10 Fun Bible Facts for Kids and Sunday School

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I love sharing with children in Sunday school some of the fun facts about the Bible. Many children do not understand that the Bible is the actual word of God that He inspired men to write. Sharing things about the Bible and even some fun things that are in the Bible is a great way for children to learn about God. Here are 10 fun Bible facts that you can share with your Sunday school kids. It might even be fun to challenge the kids with a Bible verse that they can take home to their parents who can help them discover a fun fact for themselves.

Bible Facts for KidsThe oldest man in the Bible was 969 years old when he died and his name was Methuselah.

And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died. (Genesis 5:27)

Two men in the Bible never died, they were Enoch and Elijah (Enoch was Methuselah’s Daddy)

And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him. (Genesis 5:24)

And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. (2 Kings 2:11)

The tallest man in the Bible was Goliath and he stood 9 ½ feet tall

And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span. (1 Samuel 17:4) [one cubit equals about 18 inches in today’s measure)

The giant, Goliath, was killed by a young boy named David with one stone.

And Saul said to David, Thou art not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and he a man of war from his youth. (1 Samuel 17:33)

And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came, and drew nigh to meet David, that David hastened, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.  And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.  So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David. (1 Samuel 17:48-50)

The word “Christian” only appears 3 times in the Bible

And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the church, and taught much people. And the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch. (Acts 11:26)

Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. (Acts 26:28)

Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf. (1 Peter 4:16)

There is a talking donkey in the Bible

Then the LORD opened the mouth of the donkey, and she said to Balaam, “What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?” (Numbers 22:28 ESV)

There are 66 total books in the Bible and here is great way to remember it [1]

Remember the numbers 3 and 9

There are 39 books in the Old Testament.

Multiply 3 X 9 and the answer is 27

There are 27 Books in the New Testament.

If you add 39 and 27 and the answer is 66

There are 66 books in the entire Bible.

The shortest verse in the Bible contains only 2 words

Jesus wept. (John 11:35)

The longest verse in the Bible contains 90 words

Then were the king’s scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day thereof; and it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded unto the Jews, and to the lieutenants, and the deputies and rulers of the provinces which are from India unto Ethiopia, an hundred twenty and seven provinces, unto every province according to the writing thereof, and unto every people after their language, and to the Jews according to their writing, and according to their language. (Esther 8:9)

The first book of the Bible talks about a serpent tempting Eve. Then at the end of the Bible we read about that serpent again.

Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? (Genesis 3:1)

And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years (Revelation 20:2)

Other Sunday school lessons

Samson and Delilah

Bible Quiz Questions for Kids

Jesus Heals a Paralytic

Sources

The Holy Bible, King James Version

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version

“Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

[1] WOWFaith.com





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