Facts about the people and time of the Bible
- The oldest man in the Bible is Methuselah, who lived to be 969 years old.
- The wisest man in the Bible is Shlomo (Salomon). The strongest is Shimshon (Samson).
- The most successful warrior in the Bible is Gideon. With an army of three hundred men armed with pots and torches, he defeated the Midianite army of 135,000 men.
- The third chapter in the Bible describes how the snake made sin enter the world. The third chapter from the end in the Bible describes how the snake is defeated, and how sin is removed from the world.
- The tabernacle was covered with “tachash” skin. No one knows what that animal was. Some scholars have guessed zebras or okapis, but most think it was a sea animal like a porpoise or a manatee.
- A warrior chariot of the time of the Bible was worth around $77,000 USD in today’s money.