When Nehemiah saw that the men of Judah had married foreign wives, he rebuked them, beat some of them, and pulled out their hair (Nehemiah 13:25).
- A prophet in Jerusalem at the time of the seige and destruction by the Babylonians.
- Jacob had 12 sons, but also had a daughter named Dinah (Genesis 34:1).
- The walls surrounding Babylon were 87 ft thick and 387 ft high.
- When Nehemiah saw that the men of Judah had married foreign wives, he rebuked them, beat some of them, and pulled out their hair (Neh 13:25).
One Christian is being killed for his faith every 6 minutes
- You know the term “apple of his eye” (i.e. Deut 32:10, Ps 17:8, Prov 7:2), right? The Hebrew word for “apple” is iyshown, and it means “pupil.”
- The new Earth won’t have any seas (Rev 21:1)
- Er was the 1st person God killed for being wicked (Gen 38:7).
- About 50% of all Christians are Catholic. Protestant and Orthodox Christians make up the majority of the other half.
- Lamech was the first person recorded in the Bible to commit polygamy (Gen 4:19).
- Jesus is mentioned more times in the Quran than Muhammad
- If you wonder how Christianity has spread to all continents around the world, the answer is a mix of missionaries and colonialism. Today, there are more than 316 000 missionaries traveling the world to spread the words of the Bible.
- Miriam is the 1st woman recorded singing in the Bible (Ex 15:21).
- Many people imagine the origin of the Bible as a single book, but it’s, in fact, an anthology of 66 books with various authors. The first printed bible dates back to 1455, and it’s known as the Gutenberg Bible, which is also the first book ever printed.
- Christianity is the fastest growing religion in Iran.
- The split between the Catholic tradition and Protestant belief happened because of a man named Martin Luther. In 1517, Luther composed a list of 95 observed concerns about the Catholic Church (called the Ninety-five Theses). The publication of his list sparked a religious revolution across Europe.
- The last word in the Bible is Amen
- The first authorized Bible printed in English is the Great Bible of 1539. King Henry VIII of England declared that it should be read aloud during the church services in the Church of England.
- The Books of the Bible were written by approximately 40 men of diverse backgrounds – most of which were uneducated.
Among them were: Kings (David and Solomon), doctors (Apostle Luke), prophets (Samuel, Nathan), politicians (Daniel), priests (Ezra), military leaders (Apostle Paul), tax collectors (Matthew), fishermen (Apostle John), poets, shepherds (Moses) and prisoners. Moses and the Apostle Paul wrote most of the Bible, 5 and 14 books respectively. Followed by the prophet Samuel and the priest Ezra who both authored 4 books
- There are approximately 125 animals mentioned in the Bible.
The Bible is the only book that has been translated into more than 3,300 languages, covering nearly 95 percent of the world’s population.
- The first four books of the New Testament—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John—are known collectively as “the Gospels,” and their accounts give most of the information we have about the life and teachings of Jesus.
- God is not mentioned in the book of Esther.
- John 3:16 remains the most favorite Bible verse in the world year after year
It reads: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.
- An interesting fact is that this verse covers the central theme of the Bible, which is The Salvation of Humanity through Jesus Christ (B27). Other top Bible verses are:
Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Philippians 4:13 – I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Psalms 23:4 – Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
- An estimated 2.2 billion people in the world had never heard the Gospel of Jesus before
Center for the Study of Global Christianity revealed in a report that, as of mid-2018, the un-evangelized population is roughly 28.3 percent of the total world’s population, which amounts to 2.152.804.000 people.
- The two major Christian holidays—Christmas and Easter—celebrate Jesus’ birth and death and resurrection, respectively.
More than 900 complete and partial translations of the English Bible are available.
- Sir Isaac Newton was a devoted Christian
To the amazement of many, mathematician, astronomer, craftsman, theologian and physicist Sir Isaac Newton, best known for his work on gravity, was a Christian since his youth and wrote passionately in defense of the Christian faith.
- The shortest verse in the Bible is John 11:35, which states, “Jesus wept.”
The longest book in the Bible is Psalm 119
The shortest book in the Bible is Psalm 117, with just 2 verses.
The longest verse in the Bible is Esther 8:9.
- John Wycliffe produced the first translation of the entire Bible from Latin Vulgate into English. However, after he died, the Catholic Church exhumed and burned his corpse as punishment for his translation work.
- A Christian man named Henry Dunant founded the Red Cross
He developed the idea that an organization should exist to take care of and protect all war victims. After a lot of effort and lobbying with political leaders, 12 states decided to sign the First Geneva Convention that led to the establishment of the Red Cross
- Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines (1 Kin 11:3).
- Goliath’s armor weighed 125 pounds (1 Sam 17:5).
Manasseh was the longest reigning king at 55 years (2 Kin 21:1).
Today, 12th of March marks 22 year, Archbishop Benson Idahosa transit into glory.
Here are some the things you need to know about this great man of God.
- There are no mention of animals during Jesus’ birth in the Bible
Nowhere in the Bible are animals mentioned in the Nativity. This is simply latter-day additions by Western Christians to the Nativity
- King Herod may have killed between 7 and 20 children
After the wise men failed to report back to him about Jesus’ birth, Herod the Great,
- Seven people committed suicide in the Bible:
- Christ is an title, and not the last name of Jesus
Jesus did not have a last name like we do now in the 21st century.
Christ is not his last name, but a title that means “the anointed one”. Christ is actually the Greek translation of the Hebrew word “Messiah
Lamech was the first person recorded in the Bible to commit polygamy (Gen 4:19).
- Goliath’s armour weighed 125 pounds (1 Sam 17:5.
- There were not 3 wise men. The Bible actually doesn’t say how many Magi visited Jesus. Tradition just assumes there were three men because three types of gifts were given . All three gifts were significant and fit for a King.
- The first red-letter New Testament (i.e., words of Christ printed in red) was published in 1899 , and the first red-letter Bible followed two years later. The idea of printing the words of Christ in red originated with Lous Klopsch, editor of Christian Herald magazine, who got the idea after reading Jesus’ words, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you” (Luke 22:20).
1. IT OCCURS ON DECEMBER 26TH.
Boxing Day is observed annually on December 26. If it falls on a weekend, the public holiday itself will be celebrated on Monday. It became an official holiday during the reign of Queen Victoria, though some historians trace its origins back much further—to