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Know the Basic Bible Facts (Part I)

The Divisions of the Bible
Bible is 1 book, but it contain 66 smaller books within it which is divided into 2 sections, these are the books of the Old Testament which were written before the birth of Jesus Christ and the New Testament which covers the life of Christ and beyond.

Longest and Shortest of the Bible
  1. Longest Book of the Bible is Psalms with 150 chapters
  2. Longest Chapter if the Bible is Psalm 119 with 176 verses.
  3. Longest verse in the Bible is Esther 8:9 with 90 words.
  4. Shortest Book is 3 John with only 1 chapter
  5. Shortest Chapter is Psalm 117 with only 2 verses.
  6. Shortest verse is John 11:35 with only 2 words, “Jesus wept.”

Chapters and Verses
Each of the books in the Bible are divided into chapters and verses. There are 5 books which does not have the division by chapters, but only have verse divisions. These are Obadiah, Philemon, 2 John, 3 John, and Jude.

Poetical - 5 books
  1. Psalms - Worshiping the Lord in song.
  2. Proverbs - Written by King Solomon... giving day to day practical wisdom and knowledge, which can be implemented in our everyday affairs.
  3. Ecclesiastes - This is written by Solomon.. highlighting the wisdom of man is futility.
  4. Song of Solomon - A song from Solomon, displaying the love between a man and a woman, and the compassion they have among them.
  5. Job - Story of a righteous man tested by Devil, reveals Gods power and presence in our lives.
Parables in Bible
  1. Lamp on a stand
  2. Wise & foolish builders
  3. Moneylender forgives unequal debts
  4. Rich man builds bigger barns
  5. Servants must remain watchful
  6. Wise and foolish servants
  7. Unfruitful fig tree
  8. Sower of seeds into four types of soil
  9. Weeds among good plants. “Kingdom of Heaven”
  10. Growing seed. Mustard seed. Yeast. “Kingdom of Heaven”
  11. Hidden treasure
  12. Fishing net
  13. Owner of a house
  14. “Kingdom of Heaven”
  15. Lost sheep
  16. The sheep, gate, and shepherd
  17. Master and his servant
  18. Unmerciful servant
  19. Good Samaritan. Friend in need
  20. Lowest seat at the feast. Invitation to a great banquet
  21. Cost of discipleship
  22. Lost coin.
  23. Lost (prodigal) son
  24. Shrewd manager
  25. Rich man and Lazarus
  26. Workers in the vineyard, early and late
  27. Persistent widow and crooked judge. Praying: Pharisee and tax collector
  28. Two sons, one obeys, one does not. Wicked tenants
  29. Invitation to a wedding banquet
  30. Signs from a fig tree. Wise and foolish servants
  31. Wise and foolish virgins. Servants must remain watchful
  32. Three servants given talents
  33. Sheep and goats will be separated
Some more interesting facts:
  1. The English word Bible is from the Latin biblia.
  2. Testament means "covenant" or "contract.
  3. Moses, He wrote the first five books of the Bible. He is the one who contributed the most among the books of New Testament
  4. Apostle Paul, who wrote 14 books (almost half) of the New Testament, is the one who contributed the most among the books of New Testament
  5. The Bible was divided into chapters in the 13th century by Stephen Langton and into verses in the 16th  century by French printer Robert Estienne
  6. The book of Esther does not mention the word "God"Enoch and Elijah were two individuals who never died but were caught up to heaven
Bible versions (English)

Young's Literal Translation
Good News Translation
Amplified Bible
Holman Christian Standard Bible
New Life Version
Complete Jewish Bible
J.B. Phillips New Testament
Contemporary English Version
Mounce Reverse-Interlinear New Testament
New Revised Standard Version
New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition
American Standard Version
Orthodox Jewish Bible
Expanded Bible
New Century Version
GOD’S WORD Translation
New International Version
New King James Version
Darby Translation
New American Standard Bible
Today's New International Version 
Wycliffe Bible (WYC)  
New Living Translation

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