• There are 66 books in the Bible. The Old Testament has 39 and the New Testament has 27.
What are some interesting Bible stats? What are some facts and stats about the Bible?
• The longest book in the Bible is the Psalms (which also has the longest chapter – Psalm 119) while the shortest is 2 John.
• There are 1189 chapters in the Bible; 929 in the Old Testament and 260 in the New Testament.
• The middle chapter of the Bible is Psalm 117, which is also the shortest chapter in the Bible.
• There are 23,214 verses in the Old Testament and 7,959 in the New Testament, bringing the total to 31,173. How many have you memorized?
• Sunday schoolers know the shortest verse in the Bible: John 11:35 ("Jesus wept.") The longest? Esther 8:9 (look it up!).
• There are 773,692 words in the Bible—all of them inspired by God Himself. The Old Testament has 592,439 words and the New Testament, 181,253.
• The Bible was written over a period of about 1,500 years by about 40 different people. The oldest book is dated to about 1400 BC.
• The books of the Bible were originally just that: books. Modern chapter divisions were completed around AD 1227 by Stephen Langton. Old Testament verse numbers were made by a Jewish rabbi named Nathan in 1448, and the New Testament verse numbers were developed by Robert Estienne (also called Stephanus) in 1551.
• More than 3,000 times the Bible refers to words spoken by God.
• Every day in the United States, more than 168,000 Bibles are either sold or given away.
Is the Bible really the Word of God?
When were the books of the Bible divided into chapters and verses? Who did the dividing?
What is the canon of the Bible and how did we get it?
Why should we study the Bible?
Why should I believe the Bible?
Truth about the Bible