Did you Know Facts about Bible And Christianity
1. Did you know Bible is a Greek word whose meaning is “scroll” or “books
2. Did you know It was St. Jerome who first called the set of Old Testament and New Testament books “Divine Library.” It was he who translated the Bible into Latin.
3. Did you know It is believed that the Bible was written over 1,600 years by about 40 men of the most diverse professions, cultural backgrounds and social classes.
4. Did you know The Bible is divided into two parts: Old Testament, with 39 books, and New Testament with 27 books. But …
5. Did you know The Protestant Bible has seven books less than the Catholic Bible. They are: Tobiah, Judith, I Maccabees, II Maccabees, Baruch, Wisdom and Ecclesiastic.
6. Did you know The Pentateuch (the first five biblical books: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy) is about the size of the New Testament
7. Did you know The Christian Pentateuch corresponds to the Torah of the Jews.
8. Did you know The Old Testament was written in Hebrew, with the exception of a few passages in Jeremiah and Daniel that were written in Aramaic.
9. Did you know the New Testament was originally written in Greek.
10. Did you know that three different languages were used in the writing of the Bible: Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic.
11. Did you know it is believed that the Pentateuch was written by Moses and the Psalms by David. The truth, however, is that they were written by different hands. They had not only one, but several authors.
12. Did you know the Bible had a total of 3,566,480 letters and 773,756 words. There are 31,138 verses and 1,189 chapters.
13. Did you know the Bible was translated into 1,134 languages and dialects. 47 bibles per minute are sold worldwide.
14. Did you know the largest Bible in the world weighs 175 pounds and belongs to the Vatican.
15. Did you know the major chapter of the Bible is Psalm 119, with 176 verses. The smallest is Psalm 117, with only two verses.
16. Did you know that an American researcher studied the Bible and “counted” the exact number of people killed by God and the devil. According to him, God would have killed 2,270,365 people and the devil caused only 10 deaths.
17. Did you know one of the numbers that appear most in the Bible is 7. Among the Hebrews this number was considered sacred, it was seen as a symbol of perfection.
18. Did you know the first translation of Biblical books of which the news is had been made at the behest of King Ptolemy II in Alexandria, Egypt. This translation (from Hebrew to Greek) is said to have been performed by 72 Jewish scholars. Hence, the text is known as the Septuagint.
FACTS ABOUT HINDUISM AND HINDU CULTURE
19. Did you know Hinduism is the most popular religion in India. It has over 800 million followers.
20. Did you know there are a large number of gods. The cults of these deities are separate and distinct, as if they were monotheistic cults.
21. Did you know the most worshiped gods are Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Kali, Durga, Shakti, Ganesh (the elephant-headed god) and Rama.
22. Did you know Hindus do not have a formula for prayers, but they all close their eyes when they are praying.
23. Did you know there are seven sacred cities for the Hindus, the most important being Varanasi.
24. Did you know the Ganges River is considered sacred in Hindu culture, which venerates it as the Ganga goddess. It is believed that a person’s life will not be complete if they do not dive at least once into their waters.
25. Did you knoww the dead are usually cremated in public ceremonies and their ashes thrown into the Ganges. Hindus believe that the fire god will purify the corpse and free their souls during cremation.
26. Did you know some of the most important Hindu festivals take place on the banks of the Ganges.
27. Did you know one of the most curious celebrations of Hinduism is the Holi, a religious festival of spring.
28. Did you know Hinduism is India’s most popular religion, where it is followed by over 80% of the population.
29. Did you know the most important mantra of Hinduism is Om, which is considered by many to be the sound of the universe, the sound body of the Absolute.
FACTS ABOUT RELIGION ISLAM
30. Did you know “Islam means Peace” a total submission to Almighty God”.
31. Did you know “the word Muslim” means “any person or anything that generally submits itself to the will of God”.
32. Did you know It has followers of over 1.5 billion all over the world. Along with Judaism and Christianity, Yes it is considered to be one of the three Abrahamic traditions.
33. Did you know Islam has five pillars to practice the religion. These practices must be undertaken with best effort in order to be considered as a true Muslim:
1. Kalimat Shahadah – which means declaration of faith in the oneness of Allah and that Prophet Muhammad is the last prophet of Allah.
2. Praying five times prayer a day.
3. Fasting in the month of Ramadan.
4. Giving Zakat ; a Poor-due “tax” – giving 2.5% of one’s savings to the needy at the end of each year.
4. Pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in person lifetime. if physically and financially capable.
34. Did you know Islam comprises a complete way of life which governs all aspects of life: moral, social, political, spiritual, economical, intellectual, Humanity etc.
35. Did you know Islam religion is one of the fastest growing religions in the world.
36. Did you know “Allah” is an Arabic word which means “God Almighty”. Muslims believe that “Allah” is the Original personal name of God.
37. Did you know Muslim also believe Allah is not only the God of Muslims .He is the God of all creation in This world and hereafter including Human beigns, The Jins(The spirits) and The Angels. Just because people refer to God using different terms does not mean that they are different gods.
38. Did you know Muslims believe Allah has revealed 99 of His names (or attributes) in the Holy Qur’an.
39. Did you know Every Muslims believe in and acknowledge of all the prophets from Adam to Jesus.
40. Did you know Muslims neither worship Muhammad nor pray to him. They solely worship the unseen and Omniscient Creator, Allah.
41. Did you know Muslims accept the original unaltered Torah ,Gospel of Moses and the original Bible ,Gospel of Jesus, Muslim believe they all revealed by God.
42. Did you know That the Holy Qur’an was not written by Prophet Muhammad. It was authored by Almighty Allah and revealed to Prophet Muhammad through the Angel and written into physical form by his companions.
43. Did you know The Muslim Holy Qur’an has no any flaws or any contradictions. The original Arabic scriptures have never been changed or tampered since the time it was reveal to Prophet Muhammad.
44. Did you know If all Qur’ans in the world today were burned or destroyed, the original Arabic or Qur’an would still remain. This is because millions of Muslims all over the world have memorized the text letter for letter from beginning to end, they are called Hafiz (or “preservers”) , they memorize every word and syllable.
46. Did you know Islam was never spread by the sword. It was spread by the word (Islamic teachings) and the through good example of its followers.
47. Did you know It his totally forbidden in Islam the act of Terrorism, unjustified violence and the killing of innocent people. it against the teaching of the religion.
48. Did you know The word “jihad” does not mean “holy war”. Instead, it means the inner struggle that one endures in trying to submit their will to the will of God.
49. Did you know Women are not oppressed in Islam. Any Muslim man that oppresses a woman is not following Islam.
50. Did you know Muslim women always wear he “hijab” the head-covering in fulfillment of Allah’s decree to dress modestly.
51. Did you know All Muslims are not Arab and all Arab are not Muslim , Islam is a universal religion and way of life which includes followers from all races of different people.
52. Did you know During Muslim five daily prayers, All Muslims faces the Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. All in same Direction . The Kaaba is a cube-shaped stone . which was originally built by The Prophet Adam and later rebuilt by Prophet Abraham.