Essay on The Bible Is Not A Reliable Source

1774 Words Nov 8th, 2016 8 Pages
The Bible is one of the oldest pieces of literature that exists. 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? The Bible is not a reliable source due to the amount of time it was in circulation before it was possible for it to be cross checked by multiple individuals and the issues of translating such a large book throughout time. 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 1400 BC or that it was in the process of being written and was not yet fully completed. The age of the Bible alone begs the question of its reliability. 3,400 years ago the Bible was constructed, granted it was not fully completed yet but that is when the first known incarnation of the Bible existed. One does not know why the Bible was constructed and there is no way of finding out.

However, believing the words of such an old book opens up a tremendous room for error. Take for example how the complete Bible came to be what it is today. It is highly unlikely that the…

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