who really wrote the Bible and why did it stop being written?

17 Answers

  • 7 years ago
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    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

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    The Bible didn't "stop being written" ... no-one was writing THE BIBLE.

    It is a collection of written testimonies from people who lived in the

    time and place where Jesus had His ministry. Learned Bible scholars

    prayerfully led by the Spirit of the Lord selected the books that would

    become part of the collection we know as "the Bible" ... because in

    that set of books by different authors, ALL the doctrine for Christianity

    is contained in sufficient detail to instruct and guide His church.

    God Himself made sure of that, because His Spirit inspired the writers.

  • Otto
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    The Bible was written by some 40 men over a period of 1,600 years.

    Those who wrote the Bible were inspired by God. They wrote his thoughts, not their own.

    So God in heaveb, not any human on earth, is the Author of the Bible. - 2 Timothy 3:16,17.

    God made sure that the Bible was accurately copied and preserved.

    Source(s): Bible
  • 7 years ago

    Men and women inspired by God, Himself, wrote the Bible through their direct testimonies, eye witness accounts, lives well lived and not so well lived.

    The Bible is similar to a course on Divine Eternity 101, an introductory course, the intro, the rock bottom basics of all you need to know to GET STARTED on your own unique, God created and called life. If you can't get this small, introductory portion of Who God is and who you are IN Him and through Him, then you will be completely lost with the rest of the information still yet to come. Just like if you don't get the basics of addition and subtraction, what are you going to do with algebra, calculus or accounting? There's no more to tell in the Bible, because God is waiting for us to catch up with what He's already given us first :)

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    In a sense, the Bible never stopped being written since history continues and Christians continue to say things that have been inspired by the Holy Spirit. However, since there are others that wish to deceive, most of us trust the wise decisions made by the early church regarding scripture. What they did was give a stamp of approval to material that had been acknowledged by Christ and to newer books that came shortly after his time that were written by Apostles or their close associates.

  • 7 years ago

    In writing books you have a beginning a middle and an end. When you get to the end you stop!

    Now there are many good books and I believe God inspired books being written today. But they are not The Word of God. It is complete.

  • DML
    Lv 5
    7 years ago

    It was written by 40 men, inspired (God Breathed). It stopped being written, because the last of the apostles died. And God's purpose of sending a ransomer had been accomplished. All we need to know about how to worship Jehovah God in an acceptable way is in the Bible. After this system ends, and the earth is back to a paradise, and mankind perfect new scrolls will be written. Revelation

    Source(s): Bible
  • Beyond
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    I testify unto every man that hears the words of the prophecy of this book, if any man shall add unto them, God shall add unto him the plagues which are written in this book: and if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the tree of life, and out of the holy city, which are written in this book.

    (Rev 22:18-19)

    Maybe that had something to do with people being reluctant to change the scriptures, either by addition or subtraction.

    For no prophecy ever came by the will of man: but men spake from God, being moved by the Holy Spirit.

    (2Pe 1:21)

    And that should answer the initial question... yes?

    Source(s): Obviously, the Bible
  • 7 years ago

    A bunch of men who hardly knew anything about the world. Probably stopped being written because they didn't have any more nonsense to write about.

  • jeni
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Joseph was bible timeline person 23[Abraham son # 20 in lineage of Matt.1:1-17; age

    75, year 2083], Joseph was in Egypt from age 17, to age 110, governor over Egypt

    years to die year 2368, Gen.50:24-26. End of the book of Genesis.

    Job in the book of Job, will die year 2433, age 140. Job 42:16.

    Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, Moses and Aaron at 430 years after

    Abraham gets covenant, year 2513, 600,000 covenant heirs are with Moses, Exo.12:

    37,41, to get the law that leads to Christ Jesus, Gal.3;16-26. Moses dies in 40 years,

    year 2553.

    Judges to Jair, Judges 11:26, 301 year, year 2854.

    After Exodus it is 450 years to Samuel the last Judge, Acts 13:20,21, Saul is king

    14 years and David, son #33 of Matt.1:1-17, is age 4[of 70], 2Sam.5:4,5, year 2963.

    In 66 years, Solomon is king, at 4th year[1Ki.6:1, it is 480 years after Deut.34:7,

    the heirs have been in their own land and Solomon began the temple, he has 36

    years, 29 years in the temple[of 40 years king], he dies year 3069, 1Ki.11:42.

    There is to the 19th book and two of the 19 books being written, down the 391

    years of the Judah Kings, along with the books of prophets, Isaiah, Hosea,

    Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Micah. Jeremiah,

    Lamentations, Ezekiel and Daniel down to year 3460[606 BCE], 14 generations

    to Jesus son #61 of Matt.1:1-17, next will be, Ezra, Nehemiah, Eshter, Haggai,

    Zechariah and Malachi, a total of 39 books of the Old Testament, year 3623, 443


    Daniel is down to 533 BCE, at 455 BCE, Dan.9:2,24-27; "Messiah is coming to

    be cut off," in 490 years, he will have ascended 3 1/2 years ago, the Gentiles get

    the word of God, Acts 28:29-31, after those anointed from Pentecost forward are

    causing the New Testament to be done by year 64, maybe Revelation remains,

    but for an update of our time and place, the 1611 CE, KJV Bible was 303 years

    old at WW1, for the coming kingdom of Matt.24:3,7,14, to be made known, lst

    is the distraction of 1260 days, or 42 Months or 3 1/2 years[Rev.11:1-3; 12:3,4,6,

    7-12,14, Rev.13:1-5,6-10, the world is whole at WW1, the coming kingdom is

    made known[Rev.9:1-5, those anointed or sealed while the pit is open for Satan,

    are same as those of Pentecost forward], the heavenly, they will be redeemed

    from earth, as the coming kingdom is made known to the while world, then the

    end will come at Rev.20:1-6, Satan is in the pit that was opened, no Satan, the

    world has ended, the off-springs of Adam to be made alive, 1Cor.15:22-28,51-53,

    for the 1000 year reign of the heavenly, until all possible get eternal life in the

    new heavens and new earth after all evil is gone, KJV Bible 402 years old at

    2013 CE, age 303 years at WW1, fulfilling daily, no need for more.

    Source(s): Bible. Bible Study.
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