/
Make your own free website on Tripod.com
It is well known that the number of letters, words, verses, ect., contained in the Bible have been counted, but by whom, when or where is not generally known.

Treat's publication entitled "Curiosities of the Bible," speaks of the occurrence as being of spanish origin and that the Prince of Granada, fearing usurpation, caused the arrest of the supposed would-be usurper, and by the order of the Spanish crown he was thrown into an old prison called the place of the skulls, situated in Madrid, where he was confined for thirty-three years with no other companion except for rats, mice and other vermin that frequented his dismal cell.

During his confinement he counted the letters, ect., contained in the Bible and scratched the several numbers on the stone walls with a nail. When his work was discovered he was furnished with writing utensils and ordered to make a copy of the results of his long and tedious task, and on its being completed, he finally received his liberty. The following is a correct copy of his great work;

The Bible contains 3,566,480 letters, 773,746 words, 31,173 verses, 1,195 chapters, and 66 books, the word {and} occurs 10,684 times, The word {Lord} occurs 1,853 times, the word {Jehovah} occurs 6,855 times, The word {Reverend} but once, which is in the 9th verse of the 111th Psalm. The Middle verse of the Bible is the eighth verse of the 118th Psalm. The 21st. verse of the seventh chapter of Ezra contains all the letters of the alphabet except the letter J.

The finest chapter to read is the 26th chapter of Acts of the Apostles. The most beautiful chapter is the 23 Psalm. The 19th chapter of 11Kings and the 37th chapter of Isaiah are alike.

The four most inspiring promises are to be found in the sixth chapter of St.John, 37th verse and the14th chapter, second verse; also the 11th chapter St.Matthew, 28th verse also the 37th Psalm, fourth verse.

The longest verse is in the ninth verse, eighth chapter of Ester. The shortest verse is the 35th verse. eleventh chapter St.John.

There are 10 chapters in the book of Easter in which the words Lord or God do not occur. The 8th, 15th, 21st.,and 31st. verses of the 107th chapter of Psalm are alike. Each verse of the 136th Psalm end alike. The 117th Psalm contains but two verses. The 119th Psalm contains 176 verses. There are no words or names more than 6 syllables

It has also been discovered by some person unknown that Joel, third chapter third verse, the word girl occurs and in the eighth chapter of Zechariah, fifth verse, the word girl's is mentioned for the only time in the whole Bible.

The eighth chapter of Esther, ninth verse, contains 52 letter {T}s. The word snow appears 24 times in the Old Testament and three times in the New Testament.