Interesting Facts

  • The name Jesus used in the English language originates from the Latin form of the Greek name Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous), a rendition of the Hebrew Yeshua(ישוע), also having the variants Joshua or Jeshua. 
  • Christ is a title, not a last name. Christ is the English form of the Greek word, which means “Anointed One.” Messiah is the English form of the same word in Hebrew.
  • The word “bible” is from the Greek word ta biblia, which means “the scrolls” or “the books.” The word is derived from the ancient city of Byblos, which was the official supplier of paper products to the ancient world.
  • Bible was written in three languages - Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek.
    New Testament was written in Greek.
    Old Testament was written mostly in Hebrew, with some of them written in Aramaic.
  • The books of the Old Testament are arranged differently in Judaism
  • The Bible informs the tradition of three major world religions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.
  • There are at least 185 songs in the Bible.
  • There are 21 dreams recorded in the Bible.
  • Both Christianity and Islam have similarities with Judaism. These religions accept the belief in one God and the moral teachings of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament).