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Most Popular Names

What are the top ten most frequently written male names in the King James Bible? They are David (1,139), Jesus (984), Moses (848), Saul (425), Jacob (377), Aaron (352), Solomon (306), Abraham (250), Joseph (250) and Joshua (216).

The name Paul, used in referenced to the Apostle Paul, is found 163 times in the New Testament. He is mentioned the most in the book of Acts, where his name appears 133 times!

What are the most frequent female names written in the King James? They are Mary (54), Rachel (49), Sarah (39), Leah (34), Rebekah (30), Jezebel (23), Abigail (17), Miriam (15), Hagar (12) and Mary Magdalene's full name (12 times in 12 verses). Eve's name, surprisingly, is found only four times (Genesis 3:20, 4:1, 2Corinthians 11:3, 1Timothy 2:13).

Most Frequently Referenced

What are the ten most frequently referenced Old Testament verses found in the New Testament? The top ones are Psalm 110:1 (18), Ezekiel 1:26 - 28 (12), Daniel 12:1, Isaiah 6:1, 2Chronicles 18:18, Psalm 47:8, and 1Kings 22:19 (each referenced 11 times), and lastly Psalm 2:7, Isaiah 53:7, Amos 3:13 and 4:13, plus Leviticus 19:18 (each referenced 10 times).

Most Borrowed

The top New Testament books that contain the most content from the Old Testament are Revelation (content from 32 books), followed by Luke (31), John (26), Acts (25) and Mark (24). Rounding out the top ten are Romans (23), Hebrews (21), 1Corinthians (18), James (17) and lastly the book of 1Peter (15).

Top Ten Pagan Deities

Who were the ten pagan deities whose worship had the biggest impact on Biblical history and ancient Israel in particular? In alphabetical order, the first one is Ashtoreth (Ashtaroth), goddess of the Zidonians, a false deity both Israel (1Samuel 7:3 - 4) and Solomon foolishly worshipped (1Kings 11:5). The next is Baal, a male Canaanite deity whose altar Gideon destroyed (Judges 6:25 - 30) and who had all its Israel-based priests killed by Elijah at Mount Carmel (1Kings 18).

Chemosh was the primary god of the Moabites whom Israel and Solomon indulged in worshipping (1Kings 11:7, 33). Dagon, the fish god, was the main deity worshipped by the Philistines (Judges 16:23). Diana was the goddess zealously worshipped in Ephesus and whose followers caused a great deal of trouble for the apostle Paul (Acts 19:24, 35).

Molech, an ancient pagan god of the Ammonites (Leviticus 18:21, 1Kings 11:7), was worshipped by both Solomon (1Kings 11:7) and Israel. The rites of this evil deity included sacrificing children (2Kings 23:10).

Rimmon was the Syrian god whom Namaan the leper worshipped before he was healed by Elisha (2Kings 5:15 - 19). Jesus himself mentioned this unique healing (Luke 4:27). Tammuz was a Babylonian god whom Ezekiel was shown, in vision, was being worshipped by women at Jerusalem's temple (Ezekiel 8:14).

Lastly, rounding out our list of top influential pagan deities are Zeus and Hermes. These two were pagan Greek gods whom those in Lystra believed took the bodily form of Barnabas and Apostle Paul (Acts 14:11 - 18)!

Top Books

What are the top ten longest books in the entirety of the King James Bible? Based on word count, the biggest book is the Psalms with 150 chapters that contain 43,743 total words. The next longest is Jeremiah, which is composed of 52 chapters, 1,364 verses and 42,659 words.

Filling out the rest of the ten biggest books are Ezekiel, Genesis, Isaiah, Numbers, Exodus, Deuteronomy, 2Chronicles and the Gospel of Luke. These books contain, as a group, almost 43% of all Biblical verses.

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