The Bibles found in most American hotel rooms were placed there by a Christian organization known as The Gideons International. Its primary focus is to disseminate the Christian holy book throughout the world.
The Gideons International was founded in 1898 by businessmen John Nicholson and Samuel Hill when the two men discovered they shared an interest in proselytizing. Since its inception, the group has shipped nearly 2 billion Bibles. The books are found in hotel rooms, hospitals, prisons, military bases, nursing homes and domestic violence shelters. Since the organization is supported by charitable donations, each copy is provided free of charge.Learn More
The number seven is represented in the bible as meaning the completion and perfection of things that are both physical and spiritual. The reason for this meaning comes from the time it took God to create all things.Full Answer >
While some events in the Bible may have archaeological support, many do not, and as a result, the Bible is generally not considered to be a true record of all historical events mentioned within its pages. The historical accuracy of the Bible is a controversial topic however, with proponents of both sides of the debate using archaeological discoveries to support and debunk various Bible accounts.Full Answer >
Beelzebub in the Bible is another name for Satan, or the Devil. He is otherwise known as Apollyon, the prince of this world, the tempter, the god of this world and the prince of the power of the air.Full Answer >
The word "firmament" that appears in the Bible is a reference to the expanse of heavens that are above the Earth. The word appears nine times in the Book of Genesis.Full Answer >