Friday Facts - Random Bits of Info

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For today's post I'm pulling together a number of random facts from the Bible. I hope you enjoy and maybe learn something new. I pray you all have a superb Friday and an even better weekend!

~ Abraham is the first person in the Bible to be called a Hebrew

~ The greatest warrior in the Bible is Gideon. He defeated the 135,000 Midianites with 300 men, 300 trumpets, and God.

~ King Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines.

~ The number 7 appears many times in the Bible. It is often linked to perfection or completion.

~ There were 12 tribes of Israel and 12 disciples.

~ The number 40 is used many times in the Bible. It often means God is about to usher in a new event or era. For example, rain during the flood lasted 40 days, spies explored Canaan for 40 days, Jonah warned Nineveh for 40 days, and Jesus fasted in the wilderness for 40 days.

~ The first bok of the Bible tells of a serpent tempting Eve. The last book of the Bible calls Satan "that serpen of old, who is the Devil." (Genesis3; Revelation 20:2).

~ "Do not be afraid" appears 365 times in the Bible. Interestingly enough, that is the number of days in a year!

~ Two men in the Bible never died. They were Enoch and Elijah. God brought them right up to heaven.



9 Thoughts Shared:

Joan said...

Very Cool. Esp. the "Do not be afraid" one. I'll have to remember that one. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings

bp said...

I love that there is a "Do not be afraid" for every day of the year! Neat fact!

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Happy Friday! ♥ Hugs :)

Willow (Shelby) said...

Hi, Melanie! I love your Fun Friday Facts. I agree wih bp that it is super-cool that there is a "do not be afraid" for every day of the week and I think I'm going to start looking up one of them each day! God bless you for all of the sharing you do with us.

Laurie Ann said...

Absolutely love these facts each Friday. I look forward to them. One I didn't realize was that the serpent was mentioned in the first and last books. I never made the connection - doy! Great facts!

Tiffany Stuart said...

Turning 40 this year has felt like a new era being ushered in for me. I've went through some deep healing over the years, but especially this year. Now feel ready to shout out for Him even more.

Loved these facts.

Amydeanne said...

happy friday! :) interesting as always!

hip chick said...

Those were great facts. My favorite is that do not be afraid 365 times. that is such a good thing to remember.

Beth E. said...

Hmmm...you seem to have struck a chord, here. It is a challenge not to give in to the fears that seem to close in on us at times.

How neat it is that we can remember "Do not be afraid" every day, every year!

Thank you for praying for Bill. He came home from the hospital today. I posted an update.

Blessings to you and your family...