March Is Bible Appreciation Month: 3 Things To Know

March Is Bible Appreciation Month: 3 Things To Know

The Bible contains 66 books, divided among the Old and New Testaments. Most of us have studied some part of it during a season of our life.
Fact # 1 The Long and Short Of It
The longest chapter if the Bible is Psalm 119 with 176 verses. The shortest chapter is Psalm 117 with only 2 verses. Incidentally, the middle chapter of the Bible is Psalm 118. also Psalm 117.
The longest book of the Bible is Psalms with 150 chapters, or psalms. It contains 43,743 words. The shortest book is 3 John with only 1 chapter and 299 words.
The longest verse in the Bible is Esther 8:9 with 90 words. The shortest verse is John 11:35 with only 2 words, “Jesus wept.”

Fact # 2 The Bible Actually Has Real Historic Moments
There were several secular historians who wrote about the events of the New Testament at the same time the Bible was being written. Josephus is the most well-known of them. He was a Jewish historian. Tacitus was a Roman historian who would have no benefit from not telling the truth. Both these men, as well as others, can be used to back up the historical accuracy of the Bible.
There are historical discoveries regularly coming to light that continue to support the accuracy of the Bible. Merrill Unger, who compiled a Bible dictionary wrote, “Old Testament archeology has rediscovered whole nations, resurrected important peoples, and in a most astonishing manner filled in historical gaps, adding immeasurably to the knowledge of Biblical backgrounds.”

Fact #3 The Bible Is A Contract
Testament means “covenant” or “contract. Moses, contributed the most to the old testament. He wrote the first five books of the Bible, referred to as the Pentateuch; the foundation of the Bible The Apostle Paul, who wrote 14 books (over half) of the New Testament.