
^ Elohim and Yahweh are two different names that the book of Genesis uses for God.
^ Genesis ends with the death of Joseph. This man was a true hero.