56 "The Bible Was Written by Who?"
“Who Wrote The Bible?”
One day not to long ago I asked myself a question. It was a question I had asked myself many times in the past but never did anything to find an answer. I always just assumed that there was really no concrete answer.
Anyway, I asked myself, “Who wrote the Bible?” Now that I have the Internet, I decided to look for an answer. I came to the conclusion that I was right all along, there really is no concrete answer, but I do have several answers and I am going to share them with anyone that takes the time to read this article.
I know that there are a lot of people in this world that read the Bible. There are several religions that preach and live by the Bible. There are groups and/or people that quote the Bible and there are those who interpret what the Bible says, and usually it is interpreted to fit their needs and beliefs. Many people tend to use the Bible for their gain. It’s not right, but they do.
But, when you ask “who wrote the Bible”, there are no clear cut answers. There are a lot of good answers, but never any that are clear cut.
Even on the Internet there is no single answer. I have put together excerpts from a place where I found a group of answers, wiki.answers.com.
To be able to read the complete listings go to: wiki.answers.com/q/who.wrote.the.bible
What I found is as follows:
1- A group of bishops at Carthage in 397AD “assembled” the Bible from books, chapters and writings of various prophets, apostles and disciples.
2- The Old Testament came from stories handed down by word of mouth over thousands of years.
3- God used men to write down his thoughts much as a business man uses a secretary. He allowed them to put these thoughts in their own words. But the men themselves said they were inspired.
4- The Bible was written over a 1600 year period. Its writers came from different times and came from many walks of life. Some were farmers, fishermen and shepherds. Prophets, Judges and Kings. The Gospel write Luke was a doctor.
5- The Four Gospels, it is claimed, were written by Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Two of them apostles and two companions of the apostle of Christ.
6- The apostles and disciples of Jesus Christ wrote the New Testament under the inspiration of God. The Old Testament was written by Moses and the prophets under the inspiration of God.
7- God is the one who wrote the Bible. There were many authors to the events that took place in the scriptures. All of these can be found in the contents page of the Bible. There have also been many translations of the Bible but most consider that the KJV is nearly the most accurate.
The Bible was written by more than one man. In the first part the people wrote what they saw as it happened and in the second part they wrote under divine inspiration. There were many people, true and God’s words as he spoke are in the Bible. There is a list of people credited to writing the Bible on the web site listed previously.
8- The New Testament (modern Christian Bible) was written in the 14th century by Emperor Constantine and his council in his own words. This fact is confirmed in the Roman Catholic Encyclopedia, which also states that any original text was altered, apparently in order to create some form of consistency across all documents.
Unfortunately, the copying of earlier texts, leaving some out, making some up, introduced many errors and inconsistencies in the modern Christian Bible.
There is a list of these on the web site also. It is a very interesting web site.
Anyway, I asked one question and found many answers. But at least I found answers.
My feelings are that, first of all, it doesn’t matter who wrote the Bible. The Bible has been here for many years and has given a lot of people inspiration and a reason to believe that life and love are worthwhile.
It is also my belief that even if you don’t believe in the Bible you can still live a happy and loving life. But the Bible does have a lot of interesting stories.
Back to the reason I wrote this article; no matter who wrote or who was involved in the writing of the Bible, there are good points there and the Bible should be respected. The words in the Bible should never be twisted or interpreted to fit evil deeds.