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What is the age of the Bible?

Age of the Bible

The 66 books of the Bible were written by about 40 different people over a period of about 1,500 years. Most traditional Bible scholars believe that the first book of the Bible Genesis was written by Moses during the wilderness experience. This would put the date of his authorship somewhere between 1450 BC and 1400 BC. The last book of the Bible is Revelation. It was written by the apostle John during his exile on the island of Patmos. It was completed between AD 90 and 95. Therefore, the Bible age is over 3,400 years.

The unity of the Bible

One of the greatest miracles of the Bible is its unity.  This book was written on three continents, in three languages and by different people (such as kings, shepherds, scientists, attorneys, fishermen, priests and others) who in most cases have never met. And these authors who wrote on the most controversial subjects had varied education and backgrounds. Yet, though it seems completely unimaginable, the 66 books agree with one another.

Inspired by God

The Bible, written by many writers, reads as if it was written by one mind. And this is because “Holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:21). The Holy Spirit “moved” them all; He is the real Bible author and His truths are applicable to all generations. “Prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:21). The changed lives of those who read the Bible and obey its principles provide some of the most convincing proofs of its divine inspiration.

The Bible is unique in that it answers life’s most puzzling questions: 1) Where did I come from?  2) Why am I here? 3) What does the future hold for me? And it declares that Jesus will come very soon to take His faithful children to the wonderful home He is preparing for them (John 14:1–3). And the saved will live in supreme happiness and peace forever in God’s presence (Revelation 21:3, 4).

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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