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25 Interesting Facts About Bible

Here are 25 Interesting Facts About Bible.

1-5 Interesting Facts About Bible

Jehovah's Witnesses-Interesting Facts About Bible

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

2. In the second Matrix movie, Agent Smith’s license plate is “IS 5416”, which refers to Isaiah 54:16 from the Bible: “Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have created the waster to destroy.” – Source

3. Laws mentioned in the Bible required farmers to leave parts of their fields un-harvested for strangers, a practice that still exists in parts of the world – Source

4. Methuselah, from the Bible, is accredited as being the oldest person to have ever lived, dying at the age of 969 years, but it is thought that this is a mistranslation and that he was 969 lunar months old when he died (78.5 years old) since early Judaic tribes used lunar months to gauge time. – Source

5. According the stories in the Bible, God killed minimum 2,400,000 people, while Satan killed only about 10. – Source

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Bob Marley-Interesting Facts About Bible

6. Bob Marley was buried with his red Gibson guitar, a Bible opened to Psalm 23, and a bud of marijuana – Source

7. 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. – Source

8. The phrase ‘God never gives you more than you can handle’ never appears in the Bible and actually the opposite is said multiple times – Source

9. In 1631, two London Bible printers accidentally left the word “not” out of the seventh commandment, which then read, “Thou shalt commit adultery.” You can buy a copy for $90k – Source

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

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Satan-Interesting Facts About Bible

11. 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. – Source

12. The most shoplifted book in the world is the Bible. – Source

13. In 2011, British calligrapher Donald Jackson and a team of calligraphers completed what is believed to the first handwritten Bible with illustrations since the invention of the printing press. It took 12 years to complete and cost $8 million. – Source

14. The Seraphim (6 winged Angel of the Bible) could mean a Fiery Serpent because the word Seraph is a synonym for serpent. God could have an army of dragons. It is a subject of debate among theologians. – Source

15. There is a 9th century Germanic ‘Bible’ which presents Jesus as a warrior-king. – Source


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Swearing on a bible-Interesting Facts About Bible

16. Swearing on the Bible, is against the Bible – Source

17. Jesus had four brothers and several unnamed sisters (mentioned in the gospels and other sources) and the Church has attempted to discredit this theory ever since the Bible existed – Source

18. There is no physical description of Jesus in The Bible. – Source

19. Thomas Jefferson made his own Bible out of scrapes from the New Testament in order to focus on the moral teachings of Jesus of Nazareth instead of impossibilities like the miracles and a resurrection. – Source

20. In the Old Testament, Yahweh (God) actually sues Israel for breach of contract (the Sinai covenant). It is the only instance of God initiating a lawsuit against humans in the Bible. – Source

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Unicorn-Interesting Facts About Bible

21. Unicorns are mentioned in the Bible – Source

22. King David from the Bible offered 200 foreskins for his wife’s hand in marriage. – Source

23. In the Bible, Adam is not banished from Eden for eating the fruit of knowledge. Instead, he is banished in case he eats the fruit of another forbidden tree, which will make him immortal. – Source

24. Hell in modern Bible translations refers to “Gehenna”, an actual place outside Jerusalem where it is thought they used to burn garbage and thus there was always a fire burning there. Also, bodies of those deemed to have died in sin without hope of salvation (such as people who committed suicide) were thrown there to be destroyed – Source

25. There is an organization that illegally parachutes copies of The Bible into North Korea. – Source

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      • Description of Jesus:

        Isa 53:2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

        Solomon 5:10-11 My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten thousand.
        His head is as the most fine gold, his locks are bushy, and black as a raven.

        He wouldn’t have had long hair:
        1Cor 11:14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?

        Also, the Bible states on multiple occasions that he blended in with the crowd. The soldiers needed Judas to point him out, and he after the resurrection, he actually walked and talked with his disciples, and they didn’t recognize him for a while.

        I can show you where a lot of the above statements are wrong, but why don’t you read the book yourself? You might find enlightment.

        • I have, and much like Tom Jefferson, think it’s a nice story book that teaches moral lessons, but so is Aesop’s Fables

  • #1-Jehovah’s Witnesses do not celebrate birthdays because Jesus said to celebrate his death, not his birth, for through his death was the salvation.

  • #23?
    Honey, I’ve read Genesis numerous times, and multiple versions, and there is NEVER a mention of another forbidden fruit. Eve and Adam eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge, realize they’re naked, hide from God, then lie about eating the fruit. God kicks them out for disobeying him and then lying about it. What IS this crap? Are you pulling these things out of your a**?

    • Genesis 2:9 “And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.”

    • Genesis 3:22-24
      22 And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
      23 Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
      24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

    • The other fruit or tree, though not forbidden, was the tree of life and they were specifically removed so they wouldn’t eat it and live eternally in that state of sin.

      • Contrary to popular belief, Adam and Eve were expelled from Eden not because they ate the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, but in order to prevent them from eating from the tree of life (both forbidden trees are in Genesis 2:9) which would have made them eternal. God doesn’t like competition! Here is the verse (Genesis 3:22-23): “And he said: Behold Adam is become as one of us, knowing good and evil: now, therefore, lest perhaps he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever. [23] And the Lord God sent him out of the paradise of pleasure, to till the earth from which he was taken.”

      • Your exactly correct. Because if they were to of eaten from the tree of life, there would be know way of salvation through Jesus Christ.

    • Genesis 3: 22 And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
      23 Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
      God did this because if they ate from the tree of life it would have given them Immortality. He had to send them out because if they did eat from the tree of life they would have been forever in a sinful state and therefore could not have been redeemed!

    • Actually, he is correct.
      Adam and Eve lost perfection because they disobeyed God and ate from The Tree of Knowledge.

      Genesis 3:22 says, in part, “Now in order that he may not put his hand out and take also from the tree of life and eat and live forever”. So, yes, they were banished from the garden of Eden to prevent them from eating from the second tree.

    • It’s pretty simple: God had already pronounced death as the result of eating from TOK. To have allowed Adam and Eve to eat from the TOL, and live forever, would have made Himself out to be a liar, as well as to have eternalized sin. Not gonna happen! Moreover, I am convinced that we had to see (and experience) the agonizing futility of putting up our own fight … that tapping into God’s source of life is the only thing that can save us from death. Back to the Basics … so far to the left, that we are destined to come back like right.

  • looks like most of them are biased facts, without having studied them. It also seems that most of them are presented out of context. A good job in creating controversy rather than giving a clearer view to the reader in order for them to choose what they want to believe.

  • Try Isaiah 51 for a small description of Jesus.He was weak and spindly having no beauty that we would desire him.

    There is also a second ,it speaks of his skin being tanned. Don’t remember where that one is. I think the word bronze is used.A search of bronze could bring it up.

    There’s a few more of these that aren’t exactly correct.

  • #7 -I ncorrect as the manuscript was written sometime during the second or third centuries and therefore could not have been written by Judas.

    #18- Incorrect. There are, in fact, a several physical descriptions of Jesus in the Bible. There are two in Daniel, chapters 7 and 10. There is another in the first chapter of Revelation. These depict him of having white hair, bronze skin, and eyes that shown like fire. These passages are physical descriptions of God and because God is invisible or has no form these descriptions are of Jesus who is the God incarnate. However, there are no descriptions of his face in the Bible.

    #21- Just an error in translation. Unicorn is the word used in English translations. The animal that is being spoken of is actually an Aurochs which is an extinct type of wild cattle that was native to the area where the Hebrews would have lived.

    #22- David did not offer 200 foreskins for the hand of his first wife. Saul requested him, as a dowry, to bring him 100 philistine foreskins. David brought back 200.

    #23 There was only one tree in the garden that was forbidden which was the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Adam and Eve were immortal before Adam ate from the tree as there was no death.

    #24 This is also an error in translation. The King James Versions translates Gehenna as hell in both New and Old Testaments. Gehenna is actually a valley outside of Jerusalem where apostate Israelites and followers of Ba’als ans Canaanite gods went to sacrifice their children by fire. Now in the Koran Gehenna is the equivalent to Hell, not in the Bible.

    • #7 Never said it was written by Judas, just about him
      #18 I’m with you on this one – definitely some description of physical appearance.
      #21 Again, with you, but nonetheless, Unicorns are most definitely in the Bible.
      #22 Bringing back 200 foreskins as a dowry is the same as offering 200 foreskins for her hand. I’m thinking that you’re saying that he didn’t just come up with this payment on his own, but was prompted by Saul.
      #23 A highly speculatory story. Personally I don’t take it literally, as it is thousands of years old and has been translated, copied, and translated again as many times by human hands, but that is besides the point. In many accounts there is a theme that there are other things that, which would have been available to Adam prior to obtaining knowledge, are not after. After Adam is “corrupted” by knowledge/logic he would abuse the other resources in paradise because he can now see how they can benefit him.
      #24 I do not think whether Gehenna was a burning garbage/body dump or sacrificial burning area is as important as understanding that it is referencing not hell, but just a pretty lousy place to go.

    • UisceDiaga Regarding #23 – (Genesis 3:22-23): “And he said: Behold Adam is become as one of us, knowing good and evil: now, therefore, lest perhaps he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever. [23] And the Lord God sent him out of the paradise of pleasure, to till the earth from which he was taken.”

    • It’s literal, just as eating the Tree of Knowledge literally happened.

      #24 immortal means never able to die. Adam was granted everlasting life not immortality.

      The gift of everlasting life is different.

      Even the angels, demons and the Devil are not immortal. Angels can sin and the result of sin is death. The demons and the Devil, who were all once obedient angels, are not immortal because they will be destroyed. Only Almighty God has immortality, cannot cease to exist.

      When Jesus fulfilled his earthly assignment he was granted immortality. Prior to his earthly assignment he COULD die and obviously DID die since he sacrificed his life for us. Now that he is back in heaven he has been granted immortality as a reward for his faithfulness.

  • #8: That phrase comes from 1 Corinthians 10:13, which says:
    “No temptation has come upon you except what is common to men. But God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear, but along with the temptation he will also make the way out so that you may be able to endure it.”

  • #10 is out of context. Elisha cursed the children for making a mockery of him as the prophet who succeeded Elijah. They did call him a bald man, but only after he’d proven himself as a prophet from God (Once by telling the men they wouldn’t find Elijah’s body, yet they searched for him for 3 days and came up empty handed. Second when he cleansed the city’s water well by blessing it in the Lord’s name.)

    When taken in context, the story actually makes sense. Elisha didn’t just have the kids killed for calling him names. It was for making a mockery of God, who was working through Elisha.

  • (such as people who committed suicide) were thrown there to be destroyed
    thats a lie the catholic church made
    it’s debated
    check the bible for references
    it is said some Christians commit suicide when they go into a task
    because they knew they could die along the way of doing a task

  • #8 is incorrect: 8. The phrase ‘God never gives you more than you can handle’ never appears in the Bible and actually the opposite is said multiple times

    Read 1 Corinthians 10:13

  • My dear friend HE IS GOD you can’t judge his love and his character. Bro please read the Bible with god help and get saved because he loves you and died for you

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