There are four recognised gospels in the New Testament Canon. They include the first four books of the New Testament: Mathew, Mark, Luke and John. The gospels are accounts of the life of Jesus Christ.
Luke, in the Gospel of Luke Chapter 1 vs. 1-4, says that many works were written about the life of Jesus. Only four of those books were canonized as gospels by the Council when they voted in the third century A.D. The vote was close, so the methods and opinions have been debated ever since. The discovery of formerly unknown ancient texts during the 20th century fueled the debate over whether the correct decisions were made by the council.Learn More
The word "love" appears 310 times in the King James Bible, 348 times in the New American Standard Bible, 551 times in the New International Version and 538 times in the New Revised Standard Version. The extremely varied numbers for the usage of the word "love" are due in part to translation.Full Answer >
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 Bible, which ranks as the world's most-read book, has sold 3.9 billion copies. However, many more copies have been given away for free, meaning the actual number of bibles in circulation is unknown. Additionally, since the Bible is sold worldwide, calculating exact numbers becomes tricky.Full Answer >
There are 1,189 chapters in the Bible. The Old Testament contains 929 chapters while the New Testament includes 260 chapters.Full Answer >