Facts about the Bible

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Some 50% of evangelical Canadians read the Bible at least once a week.


18% Bible-Facts-2

of Canadians strongly believe the Bible is the Word of God.


1 in 7 Canadians (13%) and

1 in 4 Canadian Christians (23%) strongly agree the Bible is relevant to modern life.


11% of Canadian Christians talk to others about the Bible outside of religious services at least once a week.


Of those, 63%  attend religious services weekly, 57% read the Bible at least a few times a week, and 81% reflect on the meaning of the Bible at least weekly.


Versions

There are several hundred translations and paraphrases of the Bible in English.


International languagesBible-facts3

531  languages have the complete Bible.


2,883 languages have some translated Scripture.


1,860 languages still need Bible translation to begin and those languages are spoken by 180 million people.


The JESUS Film is available in 1,300 languages.


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Faith Comes by Hearing audio Scriptures is in 844 languages.Bible-facts5


Did you know: 

The Ethiopic Bible used by the Ethiopian Orthodox church has 81 books:

46 OT, 35 NT


Bibles used by Protestants have 66 books

39 Old Testament

27 New Testament


Bibles used by Catholics have 73 books:

46 Old Testament

27 New Testament


Bible-Facts-2Did you know: 

After a 40-year process, the New Testament in the language of the Atikamekw First Nation was launched Sept. 14, 2014.

Sources: Canadian Bible Society Word@Work, Canadian Bible Engagement Study, Wycliffe Canada Scripture and language statistics, ethiopianorthodox.org

Updated Mar. 5, 2015: citations added.

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