Bible is reality or fiction?
- LoonaseeLv 51 month agoFavourite answer
The bible is real....ly written by a bunch of men over a lengthy period of time.
If you mean was it inspired by God....well certainly no more than anyone else's writings/ramblings.
If you mean was it written by people who knew Jesus and therefore should be what Christians follow: we already know that no one who wrote the bible actually knew Jesus.
If you mean is it be taken literally... only by the people who ignore all logic/evidence/contradictions and believe fairy tales. It is a series of stories/parables with a bit of history thrown in, was never meant to be taken literally.
- 4 weeks ago
As far as I know, nobody has ever figured out who wrote the Bible.
It is most likely a collection of excerpts from other texts from before its origin date.
Though the possible answer most likely lies hidden in the catacombs and library of the Vatican, which for obvious reasons nobody will ever see again.
- 1 month ago
The bible is conflicting in so many ways, at least part of it HAS to be fiction. For example...I'm supposed to be forgiven for my sins, but if you read the ten commandments (written by God), he outlines two or three sins that HE said will never be forgiven. In fact, there's one commandment that HE said he'll punish your grandson for as well. And since you don't know which is fiction, and which is fact, you need to regard all of it as potential fiction. btw Having a few "real" cities in the book is about as confirming to reality as a martian attack on Washington DC in "Independence Day".
- RWPossumLv 71 month ago
It's not an either/or question. We know that there was a real city called Jericho. We don't think Joshua made the walls come tumbling down, although there were earthquakes in that area. King David and Jesus were probably real people but historians say don't believe everything in the Bible about them.
The New Testament gets off to a bad start with the first title. The first book is called The Gospel According to Matthew but they didn't know who wrote the book, which was written about a hundred years after the death of Jesus, so they gave it an arbitrary name.
The original Gospel According to Mark ends with a description of the women coming to the tomb and being told by a MAN that Jesus had walked out of the tomb. Later, things were added - angels and Jesus meeting his disciples.
Video - 1 of 2 - Changes made to the Bible
Most historians think that Jesus was a disciple of John the Baptist, and that the two of them were trying to stop the war against the Romans - the war the Jews lost. Ironically, this got Jesus in trouble with the Romans. The priests of the Temple were making money from the sacrifices there, and they didn't like John's doctrine of salvation and getting rid of the Romans through national repentance. (Why pay for salvation at the Temple when you can get it in the river for free? Besides, those Romans are baaaaad!)
12 And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,
13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.
- The Gospel According to Matthew
Animals were sold and bought there. Scripture says "house of prayer" - not "house of sacrifice."
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- BoyLv 41 month ago
- kswck2Lv 71 month ago
Depends on who you ask.
- 1 month ago
The bible is real, I have seen several of them.