How many people wrote the Bible the new testament (the original scriptures)?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    When was the Bible written and who wrote it?

    The following dates are not always exact, but are very good estimates.

    Old Testament

    Book Author

    Date Written

    Genesis Moses ? - 1445 B.C.

    Exodus Moses 1445 - 1405 B.C.

    Leviticus Moses 1405 B.C.

    Numbers Moses 1444 - 1405 B.C.

    Deuteronomy Moses 1405 B.C.

    Joshua Joshua 1404-1390 B.C.

    Judges Samuel 1374-1129 B.C.

    Ruth Samuel 1150? B.C.

    First Samuel Samuel 1043-1011 B.C.

    Second Samuel Ezra? 1011-1004 B.C.

    First Kings Jeremiah? 971-852 B.C.

    Second Kings Jeremiah? 852-587 B.C.

    First Chronicles Ezra? 450 - 425 B.C.

    Second Chronicles Ezra? 450 - 425 B.C.

    Ezra Ezra 538-520 B.C.

    Nehemiah Nehemiah 445 - 425 B.C.

    Esther Mordecai? 465 B.C.

    Job Job? ??

    Psalms David 1000? B.C.

    Sons of Korah wrote Psalms 42, 44-49, 84-85, 87; Asaph wrote Psalms 50, 73-83; Heman wrote Psalm 88; Ethan wrote Psalm 89; Hezekiah wrote Psalms 120-123, 128-130, 132, 134-136;

    Solomon wrote Psalms 72, 127.

    Proverbs Solomon wrote 1-29

    Agur wrote 30

    Lemuel wrote 31 950 - 700 B.C.

    Ecclesiastes Solomon 935 B.C.

    Song of Solomon Solomon 965 B.C.

    Isaiah Isaiah 740 - 680 B.C.

    Jeremiah Jeremiah 627 - 585 B.C.

    Lamentations Jeremiah 586 B.C.

    Ezekiel Ezekiel 593-560 B.C.

    Daniel Daniel 605-536 B.C.

    Hosea Hosea 710 B.C.

    Joel Joel

    835 B.C.

    Amos Amos

    755 B.C.

    Obadiah Obadiah

    840 or 586 B.C.

    Jonah Jonah

    760 B.C.

    Micah Micah

    700 B.C.

    Nahum Nahum

    663 - 612 B.C.

    Habakkuk Habakkuk

    607 B.C.

    Zephaniah Zephaniah

    625 B.C.

    Haggai Haggai

    520 B.C.

    Zechariah Zechariah

    520 - 518 B.C.

    Malachi Malachi

    450 - 600 B.C.

    New Testament



    Date Written (A.D)

    Matthew Matthew 60's

    Mark John Mark late 50's

    early 60's

    Luke Luke 60

    John John late 80's

    early 90's

    Acts Luke 61

    Romans Paul 55

    1 Corinthians Paul 54

    2 Corinthians Paul 55

    Galatians Paul 49

    Ephesians Paul 60

    Philippians Paul 61

    Colossians Paul 60

    1 Thessalonians Paul 50 - 51

    2 Thessalonians Paul 50 - 51

    1 Timothy Paul 62

    2 Timothy Paul 63

    Titus Paul 62

    Philemon Paul 60

    Hebrews (Paul, Apollos, Barnabas...?) 60's

    James James, half brother of Jesus 40's or 50's

    1 Peter Peter 63

    2 Peter Peter 63 - 64

    1 John John late 80's

    early 90's

    2 John John late 80's

    early 90's

    3 John John late 80's

    early 90's

    Jude Jude, half brother of Jesus 60's or 70's

    Revelation John late 80's

    early 90's

  • QueryJ
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    The New Testament according to Catholic Canon is written by 8 Writers: 4 Gospel Writers and 4 Writers of Letters

    St. Matthew

    St. Mark

    St. Luke

    St. John (Gospel)

    Acts (Luke)

    Epistles of St. Paul are:


    1 Corinthians

    2 Corinthians





    1 Thessalon.

    2 Thessalon.

    1 Timothy

    2 Timothy




    St. James

    St. Peter (2 Letters)

    St. John (3 Letters)

    St. Jude

    St. John also wrote:


  • 1 decade ago

    Paul wrote many of the epistles, though one or more of his followers wrote the pastoral epistles. The Beloved Disciple (and maybe a follower?) wrote John. Luke wrote Luke and Acts. Mark (maybe with the help of Peter) wrote Mark, and Matthew wrote Matthew. Matthew and Luke relied on Mark and on documents written by one or more others ("Q", Infancy Narrative and a sayings document). James, Peter, Jude and John (or others using their names ) wrote letters. Somebody wrote Revelation.

    I'd say a good dozen disciples had a hand in writing the texts, not to mention the disciples who preached the material that was later written down, the teachers and mystics who pondered and shaped its meaning, and the people who gave interviews to the writers. And let's not forget the Christian congregations who prayed the texts, helping to determine which texts were inspired and which were not.

  • 1 decade ago

    Thousands. The new testament is from mostly oral memory which was repeated time and time again. Many were in different versions and only the ones that fit into the tradition of the Catholic Church were written into the final Bible,

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Considering that there were quite a few councils on what doctrines to teach, and what writings to publish, and that thousands of writings and manuscripts were burned, or otherwise destroyed, I'd say an unknown number of writers.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The Lion of Judah gave an excellent answer.

    However I think his dates are a bit late.

    Pastor Art

  • .
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I don't know an exact count, but maybe 10-15? I know Peter wrote like half of them. lol

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    God was the only true writer... through his finger-like projections of imaginary essence, he worked his mystical magic on others and told his story

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    too many

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