Interesting Facts In The Bible

There are so many stories, details, and interesting facts in the Bible -- too many to list here. But here are a few that stuck out to me.

  • Adam lived 930 years (Genesis 5:5), and was alive when Lamech, Noah's father, was born. Adam died just 126 years before Noah was born. (see this chart of the Genealogy From Adam to Noah)
  • Adam lived to see eight generations, from Seth to Lamech. (see this chart)
  • Methuselah had the longest lifespan of anyone else in the Bible. He died the same year that the floodwaters came on the earth, so he may have died shortly before the flood, or he may have died during the flood itself.
  • It is probable that Noah was still alive when Abram (later called "Abraham") was born.
  • In addition to Ishmael and Isaac, Abraham also had six other sons. (see Genesis 25:1-2)
  • Three months after Moses was born, his mother placed him in a basket by the edge of the Nile where Pharaoh's daughter found him. At the suggestion of Moses' sister, who was the servant of Pharaoh's daughter, Moses' mother was hired and paid to nurse her own son Moses until he was given to Pharaoh's daughter to be her son. (see Exodus 2:1-10)
  • The Ten Commandments are recorded twice in the Bible: first in Exodus 20, and then it is reviewed in Deuteronomy 5
  • Deborah was the only recorded female judge to lead Israel in the time of the judges. (see Judges 4-5)
  • David killed Goliath, who was from Gath (1 Samuel 17). Later on, David became allies with Achish, the king of Gath, when Saul was pursuing David (1 Samuel 27).
  • There was a giant recorded as having 6 fingers on each hand and 6 toes on each foot. "There was a man of great stature, who had six fingers on every hand, and six toes on every foot, twenty four in number." (2 Samuel 21:20 WEB)
  • Enoch and Elijah are two people in the Bible who did not die, but were rather taken up to heaven directly. "Enoch walked with God, and he was not found, for God took him" (Genesis 5:24 WEB). "...and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind" (2 Kings 2:11 WEB).
  • Two people in the Bible were instructed to eat a scroll: Ezekiel, and John (see Ezekiel 3:1 and Revelation 10:9)
  • The book of Esther is the only book of the Bible in which God's name is not found.
  • When taken captive to Babylon, Daniel and his friends requested to eat only vegetables and drink only water for 10 days, while the other young men in the king's service ate the royal food. At the end of the 10 days, Daniel and his friends looked healthier than the other young men. (see Daniel 1:11-15)
  • Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon was sent into the wild and lived with animals and ate grass like cattle until he acknowledged that Yahweh, the "Most High" reigns over all kingdoms. (see Daniel 4:31-37)
  • When Zechariah doubted the angel's prophecy, he was unable to speak until his son John was born. (see Luke 1:19-20, 1:62-64)
  • John the Baptist's diet consisted of locusts and wild honey. (see Matthew 3:4 and Mark 1:6)
  • The first miracle that Jesus performed was turning water into wine at a wedding. (see John 2:1-11)
  • On two occasions, Jesus instructed Peter to put the nets into the water to catch fish. On both occasions, an exceptionally large amount if fish were caught. The first occasion is recorded in Luke 5:4-7, and resulted in Peter leaving everything to follow Jesus. The second occasion is recorded in John 21:4-6, and resulted in Jesus telling Peter to "Follow me!" (see John 21:19)
  • Jesus is the only person recorded in the Bible to have walked on water. (see Matthew 14:22-33, Mark 6:45-52, and John 6:16-21)
  • The moment that Jesus died, many saints came to life (see Matthew 27:50-53)
  • Philip was physically transported or "teleported" by the Spirit of God to Azotus from the water in which he was baptizing an Ethiopian eunuch. (see Acts 8:39-40)
  • The word "Christian" only appears 3 times in the King James Version of the Bible (Acts 11:26, Acts 26:28, 1 Peter 4:16)

If you enjoyed reading over these interesting facts in the Bible, you may also enjoy reading these interesting facts about the Bible itself.
About The AuthorJonathan Hostetler lives in southern Pennsylvania. He grew up in a strong Christian family, dedicated his life completely to Jesus at the age of 9, experienced a spiritual breakthrough at the age of 15, and is now in his mid twenties, joyfully serving Yahweh and sharing Yahweh's message of salvation and hope both on the internet and in person.
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