Interesting Bible and religious facts
The Bible has 66 books, divided into 1,189 chapters consisting of 31,173 verses. The Bible was divided into chapters by Stephen Langton about 1228. The Old Testament was divided into verses by R. Nathan in 1448 and the New Testament by Robert Stephanus in 1551. The first printed Bible divided into verses was an Old Testament Latin edition by Pagninus, printed in 1528. The first complete English version of the Bible divided into verses was the Geneva Bible, printed in 1560.
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Biblical names and their meanings
Adam means earthy or red. John means the mercy of Jehovah. Hukkok is the engraver or scribe or lawyer. Hushim is a man of haste. The name Matthal signifies a gift; he that gives, while Rhoda means a rose and Serah means lady of scent; song; the morning star. Browse the directory of fascinating Biblical names
You might not want to believe it but, yes, there has been printing errors in the Bible
Decoding The Da Vinci Code
The Da Vinci Code, on page 232: claims: “Nothing in Christianity is original. The pre-Christian god Mithras – called the Son of God and the Light of the World – was born on December 25, died, was buried in a rock tomb, and then resurrected in three days. By the way, December 25 was also the birthday of Osiris, Adonis, and Dionysus. So, as proclaimed in The Da Vinci Code, was Jesus married?
Feminist interpretation of the Bible
Feminist biblical interpretation has developed into two interdependent areas of research: inclusive language and inclusive interpretation. Both areas have one thing in common: They are carried forward by cooperating groups of women and men who see their work not only as a scholarly enterprise but also as a collective effort to bring about change in the thoughts, values, and actions of religious groups. More
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