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Books predating the bible

In 382 AD, the early church father Jerome translated the New Testament from its original Greek into Latin.

This translation became known as the “Latin Vulgate”, (“Vulgate” meaning “vulgar” or “common”).

When the entire Pentateuch is present on a scroll, it is called a “Torah”.

An entire Torah Scroll, if completely unraveled, is over 150 feet long!

The story of the Bible is much older than that, however.

The papyrus sheets were bound, or tied together in a configuration much more similar to modern books than to an elongated scroll.

By the end of the First Century AD, the New Testament had been completed.

It was preserved in Greek on Papyrus, a thin paper-like material made from crushed and flattened stalks of a reed-like plant.

Those in possession of non-Latin scriptures would be executed! The church capitalized on this forced-ignorance through the 1,000 year period from 400 AD to 1,400 AD knows as the “Dark and Middle Ages”.

This was because only the priests were educated to understand Latin, and this gave the church ultimate power… Pope Leo the Tenth established a practice called the “selling of indulgences” as a way to extort money from the people.


  1. Apr 12, 2016. In recent years, many scholars have attributed the composition of a group of biblical texts, from the Book of Joshua to the second Book of Kings, to the. also believes literacy in ancient Judah was widespread before 586 BCE and that the biblical texts in question were written before the siege of Jerusalem.

  2. Apr 25, 2013. This makes sense since all books in some way draw on the traditions and ideas of the past. What is interesting is that if some of the central stories of the Bible have been plagiarised, then how can the Bible be the inerrant word of God? Is it the word of some other god before Christianity? Or does plagiarism.

  3. Preparing the Way The English Bible before King James. THERE are three great Book-religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Mohammedanism. Other religions have their sacred writings, but they do not hold them in the same regard as do these three. Buddhism and Confucianism count their books rather records of their.

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