These facts are good to learn. They help in many ways: For example it is good to know where the Bible came from, who wrote it, how things were and how they will be. But nothing to replace actually meditating on God's Word daily.

When the Bible was first written, there were no chapters or verses as today. In fact, many of the early, handwritten manuscripts were written without spaces between the words! Stephen Langton divided the Bible into chapters about A.D. 1228. The Old Testament was divided into verses by R. Nathan in A.D. 1448, and Robert Stephanus divided the New Testament into verses in A.D. 1551. The first complete Bible with chapter and verse divisions was the Geneva Bible of A.D. 1560.

The Bible was transcribed over a 1600 year period by 40 different authors from all walks of life: shepherds, farmers, tent-makers, physicians, fishermen, priests, philosophers and kings. By the inspiration of God. The time of the writing was from 1500 BC to AD 100.

The Bible is 1 book. It contain 66 smaller books. The books of the 39 books of the Old Testament were written before the birth of Jesus Christ and the 27 books of the New Testament covers the life of Christ and beyond.

 The word "Testament" means "covenant" or "contract."

The longest book of the Bible is Psalms with 150 chapters or psalms. It contains 43,743 words. The shortest book is 3 John with only 1 chapter and 299 words.

 The longest chapter of the Bible is Psalm 119 with 176 verses. The shortest chapter is Psalm 117 with only 2 verses.

 The longest verse in the Bible is Esther 8:9 with 90 words. The shortest verse is John 11:35 with only 2 words, “Jesus wept.”
The Book of Isaiah is similar in structure to the complete Bible.

Isaiah consists of 66 chapters.

The Bible consists of 66 books making up the Old and New Testaments.

The first 39 chapters of Isaiah were written concerning the nation of Israel.

The first 39 books of the Bible, the Old Testament, deals with mankind's position with God before the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ, chiefly the nation of Israel.

The remaining 27 chapters of Isaiah deal with prophecy concerning the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The remaining 27 books of the Bible, the New Testament, deals with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Moses wrote the first five books of the Bible, referred to as the Pentateuch; the foundation of the Bible.

The Apostle Paul wrote 14 books (over half) of the New Testament.

 Many scholars agree that Job is the oldest book in the Bible, written by an unknown Israelite about 1500 B.C. Others hold that the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Bible) are the oldest books in the Bible, written between 1446 and 1406 B.C.

The book of Malachi is the youngest book in the Bible, written about 400 B.C.

The Bible was written in three languages: Hebrew, Aramaic, and Koine Greek.

The entire New Testament as we know it today, was canonized before the year 375 A.D. The Old Testament had previously been canonized long before the advent of Christ. “Canon” is derived front the Greek word “Kanon,” signifying a measuring rod. Thus, to have the Bible “canonized” meant that it had been measured by the standard or test of divine inspiration and authority. It became the collection of books or writings accepted by the apostles and leadership of the early Christian church as a basis for Christian belief. It is the standard by which all Christians throughout the ages live and worship.

The first translation of the Bible made into English was in 1382 A.D. by John Wycliffe.

The Bible was printed in 1454 A.D. by Johannes Gutenberg who invented the “type mold” for the printing press. It was the first book ever printed.

Men in the Bible who never died but were caught up to heaven. Enoch, who walked with God and was no more (Genesis 5:22-24). Elijah, who was caught up by a whirlwind into heaven (II Kings 2:11).