Bible Facts

The Bible is not a book but rather a collection of 66 different books with some versions having more.

There are 40 authors who wrote the 66 books of the Bible over many years and from various walks of life and from many different locations.

Authors consisted of fishermen, shepherds, priest, kings, musicians, farmers, poets and tax men, traitors, scribes, adulterers, murders, and embezzlers.

The King James Version has 1,189 chapters with 31,102 verses, using 788,258 words.

The Old Testament was written over 1,000 years.

The New Testament was written in around 50 to 75 years.

The Holy Bible has been translated into 532 different languages completely. Translations have been started on an additional 2,883 languages.

On average American Christians own 9 Bibles and plan to buy more.

Because The Holy Bible is always on the top, it has been excluded from bestsellers lists.

The Good News version sold almost 18 million copies in 1995 alone.

During the period between 1815 and 1975 it has been estimated that around 5 billion Bibles had been printed.

Today, there are over 100,000,000 Bibles printed and sold annually.

There have been over 3.9 billion Bibles sold in the past 50 years.

The Bible is the best-selling book of all times.                   

Over 350 different versions are printed and sold by Zondervan, a leading Christian publisher.

In 2012 The Gideon Society distributed more than 100 Bibles per minute around the world, totaling 59,460,000 Bibles.

From 1908 to 2001, Gideon’s distributed one billion Bibles and in 2015 they reached their two billionth.

Today every second the folks at Gideon International hand out on average more than 2 copies of the Bible.