10 Amazing Facts About The Bible The Bible was written over a 1600 year period by approximately 40 men. The time of the writing was from 1500 BC to 100 AD. There are more than 168,000 Bibles either sold or given away per day in the United States according to the Gideons, Wycliffe International and the International Bible Societies. King Solomon had 700 wives, 300 concubines, and 12,000 horses. Noah was 600 years old when he built the ark, and 950 when he died. Genesis 7:6 and 9:29. After the resurrection, Jesus was on earth for 40 days. Acts 1:3 Ezekiel was sitting in his house, a big hand picked him up by the hair of his head and took him somewhere between heaven and earth. Ezekiel 8:3 It didn’t rain in the Garden of Eden. Water came up as a mist from the earth to water the ground. Genesis 2:5-6 During Jesus’ Birth, three wise men were never specified, only three gifts were. It was assumed to be given by three men. Matthew 2:11 “Rapture” is not in the bible. It was most likely invented by Cotton Mather, who was apart of Salem Witch Trials. “God helps those who help themselves.” This popular phrase was actually coined by Ben Franklin, and is not in the Bible.