The longest name in the Bible is Maher - Shalal - Hash - Baz. (Aren't you glad Isaiah wasn't your dad?) It means
"quick to plunder, swift to spoil" (see Isaiah 8:1).
The shortest prayer in the Bible is Peter's : "Lord save me!"
God's name is not mentioned in the book of Esther.
Zimri was king of Israel for only one week before he committed suicide by setting the palace on fire around himself
( 1 kings 16:15-20)
Matthew 18:10 indicates that children have personal angels.
Old Testament books were scrolls, a strip of animal skin that was rolled up on two sticks. One ancient copy of the book
of Isaiah is twenty-four feet long.
Engaged men were exempted from military service
Pharisees wore tiny leather boxes on their foreheads and arms. These boxes , called "phylacteries," contained four passages-
from the Law of Moses---Exodus 13:1-10,11-16; Deuteronomy 6:4-9, 11:13-21
In early Old Testament times, whenever two Israelites finalized a real estate transaction, one would take off his sandal
and give it to the other to seal the deal (Ruth 4:7).
Newborn babies were rubbed with salt (Ezekiel 16:4).
To symbolize his desire for a permament working relationship , a slave would have his master take an awl and stick it
through the slave's ear into the master's doorpost (Exodus 21:6).
Newlyweds were commanded by God to honeymoon for a solid year
When friends took a stroll together, they walked single file, not side-by-side.
A guy named Dodo is listed in the Bible (Judges 10:1).
Jehu was the original reckless driver (2 Kings 9:20).
Ben-Hur is found in the Bible (1 Kings 4:8).
In Mark 9:29 when the disciples couldn't cast the evil spirit out of the boy, the disiples asked Jesus, " Why couldn't
we drive it out?" Jesus replied "This kind can come out only by prayer and fasting. KJV
However in the NIV, it says "This kind can come out only by prayer."
What happened to "fasting?"
At an everage pace one can read the Bible out loud in seventy hours and forty minutes.
In 1631 an English Bible printer forgot the NOT in one of the Ten Commandments. Here's how his mistake in Exodus 20:14
read: "Thou shalt commit adultry." Because of this colossal goof, the edition became known as The Wicked Bible, and the printer
had to pay a large fine.
An edition of the Bible printed at Cambridge , England in 1653 contained the following printer's error: "know ye not
that the unrighteous shall inherit the kingdom of God?" (1 Corinthians 6:9).