Strange Biblical Facts
This list of strange facts, contain information you may have missed in the Bible. Or maybe you have read them before, but the fact has since slipped your mind – either way, I do hope you enjoy these, and maybe learn something new!
Solomon had 700 wives, 300 concubines, and 12,000 horses.
(Could you imagine having to be responsible for that big of a family?)
Noah was 600 years young when he built the ark, and 950 years old when he died. Genesis 7:6 and Genesis 9:29
(I need to start taking Biblical Hyssop! You know it must be good, if Moses was able to build an ark when he was 600 years young).
Manna tasted like honey wafers. Exodus 16:31
(Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Manna fell from the skies, now-a-days? It sure would solve a lot of the world hunger problems).
In ancient Israel, men closed a deal by exchanging sandals. Ruth 4:7
(I hope they had the same size feet!)
After Moses was given the Ten Commandments, he wore a veil over his face because he glowed. Exodus 34:33-35
(How glorious it will be to be in the presense of the mighty ‘I AM!’)
Psalm 117 is the shortest book in the Bible with only two verses.
(Psalm’s is one of the most beautiful books in the Bible- both Old and New Testament!)
Adam was 930 when he died. Genesis 5:5
(Can you even imagine living half that age? Wow!)
Jesus had many names: Immanuel, Alpha and Omega, Bright and Morning Star, Good Shepherd, I Am, King of Kings, Lamb of God, Master, Prince of Life, Root of Jesse. Revelations 1:11, 22:16, 19:16, John 10:14, 8:58, 1:29, 38, 15:1, Acts 3:15, Isaiah 11:10 And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
(Jesus is Lord! Praise Him!)
Luke was a medical doctor. Colossians 4:14
(With the Healing Power of God on his side)
Lydia was a saleswoman. Acts 16:14
(I don’t ever think of women having an outside job, back then. Do you?)
Did you know when Jesus died, saints rose from the dead and walked around Jerusalem? Matthew 27:52-53
(I bet that made the unbelievers think twice!)
Animals have to answer to God, too! Genesis 9:5
(Isn’t that a wonderful thought!)
Paul was beaten five times and shipwrecked three times. 2 Corinthians 11:24-25
(Poor guy. He did go through heck!)
The three magi were never actually at the traditional manger scene. They saw Jesus a little later at Joseph and Mary’s house. Matthew 2:11
(This is one of those facts I always seem to forget)
The iron point alone on Goliath’s spear weighed about fifteen pounds! 1 Samuel 17:7
(Imagine the strength he had to have, to be able weild such a spear!)
Joseph was 17 when his brothers sold him to the Ishmaelites. Genesis 37:2
(God is amazing, isn’t he? Just to think Joseph had to go through all of that, to fulfill God’s ultimate plan! Never doubt the power of God- He always knows right where we’re at and why. Even at our darkest moments)
The Gospel of Mark reveals that Jesus had brothers and sisters.
(Quite a few, at that)
The term ‘scapegoat’ comes from the use of a goat that was to receive the sins of the people and be released into the wilderness. Leviticus 16:10
(Isn’t it amazing that the saying, scapegoat, has been around since BC?)
Moses was four months old when Pharaoh’s daughter found him in a basket. Acts 7:20-21
(Another awesome sign of God’s miraculous plan)
In Old Testament times people wore a sack- cloth so other people would know they were in mourning. 2 Samuel 3:31
(Appropriate attire for such a deep-seated emotion)
Locusts, Katydids, Crickets and Grasshoppers were considered clean food for the Israelites. Leviticus 11:22
(I hope I never get in a situation where I have to eat insects to survive! UGH!)
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart. Jeremiah 1:5
(I LOVE this scripture! It’s wonderful to know how intimately God knows us. It’s beyond comprehension!)
Amen means, “so let it be.”
It didn’t rain in the Garden of Eden, or out of it for that matter. Water came up from the ground to make things grow. Genesis 2:5-6
(Wondrous! Although, I am glad it rains now. I do enjoy watching a good down pour- just as long as it’s not severe)
Most of the plagues in Egypt were brought on with the staff God gave Moses.
(God used the simplest tool to perform the most terrifying plagues)
Anna was an 84-year-old prophet who praised God for the baby Jesus at the Temple in Jerusalem. Luke 2:36-38
(Do you think she knew of the things which had to come to pass?)
After the resurrection, Jesus was on earth for 40 days. Acts 1:3
(That had to be the most beautiful sight)
Once, while Ezekiel was sitting in his house, a big hand picked him up by the hair of his head and took him somewhere between heaven and earth. Ezekiel 8:3
(Could you imagine seeing- or better yet, experiencing this action? WOW!)
Elijah stretched himself over a widow’s son three times to bring him back to life. 1 Kings 17:21
(God answered Elijah’s plea to bring the son’s widow back, after all- it was them who saved Elijah)
Joel means, “The Lord is God.”
(I wish I would have known that when I had my son. Beautiful)
Psalms 119 is the longest book in the Bible with 176 verses.
(That’s a book by itself! But what a wonderful read!)
Leah said, “My husband didn’t love me very much, was it because my eyes were weak?” Genesis 29:16
(Maybe it had something to do with being deceived from the very beginning)
I hope you enjoyed these facts. Why don’t you pick up your Bible and see what unusual facts you can come up with?