The Bible Dissected

Many years ago, an anonymous writer published a summary of Bible facts that he believed would be of interest to students of the Bible. His Old and New Testament Dissected took three years to prepare and it was done at a time when there was no computer.

This information is based on the King James Version. This summary of the Bible reflects the work of an individual who believed that the Bible should be read and studied. His work reflects his commitment to search the Scriptures. The following is the result of his work:

Old Testament

  1. Books in the Old Testament: 39
  2. Chapters in the Old Testament: 929
  3. Verses in the Old Testament: 23,214
  4. Words in the Old Testament: 592,439
  5. Letters in the Old Testament: 2,728,800

New Testament

  1. Books in the New Testament: 27
  2. Chapters in the New Testament: 260
  3. Verses in the New Testament: 7,959
  4. Words in the New Testament: 181,253
  5. Letters in the New Testament: 838,380

The Whole Bible

  1. Books in the Bible: 66
  2. Chapters in the Bible: 1,189
  3. Verses in the Bible: 31,173
  4. Words in the Bible: 773,692
  5. Letters in the Bible: 3,567,180

Other Information about the Bible

  1. The middle chapter of the Bible is Psalm 117
  2. The smallest chapter of the Bible is Psalm 117
  3. The middle verse of the Bible is Psalm 118, verse 8
  4. The word “and” occurs 46,227 times in the Bible
  5. The word “Yahweh” occurs 6855 times in the Bible
  6. The 21st verse of the 7th chapter of Ezra has all the letters in the alphabet except the letter j
  7. The 19th chapter of 2 Kings and the 37th chapter of Isaiah are alike

Other Information about the Old Testament

  1. The middle book of the Old Testament is Proverbs
  2. The middle chapter of the Old Testament is Job chapter 29
  3. There is no middle verse in the Old Testament, since the number of verses is even. If there was a middle verse, it would be 2 Chronicles 20, between verses 17 and 18
  4. The shortest verse of the Old Testament is 1 Chronicles Chapter 1, verse 25
  5. The word “and” occurs 35,543 times in the Old Testament

Other Information about the New Testament

  1. The middle book of the New Testament is 2 Thessalonians
  2. There is no middle chapter in the New Testament since the number of chapters is even. If there was a middle chapter, it would be between Romans Chapters 13 and 14
  3. The middle verse of the New Testament is Acts Chapter 17, verse 17
  4. The shortest verse of the New Testament is John Chapter 11, verse 35
  5. The word “and” occurs 10,684 times in the New Testament

When was the last time you read all the 1,189 chapters of the Bible? I hope this information will encourage you read all the 31,173 verses of the Bible.

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