So Who Wrote The Bible?
The answer to who wrote the Bible lies in the Bible as history!
Ever been so tired and all you want to do is go to sleep?
Then someone gives you a history lesson that is so fascinating that you have to stay awake!
It happened to me once when I listened to my Niece Melissa follow a train of thought that had me mesmerized and kept me enthralled, albeit with my eyes closed.
When I first read this copy of Who Wrote The Bible, I was similarly captured as History unfolded in a time I knew little about, or more so I had little perspective of.
We all have an idea of the time that the bible was written; for we record our dates from the time of Christ, but having an interest in the politics of the time let alone connecting the politics to how the Bible was written was not something I had made a connection with.
Reading through Who Wrote The Bible the light bulb came on and it became fascinating! It is so well researched and laid out that you don’t get confused and as he is such a good writer it flows and it is so easy to read.
There are a lot of obvious connections that are not readily apparent until you see them linked together in front of you. Politics and history are not the most exciting subjects for me but after reading this script I found myself bringing up the subject often when I met with friends over dinner, even with complete strangers.
It really is a fascinating part of our history and if you read Who Wrote the Bible also you can become very knowledgeable in a very short period of time. It is easy to quickly become very well informed.
It provides a Bible and world history timeline that can be used for Bible trivia questions and answers, for there are some amazing Bible facts that are not widely known. I found it a really good Bible study book that allowed me to be well informed in discussions.
So, do you want to know Who Wrote The Bible and what languages the bible was originally written in?
Who Wrote the Bible is a great Bible timeline and is broken down into 6 main chapters;
- What the Bible Is, and this does not go into tedious detail on who actually wrote what part, but refreshingly accepts the debate that others such as Richard Elliot Friedman covers in detail. His book is very interesting but I found myself skipping some of the information whereas I was enthralled by the narrative in this version of who Wrote the Bible and I think you will be too. This is the best appreciation of the influences that shaped the modern bible that I have read by far
- The Old Testament is covered in a “very shortened form” to set the background for the shifts of power that controlled the different areas at the time, including Alexander the Great. With the Rise of the Roman Empire we see how relationships with the Jews developed and eventually deteriorated. We see how Judaism and Christianity divide to become two separate religions.
- The New Testament and when and why it was written is explained and also in what language, which really surprised me, for I thought that it would have been written in Hebrew, but no! This is a fascinating insight to the politics of the time and we are also reminded that Vesuvius erupted in 79AD which may have contributed to the content of the Book of Revelation. These are very interesting concepts and we see how the Emperor Nero also set the background for the writings.
- European History, from the 300’s to 1492AD. Takes us on a journey through history that we all have heard of but not put into perspective in terms of the bible. You get to appreciate the influences of Alexander the Great, the Mongols, the Ottoman Empire and interestingly who the Huns and Vandals were. I had only a vague notion before but now I know how they contributed to the fall of the Roman Empire. There is also the interesting aspect of history when Muhammad or Mahomet is born and details of the meteoric rise of Islam that occurs in the Middle East and Mediterranean. With a refreshing observation on the commonality of both religions that may cause controversy we are taken through the conflicts that occurred during the crusades of medieval times.
- Translations of the Bible explains how the Septuagint became the most popular version of the Jewish Bible and how it became accepted as the Old Testament. Then the Vulgate was produced as the official Bible of the Roman Catholic Church and then of course we are shown how the development of the King James Version of the Bible occurred.
- The Splits in the Church and the influences this had on the different versions of the bible gives great insight into the development of global power and influences that controlled the scriptures. The actions of Martin Luther and how his protest ignited a fire of social and religious protest flows through to King Henry VIII and his development of the Church of England . The implications of his actions and the global reactions are neatly outlined without tedious detail.
It is all neatly summarized by “The Christian Church in a Nutshell” and then we are provided with a number of “Odds and Ends” of explanations on different keywords and phrases that relate to the great information we have been reading.
If you have even a passing interest in who wrote the Bible and wondered where the Bible sits in world history, this is a great read and a wonderful reference that will provide you with a lot of very interesting information. You will be able to impress your friends with the knowledge you gain.
Why you should buy Who Wrote the Bible and who wrote this book.
Who Wrote the Bible is written by a retired scholar Blair Gowrie. Still active and driving, badly by his own admission, and mainly to the library, he prefers his quiet and settled lifestyle that may become busy upon publishing his book.
I was lucky enough to get hold of a copy of this wonderful manuscript and I just had to share it!
My goal in providing you with Who Wrote the Bible is to help you have a much better understanding of The Bible and how it fits into world history.
Having a greater appreciation of the Bible timeline is very enlightening and will help to make you more aware of how the main religions evolved.
Through this you will realize that, although different, our religions are in reality, very similar and by having a better understanding of the history of the Bible, hopefully we will become more tolerant of each other.
Ross on behalf of Blair Gowrie
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You will get a 48-page e-book, Who Wrote The Bible, including accompanying historical maps
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Who Wrote The Bible, A Bible Timeline And How World History Influenced the Words of The Bible by Blair Gowrie (Kindle Edition - Jul 5, 2011) - Kindle eBook
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