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Find Your Birth Year using the Number of Books in the Bible

Find Your Birth Year using the Number of Book in the Bible – A graphic I saw on Facebook and it worked for me, does it work for you?

Find Your Birth Year using the Number of Books in the Bible

First of all you must know the total number books of the Bible. If you do not know the answer to that, then the answer is 66.

Steps to follow

  1. Take the number of the books of Bible.
  2. Subtract your age (the age that you will be in 2017 – Or in the the current year we are in)
  3. Add 51 (this will change based on the year, see below)
  4. Did you get the year you were born in?

One thing to note, I noticed it must be the age you will be in 2017, not your current age, so if you haven’t had your birthday yet, put how old you will be on your birthday in 2017.

Find your Birth Year using the books of the Bible 2017


There are 66 books and I will be 41 years old in 2017. So the answer now is 25. I then add 51 to that number and I get 76. I was born in 1976.

We will do the same for my daughter. There are 66 books, she will turn 19 in 2017. That would give you 47. You then ad 51. That would give 98. She was born in 1998.

I wanted to try this. How about someone 2 years old or so. Take 66 minutes 2. That is 64. We add 51 and get 115. So now you see we have a three digit number instead of a two digit. But i you think about it, in 2017 someone two years old would be be born in 2015. If you notice the number 115, it has 15 in it. So you would only use the last two digits in that case.

Did this work for you?


What to add in following years

I am guessing in 2018 you would need to change the number you add. For example in 2018, you would need to add 52 to get the same number.

  • 2016 (Add 50)
  • 2017 (Add 51)
  • 2018 (Add 52)
  • 2019 (add 53)
  • 2020 (add 54)
  • 2021 (add 55)
  • Etc.

I redid the graphic that I saw too. Not to mention, this Graphic was updated for current year too. Plus a printable version too!
First Published October 25, 2016. Last Republished/Updated January 7, 2017.

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My name is Steve Patterson and I am saved through the blood of Jesus Christ. I have been blogging at Courageous Christian Father since 2012, however, I have been blogging since around 2004. At church I help with the youth, van ministry, ushering or wherever else needed. Currently, I am working on my bachelors of theology. I am a father of an adult child. I work as a graphic designer. I also love listening to nothing but Christian Music. I am an Eagle Scout class of 1994. Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle.

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