Who wrote the Bible?

June 2, 2007 at 10:07 pm 6 comments

This is a 2 hour video from UK’s Channel 4 entitled “Who wrote the Bible?” Since I’ve only watched the introduction so far, if you finish it before I do, please feel free to post a review.

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  • 1. HeIsSailing  |  June 2, 2007 at 10:45 pm

    I saw this program about 3 or 4 months ago and enjoyed it. Bechford has an engaging style. I did not agree with everything presented, (King Hezekiah introducing monotheism in ancient Israel seems more speculative to me that how it is presented here, for instance), but all in all I think it has a lot of good information that many Christians do not know about their own religion.

    This is one of several programs I have seen from the UK that openly questions Christianity and religion. Why is it that we here in the USA only get countless nauseating variations of American Idol on our public television?

  • 2. Sue Ann Edwards  |  June 2, 2007 at 11:52 pm

    Even tho I haven’t watched, I’d like to leave a comment. This is a subject I have spent many decades researching. I extend what I have learned, because I simply enjoy Love’s extension.

    I don’t ask anyone to believe what I say. Ask your own Heart, ask your own self, for verification. Be True to yourself.

    In my collection are many Bibles. When it comes to the Christian Bible, there are two versions to begin with: St. Joseph and King James. I suspect the show is about the King James version, since it is the most well known.

    One of my favorites is a ‘new and revised’ version I have, dated 1889. It shows the previous 1661 version, side by side in the pages. It is interesting reading. Words have been changed, chapters rearranged and renumbered, whole phrases left out. In short, between 1661 and 1889, meanings changed.

    (I can’t even tell a story and have it get down to the end of the block before it’s unrecognizable. Imagine how much has been ‘skewed’ over the ages?)

    As it is, or was, the authors of the New Testament was a group known as ‘agnostics’. Gnost means ‘to know'; agnost means ‘to know not’.

    I question any authority, claiming to be an authority on ‘not knowing’. My cat could claim the same. I do not recognize ‘not knowing’, as knowledge.

    Study of the Gnostic, yeilds an entirely different perspective. One such difference, is a recognition that the God of the Old Testament, was a thoroughly unlikable fella’, in full blown denial of the Universal Principle of Cause and Effect. Adoration is a consequence of being Adorable. Loved is a consequence of being Lovable.

    Differences…, but the most noticable being…

    Conditional Love vs. UNconditional Love. One is limited, the other, isn’t. One has Compassion and Understanding for Humanity, the other doesn’t.

    I don’t know about you but, my idea of an Absolute doesn’t included a limited unlimited or an impotent omnipotence. There’s no way to integrate those ideas, no way to live them in Integrity, for they are contradictions in concepts.

    In place of the word ‘god’, I often substitute ‘Life’ or ‘Unified Quamtum Field’. It’s much easier to drop the attitude of judgments that way.

    Always embraces all ways. At least from the perspective of the Unified Quantum Field, it does.

  • 3. arseniajoaquin  |  June 3, 2007 at 5:04 am

    Accordingly, the first five books of the Holy Bible were written by Mouses. But… I am a translator of the Holy Bible from Greek to English and I have already published GENESIS, EXODUS, LEVITICUS (Greek-English) and THE WILL New Testament (Greek to English). I have already translated Numbers, Deuteronomy, and Joshua but they are still in the process of encoding and rechecking.

    I translate the Old Testament from the Septuagint. As I was translating the book of Joshua, I found out that Deuteronomy was written by Joshua (Iesous in the Septuagint). I intended to publish GENESIS TO DEUTERONOMY (Greek-English) soon but since I finished translating Joshua already and found that out, I am now encoding the book and God willing, IESOUS a.k.a. JOSHUA (Servant of God) will be published soon.

    By the way, I have also published other books and they are found at http://www.lulu.com/arseniajoaquin

  • 4. Diganta  |  June 3, 2007 at 4:47 pm

    waiting for the author’s comments …

  • 5. HeIsSailing  |  June 3, 2007 at 11:27 pm

    Sue Ann Edwards muses:
    “I suspect the show is about the King James version, since it is the most well known.”

    No Sue, the program is about who originally wrote the text of what we now call the Bible. It was not about who made various translations.

    Sue Ann continues:
    “In place of the word ‘god’, I often substitute ‘Life’ or ‘Unified Quamtum Field’. It’s much easier to drop the attitude of judgments that way.”

    I am interested to know how you relate God to a quantum field. Do you mean this in a poetic or literal sense?

  • 6. Sue Ann Edwards  |  June 4, 2007 at 1:35 pm

    As I said, There are many versions of what is now accepted as ‘the bible’. To study it in depth, is to also study History and Sociology. Much ado about nothing is created by our desires to avoide accountibility and responsiblity for being volitional beings, by imagining some kind of authorityy outside of ourselves. That’s why the majority of our populatio has never thought an indenpdent thought. The only ideas entertained are those put there by religion, our fmailyies and our govermnents.

    What is obvious, is that when we don’t want the responsiblity for our freewill, ‘God’ will indulge us, with Death.

    Whether I use the word ‘god’ or the phrase ‘Unfied Quantum Field’ the perspective is the same. Absolute. Any tone of the Absolute will carry a resonance of Unity, of ALL That Is, Was and Ever Will Be.

    If any concept is missing this tone of Unity, of all inclusiveness and all encompassing, like the idea of there being a ‘chosen’ (this implies a ‘them who are not’), then the idea is man made nonsense. No matter how many of us fossilized fools believe it.

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