Well over 90% of the statistics and information you will find online on the
Internet regarding the King James Bible is just simply wrong. I had to do very
diligent searches to find texts and statistics that were accurate. I don’t know if
this is necessarily malicious or if it was that someone erred in their calculations
and counting, posted it, and it simply got copied over and over by people who can
cut-and-paste but who apparently can’t count.
In any case, do not trust the statistics you find online unless you verify it first! All
text sources and counts in King James Pure Bible Search have been cross
verified by at least two or three independent “witnesses” (or source documents)
and validated and/or verified computationally using software word search and
parsing techniques. No one source was trusted for any of the King James Bible
text that you’ll find in this application. Therefore, to the best of my knowledge
and ability, the text used by this application is 100% error free. (*)
I have also made every reasonable attempt at verifying and debugging the
computation and search algorithms used by King James Pure Bible Search. In
order to make errors more easily detected, I’ve attempted to design the algorithms
such that they will either work, and work correctly, or they will fail to work at all.
However, being human, I’m sure bugs and quirks exist. Please report any errors
or discrepancies you may find.
For your quick reference, here’s a list of the 66 Books along with the number of
Chapters, Verses, and Words within each, and totals for the Entire Bible. Note that
some Chapters, particularly Old Testament Books, have superscriptions that aren’t
part of the “Text Proper”. King James Pure Bible Search lets you select whether
or not these are searched.
Similarly, many of Pauline Epistles have a subscription or footnote at the end of
the Book (called a colophon), often credited to Bishop Euthalius of the 5
that aren't part of the “Text Proper”. King James Pure Bible Search lets you
select whether or not these are searched.
Superscriptions and Colophons are considered as pseudo-verses for the Chapters
and Books (respectively) and don't contribute to the Verse Count. But they do
contribute to the overall Word Count. (**)
Also, every 8
Verse of the Psalm 119 acrostic begins with a Hebrew letter. These
letters are in Hebrew and transliterated to the English equivalent of the letter for
benefit of the English speaking reader, as was done in the original 1611 King
James. This comes from how every 8
verse of this Psalm starts with a different
successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet in the original language. The King
James Bible preserves them, and so does King James Pure Bible Search, but they
were letters within the original text, not unique words in their own right.
Therefore, they are not counted in the statistics either, nor are the included in the