I recently wrote about why obadiah is the least popular book of the bible, but you guys deserve more than that. If your question is about a specific passage, include the book, chapter, verse and translation e. Determining what the longest book in the old testament is depends on how. In any case, our list goes from the least popular best seller to the most. May 26, 2014 in a recent infographic, the overview bible project produced a flowchart of the 10 least popular books of the bible ht. The commissioning of the king james bible took place in 1604 at the hampton court conference outside of london. There are certain books of the bible that we need to read over and over.
Here is a list of 10 obscure bible characters and stories in the order they appear in the scriptures. At least once a year, i take four or five days to read and. Id like to motivate study of this marvelous little book by giving six reasons why you should read and. Bible most owned, least read book in history columbus. This might be a no brainer, but ive honestly never read the ot and i dont know why. Chapman created the list by examining how many individual copies of the books had been printed and sold over the last 50 years. Learn other cool stuff by visiting the overview bible project. The books of the bible your pastor never preached on. By accepting this message, you will be leaving the website of the united states conference of catholic bishops. They form approximately one third of his recorded teachings. The bible is a collection of sacred texts or scriptures.
Apparently obadiah is the least read book of the bible. Many of the bibles most beloved and quoted chapters are from the old testament book of psalms. Bible most owned, least read book in history columbus ledger. The 10 least popular books of the bible infographic the overview bible project recently wrote about why obadiah is the least popular book of the bible, but you guys deserve more than that. The 3rd, 4th, and 8th least popular books with bible gateway readers, with brevity perhaps being another factor. May 09, 2014 but hey, if you love underdogs, you should check out his book. This study bible presents information in a logical manner first discussing the scripture, then exploring what it means in a general sense, and helping you reflect to find out what it means for you.
Shareranks is about ranking things that are top, most, greatest, or even worst in all categories. Obadiah in particular is a kind of isolated book, being as it ison the surfaceonly about edom and its punishment. The most popular psalms in the bible ranked and categorized. The parables of jesus are found in the synoptic gospels and some of the noncanonical gospels. Brett buckner is an independent correspondent and can be. So ive decided recently to come back to christianity and decided to read the bible from beginning to end. When i learned this, i was both surprised and notsosurprised. Top ten craziest books of the bible 10 top best books of the bible to start with top 10 most famous bible stories top ten most challenging things about being a bible quizzer top ten flaws with the holy bible list stats. I hope the below estimations show that the quran is in fact the most read book. However i would put money on the fact that some of these minor prophets would probably fall at the bottom of most peoples favorite books of the bible list. Jeffrey kranz explains why so few read it at the bible overview project. This link is provided solely for the users convenience. The 3rd, 4th, and 8th least popular books with bible gateway readers, with brevity perhaps being another. The book of numbers should rank somewhere in the least popular books of the bible.
While these are in no particular order, we selected them based on what weve heard quoted the most and what most christians use in prayer. Jul 09, 2017 in answering the question, what is the most popular, and the least popular, books in the bible, we will measure popularity by determining which book is most read and which is least read. Dec 17, 2019 also, the percentage that did not mention a book from the old or new testament climbed to its highest level 7% that week. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven. For the purposes of this post, least popular least read book of the bible. This punchy, onechapter letter comes right before the book of revelation in your bible. Given that people especially christians believe they should read the bible, it could be argued that these polls overreport bible readership. Within different church traditions, evangelical pastors are the most likely to have included at least one direct biblical book reference 97% during their sermon. Turns out that some books of the bible get a lot more attention than others. Youve seen the 10 most popular books of the bible, now lets look at the 10 least popular books of the bible. We thought it would be helpful to have a list ranking the most popular psalms. The bible is the most influential book in american history and contemporary american life. Nov 15, 20 researcher james chapman has compiled this look at the top 10 mostread books in the world. The least popular books of the bible infographic churchmag.
The most popular verses in the longest and shortest books as. The book packs countless features that make it the best study bible in the market today. You might want to check out the full post on why obadiah is the least popular book of the bible. For the purposes of this post, least popular leastread book of the bible. The least popular book of the bible its not leviticus overviewbible. Jul 15, 2015 harper lees new novel go set a watchman, the followup to to kill a mockingbird, is set to become one of the fastestselling books of all time. Lets allow these less popular books to speak into our hearts today like never before. Dec 09, 2000 the bible is the bestselling, least read and least understood book. We want to share 150 of the most popular bible verses.
The least popular book of the bible its not leviticus. It all depends on who you are and what you will be using it for. This assumption is often based the book of isaiah in the bible which says, how art thou fallen from heaven, o lucifer, son of the morning. If the question were focused entirely on the us, theres no question that the bible is the most read book. But hey, if you love underdogs, you should check out his book. Jude whose brother wrote the book of james wanted to write about salvation, but theres something more pressing to deal with. The epistle of jude is the 8th least popular book of the bible.
There are certainly many obscure bible stories and characters than i list here, but i hope you will use this list to launch you into a study of some stories you may have never heard taught about in church. Though they may actually be the least popular books, that is inferring too much from the fact that they are the least searched forreadetc. Horror can explore shocking subjects, often incorporating romance, fantasy and action along the way but many people simply dont have the stomach for it, making this one of the less popular genres. Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon books best sellers. People become weary of the endless genealogies and numbers listed in this book, which are keys and clues to the understanding of the new testament. If you have a hard time spelling them, chances are that they might be the most neglected and least studied books in the bible.
Most popular book in the uk named and its not the bible or. The least popular books of the bible after reading these summaries, i may have to go out of my way and show these bible books a little love and give them a read. The least popular genre was poetry, drama and criticism books, which two percent of people chose. Jan 31, 2014 king generally publishes at least one book every year, including genre classics like the shining, salems lot, and it. Discover the best christian bibles in best sellers. Id like motivate study of this marvelous little book by giving six reasons why you should read it, study it, teach it, and preach it. Books of the bible list order complete new and old testament. Whose sermons are least likely to mention a book of the bible. The 10 least popular books of the bible infographic. Study all bible books online in over 50 translations. The book of psalms easily wins, probably because it is both the longest book in the bible 150 chapters and it covers every human. Researchers have collated the figures for the number of editions, translations and copies sold of the worlds most popular books these are the most loved tomes. Jun 07, 2014 whats your least favorite book in the bible. What are some obscurelesser known old testament bible stories.
Whats your least favorite book of the bible, and why. Yes, i know, thats probably not the most popular question to ask on a sunday and by answering the question you may have guaranteed to never make the sunday school student of the month, but the truth of the matter is, we all have preferences. Gallup, the nations foremost pollster on religion, has put it. Mar 11, 2020 most popular book in the uk named and its not the bible or harry potter. What are some obscurelesser known old testament bible. While its true that many neglect reading this book, and its.
Likewise, three short books at the end of the new testament are on kranzs list and fail to appear even once in the lectionary 2 john, 3 john, and jude. The 10 least popular books of the bible infographic overviewbible. If i may continue with the obadiah theme of steven j. I have never considered before that there are pieces of the bible that are rarely read, but i suppose it makes sense that sadly, popularity extends even to scripture. Which are the most popular best selling bible translations. Apr 25, 2019 if i may continue with the obadiah theme of steven j. Most people will guess that book of revelation is the least read book in the bible. What are the longest and shortest books of the bible. Aug 24, 2015 most of the others have at least one messianic prophecy to get them on the list. The king james version remains one of the greatest landmarks in the english tongue. The bible being happy and enjoying life scripture enjoying life connection proverbs 9. I would agree that obadiah is a small prophecy, and even terribly neglected, perhaps because it is full of violent language concerning judgement upon those who have continu. The 10 most unpopular books of the bible cwoznicki think. Full list order for the books of the bible with introductions and summaries including both the old and new testament.
These are the 12 most popular books of all time indy100. When asked to name his favorite book in the new testament. Im going to guess that a big part of the reason these are the least read is because they are also the least referred to in general. Youversion, a popular bible app, reports live statistics. Those books included in the bible by a tradition or group are called canonical, indicating that. Fourth on our list of the most popular best selling bible translations in 2018 is christian standard bible or csb. The kind folks at shared their stats with me on the top 10 mostaccessed books of the bible. One of the most asked questions about the bible is what is the best translation. The 5 least favourite books of the bible christian news on. Christianbook features a wide selection of bibles in popular translations esv, niv, kjv, nkjv, and more with options for all needs, including bibles designed specifically for women and colorful, easytoread bibles for kids. Hi all, here is my opinion based on facts and partly on assumptions. Weve all wondered at some pointout of 66 different books, there have to be a few that resonate with more people than others, right yep. Sep 05, 2018 i recently wrote about why obadiah is the least popular book of the bible, but you guys deserve more than that.308 838 1127 1201 93 353 1050 1439 757 1490 653 599 504 741 960 501 1230 749 173 988 1006 1546 245 968 1377 685 948 647 339 773 1475 835 1239 1351 1365