The exclamation “Holy Moly” was used in our family when something was surprising, shocking or exciting. The phrase dates back to 1892.
Can you image being at the birth of Jesus? I am sure Holy Moly could have been used to describe this miracle.
In this Word Fuel, we are going to look at some surprising, impressive bible facts:
Have you ever wondered what the best-selling book of all time is? It’s not the dictionary, or even the thesaurus. It is the Bible. The Bible is the world’s most widely read book. Did you know that bookstores sell over 100 million bibles in a year? That’s a lot of books!
It’s the Most Stolen Book
Ironically, although one of the Ten Commandments is “thou shalt not steal,” the Bible is the most stolen book in the world. Bibles are regularly taken from hotels, hospitals, bookstores, and other locations.
It’s the Bestselling Book in the World
The Bible is the most read book in the world. This best-selling book sees up to 100 million copies sold or donated annually. Approximately 20 million copies are sold each year in the U.S. alone.
The Oldest Bible Dates to the 4th Century
One of the earliest versions of the Bible can be found in the Vatican Library and dates back to the 4th century. This parchment Bible includes the Old Testament and New Testament.
The Text Was Written Over the Course of 1,500 Years
While there is some debate, most biblical scholars agree that it took about 1,500 years to write the Bible. The last book that was written and added to the Bible was the Book of Revelation. It is estimated to have been written around 96 A.D.
Check out more Holy Moly Bible Facts:
- The word Grandmother appears in the bible only once – 2 Timothy 1:5
- The raven is the first bird mentioned in the bible – Genesis 8:7
- The temple of King Solomon took 7 years to complete – 1 Kings 6:38
- The verse in the exact middle of the bible is Psalms 118.8. (Note: some believe Psalms 117 is the exact middle and others Psalms 103:1-2)
- The shortest chapter in the bible is Psalms 117
- The longest chapter in the bible is Psalms 119