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BIBLE FACTS: ข้อเท็จจริงของ Bible

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 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.

BIBLE STATISTICS: 
Number of books in the Bible: 66 
Chapters: 1,189 
Verses: 31,101 
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 
OLD TESTAMENT STATISTICS: 
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 
NEW TESTAMENT STATISTICS: 
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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