The Bible Is Not A Reliable Source Essay

1511 Words Nov 6th, 2016 7 Pages
The bible is one of the oldest pieces of literature that we know of. It has been written and rewritten in many different languages, with each translation having its own mistakes and contradictions. Not only could some argue that the bible has been lost in translation, but it does not help that it was also written by many different authors. There is not just one source of the bible but many. All of these facts bring into question the reliability of the bible. Is the bible reliable enough to build a religion around? No, the bible is not a reliable source, but the question I ask is would the bibles lack of reliability make the bible stronger? Let us consider why the bible is unreliable.
There is not a one hundred percent accurate date that the bible was created. Although, most people agree that the bible was written around 1400bc, or was being written and not fully completed. The age of the bible alone begs the question of its reliability. 3400 years ago the bible was constructed, granted it was not fully completed yet but that is when the first know incarnation of the bible existed. One does not know why the bible was constructed and there is no way of finding out. Believing the words of such an old book opens up tremendous room for error. Take for example how the complete bible came to be what it is today. It is highly unlikely that the bible did not go through dramatic changes over time. During 1400bc, the printing press did not exist. How did the book get circulated? How…

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