did the 40 authors make up most of the people in the bible.
how would they have had such detailed descriptions of so many people’s lives, there’s just too many details in the stories like the lines what they said, it’s just too suspicious.
There are over 40 writers of the 66 books of the Holy Bible. One of the ways we can be certain that these books are the inerrant Word of God is that these writers, over a period of 4500 years, years and generations apart, have developed a message that is constant. and consistentAll the stories, all the books, the Biblical message in its entirety lead us to the following conclusion…Man has been living in sin since Adam and Eve.The wages of sin is death as God does not judge one sin to be worse than another. Because God is perfect, He cannot abide imperfection, therefore He must destroy it.Therefore all men are in need ot a savior. From Genesis throughout the Old Testament God promises a savior and salvation to those who trust His promise.The New Testament reveals God’s promise fulfilled in the Person of Jesus Christ.Many of the books were written by the people who lived the stories. The first five books, called the Pentateuch, were attribued to Moses. Joshua wrote about his time as leader/prophet to Israel, Judges was most certainly written by one of the judges…etc. David is the author of most of the psalms, most certainly a contributor to the books of Samuel. The prophets’ chronology probably by the prophets themselves or their assistants. Solomon wrote most of the proverbs,lLamentations, Ecclesiastes, the Song of Solomon.The gospels written by the men whose names they bear. Luke also wrote the book of acts. The apostle Paul, converted after Christ’s assention, wrote 14 epistles or letters. John of the gosple also wrote the three letters bearing his name and the book of Revelation. Peter wrote two letters as well.There is no way, generationally, they were all in collusion to ‘get the story straight.’.The coincidences occurring throughout the Bible coincide because thats the way it really happened, and it really happened according to God’s plan. And God is beyond time and space.Historical documents from the time periods exist, and they do not contradict the validity of the Bible. If anything, they support it.This is how we know the julian calandar does not accurately record the year Jesus was born…according to Luke, Augustus ruled in Rome when Cyrenius was governor of Syria. Traditionally the first year of the A.D. period was year zero, the year Christ was assumed to be born.Year Zero…Augustus ruled in Rome, but Cyrenius was not governor of Syria. He was not appointed to that position until A.D. 3 or 4. So we know the calander is off by at least 4 years or more.This is only one example of history proving the inerrancy of the scriptures. There are many, many more. Historical record once thought to be contradictory to the Biblical record have on many occasions revealed that the errors were always on the side that wrote the secular history, never on the side that wrote the Biblical record.There are so many resources out there, especially on the web, that provide evidence to the historical accuracy of the bible. Look some of them up on yahoo or google. Ask.com is a good source as well.
the catholic bible consists of how many books.
73.Old Testament = 46 Books1. Genesis2. Exodus3. Leviticus4. Numbers5. Deuteronomy6. Joshua7. Judges8. Ruth9. 1 Samuel10. 2 Samuel11. 1 Kings12. 2 Kings13. 1 Chronicles14. 2 Chronicles15. Ezra16. Nehemiah17. Tobit18. Judith19. Esther20. 1 Maccabees21. 2 Maccabees22. Job23. Psalms24. Proverbs25. Ecclesiastes26. Song of Songs27. Wisdom28. Sirach29. Isaiah30. Jeremiah31. Lamentations32. Baruch33. Ezekiel34. Daniel35. Hosea36. Joel37. Amos38. Obadiah39. Jonah40. Micah41. Nahum42. Habakkuk43. Zephaniah44. Haggai45. Zechariah46. MalachiNew Testament = 27 Books1. Matthew2. Mark3. Luke4. John5. Acts6. Romans7. 1 Corinthians8. 2 Corinthians9. Galatians10. Ephesians11. Philippians12. Colossians13. 1 Thessalonians14. 2 Thessalonians15. 1 Timothy16. 2 Timothy17. Titus18. Philemon19. Hebrews20. James21. 1 Peter22. 2 Peter23. 1 John24. 2 John25. 3 John26. Jude27. Revelation46 + 27 = 73 Books total.For more information, see the New American Bible: http://www.nccbuscc.org/nab/bible/The New Testament canon of the Catholic Bible and the Protestant Bible are the same.The difference in the Old Testaments actually goes back to the time before and during Christ’s life. At this time, there was no official Jewish canon of scripture.The Jews in Egypt translated their choices of the Hebrew Scriptures into Greek in the second century before Christ. This translation, called the Septuagint, had wide use in the Roman world because most Jews lived far from Palestine in Greek cities. Many of these Jews spoke only Greek.The early Christian Church was born into this world. The Church, with its bilingual Jews and more and more Greek-speaking Gentiles, used the books of the Septuagint as its Bible. Remember the early Christians were just writing the documents what would become the New Testament.After the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem, with increasing persecution from the Romans and competition from the fledgling Christian Church, the Jewish leaders came together and declared its official canon of Scripture, eliminating seven books from the Septuagint.The Christian Church did not follow suit but kept all the books in the Septuagint.1500 years later, Protestants decided to change its Old Testament from the Catholic canon to the Jewish canon. The books they dropped are sometimes called the Apocrypha.With love in Christ.
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How were the books of the Bible compiled.
Which person(s) ultimately decided which books to include, which books to exclude and what order to place them in? Since the books of the Bible were written over many years by many different authors, who is to say there is not a book that was initially supposed to be in the Bible but is now missing?
The Early Church Fathers who were close to followers of Jesus, decided which books had authority and which books didn’t. They decided this based on 1) the book’s association with a disciple of Jesus, or someone close to a disciple 2) how widely the book was distributed and how widely used it was in the early church community 3) the accuracy of the book — i.e. how closely it conformed with everyone’s collective understanding of Jesus’ life and message. This process began about 100 Ad, about sixty years after Jesus. But you have to understand that back then oral tradition was really strong, so the reality of Jesus was very much alive through people memorizing His sayings and accurately passing down what happened. It was not mere “stories” — in many ways the oral tradition was viewed as more accurate and more real and sacred than written texts, because in Ancient times history wasn’t seen as merely the written word.All the books you are talking about that got excluded are either available in various forms and were still used by the early church (The Didache, the letters of Clement, etc) or they were gnostic texts. Gnostics wrote a LOT later than the apostles did, and their theories and spirituality had little to do with Jesus’ real message. This was patently obvious and it was heresy, so the church fathers excluded those books. The gnostic gospels like Thomas and Peter were obviously written later and are not as accurate.I am in seminary right now studying this stuff, and I can honestly say that everything that’s in the bible is what God wants us to know. If you want to explore non-canonical texts which are still spiritually valid, check out the Didache, 1st, 2nd letters of Clement, and the writings of Justin Martyr. These are all early texts and represent the living, accurate tradition of Jesus shortly after His death and resurrection.And btw, I know many people think that the gospels were written really late, but if you actually study it and don’t listen to hearsay, you will find out that scholars have proven that all of the canonical gospels were written within the 1st century and no later than 50-60 years after Jesus. This may seem late to us in our time, but the thing is like I said back then people didn’t record history in the same way — they relied on oral tradition to accurately pass down history. Therefore the fact that these books were written that early is actually remarkable within this historical context.
How many years after Jesus’s departure did the Apostles write the msg of God or the Bible down..
the very first bible i mean. and pls provide dates. Thank you.
Before the destruction of the Jewish temple in 70 A.D. Most are verifiable to with in thirty years of Jesus’ crucifixion. The fact that ancient texts survived time and persecution is remarkable.http://www.carm.org/cut/bible.htmMatthew: The various dates most widely held as possible writing dates of the Gospel are between A.D. 40 – 140. But Ignatius died around 115 A.D. and he quoted Matthew. Therefore Matthew had to be written before he died. Nevertheless, it is generally believed that Matthew was written before A.D. 70 and as early as A.D. 50.Mark: Mark (the disciple of Peter received his information from Peter) is said to be the earliest gospel with an authorship of between A.D. 55 to A.D. 70.Luke: Luke was written before the book of Acts and Acts does not mention “Nero’s persecution of the Christians in A.D. 64 or the deaths of James (A.D. 62), Paul (A.D. 64), and Peter (A.D. 65).”8 Therefore, we can conclude that Luke was written before A.D. 62.John: The John Rylands papyrus fragment 52 of John’s gospel dated in the year 125-135 contains portions of John 18, verses 31-33,37-38. This fragment was found in Egypt. It is the last of the gospels and appears to have been written in the 80’s to 90’s.
Who wrote the Bible…
Obviously man wrote the Bible but who wrote it and when? how did it become so popular?
Who Wrote the Bible?.The Bible was written by the prophets and apostles who were inspired by the Holy Spirit. “Above all,” says Peter in 2 Peter 1:20,21 “you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.” (NIV). The Bible was written by many men. The 39 books of the Old Testament were written in the Hebrew language. The first five books, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, were written by Moses who lived about 1,500 B.C. As other men were inspired by God, they gave their special messages. The last book of the Old Testament was written about 400 B.C. by Malachi.The 27 books of the New Testament were written in the Greek language. Matthew, John and Peter were members of the special group of twelve disciples who followed Jesus for the 32 years of His ministry. They wrote eight of the New Testament books.The other authors were: Mark, a young man, probably no older than a teenager at the time of Jesus’ ministry, and was a son of an early Christian family. Luke wrote two books, Luke and Acts, was a Christian physician, and was probably the only Gentile author of any of the books of the Bible. The others were all Jews.Two of the authors in the New Testament, James and Jude, were brothers of Jesus (either half-brothers or foster brothers). The apostle Paul wrote thirteen, some think fourteen, of the New Testament books.The Bible has been translated many times into many languages. One of the first translations was from the Hebrew of the Old Testament into Greek two or three centuries before the Christian era, and was for Jews who lived in Greek speaking lands. This translation was called the Septuagint. Later the Bible has been translated into nearly every language spoken.The first English translation was made in about A.D. 1388 by an English scholar named John Wycliffe. The most popular English translation for centuries was the King James Version, authorized by King James I of England in 1611. In the last century, many translations have been made into more contemporary English.
How many humans wrote the bible.
funny how Christians will follow something so blindly.
There were about 40 authors of the books of the Bible, all inspired by God. We know who most of them were, although there are some anonymous writers.Moses is thought to have compiled the first five books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. As Deuteronomy describes the death of Moses, it must have been completed by someone else.We do not know who wrote the books of Joshua, Judges, and Ruth, but they are thought to have been written (or compiled) before or during the time of King David.The writers of Samuel, Kings, Esther, and Job are also unknown.The Psalms were written by David, Moses, Solomon, the sons of Korah, the sons of Asaph and Ethan the Ezrahite. There are also some Psalms that were written anonymously.King Solomon wrote Song of Solomon, Ecclesiastes and most of Proverbs (although chapters 30 and 31 of Proverbs were written by Agur and Lemuel.)The prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi wrote the books that are named after them.Jeremiah also wrote Lamentations while Ezra wrote Ezra, Nehemiah and possibly Chronicles.In the New Testament, the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) have no named authors but are thought to have been written by the people whose names they bear. The writer of Luke also wrote the book of Acts.Paul is responsible for Romans, 1&2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1&2 Thessalonians, 1&2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon.The apostle Peter wrote 1&2 Peter and the apostle John wrote 1,2&3 John as well as Revelation.The books of James and Jude are usually credited to James and Jude the half-brothers of Jesus.Hebrews is anonymous and there is considerable debate about who wrote it.
Prior to extractions, how many books did the original Bible consist of and what were they.
There may be books yet to be uncovered; but as of late, I was wondering what books are considered to be valid and are just not written in most contemporary Bibles.
The Old Testament has 39 books total, which consist of…Pentateuch – 5 booksGenesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, DeuteronomyHistorical Books – 12 booksJoshua, Judges, Ruth, First Samuel, Second Samuel, First Kings, Second Kings, First Chronicles, Second Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther.Poetic books- 5 booksJob, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of SolomonProphetic books- 17 booksMajor Prophets – Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, DanielMinor Prophets – Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi.New Testament 27 Books:Historical Books – Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, ActsPauline Epistles – Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians. 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, PhilemonNon-Pauline Epistles – Hebrews, James, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, Jude, Revelation
How many people wrote the Bible.
Also, how did all these people write the Bible knowing exactly what happened when the world started. Also, I’ve heard that God wrote some of the Bible, but if God did, then why is it written in the third person instead of the first person?
How many…Near 40 people were inspired by God to write the Bible. Some wrote more than one book (examples: Moses, Solomon, John, Paul, Peter), some books have more than one author (example Psalms: David Asaph, Moses also wrote a Psalm or two).How did all these people write the Bible knowing exactly what happened when the world started?God told them. God inspired / provided to them the material to be written.God wrote some of the Bible?God wrote the Ten Commandments in the first set of the tables of the Law, those words are now in Exodus chapter 20 which starts as:1 And God spoke all these words:2 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
How many books of the Bible did Peter write.