The Hebrew Scriptures & entire Bible (worldwide): The Bible, written largely in Israel and in Hebrew, is the most influential and best-selling book in history by far. An estimated 100 million copies are printed every year worldwide. The entire Bible has been translated into ~700 languages, more than any other book. Since the invention of the European printing press in 1454 by Gutenberg in Mainz, Germany, at least 5 billion copies of the Bible have been printed. The nearest competitors are the Koran and “Quotations from Mao Tse-Tung” (around 1 billion each).
Gal Gadot (in Hollywood): Her maternal grandfather survived Auschwitz. She won the 2004 Miss Israel beauty contest before serving in the IDF as a combat fitness instructor. In 2016 her martial arts background helped her land her first “heroic” acting job, and she went on to star in 2 movies centered on the Wonder Woman theme. The most recent Wonder Woman 1984 role included a scene in which she...
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