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[gdlr_tab title=”Who is the second oldest man in the Bible?”]Everybody seems to know that Methuselah whose name in Hebrew means ‘Man of the Javelin’, lived to be 969 years old. But few seem to know that the next oldest man in the bible came close to that. It was none other than Methuselah’s grandfather, Jared. According to Genesis 5:18-19, he lived a long 962 years. [/gdlr_tab]
[gdlr_tab title=”Which book in the bible means ‘The Preacher?'”]Ecclesiastes comes from the Greek word for preacher,ekklesiastes. [/gdlr_tab]
[gdlr_tab title=”What is the most common name in the bible?”]There are over 30 Zachariahs, with Azariaha a runner-up at nearly 30. Third place goes to Meshullam, of which there are over 20.[/gdlr_tab]
[gdlr_tab title=”What is the most frequently used name for Jesus?”]It is “Son Of Man”, which appears 82 times in the New Testament–81 times in the Gospels, and once in Acts (7:56).[/gdlr_tab]
[gdlr_tab title=”Psalms 14 and 53: Deja vu or a mistake?”]Biblical scholars do not know why Psalms 14 and 53 are virtually identical. Some think it goes back to the time when bibles were copied by hand, and an ancient scribe simply wrote it twice. Others believe it wasn’t an error, but rather was intended as a ‘refrain’ to be read aloud by a congregation. [/gdlr_tab]
[gdlr_tab title=”Who is known as the ‘weeping prophet?'”]Jeremiah [/gdlr_tab]
[gdlr_tab title=”The book of Lamentations laments the fall of what city?”]Jerusalem [/gdlr_tab]
[gdlr_tab title=”Hannah made a vow to the Lord. If he gave her a child, she would.”]Give it right back. [/gdlr_tab]
[gdlr_tab title=”What can separate us from Christ’s love?”]Nothing in all creation.[/gdlr_tab]
[gdlr_tab title=”What is the shortest verse in the bible?”]The shortest verse in the Bible is John11:35, which consists of two words: “Jesus wept.” [/gdlr_tab]
[gdlr_tab title=”How many words are in the Bible?”]There are nearly 774,000 words in all – a total of 66 books, 1,189 chapters and 31,173 verses. The exact center of the bible can be found in Psalm118:8. [/gdlr_tab]