The Da Vinci Code: “Man created [the Bible] as a historical record of tumultuous times, and it has evolved through countless translations, additions, and revisions. History has never had a definitive version of the book” (p. 231). Do you think each book in the Bible was written in “tumultuous times”? Explain your view.

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      Monica
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      I think each book in the Bible was written in prehistoric ancient times because of how everything was prehistorically formed and developed.

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      Sidney
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      I know that the Bible was written in times of tumult but I also have to say that many history books and novels have been written in tumultuous times. In fact, in my 74 years I don’t even recall any times were there wasn’t chaos and tumult somewhere in the world.
      As a Christian who has placed my life and eternity squarely into the hands of God and of His Son Jesus the Christ and, thus, I believe what the Word says – all of it, no “loose-leaf Bible” for me. I know, being an author myself, that there are foibles in all human writings, it is what makes us human but I also stand on the fact that God, the Alpha and Omega, the Great I Am, would never let lies come into our hands as His followers. Satan, however, has no such problems with that and he is truly the father of lies. “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked, what you sow you will reap!”

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      Sharon
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      Tumultuous is a subjective word. Was the time when the authors of the Bible were writing changing times? Probably so. Is that tumultuous? Maybe. Maybe not. I’m certain times were difficult and changing. But the word “tumultuous” seems to indicate that the authors were under duress while penning their story.

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      Cory
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      I do believe so. Each book of the Bible was written during rough times of persecution or captivity.

    • #95294085
      Monica
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      I think that mans interpretation of the Bible has changed and lets be honest historically it has been largely interpreted through male, western eyes. So in that sense the definitive version of the book that especially the American church clutches so closely is not necessarily the true one.

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      Stephen
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      No, I think that each book of the Bible has been copied a ton of times, but I doubt that it was actually written multiple times and revised. If the Bible did go through additions and revisions, the wider body of church historians would specifically attest to that taking place and they don’t so it has not happened. Instead, anybody that tried to rewrite their own cannon was labeled a heretic, as Marcion was.

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