What is the oldest passage in the bible?


written first

Update 2:

Yeah, and which one was that?

Update 3:

I am not meaning which book is first in the bible. I am asking which passage of scripture is the oldest passage as far as the timeframe it was written in, not about.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The book of Job is the oldest which has been written before the books of Mosses

    in the NT the Gospel of Mark were written first

  • 1 decade ago

    In the begining God created the heavens and the earth.

    And the ear was without form, a void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

    B.C 1491 The first book of Moses called Gennisis 1:1-2

    In refrence to some of the below the Bible is split into three parts the Laws the Prophets and the Writings in Writings Job has writen a book in the same year as genisis but so is exodus the fact that Genisis gets read first suggest that it was probably writen first.

    Source(s): Bible the bible-think for youself about whats inside alongside the Bible
  • 1 decade ago

    The oldest written passage ever found was a section of Numbers known as the priestly benediction.


    It is estimated to be from around 600 BCE.

    as for when this and other passages were original written is still up for debate.

  • 1 decade ago

    The passage comes from the book of Genesis, Written by Moses in the Wilder ness 4 thousand plus years ago.

    " In the beginning, God created......" written 1513 BC

    Job was written in 1473 BC by Moses,

    Source(s): The Holy Scriptures for dummies.-fact
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  • 1 decade ago

    The book of Job is the oldest

  • jeni
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago


    No way to know if it was passed down to Moses or if he got the information when on the mount with God. [ 1656 plus 427 plus 430 plus 2 is 2515 years after Adam ];

    [ Gen.5: 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 25, 28 is 1056 Noah born plus Gen.7:6; age 600 is 1656 to flood year ]; Adam dies at age 930 years, the flood year was 1656.

    Noah #10 son, lived 350 years after the flood Gen.9:28,29;

    Shem lived 502 years after the flood Gen.11:10,11;

    [ Gen.11:10,12,14,16,18,20,22,24 is 222 years plus v.32; 205 is 427, #20 son Abraham age 75 Gen.12:4 ]; Abraham will die 527 years after the flood, Matt.1:1-17; and 25 years after Shem, Sarah had been dead 13 years when Shem died.

    Abraham collected information, he has the Promised Land covenant year 427 after the flood. Gal.3:16-18 [ 430 years to the law ]; Gen.15:13,16 [ generation 4 ];

    Abraham 352 to 427 to 527. Gen.25:7,9; Isaac 452 to 632 Gen.21:3; 35:28.29;

    Jacob Gen.47:9,11,28; age 130 in Egypt at 642 to 659; Exo.6:16-23,26; Levi, Kohath, Amram had Aaron and Moses [ generation 4 after Isaac is heir age, to Jacob heir ];


    Moses Exo.7:7 [ age 80 ]; Exo.12:40,41; 430 plus 427 is 857 years after the flood.

    Num.33:38,39; Aaron dies age 123, 40th year, at 897 years after the flood.

    Deut.34:7; Moses dies age 120, 40th years, at year 897, Joshua 5:6,10,12; is 14 days into the New Year at year 898 to Judges 11:26; 300? to Jair dies at year 1198 after the flood.


    David will be son #34 in the genealogy of Jesus. 1303 to 1333 to 1373 after flood.

    Davis is 1107 to 1077 to 1037 before Christ.

    Source(s): Bible.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The one that was written first!

  • 1 decade ago

    the first five books, Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, numbers, Deuteronomy

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I don't remember what section it was from, but there was this part that said flys had 4 legs.... o_O

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