Scientific Facts in the Bible

Many scientific facts in the Bible were not known to scientists for centuries, and yet people don’t ask “how can this be true?” We should not be surprised because God is the ultimate scientist and He is the ultimate inventor as well.

Scientific Facts in the Holy Bible #1- Earth is a Sphere

We all know our planet is spherical. Yet, for centuries people including theologians claimed otherwise. The book of Isaiah chapter 40:22 says “It is He who sits above the circle of the earth,…”, clearly implying that the earth is not flat but spherical. The original Hebrew word confirms it.

Scientific Facts in the Holy Bible #2 – Gravitational Force

Job 26:7 clearly states that God “stretches out the north over empty space; He hangs the earth on nothing.” This is an unequivocal statement as to the fact that the earth is not resting on any alleged mountain or a giant tortoise! That our planet is hanging upon nothing in empty space clearly implies that the concept of gravitational force is mentioned in the Holy Bible.

Of course, the Master Scientist created it!

Scientific Facts in the Holy Bible #3- The Water Cycle

Even if we have not studied it at school, we can all see the water cycle in action.

Water evaporates from the oceans then it cools and condenses to form clouds. The water returns to the earth as rain. Some of the water finds its way into streams, rivers and the ocean; the cycle continues.

Every detail of the water cycle is in the Bible. These details can be found in the following passages.

Eccl. 1:7 All the rivers run into the sea, Yet the sea is not full; To the place from which the rivers come, There they return again.

Eccl. 11:3 If the clouds are full of rain, They empty themselves upon the earth;

Job 26:8 He binds up the water in His thick clouds, Yet the clouds are not broken under it.

Amos 9:6 He who builds His layers in the sky, And has founded His strata in the earth; Who calls for the waters of the sea, And pours them out on the face of the earth— The LORD is His name.

Scientific Facts in the Holy Bible #4 – Blood Clotting & Circumcision

Medical science has discovered that blood-clotting in an infant reaches its peak on the eighth day and then it drops. Jews circumcise male children according to this recommendation and so do certain orthodox Christians.

The interesting thing here is that a long time ago, God made it clear to Abraham that male children should be circumcised on the eighth day.

If the Holy Bible was not inspired by God, then how did Abraham and the Hebrews know about this?

Scientific Facts in the Holy Bible #5 – Matter Made of Invisible Particles

Science found that matter is made of atoms, themselves made of sub-atomic particles, all invisible to the naked eye.

In Heb.11:3, it says “By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.”

How did the Bible writer know about this about 2,000 years ago?

Scientific Facts in the Holy Bible #6 – Ocean Currents

Matthew Maury discovered ocean currents in the 19th century because he believed what he read in the Holy Bible.

See it for yourself in

Ps. 8:8 The birds of the air, And the fish of the sea That pass through the paths of the seas.

2Sam. 22:16 Then the channels of the sea were seen

Scientific Facts in the Holy Bible #7 – Springs in the Oceans

Someone who claims to be the creator God asks Job in the book that bears his name “Have you entered the springs of the sea? Or have you walked in search of the depths?” – see Job 38:16

How did Job or anyone else know about springs in the oceans? It was only in the 1970s that scientists were able to discover springs on the ocean floors!

Other Scientific Facts in the Holy Bible

There are numerous scientific facts in the Holy Bible that are not listed here, but we hope we have been able to intrigue you that you can find out more. A few more examples are the number of stars in the universe, the principles of hygiene mentioned in the Old Testament and blood being the source of life.


People believe there is much spiritual knowledge in the Scriptures, and rightly so. However, there are also authentic scientific facts in the Holy Bible too. These proven Bible scientific facts make the God’s Word a truly wonderful book.