Why is the holy bible such a mysterious text?

It's a mystery who wrote it, & it seems very metaphorical.

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  • FHG
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    7 years ago
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    It's not much of a mystery. It's a bunch of books written by a bunch of authors compiled into one book.

    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

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  • 3 years ago

    properly, so which you like Arianism. that's ok yet you're growing to be basically given a URL to the diatribe published. in factor of actuality that the Trinity replaced into the Christian concept from the commencing up and the Council of Nicaea shown the coaching in no uncertain words consistent with the Arian heresy and likewise some Gnostic coaching. rather the Jew's have yet another be attentive to-how as do the Muslims however the character of the God that Muslims worship is amazingly distinctive than the Judeo-Christian God. of direction, the Jews deny the deity of Jesus as do the Arians and the Gnostics yet additionally they deny the Christian be attentive to-how of Christ. in factor of actuality that for Christians there is no different be attentive to-how which would be reconciled with the finished physique of Scriptures and for this reason the Arians and the Muslims oppose the doctrine as they suspect their doctrines consistent with human reason and carnal information the place Christians base their concept on the coaching of Jesus and the apostles as contained in Scriptures and Sacred custom. such coaching compells genuine Christians to settle for the miracles and mysteries of God on faith. To a Christian all of us be attentive to by skill of Jesus' words that faith is extra important than information because of the fact the discourse between St. Thomas and Jesus demonstrate. Jesus is the God of the apostles and the God of all Christians understood as a Trinity. Of this there could be little question lest we deny our Lord and Savior on a clean path to destruction. might the LOrd have mercy on people who don't think that Jesus is our Lord and our God. In Christ Fr. Joseph

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  • Xerxes
    Lv 4
    7 years ago

    It'd be less mysterious to you if you actually read it. Siphoning information from a closed book is really difficult.

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  • 7 years ago

    I'm pretty sure it started out as simpler texts. That things been rewritten, revised several hundred times as well as meaning given to it several thousand times through translation over many thousands of years.

    Watch this song try and retain its story translated just 64 times.

    http://youtu.be/LMkJuDVJdTw

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  • 7 years ago

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    As helkem has pointed out, there is no mystery as to who wrote it.

    Why was it written?

    For us to understand what God has done in the past, and will do in the future.

    He has not left us clueless.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    It is mysterious only to those who do not take time to read and study it.

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  • 7 years ago

    Because God only gives enlightenment to those who truly want to understand it.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    because it's fictional poetry that was mistakenly taken as the transmitted word of super beings in the sky.

    think of all the fictional books that you could order your society from,,,imagine what "my little pony" world would be like...

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  • 7 years ago

    Because it's an ancient fairy tale. All fairy tales are mysterious and enigmatic.

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