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The Longest & Shortest Books of the Bible


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Do you know the longest and shortest books in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible? Bible Gateway has put together a colorful infographic that you can download which answers the question, plus 24 more. You can get the infographic sent to your email by visiting Bible Gateway and leaving them your email address. Just look for the link, on the Bible Gateway page, to sign up now to receive Bible Gateway’s free exclusive 25 Extremes in the Bible infographic.

I’ll add a little teaser here:

The longest book in the Old Testament when measuring by chapters is the book of Psalms with 150 chapters and 2,461 verses. But when measuring by Hebrew word count, the longest book in the Old Testament is Jeremiah with approximately 33,000 words in the original language.

The shortest book in the Old Testament is Obadiah with only 21 verses and 670 words.

The longest book in the New Testament is the Gospel of Luke with 1,151 verses.

The shortest book in the New Testament is 2 John with only 13 verses and 298 words.

Disclaimer: I received this information complimentary from Bible Gateway.

 

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5 thoughts on “The Longest & Shortest Books of the Bible”

  1. Had I been guessing, I would not have guessed Jeremiah. It would have been Isaiah. But now I know. In the NT, if you go strictly by chapters, it’s a tie between Matthew and Acts, both with 28. I know that because I once missed a trivia question on that.

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