When Was The Bible Written? This a question a lot of people ask every single day, it makes sense that a book the size of the bible would take some time to complete but often the duration of time surprises a lot. So let’s find walk through some of the basic information of the bible and find the answer for you!
First let’s take a look at the breakdown as the Bible was constructed over time in two distinct periods. As expected the Old Testament is the older writings as was created ‘Before Christ’. The initial contents may not have been written down for some time and passed from generation to generation via songs and poetry and general word. As time passed a media for recording the word would have been used, so stone for example and parchment.
The first five books of the Old Testament are sometimes called the ‘Pentateuch’ and credited to Moses sometime around 1400 BC. The remaining chapters of the Old Testament are then spanned over the next 900 to 1000 years.
The break between the old and new testament is believed to be close to 500 years. The writing of the New Testament was a lot quicker with the majority of it completed within the first 50 years after Christ’s death.
The majority of the New Testament writing is credited to the Apostle Paul and was finished around 90 to 100 AD by the apostle John. It is believed that the start of the New Testament was about 60 years after the death of Christ. So if you are looking for an exact answer to your question of when was the bible written then your answer is between 1400 BC and 100 AD.
There is no single common version but there are believed to be close to 90,000 version of the bible and new version are continually being added, you may wonder why some many version but it comes down to the language and translations. The original versions of the scripture are captured in Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic so there are many interpretations for the translations to newer languages.
The Gutenberg Bible was the first book produced on a printing press in the 1450’s and has be attributed to the rise in popularity and spread of the printed books in that era.
There were over 40 different authors to the Bible and has over 60 different books between the 2 testaments. The word Bible comes originally from the Greek word of Biblia which means ‘Books’ so with over 60 different books it seems like the right name!
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