By Torrance Grey on May 24, 2018
The Bible ... it's the main reason the Guttenberg printing press was created, meaning that it vaulted the world into a new era of literacy. Yet, like cookbooks, which people buy but rarely make even half the recipes, the Bible is a book that is widely owned, yet lightly read.
Hey, we're not judging! Like a lot of religious texts, the Bible is not light reading. It's long: 66 books, containing about 750,000 words, depending on the translation. It's dense, with some books repeating the same messages over and over with little change in phrasing; Psalms and Proverbs are good examples of this. And it's not always easy to relate to everyday life: Some books of the Old Testament, like Numbers and Leviticus, contain endless rules for the Hebrews' life after the exodus that are extremely detailed and not very applicable to modern everyday life. In fact, Christians embrace the idea that Jesus came to earth to start a new covenant between God and man, a much simpler one, summed up in the commandment 'to love the Lord your God ... (and) love your neighbor as yourself.'
Even so, if you're curious about how your Bible knowledge stacks up, we've got a quiz with a little something for everyone -- easy questions, moderately difficult ones, and hard ones. So even if you consider yourself a Bible whiz, you might find a few questions here to stump you. If you're not, well, you're sure to find a few you know. Either way, good luck!