The first translation of the English Bible was initiated by John Wycliffe and completed by John Purvey in 1388.
he Bible was written by about 40 men over a period of about 1600 years dating from 1500 BC to about 100 years after Christ.
The Church of Scientology was founded in 1953, at Washington DC, by US science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, named in the Bible's Book of Revelation, are Conquest, Slaughter, Famine, and Death.
The Hindu holy day begins at sunrise, the Jewish holy day begins at sunset, and the Christian holy day begins at midnight.
The patron saint of dentists is St. Apollonia. She reportedly had her teeth pulled out in 249 AD by an anti-Christian mob.
The longest name in the Bible Mahershalalhashbaz (Isaiah 8:1).
The seven archangels are Michael, Gabriel, Raphael, Uriel, Chamuel, Jophiel, and Zadkiel.
The Seven Deadly Sins are lust, pride, anger, envy, sloth, avarice and gluttony.
The shortest verse in the Bible consists of two words: `Jesus wept` (John 11:35).
The seven virtues are prudence, courage, temperance, justice, faith, hope and charity.
Trivia is the Roman goddess of sorcery, hounds and... the crossroads
In 1643, the British Parliament officially abolished the celebration of Christmas.
In 1937, the first postage stamp to commemorate Christmas was issued in Austria.
St. Francis of Assisi introduced Christmas Carols to formal church services.