What is the oldest passage in the bible?

Update:

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.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2004/09/28/science/28scro.h...

    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

    If Gen.1:1,2; TO ADAM TO MOSES COMPILES BOOKS

    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 ];

    EXODUS WORLD EMPIRE EGYPT #1

    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.

    IT IS 1212 BEFORE CHRIST IS BORN IN UNDER WORLD EMPIRE ROME #6.

    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

    Collosiuns

  • 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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