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For the trivia minded we have provided a page of biblical facts. There is no real order to these lists so just enjoy as you read them. For the 101 scientific facts we only copied 50 of them. We highly encourage you to go to their website to read the rest and compare with sound biblical doctrine to make sure they got it all right.
 
 

#1. http://www.biblecharts.org/thebible/interestingfactsaboutproverbs.pdf

Interesting Facts About Proverbs

MEANING:“Comparison, similar, parallel.”

AUTHOR:The principle author is Solomon.

Agur wrote chapter 30.

Lemuel Wrote chapter 31 about the worthy woman.

TIME WRITTEN:Solomon’s proverbs were written by 931 B.C.

The proverbs in chapters 25-29 were collected by

Hezekiah about 230 years later. Hezekiah reigned from

715 B.C. to 686 B.C.

POSITION IN THE BIBLE:20th Book in the Bible

20th Book in the Old Testament

3rd of 5 Poetical books

(Job - Song of Solomon)

46 Books to follow it.

CHAPTERS:31

VERSES:915

WORDS:15,043

OBSERVATIONS ABOUT PROVERBS:

According to 1 Kings 4:32, Solomon spoke:

- 3,000 proverbs.

- 1,005 songs.

Only about 800 of Solomon’s proverbs are included in this

Book of Proverbs.

Therefore, 2,300 of his proverbs are not contained in the

Book of Proverbs.

There is no Biblical information about Agur or Lemuel.

The key word in Proverbs is “wisdom,” meaning “the ability

to live skillfully.”

“Wisdom” means skill.

“Instruction” means discipline.

Proverbs provides detailed instructions for His people to

deal successfully with the practical affairs of everyday life.

Proverbs 31 includes an acrostic of 22 verses (the first

letter of each follows the complete Hebrew alphabet)

portraying the virtuous woman
 
 

#2.http://www.biblecharts.org/thebible/interestingfactsaboutnatthew.pdf

Interesting Facts About Matthew

MEANING:  “Gift of the Lord.”

AUTHOR: Matthew, the son of Alphaeus (Mark 2:14)

TIME WRITTEN: Possibly between 58-68 A.D.

POSITION IN THE BIBLE:40th Book in the Bible

1st Book in the New Testament

1st of 4 books of Biography

(Matthew - John)

26 Books to follow it.

OBSERVATIONS ABOUT MATTHEW:

Matthew uses quotes from the Old Testament to establish

that Jesus Christ is indeed the Messiah.

More than 130 times Matthew uses quotations and

allusions to the Old Testament to show that Jesus

fulfills the qualifications for the Messiah.

Matthew often uses the phrase, “that which was spoken

through the prophets ight be fulfilled.” That phrase does

not appear once in Mark, Luke, or John.

The phrase, “Son of David,” referring to the Davidic line,

occurs 9 times in Matthew, but only 6 times collectively

in Mark, Luke, and John.

Matthew shows his Jewish readers that Jesus Christ is the

culmination of promises delivered over a thousand

period.

Matthew shows that God’s redemptive plan is well even after

400 years of prophetic silence.

Messiah means “the Anointed One.”

Matthew gives a large reception in his house so his

associates could meet Jesus. Matthew 9:10

The last appearance of his name in the Bible is in

Acts 1:13.

The phrase, “kingdom of heaven” appears 55 times in

Matthew.

Matthew shows his Jewish readers that Jesus Christ is

the culmination of promises delivered over a

thousand period.

Matthew was a tax collector in Capernaum when Jesus

called him to follow Him.

As a publican (tax collector), Matthew was no doubt

disliked by his countrymen.

The Book of Matthew is placed first in the canon of the

New Testament books by the early church because

of its natural bridge between the Old and New

Testaments
 
 
 
50 of 101 scientific facts

1. - The earth free-floats in space (Job 26:7), affected only by gravity. While other sources declared the earth sat on the back of an elephant or turtle, or was held up by Atlas, the Bible alone states what we now know to be true - "He hangs the earth on nothing."

2. - Creation is made of particles, indiscernible to our eyes (Hebrews 11:3). Not until the 19th century was it discovered that all visible matter consists of invisible elements.

3. - The Bible specifies the perfect dimensions for a stable water vessel (Genesis 6:15). Ship builders today are well aware that the ideal dimension for ship stability is a length six times that of the width. Keep in mind, God told Noah the ideal dimensions for the ark 4,500 years ago.

4. - When dealing with disease, clothes and body should be washed under running water (Leviticus 15:13). For centuries people naively washed in standing water. Today we recognize the need to wash away germs with fresh water.

5. - Sanitation industry birthed (Deuteronomy 23:12-13). Some 3,500 years ago God commanded His people to have a place outside the camp where they could relieve themselves. They were to each carry a shovel so that they could dig a hole (latrine) and cover their waste. Up until World War I, more soldiers died from disease than war because they did not isolate human waste.

6. - Oceans contain springs (Job 38:16). The ocean is very deep. Almost all the ocean floor is in total darkness and the pressure there is enormous. It would have been impossible for Job to have explored the "springs of the sea." Until recently, it was thought that oceans were fed only by rivers and rain. Yet in the 1970s, with the help of deep diving research submarines that were constructed to withstand 6,000 pounds-per-square-inch pressure, oceanographers discovered springs on the ocean floors!

7. - There are mountains on the bottom of the ocean floor (Jonah 2:5-6). Only in the last century have we discovered that there are towering mountains and deep trenches in the depths of the sea.

8. - Joy and gladness understood (Acts 14:17). Evolution cannot explain emotions. Matter and energy do not feel. Scripture explains that God places gladness in our hearts (Psalm 4:7), and ultimate joy is found only in our Creator's presence - "in Your presence is fullness of joy" (Psalm 16:11).

9. - Blood is the source of life and health (Leviticus 17:11; 14). Up until 120 years ago, sick people were "bled" and many died as a result (e.g. George Washington). Today we know that healthy blood is necessary to bring life-giving nutrients to every cell in the body. God declared that "the life of the flesh is in the blood" long before science understood its function.

10. - The Bible states that God created life according to kinds (Genesis 1:24). The fact that God distinguishes kinds, agrees with what scientists observe - namely that there are horizontal genetic boundaries beyond which life cannot vary. Life produces after its own kind. Dogs produce dogs, cats produce cats, roses produce roses. Never have we witnessed one kind changing into another kind as evolution supposes. There are truly natural limits to biological change.

11. - Noble behavior understood (John 15:13; Romans 5:7-8). The Bible and history reveal that countless people have endangered or even sacrificed their lives for another. This reality is completely at odds with Darwin's theory of the survival of the fittest.

12. - Chicken or egg dilemma solved (Genesis 1:20-22). Which came first, the chicken or the egg? This question has plagued philosophers for centuries. The Bible states that God created birds with the ability to reproduce after their kind. Therefore the chicken was created first with the ability to make eggs! Yet, evolution has no solution for this dilemma.

13. - Which came first, proteins or DNA (Revelation 4:11)? For evolutionists, the chicken or egg dilemma goes even deeper. Chickens consist of proteins. The code for each protein is contained in the DNA/RNA system. However, proteins are required in order to manufacture DNA. So which came first: proteins or DNA? The ONLY explanation is that they were created together.

14. - Our bodies are made from the dust of the ground (Genesis 2:7; 3:19). Scientists have discovered that the human body is comprised of some 28 base and trace elements - all of which are found in the earth.

15. - The First Law of Thermodynamics established (Genesis 2:1-2). The First Law states that the total quantity of energy and matter in the universe is a constant. One form of energy or matter may be converted into another, but the total quantity always remains the same. Therefore the creation is finished, exactly as God said way back in Genesis.

16. - The first three verses of Genesis accurately express all known aspects of the creation (Genesis 1:1-3). Science expresses the universe in terms of: time, space, matter, and energy. In Genesis chapter one we read: "In the beginning (time) God created the heavens (space) and the earth (matter)...Then God said, "Let there be light (energy)." No other creation account agrees with the observable evidence.

17. - The universe had a beginning (Genesis 1:1; Hebrews 1:10-12). Starting with the studies of Albert Einstein in the early 1900s and continuing today, science has confirmed the biblical view that the universe had a beginning. When the Bible was written most people believed the universe was eternal. Science has proven them wrong, but the Bible correct.

18. - The earth is a sphere (Isaiah 40:22). At a time when many thought the earth was flat, the Bible told us that the earth is spherical.

19. - Scripture assumes a revolving (spherical) earth (Luke 17:34-36). Jesus said that at His return some would be asleep at night while others would be working at day time activities in the field. This is a clear indication of a revolving earth, with day and night occurring simultaneously.

20. - Origin of the rainbow explained (Genesis 9:13-16). Prior to the Flood there was a different environment on the earth (Genesis 2:5-6). After the Flood, God set His rainbow "in the cloud" as a sign that He would never again judge the earth by water. Meteorologists now understand that a rainbow is formed when the sun shines through water droplets - which act as a prism - separating white light into its color spectrum.

21. - Light can be divided (Job 38:24). Sir Isaac Newton studied light and discovered that white light is made of seven colors, which can be "parted" and then recombined. Science confirmed this four centuries ago - God declared this four millennia ago!

22. - Ocean currents anticipated (Psalm 8:8). Three thousand years ago the Bible described the "paths of the seas." In the 19th century Matthew Maury - the father of oceanography - after reading Psalm 8, researched and discovered ocean currents that follow specific paths through the seas! Utilizing Maury's data, marine navigators have since reduced by many days the time required to traverse the seas.

23. - Sexual promiscuity is dangerous to your health (1 Corinthians 6:18; Romans 1:27). The Bible warns that "he who commits sexual immorality sins against his own body," and that those who commit homosexual sin would "receive in themselves" the penalty of their error. Much data now confirms that any sexual relationship outside of holy matrimony is unsafe.

24. - Reproduction explained (Genesis 1:27-28; 2:24; Mark 10:6-8). While evolution has no mechanism to explain how male and female reproductive organs evolved at the same time, the Bible says that from the beginning God made them male and female in order to propagate the human race and animal kinds.

25. - Incalculable number of stars (Jeremiah 33:22). At a time when less than 5,000 stars were visible to the human eye, God stated that the stars of heaven were innumerable. Not until the 17th century did Galileo glimpse the immensity of our universe with his new telescope. Today, astronomers estimate that there are ten thousand billion trillion stars - that's a 1 followed by 25 zeros! Yet, as the Bible states, scientists admit this number may be woefully inadequate.

26. - The number of stars, though vast, are finite (Isaiah 40:26). Although man is unable to calculate the exact number of stars, we now know their number is finite. Of course God knew this all along - "He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name" (Psalm 147:4). What an awesome God!

27. - The Bible compares the number of stars with the number of grains of sand on the seashore (Genesis 22:17; Hebrews 11:12). Amazingly, gross estimates of the number of sand grains are comparable to the estimated number of stars in the universe.

28. - Rejecting the Creator results in moral depravity (Romans 1:20-32). The Bible warns that when mankind rejects the overwhelming evidence for a Creator, lawlessness will result. Since the theory of evolution has swept the globe, abortion, pornography, genocide, etc., have all risen sharply.

29. - The fact that God once flooded the earth (the Noahic Flood) would be denied (2 Peter 3:5-6). There is a mass of fossil evidence to prove this fact, yet it is flatly ignored by most of the scientific world because it was God's judgment on man's wickedness.

30. - Vast fossil deposits anticipated (Genesis 7). When plants and animals die they decompose rapidly. Yet billions of life forms around the globe have been preserved as fossils. Geologists now know that fossils only form if there is rapid deposition of life buried away from scavengers and bacteria. This agrees exactly with what the Bible says occurred during the global Flood.

31. - The continents were created as one large land mass (Genesis 1:9-10). Many geologists agree there is strong evidence that the earth was originally one super continent - just as the Bible said way back in Genesis.

32. - Continental drift inferred (Genesis 7:11). Today the study of the ocean floor indicates that the landmasses have been ripped apart. Scripture states that during the global Flood the "fountains of the great deep were broken up." This cataclysmic event apparently resulted in the continental plates breaking and shifting.

33. - Ice Age inferred (Job 38:29-30). Prior to the global Flood the earth was apparently subtropical. However shortly after the Flood, the Bible mentions ice often - "By the breath of God ice is given, and the broad waters are frozen" (Job 37:10). Evidently the Ice Age occurred in the centuries following the Flood.

34. - Life begins at fertilization (Jeremiah 1:5). God declares that He knew us before we were born. The biblical penalty for murdering an unborn child was death (Exodus 21:22-23). Today, it is an irrefutable biological fact that the fertilized egg is truly an entire human being. Nothing will be added to the first cell except nutrition and oxygen.

35. - God fashions and knits us together in the womb (Job 10:8-12; 31:15). Science was ignorant concerning embryonic development until recently. Yet many centuries ago, the Bible accurately described God making us an "intricate unity" in the womb.

36. - DNA anticipated (Psalm 139:13-16). During the 1950s, Watson and Crick discovered the genetic blueprint for life. Three thousand years ago the Bible seems to reference this written digital code in Psalm 139 - "Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect [unformed]; and in Thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them."

37. - God has created all mankind from one blood (Acts 17:26; Genesis 5). Today researchers have discovered that we have all descended from one gene pool. For example, a 1995 study of a section of Y chromosomes from 38 men from different ethnic groups around the world was consistent with the biblical teaching that we all come from one man (Adam)

38. - Origin of the major language groups explained (Genesis 11). After the rebellion at Babel, God scattered the people by confounding the one language into many languages. Evolution teaches that we all evolved from a common ancestor, yet offers no mechanism to explain the origin of the thousands of diverse languages in existence today.

39. - Origin of the different "races" explained (Genesis 11). As Noah's descendants migrated around the world after Babel, each language group developed distinct features based on environment and genetic variation. Those with a genetic makeup suitable to their new environment survived to reproduce. Over time, certain traits (such as dark skin color for those closer to the equator) dominated. Genesis alone offers a reasonable answer to the origin of the races and languages.

40. - God has given us the leaves of the trees as medicine (Ezekiel 47:12; Revelation 22:2). Ancient cultures utilized many herbal remedies. Today, modern medicine has rediscovered what the Bible has said all along - there are healing compounds found in plants.

41. - Healthy dietary laws (Leviticus 11:9-12). Scripture states that we should avoid those sea creatures which do not have fins or scales. We now know that bottom-feeders (those with no scales or fins) tend to consume waste and are likely to carry disease.

42. - The Bible warns against eating birds of prey (Leviticus 11:13-19). Scientists now recognize that those birds which eat carrion (putrefying flesh), often spread disease.

43. - Avoid swine (Deuteronomy 14:8). Not so long ago, science learned that eating undercooked pork causes an infection of parasites called trichinosis. Now consider this: the Bible forbid the eating of swine more than 3,000 years before we learned how to cook pork safely.

44. - Radical environmentalism foreseen (Romans 1:25). Two thousand years ago, God's Word stated that many would worship and serve creation rather than the Creator. Today, nature is revered as "Mother" and naturalism is enshrined.

45. - Black holes and dark matter anticipated (Matthew 25:30; Jude 1:13; Isaiah 50:3). Cosmologists now speculate that over 98% of the known universe is comprised of dark matter, with dark energy and black holes. A black hole's gravitational field is so strong that nothing, not even light, escapes. Beyond the expanding universe there is no measured radiation and therefore only outer darkness exists. These theories paint a seemingly accurate description of what the Bible calls "outer darkness" or "the blackness of darkness forever."

46. - The Second Law of Thermodynamics (Entropy) explained (Psalm 102:25-26). This law states that everything in the universe is running down, deteriorating, constantly becoming less and less orderly. Entropy (disorder) entered when mankind rebelled against God - resulting in the curse (Genesis 3:17; Romans 8:20-22). Historically most people believed the universe was unchangeable. Yet modern science verifies that the universe is "grow(ing) old like a garment" (Hebrews 1:11). Evolution directly contradicts this law.

47. - Cain's wife discovered (Genesis 5:4). Skeptics point out that Cain had no one to marry - therefore the Bible must be false. However, the Bible states plainly that Adam and Eve had other sons and daughters. Cain married his sister.

48. - Incest laws established (Leviticus 18:6). To marry near of kin in the ancient world was common. Yet, beginning about 1500 B.C., God forbid this practice. The reason is simple - the genetic mutations (resulting from the curse) had a cumulative effect. Though Cain could safely marry his sister because the genetic pool was still relatively pure at that time, by Moses' day the genetic errors had swelled. Today, geneticists confirm that the risk of passing on a genetic abnormality to your child is much greater if you marry a close relative because relatives are more likely to carry the same defective gene. If they procreate, their offspring are more apt to have this defect expressed.

49. - Genetic mixing of different seeds forbidden (Leviticus 19:19; Deuteronomy 22:9). The Bible warns against mixing seeds - as this will result in an inferior or dangerous crop. There is now growing evidence that unnatural, genetically engineered crops may be harmful.

50. - Hydrological cycle described (Ecclesiastes 1:7; Jeremiah 10:13; Amos 9:6). Four thousand years ago the Bible declared that God "draws up drops of water, which distill as rain from the mist, which the clouds drop down and pour abundantly on man" (Job 36:27-28). The ancients observed mighty rivers flowing into the ocean, but they could not conceive why the sea level never rose. Though they observed rainfall, they had only quaint theories as to its origin. Meteorologists now understand that the hydrological cycle consists of evaporation, atmospheric transportation, distillation, and precipitation.
 
 
 
Facts About The Bible

The first translation of the English Bible was initiated by John Wycliffe and completed by John Purvey in 1388.

has since been translated in part or in whole into over 1200 languages and dialects.

was divided into chapters by Stephen Langton in 1228. The Old Testament was divided into verses by R. Nathan in 1488 and the New Testament by Robert Stephanus in 1551.

The entire Bible divided into chapters and verses first appeared in the Geneva Bible of 1560.

Today is the largest seller of all books published.

BOOKS

Books of the Bible-  66

The Old Testament-  39

The New Testament-  27

Middle Book of Old Testament-  Proverbs

Middle Book of New Testament- 2 Thessalonians

Longest Book of Old Testament-  Psalms

Longest Book of New Testament-  Luke

CHAPTERS

Entire Bible. . . .           1189 chapters

Old Testament. . . .      929 chapters

New Testament. . . .    260 chapters

Middle chapter of Old Testament. . . . Job 29

Middle chapter of New Testament. . . .            Romans 13

Middle & shortest chapter of The Bible. . . .     Psalm 117

Longest chapter in The Bible. . . .        Psalm 119

Chapters that are alike. . . .      2 Kings 19 & Isaiah 37

Between chapters 6 & 7 of Ezra, both Confucius and Buddha died (516-458 B.C.)

VERSES

Entire Bible. . . .           31,173 verses

Old Testament. . . .      23,214 verses

New Testament. . . .    7,959 verses

Middle verse of The Bible. . . . Psalm 118:8

Middle verse of Old Testament. . . .     2 Chronicles 20:17

Middle verse of New Testament. . . .    Acts 17:17

Shortest verse in The Bible. . . .           John 11:35

Longest verse in The Bible. . . .            Esther 8:9

Verses that are alike. . . .         Psalm 107:8, 15, 21 & 31

Verse containing all the letters

of the alphabet except 'J'. . . . Ezra 7:21

Verse containing all the letters

of the alphabet except 'Q'. . . .             Daniel 4:37

WORDS

In the whole Bible. . . .             c. 773,692 words

In the Old Testament. . . .        c. 592,439 words

In the New Testament. . . .      c. 181,253 words

The longest word in the Bible is "Mahershalalhashbaz"

(18 letters) which is found in Isaiah 8:1.

Several of the words occurring only once in the Bible:

Eternity. . . .     Isaiah 57:15

Reverend. . . . Psalm 111:9

Grandmother. . . .        2 Timothy 1:5

Gnat. . . .          Matthew 23:24
 
 

#5. http://www.bibleinfo.com/en/questions/bible-trivia-facts

Books of the Bible:

Old Testament: 39 books

New Testament: 27 books

Complete Bible: 66 books

Middle book of the Old Testament: Proverbs

Middle book of the New Testament: 2 Thessalonians

Verses:

Old Testament: 23,214 verses

New Testament: 7,959 verses

Complete Bible: 31,173 verses

Middle verse of the Bible: Psalms 103:1,2

Middle verse of the Old Testament: 2 Chronicles 20:17

Middle verse of the New Testament: Acts 17:17

Shortest verse of the Old Testament: 1 Chronicles 1:25

Shortest verse of the New Testament: "Jesus wept." John 11:35; "Rejoice evermore" 1 Thessalonians 5:16

Longest verse in the Bible: Esther 8:9

Verse containing all letters of the alphabet except "J": Ezra 7:21

Verse containing all letters of the alphabet except "Q": Daniel 4:37

Verses most alike: Psalm 107:8,15,21, 31

Chapters:

Old Testament: 929

New Testament: 260

Entire Bible: 1,189

Middle chapter of Old Testament: Job 29

Middle chapter of New Testament: Romans 13

Middle and shortest chapter of Bible: Psalms 117

Longest chapter in the Bible: Psalm 119

Chapters that are most alike: 2 Kings 19 and Isaiah 37

Words:

In the Old Testament: 592,439 words

In the New Testament: 181,253 words

Complete Bible: 773, 692 words

Longest word in the Bible (18 letters): Maher-shalal-hash-baz (Isaiah 8:1)

Words occurring only once in the Bible: eternity (Isaiah 57:15); grandmother (2 Timothy 1:5); gnat (Matthew 23:24)
 
 

#6. http://www.crivoice.org/keydates.html

Key Biblical Dates

BC, BCE

1800    Abraham, Patriarchs

1290    Exodus, Moses, Joshua (some take an early date of 1440 BC; see Date of the Exodus)

1050    Beginning of the Israelite monarchy, Samuel, Saul

1000    David, Nathan

922      Division of the Kingdom, Rehoboam, Jeroboam I

850      Ahab and Jezebel, Elijah and Elisha

750      Rise of Assyria as a world power (745); Amos, Hosea, Jeroboam II

721      Fall of Samaria, end of the Northern Kingdom;  Ahaz, Isaiah

701      Assyrian invasion of Judah, deliverance from Sennacherib; Hezekiah, Isaiah, Micah

621      Reforms of Josiah

605      Battle of Carchemish, rise of the Babylonian empire, Jeremiah, Habakkuk

598      First deportation of Israelites to Babylon; Jeremiah, Ezekiel

586      Destruction of Jerusalem, 2nd deportation, exile, Jeremiah, Ezekiel

538      Overthrow of Babylonian Empire by Persians, return from exile, Cyrus

520      Rebuilding of the Jerusalem temple; Haggai, Zechariah, Zerubbabel

450      Reforms of Ezra, beginning of Judaism, Nehemiah (date is disputed), Malachi

323      Death of Alexander the Great, Greek control under the Seleucids, Ptolomies

167      Macabbean Revolt; Judas Macabbee, Book of Daniel

63        Roman control of Palestine under the Roman general Pompey

6-4       Birth of Jesus, Herod the Great

AD, CE

27-30   Death and resurrection of Jesus the Christ

33-60   Ministry of Paul

45        Council of Jerusalem, marking the break of Christianity from Judaism

50        Earliest New Testament writings: 1-2 Thessalonians, Paul, Barnabus, Silas

60-70   First Gospel written: Mark, death of Paul

70        Destruction of Jerusalem by the Roman general Titus

90        Last New Testament writings: Gospel of John, Johannine literature

135      Bar Kochba rebellion, last Jewish revolt against Rome, Jews expelled from Palestine

Prophets Date Chart

The United Monarchy

Dates (BC)        Prophets of United Israel

1020-1000       Samuel

975-960           Nathan

The Divided Kingdoms

Dates (BC)        Israel (Northern)

870-850           Elijah                 

850-800           Elisha                

750-745           Amos  

750-745           Hosea              

Judah (Southern)         Dates (BC)

[Jonah]             [740-730]       

Isaiah of Jerusalem      742-700

Micah   722-701

Zephaniah        628-622

Jeremiah          626-586

Nahum             612

Habakkuk         605

Ezekiel             593-573

Obadiah            c. 586/5

Isaiah 40-55     540

Haggai 520-515

Zechariah         520-515

Isaiah 56-66     515-500

Joel      500-350?

Malachi             500-450

Jonah   450-400
 
 

#7. http://www.biblecharts.org/thebible/interestingfactsaboutluke.pdf

Interesting Facts About Luke

AUTHOR: Luke

TIME WRITTEN: Prior to 70 A.D.

POSITION IN THE BIBLE:

 42nd Book in the Bible

 3rd Book in the New Testament

 3rd of 4 books of Biography

(Matthew - John)

24 Books to follow it.

CHAPTERS:  24

VERSES:  1,151

WORDS: 24,944

OBSERVATIONS ABOUT LUKE:

-Luke was not one of the 12 apostles.

-The Greek name “Luke” appears only three times in the NT

According to tradition:

-Luke remained unmarried.

-Luke died at the age of 84.

-The Book of Luke is the longest of the four books of Biography.

-Luke’s emphasis on chronological and historical accuracy

makes it more comprehensive than Matthew, Mark, or John,

-Luke traces Jesus’ ancestry all the way back to Adam.

 -The first thirty years of Jesus’ life is summed up in one

verse, Luke 2:52

 “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.”

-Key words in the Book of Luke:

 “Son of Man” - 23 times

 “Son of God” - 7 times

 “Kingdom of God” - 32 times
 
 

#8. http://www.biblecharts.org/thebible/interestingfactsaboutmark.pdf

Interesting Facts About Mark

AUTHOR:

  “John whose surname was Mark.”  Acts 15:3

TIME WRITTEN:

 Possibly between 58-68 A.D.

POSITION IN THE BIBLE:

 41st Book in the Bible

 2nd Book in the New Testament

 2nd of 4 books of Biography

(Matthew - John)

 25 Books to follow it.

CHAPTERS: 16

VERSES: 578

WORDS: 17,171

OBSERVATIONS ABOUT MARK:

-According to Acts 12:12, Barnabas and John Mark were

cousins.

-Barnabas & Saul took John Mark with them when they

returned from the Jerusalem conference in Acts 15.

-Mark proceeded with them on the 1st missionary journey.

-Barnabas taking Mark and traveling to Cyprus.

-Of the four books of biography (Matthew, Mark, Luke, &

John), the Book of Mark is the shortest of the four.

-Whereas Matthew was written for a Jewish audience, it

appears that Mark was written for Roman readers.

 The Book of Mark stresses the works of Jesus rather than the words of Jesus.

 -Only four parables are given in Mark.

-19 miracles are recorded in rapid fashion.

-The quick succession of events in Mark is indicated by

one Greek word which occurs 41 times in the book

and is translated by seven different words:

- “Immediately”

- As soon as”

- “Anon”

- “Shortly”

- “Forthwith”

- Straightway”

- “By and by”

-Mark records the effects of amazement, fear and awe that

the miracles of Christ had upon the people.
 

#9. http://www.biblecharts.org/thebible/interestingfactsaboutjohn.pdf

Interesting Facts About John

MEANING:

 “Yahweh Has Been Gracious.”

AUTHOR: John

TIME WRITTEN: Between 60-90 A.D.

POSITION IN THE BIBLE:

43rd Book in the Bible

4th Book in the New Testament

-4th and last of 4 books of

Biography  (Matthew - John)

23 Books to follow it.

CHAPTERS: 21

VERSES: 879

WORDS: 19,099

OBSERVATIONS ABOUT JOHN:

-John was the son of Zebedee and Salome.

-John is mentioned three times in the Book of Acts, and each

time it is association with Peter.  Acts 3:1;  4:13;  8:14

-John is identified as the disciple “whom Jesus loved.”

-Tradition says that John later lived in Ephesus.

John was second only to Paul in the number of New

Testament books written.  John authored five of the

New Testament: John, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Revelation

-John was probably the last surviving apostle.

-John wrote for everybody.

-John focuses on the meanings of the Lord’s actions rather

than the actions themselves.

-The Book of John is topical rather than being so much

chronological.

-The deity of Christ can be seen in the seven “I am”

statements of Christ.

-In the Book of John, Christ refers to “the Father” more

than 100 times