Interesting facts about the Bible

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A great feature on the Gospel Coalition blogs is their regular column titles „9 things you should know”. In their latest post, Joe Carter writes about „9 Things You Should Know about the Bible. Here’s just 3, numbers 1, 6, and 9:

1. The English word Bible is derived from the Koine Greek τὰ βιβλία (ta biblia – „the books”). While Christian use of the term can be traced to around A.D. 223, the late biblical scholar F.F. Bruce noted that Chrysostom in his Homilies on Matthew (between A.D. 386 and 388) appears to be the first writer to use the Greek phrase ta biblia to describe both the Old and New Testaments together.

6. The Bible is not only the best-selling book of all-time, it is consistently the best-selling book of the the year, every year. (Even in 1907, the New York Times noted that the „daily sales of the Bible, 40,000 copies, exceed the annual sales of most popular novels.”) Currently, an estimated 25 million copies are sold or distributed in the U.S. every year, approximately one new Bible for every 12 Americans.

9. All the books of the Old Testament except Esther, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon are quoted or referenced in the New Testament. Jesus quoted or made references from Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, Psalms, Proverbs, 1 Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Amos, Jonah, Micah, Zechariah, and Malachi.

Read the entire article here – http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2013/06/22/9-things-you-should-know-about-the-bible/

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  1. abcinsc
    iun. 29, 2013 @ 08:43:44

    Reblogged this on The Peanut Gallery.

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