The saying, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime" is not from the Bible. It is an old Chinese proverb.
There are several other well-known and oft-quoted "Bible" verses that did not originate from that holy book. Some examples are, “This too shall pass,” “God helps those who help themselves,” “Spare the rod, spoil the child” and “Cleanliness is next to Godliness.”
Also, many people mistake certain Biblical details. Satan never tempted Eve with an apple in the Garden of Eden; the specific fruit was never mentioned. The Bible never named a whale as the creature that swallowed Jonah. In addition, the specific number of wise men who visited the infant Jesus was never identified as "three."Learn More
The Bible was written over the span of 1500 years by 40 authors. There are 30 authors in the Old Testament and 10 in the New Testament.Full Answer >
The Book of Psalms is estimated to have been written between 1440 BC and 586 BC. The Book of Psalms has several different authors and the content was written over an extended period of time.Full Answer >
Jesus's family tree shows his descent through the lines of Israel's kings and is meant to establish his earthly claim to the throne of Israel. His genealogy is recounted in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.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 >