You’d think people would know much about the Bible, considering it is the best-selling book of all time. However, there are some hidden gems that only a few people know. Here are 12 such bible facts.
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The Story of Abimelech
Judges 9:52-54 tells the story of Abimelech, who asked his armor-bearer to end him so “people wouldn’t say he was killed by a woman.”
You Shouldn’t Publicize Charitable Acts
If people only knew that Mathew 6:2-4 condemns calling attention to charitable acts. Verse 3 says, “But when you do merciful deeds, don’t let your left hand know what your right-hand does.”
There Are Six Things the Lord Hates, Seven That Are Detestable to Him
Many Christians rarely acknowledge what’s written in Proverbs 6:16-19. It mentions seven things that the Lord detests, including a lying tongue, haughty eyes, and a heart that schemes evil.
The 10 Plagues in Exodus Are All Attacks on Egyptian Gods
Additionally, many people don’t know that the ten plagues were attacks on Egyptian gods. For instance, “The Nile was a god to the Egyptians, and turning it to blood was imagery of killing the said god. Frogs were also considered gods.”
Moses and the Jewish Didn’t Wander Through the Desert Lost for 40 Years
Moses and the Israelites wandered through the desert for 40 years. Unfortunately, when some people read “wandered,” they translate it as “lost.” No, they weren’t lost.
The Term Bible Literally Means “Book”
The name Bible comes from a Greek word that means “books,” not holy or divine. “And it’s not one book but a collection of books,” clarifies a poster.
The Story of Ehud and Eglon
If you’ve never heard the names Ehud and Eglon, they are recorded in Judges 3:12-30. The story is about Ehud (an Israelite judge) who tricks King Elon into delivering Israelites from the Moabites.
Mary Magdalene Was Not a Prostitute
The Bible doesn’t mention that Mary Magdalene is a prostitute. “She’s just often mixed with an unnamed female sinner who also washed Jesus’ feet with hair,” explains a commentator.
The Ark Had More Than Two of Each Animal
Most people would say Noah took two of each animal species into the ark. However, some animals were more than two.
Genesis 7:2-3 says, “Take with you seven pairs of every kind of clean animal, a male, and its mate, and one pair of every kind of unclean animal, a male, and its mate, and also seven pairs of every kind of male and female, to keep their various kinds alive throughout the earth.” Seven pairs mean 14 animals.
Jesus Once Cursed a Fig Tree
In Mark 11:12-14, Jesus is hungry and sees a fig tree. When he gets to it, he discovers there are no fruits. And that is when he says, “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.“
Cain and Abel Had a Brother Named Seth
When Cain is mentioned, people instantly think of Abel. But did you know they had a brother called Seth? “He’s like 3rd property brother,” jokes a commentator.
Fortunately, genealogists know about Seth. “According to the bible, most good people (Noah, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David, Solomon, etc.) descended from Seth, rather than Cain,” points out a poster.
The Bible Doesn’t Say That “Money Is the Root of All Evil”
1 Timothy 6:10 says, “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil.” Does it equate to money as the root of all evil? No. It’s the love of money.
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