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27 Amazing Facts About The Holy Bible

1.The Bible is widely considered to be the best-selling book of all time, with estimated total sales of over 5 billion copies.

2.The Bible is available in 2,454 languages.

3.China is the world’s largest supplier of Bibles.

4.Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t celebrate birthdays because the only two accounts of birthday parties in the Bible ended in murder.

5.The Bible is the most shoplifted book in the world.

6. The Bible, Steve Jobs’Bio, and the Hunger Games, are the most highlighted kindle books ever.

7.Judas sold Jesus for the equivalent of 4 months’ pay of a working man.

8. Bibliomancy is the practice by some people of opening the Bible at random to be guided by whatever verse they see first.

9.Swearing on the Bible is forbidden by the Bible.

10.Possessing Bibles, watching South Korean movies and distributing pornography may be punished with death in North Korea.

11.The Bible was Isaac Newton’sgreatest passion, writing more about religion than science and mathematics.

12.When Menelik II, emperor of Ethiopia, felt unwell, he would eat a few pages of the Bible.

13.There’s no physicaldescription of Jesusin the Bible.

14.12% of Americans think Joan of Arcwas Noah’s wife, from the Bible.

15.In 1631, a huge reprint of the King James Bible was recalled and burntdue to a single typo: the Seventh Commandment stated “Thou shalt commit adultery.”

16.There’s an organization that parachutes copies of the Bible into North Korea.

17.Nowhere in the Bibledoes it say that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute or even overtly sexual.

18.The phrase “God never gives you more than you can handle” never appears in the Bible and actually the opposite is said many times.

19.In the Bible, God sent two bears to murder 42 children because they had mocked a man for being bald. SOURCE

20.Satan was never named “Lucifer.” The only use of the word Lucifer in the Bible was by Isaiah, who was referring to the fall of Babylon, not Satan. SOURCE

21.In Islam, the Bible is considered a revelation from God which had been corrupted by men. The Qur’an from Muhammad came to correct this deviation. SOURCE

22.Christopher Columbus showed a keen interest in the Bible and in Biblical prophecies, and would often quote biblical texts in his letters and logs. SOURCE

23.In Europe before the 17th century, dinosaur fossils were generally believed to be the remains of giants and other biblical creatures. SOURCE

24.God is never mentioned in the Bible’s Book of Esther. SOURCE

25.The only country to have a Bible on its national flag is the Dominican Republic.

26.Jesus’ name translated from Hebrew to English would be ‘Joshua’. We get the name ‘Jesus’ by translating the Hebrew name to Greek to Latin to English. SOURCE

27.The Dead Sea Scrolls were sold by the discoverer for a sum that, adjusted for inflation, is about US$37. SOURCE

 

 

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