The Bible

The Bible (Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth)

General information

1.    It was written over a period of 1500 years by 44 men.

2.   People from a wide variety of backgrounds were used to write the bible including Kings, generals, fishermen, carpenters, doctors and tax collectors.

3.   There are over 2,000 prophesies in the bible of which more than 1,800 have been fulfilled.

4.   In the region of 2,900 people are mentioned in the bible.

5.   There are 750,000 words contained on 1500 pages.

6.   The bible was written in 3 languages Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic.

7.   It was written on 3 continents Europe, Asia and Africa.

8.   The bible has two parts called testaments the old and the new.

9.   Testament means an agreement between God and his people.

10.  These testaments are made up of books

·        39 in the old testament

·        27 in the new testament

11. In the 12th century Stephen Langton added chapter divisions to each book in the bible.

10.  In 1551 Robert Estienne (Stephanus) added the verse divisions.

11.  More than 3,000 documents were considered and used to compile what we know as the bible.

12.  Many other writings contained in these documents were left out when compiling the finished bible.

13.  As of October 2019 the full Bible has been translated into 698 languages, the New Testament has been translated into an additional 1,548 languages and Bible portions or stories into 1,138 other languages.

14.  Each translation of the bible is compiled from the original source documents used to produce the first bible to ensure accuracy.

15.  No other book has received as much scrutiny as the bible from people both inside and outside of Judea Christian community.

16.  If you read the first book of Genesis and the last book of Revelation you would think that it was edited by the same person. In fact it was. God