In all times, there is the fact that people looked at the Bible from completely different sides. Thus, one of such controversial points is the number of words in the Bible.
The complete Bible is translated into 636 languages. 3,223 languages have a full or partially translation of Bible. Therefore, an answer to this question can be given depending on which Bible you mean. If you are still looking for a common answer, it’s best to refer to the most prevalent version. One such is the Bible of King James. Only imagine that there are 783,137 words and 3,566,480 letters. It is difficult to imagine how long it takes to reprint it. It is even difficult to imagine such a quantity of letters and words! For example, even if your print speed is 60 words per minute, you will need at least 217.5 hours of hard work. Actually, therefore, mistakes were often encountered. Some sources report a different number of words in the bible. The King James Bible is the oldest version of the text, and since the changes occurred in subsequent editions, this fact is not surprising.
Still, there is the question of why the number of words varies in different versions of the Bible? The version of King James is the oldest variety of the Bible and it was released in 16114 and is still in use. The new international Bible and the Bible in English are already more modern versions. Some sources say that in these versions there are no verses and words found in the Bible of King James.
Who Has Created It?
Is there an answer who wrote it in the first place? The Christian people are absolutely sure that the Bible was predestined by God. But in fact, there are constant discussions around this issue. Do you know how many authors were involved in writing it? In general, it is believed that when writing the Bible was involved for 80 people.
Some Interesting Things We Should Know About Bible
- It is a world of God created by a man. One of the problems that a modern reader has with the perception of the Bible is the notion that the word of God must be something like an alien artifact that fell from the sky in a completely finished form and broadcasts without the help of people. Of course, the Bible does not correspond to this idea and should not. God addresses people in the human language and within human history because God’s purpose is precisely the salvation of people.
- The omens that come true. Besides the evidence of the correctness of the Bible (proof of manuscripts) and its historicity (archaeological evidence), the most important proof is its inspiration. The real definition that the Bible is an absolute, inspired truth, is its supernatural evidence, including prophecy. In addition to its unique authorship, the Bible also contains many prophecies, exactly fulfilled afterward. For example, there are more than 300 specific prophecies belonging to different Old Testament prophets, about the coming of the Messiah: the place of his birth, adolescent years, etc. All these prophecies were fully fulfilled by Jesus Christ hundreds of years later.
- It is the only ancient book that is accurate in all scientific details. The Bible is completely free from errors, which are inherent in “scientific” statements in other ancient manuscripts. Biblical astronomy can be checked by the latest scientific discoveries. Modern medicine also confirms the correctness of biblical medical prescriptions. Many epidemics could have been avoided if they adhered to the biblical practice of diagnostics, quarantine, and prescriptions. Facts from chemistry, biology, mentioned in the Bible, keep pace with modern human discoveries in these areas. These facts are unerring, although sometimes a person, due to imperfect knowledge of the facts, has questioned some Bible statements.
The book of the books. The Bible is called the Book of Books, because it is the Word of God, and no book can match it in this respect. But in many ways, the Bible surpasses all other books. As we already know, it is the first “real” book in form. But, in addition, it also became the first translated, first printed and, finally, the first world-wide book.