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04-04-2019, 01:13   #1
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Who wrote the Bible then?

They could hardly whip out a biro and quote JC word for word could they ? It was hammers,chisels and a nice flat bit of stone back then so shorthand was out of the question too. I think I have been sold a pup all along.....?
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They used speech-to-text software for the New Testament. But for the Old Testament, they had to rely on dictaphones.
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Eh, haven't you ever heard of the the Four Evangelists ffs!

John, Paul, George and Ringo?
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Lots of different people wrote gospels and holy books back then. Around the 4th century, Constantine got the church leaders at the time together and they shaped the faith as we know it now. They also decided which books were going to be in the bible and which were out. So there are many authors.

Edit: Oh, I see where this thread is going now, sorry.

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**** it, I have been lied to all along ?
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The https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Sea_Scrolls were written on parchment and papyrus.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...iah_Scroll.jpg

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Matthew, Mark and Luke all copied off each other, John went and did his own thing.
Paul wrote a few letters
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Eh, haven't you ever heard of the the Four Evangelists ffs!

John, Paul, George and Ringo?
I prefer the king James one.

James Brown that is. Get up get on up stay on the scene get on up like a worshipn machine get on up.
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They could hardly whip out a biro and quote JC word for word could they ? It was hammers,chisels and a nice flat bit of stone back then so shorthand was out of the question too. I think I have been sold a pup all along.....?
Im guessing history was not your forte?
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God is perfect.

Man is flawed and a sinner and must constantly ask forgiveness for his sins.

Who transcribed the word of God?

Ermmm.......
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A book that contradicts itself dozens of times, is incredibly vague and open to interpretation, makes dozens of demonstrably incorrect scientific and other claims...

....But written by an omnipotent, infallible God...


Aye...
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Its a bit complex.

The Bible is made up of many books which are in turn made up from different literature from varying sources from different points in history.
There are also different interpretations and even regional versions.

It also depends on which religious denomination is referring to the bible, as some religions use different books of the bible to constitute their Bible.
Add to this the fact that the books of the bible have been around for centuries and doubtless were edited for many different reasons - its difficult to say who actually wrote bible other than to those who have books attributed to them.
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It took over 500 years after the death of Christ for the writings that were to make up the Bible to be agreed (sort of) by the scholars and leaders of, what was already established by then, a factionalised Faith. This was a horse trade over what constituted 'divinely inspired' or not. Yes, great groups of sinners deciding what was or wasn't Holy. The irony.

Even then, each time there was a schism or a renewal in the Church it opened the whole debate again until some time around the turn of the 17th century when it settled down to be the anthology we have today.

I've always wondered how it never seems to be transmissible to the evangelical types, that the book they like to bash people over the head with and take literally in many cases, is a sort of 'Now Thats What I Call Holy, Volume 23', merely a history, which like all histories, was written by the victors.
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