who wrote the bible???

I am a science person and if i needed to quote in a paper (APA Style perhaps) how would i? where is the science and proof behind the bible. I am not judging but am curious to the facts of how this book has evolved.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The Bible was written by about 40 different authors over a period of 1500 years. These were just the ghost writers.

    The real author is God.

    You can't evaluate who wrote a book using science.

    You can't evaluate any fact from history by using science.

    Anyway here is a list of who wrote each of the 65 of the 66 books of the Bible: ( We don't know who wrote Hebrews )

    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 - A.D. 55

    Mark = John Mark - A.D. 50

    Luke = Luke - A.D. 60

    John = John - A.D. 90

    Acts = Luke - A.D. 65

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

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

    James = James - A.D. 45

    This James is the eldest of the younger brothers of Jesus.

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

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

    Jude = Jude - A.D. 60

    This Jude is another younger brother of Jesus, who is younger than James.

    Revelation = John - A.D. 90

    Source(s): 40+ years following a Jewish Carpenter & studying His Book!
  • 1 decade ago

    Estimates range from 40-60 different writers...

    To APA cite the bible you need to include the version of the bible you are quoting, the book, chapter verse and page number.. You should also include publishing date and publisher.. No author name citation is needed..

    So your citation will look like this

    KJV Bible, page 423, Matthew Ch. 24 v.12 Pub. 2001 Bible Press U.S.

    (Please note I just threw up numbers so this will not correspond with page verse etc. in a KJV bible or any other bible ...)

    Source(s): Atheist
  • Marc R
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    The bible or Torah was written solely about spiritual states, not about anything of this world. It was written as a guide through the spiritual worlds, written by Kabbalists who actually attained these states in actual sensation. What is spirituality? It is progress towards a quality totally opposite of our ego. It is the quality of giving without any calculation for the self.

    Everything in Nature is a consequence of these upper forces or laws. In fact everything that happens to humanity is a consequence of Nature pushing us forward towards this goal of uniting together in this quality of giving.

    If you are interested in learning more about the remedy to all our current troubles and what the Torah is really, here is a short clip:


  • ?
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    no one guy or woman wrote the Bible. it is a compilation of books written by using many different authors. various the books themselves are probable compilations written by using many different authors (Genesis and Exodus, for occasion). some believe Moses wrote the 1st 5 books, yet it is maximum probable legend on the grounds that writing type, vocabulary, and grammar variety interior the text textile. additionally, there are issues of consistent good judgment in the time of, which betrays the possibility that the 1st 5 books of the Bible have been written by using many different palms. the hot testomony exchange into additionally written by using many different human beings, maximum probable in the time of the 1st century. even however, no one has get right of entry to to the unique records, we basically have copies of copies of copies of copies. each and every of those copies are different in some way, so it is impossible to pin down precisely what the unique text textile says. we are able to basically approximate what the unique text textile suggested. So, in a feeling, the Bible exchange into 'corrupted' by using the years of its written transmission by using careless or theologically extra on scribes. If God did certainly motivate the Bible, why did not God then guard the unique records so as that shall we understand what they suggested? My hunch is that those are very human records, written by using those with their very own theological, social, and cultural biases. those texts, for my section, do factor to God, yet they weren't authored by using God. purely my opinion however. wish this facilitates slightly.

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    The history of the Bible is fascinating & complicated.

    The Bible is a collection of 24 Jewish books & 27 Christian books.

    Many of the older books are collections of writings by different authors.

  • Dust
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    There are too many to list when citing. On the Works Cited page, you first include the name of the Bible version you're using.

  • 1 decade ago

    This book has some details:

    Who Wrote The Bible - Richard Friedman

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Thier is a good book called " Who Wrote the Bible by. Richard Elloit Friedman.

  • 1 decade ago

    Stephen King

  • 1 decade ago

    the bible has many different books and authors for example the book of genisis and exidus was writen by moses and the revalation by st. john you just have to look at the front of the book it will say.

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