Bible Trivia

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MANILA, Philippines - I hope you will enjoy reading the following Bible trivia. The Bible is the world's best seller put together in a period of about 1,600 years covering 60 generations, participated by more than 40 authors from different backgrounds, writing in different styles on hundreds of controversial varied happenings at different times in different places, in three different continents (Asia, Europe, Africa); under different moods, and at different times and in different languages. The astounding credential of the Bible is its absolute harmony from beginning to end withstanding the fact that the 40 writers come from totally different backgrounds living in the different times. The first writer died 1,450 years before the last writer was born. * * *Hopefully, these interesting pieces of information will encourage and inspire you to devote more time in your daily schedule to read the Holy Bible, the living Word of God:It is not true that the Holy Bible is a book that attempts to prove the existence of God. On the contrary, the Holy Bible assumes that God exists. The basis for this statement is the opening verse in the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Old Testament portion of the Holy Bible, that says: "In the beginning God created heaven and earth."Many of us are amazed at the keen sense of direction of birds. They always find their way when they migrate thousands of miles. There are many explanations given for this phenomenon. Scientists have advanced the theory that the birds have been provided by the Creator with brains that contain magnetic iron that act like a compass.The number seven has always been referred to as the number of God or divine perfection. Incidentally, we find biblical references to the number seven. Here are some mentioned in the Holy Bible. God rested on the seventh day; Jesus taught Peter to forgive 70 times 7; there are seven miracles in the Gospel of John; there are seven stars in Christ's hands; and seven angels pronounce judgment in the Tribulation. In the Holy Bible, there is mention of at least 10 battles that were won supernaturally. In one instance, when Joshua, the leader of the Israelites after Moses' death was fighting the Amorites, our Lord caused the sun to stand still. …