Bible facts

The King James Bible has inspired the lyrics of more pop songs than any other book.

The Bible is the most shoplifted book in the world.

Most scholars say Jesus never viewed himself as creating a new religion per se, just reforming Judaism.

Leo Da Vinci’s studies of river erosion convinced him   that Earth is much older than the Bible implies.

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

China is the world’s largest supplier of Bibles.

25 million Bibles were printed in 2011, compared to 208 million IKEA catalogs.

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

The Bible is available in 2,454 languages.

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

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

Swearing on the Bible is forbidden by the Bible.

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

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

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

There’s no physical description of Jesus in the Bible.

12% of Americans think Joan of Arc was Noah’s wife, from the Bible.

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

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

The Bible contains plenty of puns, funny names, humorous imagery, sarcasm and irony.

According to the Bible, David was offered the King’s daughter if he came back with 100 foreskins of slain enemies. He came back with 200.

Nowhere in the Bible does it say there were three wise men, just three gifts.

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

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

There is a version of the Bible translated into Hawaiian Pidgin called ‘Da Jesus Book’.

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

There is a “Gospel of Judas” not found in the Bible that speaks of Judas as the only one of Jesus’ disciples who fully understood his teachings. He turned Jesus over to the Romans because Jesus asked him to.

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.



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