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It's been a while since we discussed who wrote the bible,
January 12, 2002 7:48 PM   Subscribe

It's been a while since we discussed who wrote the bible, so I offer these links to the Straight Dope's site: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4 and part 5.
posted by grumblebee (13 comments total)

 
Dear God, don't know if you noticed, but...
your name is on a lot of quotes in this book,
and us crazy humans wrote it, you should take a look...

-XTC

I think this settles it, it was crazy humans.
posted by hotdoughnutsnow at 7:51 PM on January 12, 2002


These articles were serially linked over the last week or so at Fark, of all places. Worth linking here anyway, perhaps. And that is one great song, hotdoughnuts, which I haven't heard in years.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:02 PM on January 12, 2002


The Book of Enoch (Hanokh) isn't mentioned in there, but its legitimacy was verified by the discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls. Very, very creepy stuff.
posted by skyline at 8:29 PM on January 12, 2002


Lest we not forgot about the Holy Writings of Ine.
posted by geoff. at 8:31 PM on January 12, 2002


I think this settles it, it was crazy humans

Well, if Andy Partridge says so, it must be true!
posted by MrBaliHai at 8:48 PM on January 12, 2002


its legitimacy was verified by the discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls

its legitimacy? what do you mean? how so?
posted by tolkhan at 9:06 PM on January 12, 2002


It was rediscovered in an Ethiopic library sometime in the 1700's, but whether or not it was really a part of the bible had been disputed. (I see that it sounded like I thought the Dead Sea scrolls proved that the stories really took place; sorry.)
posted by skyline at 9:20 PM on January 12, 2002


ah, that's what threw me.
posted by tolkhan at 10:31 PM on January 12, 2002


That part wasn't proven until The Prophecy II came out.
posted by skyline at 11:18 PM on January 12, 2002


Oh please. Every fourth grader knows that C.S. Lewis made all this stuff up long ago. And yes, I'm not an idiot, I realize that the copyright on the Chronicles of Narnia was circa 1950. But everybody knows that carbon-dating stuff is unreliable.

Bother all of you. Let's not mess around with this "People Wrote the Bible" business. It's all nonsense anyway.

Sincerely,
Eustace
posted by Samsonov14 at 12:09 AM on January 13, 2002


Call me a cornball, I love the Sarah McLachlan version of "Dear God."
posted by grrarrgh00 at 12:44 AM on January 13, 2002


No one who loves anything by Sarah should be called a cornball.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 9:34 AM on January 13, 2002


Suggestion: Read through the old thread on this topic (grumblebee's firs link). Then read through this thread. What a difference a year makes!

Ignore the sound file embeded in the first thread, of course.
posted by gd779 at 11:46 AM on January 13, 2002


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