Bible answers BTM Menu
Sitemap | Support us | Print this page

Bible Answers

Welcome to the Bible Answers section. In this section you will find answers to questions that many people (both non-Christians and Christians) are asking. Questions may be answered historically, scientifically, scripturally or even theoretically; it all depends on the nature of the question. 

The purpose of this section is to help you grow in your faith-walk so that you may in turn "feed" those who are hungry for knowledge of God and His Word.  Here you can also better equip yourself to address the skeptics in our societies. As Peter said under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit: "But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;" (1 Peter 3:15

"When was the Bible translated into English?"

Answer: John Wycliff's hand-written manuscripts (1380's) formed the first complete English Bible. Wycliffe, an Oxford theologian, translated out of the fourth century Latin Vulgate, as the Greek and Hebrew languages of the Old and New Testaments were inaccessible to him. Several other English versions followed, and the beloved King James version was published in 1611.

"What language was the Bible originally written in?"

Answer: You will find that historians, translators, scholars, dictionaries, and encyclopedias agree on the original languages of the Bible: The Old Testament was originally written in Hebrew with a few sections written in Aramaic. The majority of the New Testament was originally written in Koine Greek. Today the Bible has been translated into virtually every language on earth.

"Who wrote the Bible?"

Answer: The Bible is a collection of books and letters that was assembled together to form one book. The Bible is not attributed to one author, but many authors, 40 to be exact. The authors of the Bible are from many different walks of life including shepherds, farmers, tent-makers, physicians, fishermen, priests, philosophers and kings.  Despite all these differences in occupation and the span of years it took to write it, the Bible is an extremely unified and consistent book. A consistent book with many authors is much more reliable and convincing than a consistent book with one author. Finally, the Bible itself declares that though man was chosen to record the information, all that they recorded was written under the inspiration of God Himself.

"How long did it take to write the Bible?"

Answer: The Bible was written over a period of 1,500 years, from around 1450 B.C. (the time of Moses) to about 100 A.D. [following the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.]

"What's the longest verse in the Bible?"

Answer: The longest verse in the Bible is Esther 8:9: "Then were the king's scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day thereof; and it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded unto the Jews, and to the lieutenants, and the deputies and rulers of the provinces which are from India unto Ethiopia, an hundred twenty and seven provinces, unto every province according to the writing thereof, and unto every people after their language, and to the Jews according to their writing, and according to their language."

"What's the shortest verse in the Bible?"

Answer: The shortest verse in the Bible is "Jesus wept." (John 11:35)

"How many books are in the Bible?"

Answer: The Bible has a Holy library of 66 books. These books are God’s inspired revelation of the origin and destiny of all things. It is truly the most remarkable book ever created. Show me the book names.

"How old was Jesus when He died?"

Answer: There are many keys in scripture that lead us to believe that Jesus was 33 when He was crucified. Still however, this is only a widely accepted calculated estimation, there is no exact age given in the Bible.

Back to the top