Who wrote the bible and when, where.?


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  • Kenzie
    Lv 4
    9 years ago
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    Many people wrote the Bible, and in many different time periods. (Although God told them what to write. They just wrote down his words.) In some Bibles, before each book in the Bible, it says who wrote it, their purpose, when, where, etc. I'll put the authors for the books in the Bible and the estimated time period below.

    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, mostly likely Paul, Luke, Barnabas, or Apollos - A.D. 65

    James = James - A.D. 45

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

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

    Jude = Jude - A.D. 60

    Revelation = John - A.D. 90

  • 9 years ago

    I think thats so awesome you even wanna know!!! Here is a article I hope you enjoy and take care.

    Can You Trust the Bible?

    MANY view the Bible simply as a book written by wise men of a bygone era. A university professor, Gerald A. Larue, asserted: “The views of the writers as expressed in the Bible reflect the ideas, beliefs, and concepts current in their own times and are limited by the extent of knowledge in those times.”1 Yet the Bible claims to be a book inspired by God. (2 Timothy 3:16) If this is true, it would surely be free from mistaken views prevailing at the time its various parts were written. Can the Bible withstand examination in the light of present knowledge?

    2 As we consider this question keep in mind that, with the progress of knowledge, humans constantly must keep adjusting their views to conform to new information and discoveries. The Scientific Monthly once observed: “It is too much to expect that articles written in some cases as [recently] as five years ago could now be accepted as representative of the latest thinking in the areas of science with which they are concerned.”2 Yet the Bible was written and compiled during a period of some 1,600 years, and was completed nearly 2,000 years ago. What can be said today about its accuracy?

    The Bible and Science

    3 When the Bible was being written, there was speculation regarding how the earth was held in space. Some, for example, believed that the earth was supported by four elephants standing on a big sea turtle. Yet rather than reflect the fanciful, unscientific views existing at its time of writing, the Bible simply stated: “[God] is stretching out the north over the empty place, hanging the earth upon nothing.” (Job 26:7) Yes, over 3,000 years ago the Bible correctly noted that the earth has no visible support, a fact that is in harmony with the more recently understood laws of gravity and motion. “How Job knew the truth,” observed one religious scholar, “is a question not easily solved by those who deny the inspiration of Holy Scripture.”3

    4 Regarding the shape of the earth, The Encyclopedia Americana says: “The earliest known image that men had of the earth was that it was a flat, rigid platform at the center of the universe. . . . The concept of a spherical earth was not widely accepted until the Renaissance.”4 Some early navigators even feared sailing off the edge of the flat earth! But, then, the introduction of the compass and other improvements made possible longer ocean voyages. These “voyages of discovery,” another encyclopedia explains, “showed that the world was round, not flat as most people had believed.”

    Source(s): Bible
  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    The book "Who Wrote the Bible?" by Richard E. Friedman is a good explanation. You don't have to be a specialist in archaeology or ancient history or theology to understand it. He explains what scholars today think about the various sources that were later combined to form the individual books of the bible, what the social and political and theological pressures were that shaped the formation of the various books, etc.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    How about the rewrites over the centuries?

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  • 9 years ago

    A lot of people, a long time ago, Israel...

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