Interesting Bible Facts (Short and Random)
by Pastor Matt Ritchey
Estimated Time to Read: 1 Minute
1) Malachi is the last book in our Old Testament Bible, but Chronicles rounds out the Jewish Bible.
2) The English Bibles we use group the books of the Bible by type of literature. So in the Old Testament, you have the Pentateuch, History, Poeticals, Major and Minor Prophets. In Judaism’s Tanakh (the Old Testament), the books of law come first (the Torah), followed by the former and latter prophets (a blend of prophets and history), followed by “the writings” (a blend of poetry, history, and prophetic books). Not only is the placement of the books different but the grouping of the books differ.
3) The shortest verse in the Old Testament is Exodus 20:13 (“Thou shalt not kill”). Followed closely by Exodus 20:15. The longest verse in the Old Testament is Esther 8:9, and Revelation 20:4, holds the distinction as the longest verse of the New Testament.
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