Some of the most wellknown texts about the bible from this time period include christianity in the united states by daniel dorchester and the parables of our lord. Nov 19, 2019 others have answered, so ill add an interesting little bit of new testament trivia. The shortest verse in the new testament the good book blog. The shortest chapter in the bible, both in the number of verses and words, is psalm 117, with only two verses and 17 words in hebrew. This is a lot to take in, so if you want to start with baby steps, check out this list of the shortest books of the bible. What are the longest and shortest books of the bible.
It can be argued whether each psalm is a book or the entire collection of psalms. It was an open book which may indicate that it contained old and new testament prophecies of the coming events, though the exact contents of this little book are. It is the 595th chapter, with 594 chapters before it and 594 chapters after it. Open is in the perfect passive to show the book had already been opened. By counting the number of words in hebrew or greek, the shortest book of the bible is 3 john, which has 219 words. Kjv mini pocket bible lux leather, christian art gifts 2016 other, na. Jan, 2019 prophetic books of the bible prophets have existed throughout every era of gods relationship with mankind, but the old testament books of the prophets address the classical period of prophecy from the later years of the divided kingdoms of judah and israel, throughout the time of exile, and into the years of israels return from exile.
According to the bible, a true prophet was called and equipped by god, empowered by the holy spirit to perform his job. This small group format brings you deep, book by book study featuring questions designed to encourage group discussion and personal application. Books of the bible list order complete new and old testament. In the bible as a whole, only job delivers a more pointed challenge to divine rule. Jan 02, 2020 by counting the number of words in hebrew or greek, the shortest book of the bible is 3 john, which has 219 words. Nlt new believers bible, pocket nt, tyndale house 2009 trade paperback. The text consists of a single chapter, divided into 21 verses, making it the shortest book in the hebrew bible.
List of books in the bible from shortest to longest believers portal. The name refers to the new covenant or promise between god and humanity through the death and resurrection of jesus christ. I figured this because the book has 150 psalms, and the runnerup in chapter count would have been isaiah, with a meager 66 chaptersthats less than half of what psalms has. If the miniature bible is the smallest, then the slide bible which contains a reproduction of 1245 pages of the holy book on one small slide, is bound to surprise visitors, he said. For a long time i have known that there is a shorter verse in greek.
It is the unfolding drama of the redemption of humankind. The new testament is a collection of 27 books, usually placed after the old testament in most christian bibles. The fifth shortest book of the bible is jude with a count of 461 words. Smallest bible in the world guinness book of records. But it has the single most terrifying message of any book in the bible. The secondshortest book by word count, 2 john, has 245 words, but it has fewer verses than 3 john. Word counts on every book of the bible from longest to shortest 1 jeremiah 33,002 2 genesis 32,046 3 psalms 30,147 4 ezekiel 29,918 5 exodus 25,957 6 isaiah 25,608 7 numbers 25,048 8 deuteronomy 23,008 9. A nano bible is displayed in migdal haemek october 29, 2014. What is the shortest of the epistles written by paul in the.
Ive noticed astrics on certain books, what does that mean. The second shortest book of the bible is 2 john with 245 words. The shortest book in the bible by word count is 3 john, with only 219 words in the bibles original language. Its a lifelong process, so try to enjoy the journey. In addition to the antique bible texts, many books were written and published about the bible in the late 1800s. Iii john has the fewest number of words of any book in the bible. The third shortest book of the bible is philemon with 335 words in greek. The bible is a pretty long book, and that might give the impression that every book of the bible is long, too. Theyre listed in the order they show up in the protestant bible. Special thanks go to logos bible software for making the process of determining the shortest book of the bible by hebrew or greek word count much easier.
If you want to see more reading stats, check out the numbers for the old testamenthebrew bible and the new testament. Shortest book in the bible in the overview total time 00. Worlds tiniest bible to be presented at israel museum for 50th anniversary the nano bible is a goldcoated silicon chip smaller than a pinhead, and contains all 1. Paul is writing to a man named philemonthe only book he writes to an individualwho.
Major and minor prophetic books of the bible learn religions. As others have said psalms is the largest book in the bible. In fact, the shortest books of the bible are shorter than this blog post. Longest and shortest book in the new testament daniel. Most resources claim that the book of psalms is the longest book in the old testament, and therefore the bible. Im going reading the list of the shortest to the longest books of the bible. The slide bible was made by the research and development staff of ncr corporation at dayton, ohio of usa and contains all 66 books of the old and new testaments. In contrast to the sevensealed book in christs hand rev. The 5 shortest books of the bible, in order overviewbible. Today, most collectors consider a book to be miniature only if it is 3 inches or smaller in height, width, and thickness, particularly in the united states. Standards for what may be termed a miniature rather than just a small book have changed through time. Teeny ted from turnip town isbn9781894897174yes, really measures 0. Then jesus wept is a phrase famous for being the shortest verse in the king james version of the bible, as well as many other versions. There is a vital reason why god is finally revealing it now.
Smallest to heaviest bibles to be on display in book fair. I got 31 books left to count, going to take me a month. Update i went ahead and updated the order and added rankings based on word counts from the niv as well as links to the other reading stats. Oh, and you need an electron microscope to read it. It is essential to let the living word of god dwell in you. These bible studies equip people to understand how faith impacts their families, their careers, and their struggles. The world\s smallest bible released christian news on. An israeli company the jerusalem nano bible has donated two nano bibles to the bible museum. The criteria typically used to determine the length of the shortest book in the bible is the number of words in the book. The smallest bible i received was not the king james version bible, but the new king james version bible, which is a totally different version, that i did not want, and i returned it for a refund. The shortest book in the bibleold and new testaments is the third epistle of the apostle john 3 john. Worlds smallest bible is the size of a grain of sugar. This twoverse chapter consists of an order to joyfully praise jehovah for his kindness, mercy and love. But you wouldnt be taking bible quizzes if you werent eager to learn more.
The nano sized new testament developed by an israeli company has been nominated for the guinness. See the worlds smallest bible and meet the scientists who invented it its amazing how god had used scientists for his glory. But note that this book was part of a single book called the. The worlds smallest bible, etched on a microchip the size of a grain of sugar, has been placed on display as part of the israel museums 50th anniversary celebration. The bible is powerful and sharper than any twoedged sword heb 4. If you want more, ive linked to quick, 3minute guides to every book of the bible, too. The smallest book of the old testament is the book of obadiah having only 1 chapter with 669 words in the king james version kjv. Psalm 117 may be the shortest chapter in the bible, but it is big on worship. The text consists of a single chapter, divided into 21 verses, making it the shortest book in the hebrew bible in judaism and christianity, its authorship is attributed to a prophet who lived in the assyrian period and named himself in the first verse, obadiah.
The book of obadiah is the shortest book in the old testament. May 22, 2015 the ten shortest books in the bible 3 john 1 chapter, 14 verses, 299 words 2 john 1 chapter, verses, 303 words philemon 1 chapter, 25 verses, 445 words jude 1 chapter, 25 verses, 6 words obadiah 1 chapter, 21 verses, 670 words titus 3 chapters. As seers, prophets also brought a message of hope and future blessing for those. His birth, his sinless life, his death on the cross for sins, his rising from the dead, his. Vintage versions of these texts are also available on ebay. Ii john is the smallest book in the bible least verses.
It is found in the gospel of john, chapter 11, verse 35. The shortest book in any version of the bible is psalm 117 with only 2 verses if you define each psalm as a book. The number of letters or characters can also be used as a measure of book length, but character count has been traditionally applied to the length of verses and not the length of. It is quite well known that the longest book in the bible is the psalms, of which there are 150 individual psalms. Second john is the shortest book in the bible with verses.
What is the shortest book in the bible that can be read in minutes. The smallest bible leather bound september 22, 1993 by various editor 4. In the king james version of the bible, it is only 33 words long. The books after acts are not in any meaningful order, but are ordered longest to shortest, by author. Books of the king james bible kjv viewing the standard cambridge king james version bible books list. All 66 books of the bible in easy, onesentence summaries. List of books in the bible from shortest to longest. Some are as long as a trade book today, and others dont even take up a full page.
Clicking on a book of the bible will show you a list of all the chapters of that book. Worlds tiniest bible to be presented at israel museum for. The ten shortest books in the bible 3 john 1 chapter, 14 verses, 299 words 2 john 1 chapter, verses, 303 words philemon 1 chapter, 25 verses, 445 words jude 1 chapter, 25 verses, 6 words obadiah 1 chapter, 21 verses, 670 words titus 3 chapters. The commissioning of the king james bible took place in 1604 at the hampton court conference outside of london. The smallest bible nkjv, black, snap flap closing thomas nelson publishers on. Update on november 29, 2019 by pastor jack wellman. Perhaps this message should be more sobering to the saints than any of gods messages.
What is the shortest book in the bible old testament new. Actually recently the nanobible came out which is even smaller. And then, more recently, a team at simon fraser university entered a creation into the guinness book of world records. We have spent the last several years developing the worlds smallest bible for both the christian and the jewish faiths with cuttingedge nano technology cultivated in the holy land, merging the spirit and technology of israel.
Worlds smallest bibles at the bible museum exhibits. The fourth shortest book of the bible, and shortest book of the entire old testament, is obadiah with 440 hebrew words. Many collectors consider nineteenthcentury and earlier books of 4 inches to fit in the category. One of the best and easiest ways to continue growing in your knowledge of the bible is to start reading and studying. The book of obadiah is an oracle concerning the divine judgment of edom and the restoration of israel. The smallest book in the world and other really little books. Jerusalem nano bible jewelry the worlds tiniest bible. How can the books of the bible be listed from shortest to. Habakkuk is the only prophet to devote his entire work to the question of the justice of gods government of the world. The book of the bible with the most chapters is psalms and it has a grand total of 150 chapters. Can you list the books of the bible from shortest to longest.
They are certified by guinness world records as the smallest bibles in the world at 4mm square, however they are not quite as small as the technion institute nano bible, which is 0. Aug 24, 2018 the bible s a huge collection of smaller documents, called books. Sep 17, 2015 the three shortest verses there are actually two bible verses that are tied for the shortest verses in the bible. Longest and shortest book in the new testament july 11, 2011 posted by daniel ayad in unique. See all 3 formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Compact, pocket, thinline, small, personal sized bibles, for travel, the beach, in esv, niv, kjv, nlt, nkjv translation. This small twentyfive verse new testament book of the bible is a powerful account of forgiveness and grace. In the newer english standard version of the bible, this chapter is only 28 words long. The book of obadiah harkens back to the feud that began. Kjv pocket bible, lux leather, christian art gifts 2016 other, na. Obadiah also has one of the most inspiring conclusions of any. The smallest bible leather bound september 22, 1993.
What are the books of the bible from shortest to longest. The new testament chronicles the life and ministry of jesus, the growth and impact of the early church. The shortest chapter in the bible is psalms chapter 117. Interestingly, psalm 117 is also the middle chapter of the bible. Hello steven, the books in the bible from shortest to longest is 66 in number not 24, scroll down more and youll find the others. Ive written a onesentence overview of every book of the bible. Top 10 studies on books of the bible christian bible studies. The jerusalem nano bible company says theyve made the worlds smallest bible shown. Little books of the bible that pack a big punch bible study. The shortest book in the old testament is obadiah with only 21 verses and 670 words. The king james version remains one of the greatest landmarks in the.1601 1130 424 1545 716 791 800 779 1344 931 1198 859 750 1031 61 903 1491 125 6 1500 1461 348 579 368 340 936 1102 1439 825 1244 903 708 1272 1363 1141 672 889