Monday, October 3, 2016

How old is the Bible? We include Christianity, Judaism, Islam and other religious movements such as the Rastafari



Some of the collections of texts that make up the Bible are considered sacred by 54% of world population believe in the Abrahamic religions.

We include Christianity, Judaism, Islam and other religious movements such as the Rastafari invoice. Of course, there are notable differences between one religion and another, in many ways, but the most ancient biblical stories underlying the Abrahamic religions traditions.

These writings have influenced generations and can talk a lot about the origin and value of the biblical texts, but what scientists say about how old you are?

The most important thing to get clear is that there is one Bible. In history, there have been many versions and interpretations of the same text. The best known English version of the Bible from the time of James I of England in 1611. But the oldest Hebrew text seems to be the Bible.

With the new technology, scientists were able to read an ancient manuscript, damaged, containing the Book of Leviticus, the third book of Moses, dated as of year 300 C.E. The so-called "En-Gedi" became one of the oldest existing Bible texts. But not the oldest.


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This title belongs manuscripts discovered archeological site in Israel Ketef Hinnom, called The Silver Scolls. The manuscripts contain fragments of the Hebrew Bible, dating from 700-650 BCE

The famous Dead Sea manuscripts, containing most of the books that make up the Hebrew Bible dates from 50 BC - 70 AD

Therefore, the oldest biblical text aproximatix dates back 2,700 years. Of course, we are referring here only to texts that were able to locate and date. The first biblical stories were the inserted through oral discourse and written much later by various authors. Researchers analyzing these texts were written believes that the first Genesis and the Book of Job. This would have happened somewhere around 1450-1400 years BC



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Source: Big Think

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