I found some pretty neat stats as I was studying through the Bible to write the articles on this site. I also found the answers to a lot of questions:
- How long is the Bible compared to other major works?
- What’s the longest book of the Bible?
- What’s the shortest book of the Bible?
- Which biblical authors wrote the most?
- How long should it take to read the Bible?
And I’ve been itching to make an infographic for some time, so I put all these answers (and more) here!
If you like the Bible and you’re a numbers geek, you’ll want to read and share this infographic. I used Logos Bible Software to get these numbers—if you’re a Bible geek like me, you’d probably benefit from using Logos, too.
In case you’re wondering, this infographic assumes traditional authorship. Therefore, Ezra is credited with the Chronicles, Moses with the Pentateuch, and Paul with all Pauline epistles. The reality of how we got these books is a bit more nuanced, of course.
Want to use this infographic?
Every once in a while someone will ask me if it’s OK to use this infographic in a sermon, or Bible study, or as a resource on a church website.
My answer: Go right ahead.
(All I ask is that you cite this article with a link.)
- Logos Bible Software (no way I could have done this without it!)
- The Lexham Hebrew Bible. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2012.
- Nestle, Eberhard, Erwin Nestle, Barbara Aland, Kurt Aland, Johannes Karavidopoulos, Carlo M. Martini, and Bruce M. Metzger. The Greek New Testament. 27th ed. Stuttgart: Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 1993.
- The Holy Bible: King James Version. electronic ed. of the 1769 edition of the 1611 Authorized Version. Bellingham WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1995.