Date: January 31, 2010 

Lesson: Bible Overview

74 Friends gathered for the first 5th Sunday School Class series.  Refreshments were provided by the Fabulous Friends Sunday School Class.

Puzzles were placed on each table for kids of all ages to put together.

5th Sunday School January 31, 2010

Bible Overview

Bible Facts
The Bible contains 1189 chapters. The Old Testament has 929 chapters and the New Testament has 260 chapters. The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119, and the shortest is Psalm 117
The longest verse is Esther 8:9, and the shortest is John 11:35.

The bible was written….

·        over a 1500 year span (from 1400 B.C to A.D. 100) by 40 men

·        over 40 generations

·        over 40 authors from many walks of life (i.e. - kings, peasants, philosophers, fishermen, poets,     statesmen, scholars)

·        in different places (i.e. - wilderness, dungeon, palaces)

·        at different times (i.e. - war, peace)

·        in different moods (i.e. - heights of joy, depths of despair)

·        on three continents (Asia, Africa, and Europe)

·        in three languages (Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek)

·        The first translation of the English Bible was initiated by John Wycliffe and completed by        John Purvey in 1388.

·        The Bible has since been translated in part or in whole into over 1200 languages and dialects.

·        The Bible was divided into chapters by Stephen Langton in 1228.

·        The Old Testament was divided into verses by R. Nathan in 1488  

·        New Testament by Robert Stephanus in 1551.

·        The entire Bible divided into chapters and verses first appeared in the Geneva Bible of 1560.

·        Today the Bible is the largest seller of all books published.

·        The word "testament" means "covenant"

·        Miles Coverdale published the first English translation of the entire Bible in 1535

·        The Bible has been translated into over 2,000 languages

·        The longest book in the Bible is Psalm

·        The shortest book in the Bible is 2 John

·        The longest verse in the Bible is Esther 8:9

·        The shortest verse in the Bible is John 11:35

·        Number of Bibles distributed in the U.S. every day: 170,000

·        Number of promises in the Bible: 1,260

·        Number of commands in the Bible: 6,468

·        Number of questions in the Bible: 3,294

·        The book of Esther is the only book of the Bible that never mentions God

·        Books in the Bible: 66

·        Books in the Old Testament: 39

·        Books in the New Testament: 27

·        Middle chapter of the Bible: Psalm 117

·        Shortest chapter in the Bible: Psalm 117

·        Longest chapter in the Bible: Psalm 119

·        Number of times "Lord" is mentioned: 7,736

·        Longest Word in the Bible: "Mahershalalhashbaz" in Isaiah 8:1

 

Bible Quiz for Adults

Which book tells about Moses leading God’s people out of Egypt?  __ __ __ __ __ __

Which Gospel was written by a Doctor?  __ __ __ __

Which book of the New Testament is shorter:  2 John___  3 John___  Philemon___

Was it an apple that Adam and Eve ate in the garden?  T  or  F

Which book tells the story of Samson?  __  __  __  __  __  __

Which two books list the 10 commandments?  _  _  _  _  _  _  & _  _  _  _  _  _  _  _  _  _  _ 

Which book tells about a runaway slave and the forgiveness requested of his owner?

                        __ __  __  __  __  __  __  __

Which book was the letter written to the pastor of the church in Crete?  __  __  __  __  __

Which book contains the words, “The Lord is my shepherd”?  __  __  __  __  __  __

Which book tells how 12 spies from Israel scouted out the Promised Land?   _  _  _  _  _  _  _

Which book relates the account of a man being stoned while he preached?  __  __  __  __

Which book is well known for its teaching about wisdom?  __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Which book is about the love between a husband and a wife?  _  _  _  _    _  _   _  _  _  _  _  _

Which book contains the verse “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”?

                        __  __  __  __  __  __

Which book gives the account of three men in a fiery furnace?  __  __  __  __  __  __

Which two books report genealogies (family trees) of Jesus Christ?  __  __  __  __  __  __ 

                        &  __  __  __  __

Which book narrates the account of a missionary being swallowed by a big fish?  _  _  _  _  _

Which book tells about rebuilding the wall around Jerusalem?  __  __  __  __  __  __  __  __

Which book contains the story of Moses standing before the burning bush?  _  _  _  _  _  _

Which book describes the history of Israel before it was ruled by Kings?  _  _  _  _  _  _

Which book contains the verse, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life”?  __  __  __  __

 

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