How many people wrote the bible?

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    there were about 40

    Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy = Moses - 1400 B.C.

    Joshua = Joshua - 1350 B.C.

    Judges, Ruth, 1 Samuel, 2 Samuel = Samuel / Nathan / Gad - 1000 - 900 B.C.

    1 Kings, 2 Kings = Jeremiah - 600 B.C.

    1 Chronicles, 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah = Ezra - 450 B.C.

    Esther = Mordecai - 400 B.C.

    Job = Moses - 1400 B.C.

    Psalms = several different authors, mostly David - 1000 - 400 B.C.

    Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon = Solomon - 900 B.C.

    Isaiah = Isaiah - 700 B.C.

    Jeremiah, Lamentations = Jeremiah - 600 B.C.

    Ezekiel = Ezekiel - 550 B.C.

    Daniel = Daniel - 550 B.C.

    Hosea = Hosea - 750 B.C.

    Joel = Joel - 850 B.C.

    Amos = Amos - 750 B.C.

    Obadiah = Obadiah - 600 B.C.

    Jonah = Jonah - 700 B.C.

    Micah = Micah - 700 B.C.

    Nahum = Nahum - 650 B.C.

    Habakkuk = Habakkuk - 600 B.C.

    Zephaniah = Zephaniah - 650 B.C.

    Haggai = Haggai - 520 B.C.

    Zechariah = Zechariah - 500 B.C.

    Malachi = Malachi - 430 B.C.

    Matthew = Matthew - 55 A.D.

    Mark = John Mark - 50 A.D.

    Luke = Luke - 60 A.D.

    John = John - 90 A.D.

    Acts = Luke - 65 A.D.

    Romans, 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon = Paul - 50-70 A.D.

    Hebrews = unknown, best guesses are Paul, Luke, Barnabas, or Apollos - 65 A.D.

    James = James - 45 A.D.

    1 Peter, 2 Peter = Peter - 60 A.D.

    1 John, 2 John, 3 John = John - 90 A.D.

    Jude = Jude - 60 A.D.

    Revelation = John - 90 A.D.

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  • 1 decade ago

    A lot! Moses, Joshua, Paul, Matthew to name just a few. The bible was actually written over several generations. Look it up and read on it.

    There were several religious writings going around at the same time as the books that are in the bible. I'm sure you heard of Gospels of Judas and Thomas, and did you know Mary Magdelene wrote a book? These books didn't go in the bible but they were used before the canonization of the NT by many people who considered themselves Christians.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The actual numbers are not known for certain but there were many. Some will never be known because the books were taken from many sources. Some books were included for the Bible and many were not(various reasons). Many of the names used for the books were not the actual writers either.

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  • 1 decade ago

    40 human writers were used to record the Bible, Jehovah himself is its Author. Does this mean that he actively directed the writing of everything in it? Yes. He did this by means of his powerful holy spirit, his active force. The apostle Paul truthfully said: “All Scripture is inspired of God . . . that the man of God may be fully competent, completely equipped for every good work.” People everywhere who are convinced of that pay heed to the Bible and build their lives around what it contains-2 Timothy 3:16, 17.

    Source(s): Worship The Only True God By: Jehovah's Witnesses
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  • 1 decade ago

    I bet there'd be a Nobel Prize in determining that exactly.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I know I helped out briefly.

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  • 1 decade ago

    None. God wrote the Scripture THROUGH men.

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  • 1 decade ago

    A lot, but not as many as those who rewrote, edited, deleted and added to it.

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  • Acorn
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    1 decade ago

    It's impossible to know that.

    Genesis alone was written by many different groups of writers; some called God Elohim, some called God YHWH, some called God other names.

    The Book of Isaiah itself was written by at least 3 different "Isaiahs."

    So lots of people responded to God's inspiration and did their best to write what they thought and felt.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Too many.

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