20 Surprising Bible Facts That Are Not For Everyone

1Swearing

Swearing on the Bible is against the Bible.


2Bible

In 2011, British calligrapher Donald Jackson and a team of calligraphers completed what is believed to the first handwritten Bible with illustrations since the invention of the printing press. It took 12 years to complete and cost $8 million.


3Yahweh

In the Old Testament, Yahweh (God) actually sues Israel for breach of contract (the Sinai covenant). It is the only instance of God initiating a lawsuit against humans in the Bible.


4Seraphim

The Seraphim (6 winged Angel of the Bible) could mean a Fiery Serpent because the word Seraph is a synonym for serpent. God could have an army of dragons. It is a subject of debate among theologians.


5Jesus

Jesus had four brothers and several unnamed sisters (mentioned in the gospels and other sources) and the Church has attempted to discredit this theory ever since the Bible existed.


6Devil

The Bible says that the devil is handsome, while Jesus is not.


7Bear

In the Bible, God sent two bears to murder 42 children because they had mocked a man for being bald.


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8Gospel of Judas

There is a "Gospel of Judas" not found in the Bible that speaks of Judas as the only one of Jesus' disciples who fully understood his teachings. He turned Jesus over to the Romans because Jesus asked him to.


9Hell

Hell in modern Bible translations refers to "Gehenna", an actual place outside Jerusalem where it is thought they used to burn garbage and thus there was always a fire burning there. Also, bodies of those deemed to have died in sin without hope of salvation (such as people who committed suicide) were thrown there to be destroyed.


10Bible parachute

There is an organization that illegally parachutes copies of The Bible into North Korea.

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