The Present Bible and its Composition

The Bible is a collection of 66 separate books and letters, written over a period of some 1500 years, culminating approximately 100 years after the Christians believe that Jesus was crucified. It is divided into the old Testament (the first 39 books) and the New Testament (the last 27 books). The first 39 books were written in the Hebrew language with some parts in Chaldee and Aramaic. The last 27 books, were written in Greek.

There are about 40 different writers, who lived and wrote in different countries over a period of 1500 years. They came form different walks of life and social positions. One write wrote History another biography; another wrote on theology , another poetry , another prophecy. Some wrote on philosophy and some stories of adventure, travel and romance. Most of them had no contact with each other and no means of knowing that their writings would be put together to form and book, known as the present bible.

The Christians believe, as it says in an introduction of a copy of the bible, that all the writings of all the authors when put together, agree in doctrine, present and prophecy. Yet Christian scholars themselves admit that the Bible has a number of mistakes ranging from 30,000 to 50,000, depending upon individual judgements the mistakes consist of errors in dates, scientific facts, geography, history and internal inconsistencies.

The New Testament Gospels - Mathew, Mark, Luke and John, contains hundreds of disagreements concerning the same incidents. The Christians claim these are due to faults in human reporting, but in the same breadth claim the bible to be Godís word and revelation. They believe that all the writers of the bible were inspired by God. This is an obvious contradiction which cannot be ignored by those who wish to seek out the truth.

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