1001 Surprising Things You Should Know about the Bible
1001 Surprising Things You Should Know about the Bible is packed with unusual, unfamiliar, and quirky details about the Book of Books that you won't find in scholarly or theological examinations. It provides answers to questions you never knew you had: Why weren't there any vowels in the original Old Testament? Who first translated Hebrew scriptures into Greek? Which Bible verses were "turned" into a hit song in the 1960s? How was William Shakespeare honored in the first printing of the King James Version? Which everyday words and phrases come straight from the Bible? You'll discover striking similarities between Moses and Jesus, notable differences between Old Testament and New Testament miracles, and hundreds of facts about the ancient world in which biblical events took place. --From publisher's description.