Interesting Facts That Most People Do Not Know About the Bible
Some of the oldest biblical texts are said to be about 2700 years old which is not to say that there aren’t older ones bearing in mind that many historians believe that the book of Genesis was the first to be written. There are thus some Biblical texts that date back all the way to 3400 years while the book itself is a precious piece of history which everyone attests to regardless of their religion. In addition to carrying so much heavy history that even Atheists cannot argue with, the Bible also has so much that people can learn. 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.
Firstly, the Bible is a really long book which is a fact that most people are not aware of and it was originally written in 3 languages with most of the Old Testament being in Hebrew even though some of it was originally in Aramaic. Greek, on the other hand, come in so handy for the New Testament Bible writers which at least most people are aware of. 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.
It is also vital to understand that the Bible contains different genres of writing which excludes it from being a novel all thanks to the many poems that it contains and also not a book of letters because of the many legal codes and histories it has as well. Among the many types of writing genres that the Bible has, there are also more types of writing styles that the writers used which include hymns and laments which are just a few of the different Psalms found 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. For anyone wondering if reading the bible is a fun challenge, then try it out soon and you will understand what you have been missing out.