Interesting Facts That Most People Do Not Know About the Bible
There is no refuting the fact that some of the oldest verses in the Bible are said to be as old as 2700 years old, there are some that are older than those ones especially those found in the first book to be written known as Genesis. With that in mind, it means that the first biblical texts were written about 3400 years ago and everyone should understand that the Bible is a vital piece of history regardless if the religious choice. The Bible contains a lot of historical info that even Atheist historians attest which brings that need for people to make an effort to learn and understand more facts that they do not know about this fantastic book. Everyone has something meaningful that they should know about the Bible but they do not which is almost impossible especially with how they read the Bible every day and even has some favorite texts that they love so much.
In addition to being among the longest books in the world today, the Bible was also written in three languages in the beginning with the OT being in Hebrew and a little bit Aramaic. Almost everyone understands that the New Testament unlike the Old Testament was originally written in Greek before being translated into the current multiple languages. The original word count of the bible in those original languages was approximately 611000 words long with the longest book being Jeremiah. There are so many teachings that people can find in the bible today which are so useful when it comes to handling some of the countless life tribulations and trials that come with life today.
The Bible also contains a wide range of genres of writing which explains why it is not a novel due to the many poems it contains and also not a book of letters due to the multiple histories and legal codes. Within the many types of genres, there are also many types of writing as well ranging from hymns laments which are 2 of the 5 different types of Psalms in the Bible. While literal and figurative passages are so outstanding in the book of Genesis, anyone that has been through the Gospels understands that parables and hyperbole have been heavily used to record and explain Jesus’ life on earth. There is thus no other reasons why understating the Bible requires both time and interpretation with all the many genres and writing styles. It is also a fun challenge similar to analyzing an in-depth poem or reading that medical journal and there is always something for everyone in that Big Book that strikes one’s fancy.