Interesting facts about the Authorized King James Bible:
– The Authorized King James Bible is the best-selling version of all time
– More than 250 phrases we hear today originated from the Authorized King James Bible
– The Authorized King James Bible contains more than 788,000 words, of which more than 12,000 are unique.
– English, the second most spoken language in the world, has more words than any other language. But English speakers generally use only about 1% of the language.
– All pilots on international flights identify themselves in English.
– The Cambodian alphabet is the world’s largest alphabet, with 74 letters. The world’s shortest alphabet, used in the Solomon Islands, has only 11.
– There are over 583 different languages and dialects spoken in Indonesia alone, including English and Dutch.
There are approximately 6,208 languages in the world today…
3,427 of these languages do not have a pure Bible in print.
Where would you be today were it not for the word of God?
Every 24 hours, approximately 232,876 people die. 90% of which are more than likely lost without Christ.
That means that, of all the people who died yesterday, only 23,287 people had accepted Christ as Saviour; whereas 209,588 people went to Hell.
Reach the lost with the gospel of Jesus Christ while you can!
Spanish (español or castellano in Spanish) is a Romance language in the Ibero-Romance group that evolved from several languages and dialects in central-northern Iberia around the 9th century and gradually spread with the expansion of the Kingdom of Castile (present northern Spain) into central and southern Iberia during the later Medieval period.
Modern Spanish developed with the readjustment of consonants (reajuste de las sibilantes) that began in 15th century. The language continues to adopt foreign words from a variety of other languages as well as developing new words. Spanish was taken most notably to the Americas as well as to Africa and Asia Pacific with the expansion of the Spanish Empire between the 15th and 19th centuries, where it became the most important language for government and trade.
In 1999, there were according to Ethnologue 358 million people speaking Spanish as a native language and a total of 417 million speakers worldwide. Currently these figures are up to 400 and 500 million people respectively. Spanish is the second most natively spoken language in the world, after Mandarin Chinese. Mexico contains the largest population of Spanish speakers. Spanish is one of the six official languages of the United Nations, and used as an official language of the European Union, and Mercosur.
Due to its increasing presence in the demographics and popular culture of the United States, particularly in the fast-growing states of the Sun Belt, Spanish is widely considered to be the most beneficial second language for a native speaker of American English. The increasing political stability and economies of many larger Hispanophone nations, the language’s immense geographic extent in Latin America and Europe for tourism, and the growing popularity of warmer, more affordable, and culturally vibrant retirement destinations found in the Hispanic world have contributed significantly to the growth of learning Spanish as a foreign language across the world.
To read the history of John 1:1 in the Spanish Bible, and to learn about the problems in changing a single word in that verse, click here.