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Question #19917 posted on 10/29/2005 3:01 a.m.
Q:

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What is the average length of a verse, in letters and words, in the B.O.M., D&C, P.O.G.P., and the Old and New Testaments...together and individualy?

- how long

A: Dear how long,

Here are the numbers I came up with:

Old Testament: 130.31 letters/verse, 33.03 words/verse, 3.95 letters/word
New Testament: 85.91 letters/verse, 19.56 words/verse, 4.39 letters/word
Book of Mormon: 208.83 letters/verse, 48.66 words/verse, 4.28 letters/word
Doctrine and Covenants: 136.75 letters/verse, 32.16 words/verse, 4.25 letters/word
Pearl of Great Price: 161.84 letters/verse, 39.78 words/verse, 4.07 letters/word
Overall: 144.73 letters/verse, 34.64 words/verse, 4.18 letters/word

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