DID YOU KNOW: The Old Testament took 20 Times longer to write than the New Testament?

  • Longest chapter in the Bible: Psalm 119
    Chapters that are most alike: 2 Kings 19 and Isaiah 37
  • The Old Testament took 20 times longer to write than the New Testament: While the Old Testament was written in over 1,000, the New Testament took approximately 50-75 years to write.

  • In the Old Testament: 592,439 words
    In the New Testament: 181,253 words
    Complete Bible: 773, 692 words
  • According to figures reported in a study by Rev. Lindsay Hardin Freeman about 1% of the dialogue in the Bible are words spoken by women, 86 total. Of those 86 women, nearly 50% are unnamed.
  • John Wycliffe produced the first translation of the entire Bible from Latin Vulgate into English. However, after he died, the Catholic Church exhumed and burned his corpse as punishment for his translation work.

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