Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Maybe you didn't know

Interesting and Unusual Facts in the Bible:

Middle verse in the Bible: Psalm 118:8

It is better to go to the Lord for safety than to trust in mere men.

Between chapters 6 & 7 of Ezra, both Confucius and Buddha died (516-458 B.C.)

Giant who had a bed 13 ft. 6 in. long by 6 ft. wide

Deuteronomy 3:11 "Og, the king of Bashan, was the only Rephaite left. His bed was made out of iron. It was more than 13 ft. long and 6 ft. wide. It is still in the Ammonite city of Rabbah.

Man who used a stone for a pillow

Genesis 28:11 (Jacob) "He reached a certain place and stopped for the night. The sun had already set. He took one of the stones there and placed it under his head. Then he lay down to sleep."

Men lapped water like dogs

Judges 7:5 "So Gideion took the men down to the water. There the Lord spoke to him. He said, "Some men will drink the way dogs do. They will lap up the water with their tongues. Separate them from those who get down on their knees to drink."

The sun travelled backwards

Isaiah 38:8 "The shadow that was made by the sun has gone down ten steps on the stairway of Ahaz. I will make it go back up those ten steps. So the shadow went back up the ten steps it had gone down."

Army of 185,000 destroyed in one night

Isaiah 37:36 "Then the angel of the Lord went into the camp of the Assyrians. He put to death 185,000 soldiers there. The people of Jerusalem got up the next morning. They looked out and saw all the dead bodies."

An army with 700 left handed men

Judges 20:16 "Among all of those men there were 700 who were left-handed. Each of them could sling a stone at a hair and not miss."

Sun and moon stood still for a whole day

Joshua 10:13 "So the sun stood still. The moon stopped. They didn't move again until the nation won the battle over its enemies. You can read about it in the book of Jashar. The sun stopped in the middle of the sky. It didn't go down for about a full day."

Women forbidden to wear men's clothing

Deuteronomy 22:5 "A woman must not wear men's clothes. And a man must not wear women's clothes. The Lord your God hates it when anyone does that.

Words Occurring only once in the Bible:

Eternity.....Isaiah 57:15

Reverend....Psalm 111:9

Grandmother...2 Timothy 1:5

Gnat...Matthew 23:24


  1. They are really interesting facts, Odie. I can't believe that Eternity is only mentioned once in the Bible. I liked the one about the Sun and the Moon staying still for a whole day. Not so keen on the 185,000 being destroyed in one night though!

  2. Very interesting...I'll have to show my kids the one about the giant's bed. Cool!

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  4. Odie...were there cross dressers back then too? hahaha. Sorry, couldn't resist.

  5. Interesting! I've never heard the verse about the giant's bed before!