It’s not a very simple question to answer. The Bible is not just the ancient book but it’s really a huge library that conserves the legendary history of the Alliance between the Jew People and God in the Old Testament, and the Alliance between God and all humanity.

The Old Testament has the rich history of composing. I will not envisage all subtitle details of composing of the Old Testament. But I would like just notice that it’s a long oral tradition that precedes the writing version. The most of the books of the New Testament appeared in the I and II century. It’s very important to understand the Bible, not as the real story, real historical event, but to try to search the allegorical, symbolic and theological meaning. We shouldn’t understand the Bible as the Historical Book but as the Book of the Wisdom and Revelation. The Christian Bible has some variations. Catholics and Orthodoxies have not the same canon with the Protestant Churches. In fact’ we can see the difference in the Old Testament books. Catholic tradition accepts the Greek books of the Old Testament as the part of the Canon, but Protestant Church accepts only the Hebrew Books. Oh, yes… I’ve forgotten to say that the original Old Testament was written in Hebrew but we have also the books of the Old Testament in Greek those were written in Alexandria. We called this Bible Septuagint LXX (II century BC). And the New Testament (even if it could appear strange) was written in Greek. Of course, there are many theories that Greek is just the tradition of Aramean or Hebrew, but as we have only Greek manuscripts, we accept the Greek version as the first one. The Bible is the heart of the Christianism. It’s the Library that gives us the Revelation of God. And thanks to the Bible we can have the dialogue with two others monotheists religions. I’m talking about Judaism and Islam. It’s not a secret that our Old Testament was born from Hebrew Bible (TaNaK) and Koran conserves many information of the Old Testament and even about Jesus. In Islam Jesus is not the Son of God, but the only prophet.

Bible is the key that can help us to approach to our God. But it’s important to understand Bible in the correct way.

I wish you a good Bible lecture 😉

P.S. If you have any questions about the Bible, I will answer to you with the great pleasure.

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    Theo love
    Posted March 14, 2015 at 1:18 pm 0Likes

    Nice article elizabet keep it up

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    Anonymous
    Posted March 16, 2015 at 8:45 am 0Likes

    Ok Elizabet..tell me, do you believe the genesis

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    Armin von Kink
    Posted March 18, 2015 at 10:53 am 0Likes

    This word for a holy book came from Byblos, the City of the Great Mother, the oldest continuously occupied temple in the world. The Goddess-called Astarte, Baalat, Hathor, etc.-patronized learning, and her priestesses collected a library of papyrus scrolls. Therefore, Greeks called any papyrus byblos, which came to mean any holy book. Hence the “Bible.”‘
    Scholars have found in the Bible’s numerous layers of additions and corrections a substrate of the former Semitic matriarchy, such as the Book of Ruth with its matrilineal and matrilocal marriage customs, and the Book of judges with its feminine government of Israel (Judges 4:4). In several books the word translated “God” is really a feminine plural, “Goddesses,” especially in reference to the matriar­chal functions of lawgiving, avenging crimes, and bestowing the imperium of leadership.2
    Some of the miracles attributed to biblical heroes were copied from older myths of the Goddess. Joshua’s arrest of the sun was formerly credited to priestesses of Isis, Hecate, and the Thessalian Great Mother, who were said to stop heavenly bodies in their courses, and lengthen night or day at will.’ Moses’s flowering rod, river of blood, and tablets of the law were all symbols of the ancient Goddess. His miracle of drawing water from a rock was first performed by Mother Rhea after she gave birth to Zeus, and by Atalanta with the help of Artemis.4 His miracle of drying up waters to travel dry-shod was earlier performed by Isis, or Hathor, on her way to Byblos.5
    The greatest mistake of religious authorities in the western world was their view of the Bible as intrinsically different from other ancient scriptures, in that it was dictated word for word by God, not collected slowly, rewritten and mis-written, revised and worked over by human beings for a long time. The notion that the Bible did not evolve haphazardly, like most other holy writings of the same period, persisted almost up to the present day, even among people who should have known better.
    According to the prevailing myth of biblical origins, the Old Testament was supposed to have been translated from Hebrew to Greek by seventy-two translators sent to Ptolemy by Eleazar, a Jewish high priest, in the 3rd century s.c., hence its name, Septuagint. Ptolemy locked the scholars in individual cells on the island Pharos, where each one made his own Greek version in exactly seventy-two ection appeared in the first century B.C. and again in the first century A.D. to be accepted by the Jews of the Diaspora as sacred, and passed on to Christians. In both Jewish and Christian hands the papyri underwent many changes. In the 4th century A.D., St. Jerome collected some Hebrew manuscripts and edited them to produce the Latin Vulgate, a Bible of considerable inaccuracy, differing markedly from Jerome’s stem texts.
    The King James Bible relied mostly on a Greek text collected and edited by Erasmus in the 16th century, which in turn relied on a Byzantine collection assembled gradually at Constantinople between the 4th and 8th centuries. A few older texts have been discovered: the Codex Sinaiticus, the Codex Vaticanus, the Codex Alexandrinus, and the Chester Beatty papyri. All are fragmentary, all differ from one another and from the King James version. There are no known portions of the Bible older than the 4th century n.D 6
    The Revised Version of the New Testament published in 1881 tried to correct some of the more glaring errors. It erased the spurious final twelve verses of Mark, which were late interpolations including the words that caused centuries of suffering: “He that believeth not shall be damned.” It eliminated the fraudulent translation “Joseph and his mother,” intended to preserve the dogma of the virgin birth, and restored the original “his father and his mother.” It omitted the forged interpolation intended to preserve the dogma of the trinity: “For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.”
    These words appeared nowhere before the 15th century A.D. However, the Catholic church insisted on retaining the forgery. Churchmen’s argument was: “How, if these verses were an interpolation, could the Holy Spirit, who guides and directs the Church, have allowed her to regard this lofty affirma­tion of the Trinity as authentic, and permitted its insertion in the official edition of the sacred books?” In 1897 the Congregation of the Index, with the approval of Pope Leo XIII, forbade any further research into the origins of this text.
    Traditionally, the church forbade not only research but even reading of the Bible by laymen. Throughout the Middle Ages, possession of a Bible written in the vernacular was a crime punished by burning at the stakes With the Reformation came Bible-reading in search of a new basis for faith; but in the process were found many new grounds for skepticism.
    Richard Simon’s 17th-century Critical History of the Old Testa­m

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    Tomo Cured
    Posted March 18, 2015 at 10:56 am 0Likes

    A book put together by Constantine the great in the fourth century by bribing about 50 Christian clerics to certify at the council of Trent. All for the purpose of unifying Rome 

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    Elizabet
    Posted March 18, 2015 at 11:28 am 0Likes

    Thank you very much fo this interesting information!

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    Elizabet
    Posted March 18, 2015 at 11:30 am 0Likes

    It’s really loaded question. I will answer in this way, I believe in the Revelation of God through Genesis 🙂

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    Elizabet
    Posted March 18, 2015 at 11:31 am 0Likes

    Thank you for this addition!

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    Elizabet
    Posted March 18, 2015 at 11:32 am 0Likes

    With pleasure 🙂

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    Ricardo Gigante
    Posted March 30, 2015 at 1:27 am 0Likes

    A book that should be sold always with this stamp – http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1471604/images/o-BIBLE-facebook.jpg

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    Michael Meyer
    Posted March 30, 2015 at 1:30 am 0Likes

    THIS IS WHAT THE BIBLE IS:
    the Jewish had the Torah (Old testament) and Jesus Christ apostals combined the life teaching of Jesus to the Torah and we have the New testament or “Bible as you call it
    The Bible is a collection of 73 books written over the course of many centuries. The books include royal history, prophecy, poetry, challenging letters to struggling new faith communities, and believers’ accounts of the preaching and passion of Jesus. Knowing the genre of the book you are reading will help you understand the literary tools the author is using and the meaning the author is trying to convey.

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    Michael Meyer
    Posted March 30, 2015 at 1:31 am 0Likes

    The Bible is the story of God’s relationship with the people he has called to himself. It is not intended to be read as history text, a science book, or a political manifesto. In the Bible, God teaches us the truths that we need for the sake of our salvation.

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    Elizabet
    Posted March 30, 2015 at 1:16 pm 0Likes

    Thank you very much for this information, Michael Meyer!

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    Ajala Adesola Oluwarotimi
    Posted March 31, 2015 at 2:29 pm 0Likes

    The word of God 

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    Joseph Bamborough
    Posted March 31, 2015 at 2:31 pm 0Likes

    Words, sure.

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    Tomo Cured
    Posted April 15, 2015 at 12:49 pm 0Likes

    A book put together by Constantine the great in the fourth century by bribing about 50 Christian clerics to certify at the council of Trent. All for the purpose of unifying Rome 
    Forwarded from :- https://plus.google.com/+NerdynautGa123/posts/AiWuycu2bYS?cfem=1

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    Faith Uncovered
    Posted April 15, 2015 at 12:51 pm 0Likes

    The Bible is the textbook for not only life, but for every subject one might choose to study. It is truth ; because it is cowritten by the One who created everything.
    Forwarded from :- https://plus.google.com/+NerdynautGa123/posts/AiWuycu2bYS?cfem=1

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    Tomo Cured
    Posted April 15, 2015 at 12:52 pm 0Likes

    Hmmm I don’t recall the bible being part of my masters in computer engineering. Surely if God knows everything he would have covered that.
    Really? Authored by God? I see no evidence of that 
    Forwarded from :- https://plus.google.com/+NerdynautGa123/posts/AiWuycu2bYS?cfem=1

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    Faith Uncovered
    Posted April 15, 2015 at 12:55 pm 0Likes

    There are 33+ authors all delivering the same message, often at the same time, although thousands of miles away. Then there is prophesy, men cannot predict future events with such accuracy. There are many more proofs, but rather than write an entire book here, I’ll leave it there for now. The Holy Spirit has shown me the truth of the Bible, and I pray that He does for you as well. :)

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    Tomo Cured
    Posted April 16, 2015 at 1:08 am 0Likes

    Citing what the bible is made of contributes nothing to its validity. You statement that all 33+ authors all coming to the same theme “often” at the same time (proof of that? Though not) while being a distance away means absolutely nothing.
    Many of these authors have no proof of actually existing and analysis of their writing shows multiple styles. This indicates that these authors were actually a conglomeration of texts from known and unknown sources.
    At the same time? Most of these texts are from the 1st and 2nd centuries. They claim to be rewrites from thousands of years before. I can write a book stating it is a translation of history written 10,000 years ago. Doesn’t make it true.
    And making this claim of common theme and time is really just a blatant lie. Are you that ignorant on what you speak on that you don’t know if the 20+ gospels missing from the bible? There are about 30 other texts that were removed by Constantine in the 4 venture because they didn’t conform to the bible cannon. So claiming that the bible is proven divine because it follows a theme is a lie when knowledge shows that man edited so that it did follow a theme.
    Stay away from the prophecies of the bible. Any book that requires the level of “interpretation” as the bible can be made to predict the winner of next month Indiana powerball. I mean look at creation. Christians believe that 6 days could be between 6 actual days to 4.5 billion years! With that margin of error I can predict who will be president of the Galaxy in the year 4184 right now.
    As usual religion has to resort to blind ignorance of the facts, omission of facts that contradict, and just plain deception to support their faith. 
    Forwarded from :- https://plus.google.com/+NerdynautGa123/posts/AiWuycu2bYS?cfem=1

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    Faith Uncovered
    Posted April 16, 2015 at 1:09 am 0Likes

    I used to think like you do. Instead, I’ll just pray for you. I understand where you’re coming from. I pray that someday you will regret your previous statements. But even if you never do, God has still saved me from that place you are now. Peace be with you. 
    Forwarded from :- https://plus.google.com/+NerdynautGa123/posts/AiWuycu2bYS?cfem=1

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    Tomo Cured
    Posted April 16, 2015 at 1:10 am 0Likes

    I used to think as you. Born again evangelical. But then something happened. I got an education. I am not happy that I wasted years off life in theology but at least I grew and came out of it. You on the other hand regressed into delusional stupidity and weakness. That is just sad and reprehensible. I will pity you.
    Pray for me? Don’t bother. I always keep my “Pompous arrogant Christian” repellant on me so it just gets repelled.
    I regret your futile excuse for a life that you chose. 
    Forwarded from :- https://plus.google.com/+NerdynautGa123/posts/AiWuycu2bYS?cfem=1

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    Joseph Cilona
    Posted May 24, 2015 at 11:37 pm 0Likes

    True!

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