September 16, 2020


1 Jacob (Israel) was buried by his twelve sons in Canaan in Machpelah, where Abraham bought the family burial plot (Genesis 50:13).

2 Joseph was buried in Egypt (Genesis 50:26).

3 Ḥallah (Challah), a cake of unleavened bread, is first mentioned in the Bible in the Book of Exodus 29:2 and 29:23.

4 "For I know that my Redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last on the earth;
And after my skin is destroyed, this I know, That in my flesh I shall see God,
Whom I shall see for myself, And my eyes shall behold, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!"
The quote is from the Book of Job 19:25-27.

5 The shortest Book of Hebrew Scripture, our Old Testament, is the Book of the prophet Obadiah in the Book of the Twelve, with only 440 Hebrew words.

6 Jesus Christ first said to Simon and his brother Andrew in the Gospel of Mark, "Come follow me, and I will make you fishers of men" (Mark 1:17).

7 The Parable of the Friend at Midnight is unique to the Gospel of Luke 11:5-13.

8 The shortest Book in the entire Bible is the Letter of 3 John, with only 219 Greek words.

9 Philemon was from the town of Colossae in Asia Minor. His runaway slave was Onesimus (Colossians 4:9), whom Paul was sending back to Philemon (Philemon 1:12).

10 "They are like wild waves of the sea, foaming up their shameless deeds,
wandering stars for whom the gloom of darkness has been reserved forever"
is from the Letter of Jude 1:13.

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