This section is from the book "Bepler's Handy Manual of Knowledge And Useful Infomation", by David Bepler. Also available from Amazon: Bepler's Handy Manual of Knowledge and Useful Information.
The Old Testament contains 2,728,100 letters, 592,493 words, 23,214 verses, 929 chapters, and 39 books. The New Testament contains 838,3S0 letters, 181,253 words, 7,959 verses, 260 chapters and 27 books. The total for Old and New Testament, 3,56(5,480 letters. 773,746 words, 31,l73verse3, 1,189 chapters and 66 books. The Bible contains 3,500,000 ems (compositor's measure).
The word Reverend occurs but once, which is in the 9th verse of the 111th Psalm.
The middle verse of the Bible is the 8th verse of the 118th Psalm.
The 21st of the 7th chapter of Ezra contains all the letters of the alphabet except the letter J.
The 19th chapter of II Kings and the 37 th chapter of Isaiah are alike.
The longest verse is the 9th verse of the 8th chapter of the Book of Esther.
The shortest verse is the 35th verse of the 11th chapter of the Book of St. John.
There are no words or names of more than six syllables.