Saturday, August 16, 2014

FUN FACTS About the Bible, Part 1

It didn't rain in the Garden of Eden, or out of it for that matter.  Water came up from the ground to make things grow.

Genesis 2 (KJV)
5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the Lord God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground.
6 But there went up a mist from the earth, and watered the whole face of the ground.

The new earth won't have oceans.

Revelation 21 (KJV)
1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

The term "scapegoat" comes from the use of a goat that was to receive the sins of the people and be released into the wilderness.
Leviticus 16 (KJV)
9 And Aaron shall bring the goat upon which the Lord's lot fell, and offer him for a sin offering.
10 But the goat, on which the lot fell to be the scapegoat, shall be presented alive before the Lord, to make an atonement with him, and to let him go for a scapegoat into the wilderness.

Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines.  Anniversaries must have been a problem.

 Adam was 130 years old when Seth was born.
Genesis 5 (KJV)
3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, and after his image; and called his name Seth:

Noah was a healthy 600 years old when God sent the flood and he died at 950 years of age.

Genesis 7 (KJV)
6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.

Genesis 9 (KJV)
29 And all the days of Noah were nine hundred and fifty years: and he died.

In the entire book of Esther, God is not mentioned once.
Book of Esther

Job's first daughter of his second family was named Jemimah.
Job 42 (KJV)
14 And he called the name of the first, Jemima; and the name of the second, Kezia; and the name of the third, Kerenhappuch.

Manna tastes like honey wafers.

Exodus 16 (KJV)
31 And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.

The Levites had a mandatory retirement age of 50 years.
Numbers 8 (KJV)
25 And from the age of fifty years they shall cease waiting upon the service thereof, and shall serve no more:


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