There is little doubt among reputable Bible scholars that the Bible, a book purported to contain “eternal truths,” was actually authored by men who did not always tell the truth. Let me offer some examples: (A version of this article has also been posted on WatchtowerWatch.com. I suggest that you check it out there as well. You will also note on the site that I have posted other articles as well.)
- Scholars know that Moses did not write the first five books of the Bible, but that’s what is recorded in the Bible.
- We also know that Daniel didn’t write the book bearing his name. Nor was it written at the time and place the author claimed.
- Solomon didn’t write Ecclesiastes. In fact, whoever actually wrote the book did it 600 years after he claimed to have written it.
In the New Testament (the “Greek Scriptures”) we also know:
- The “three letters” known as 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus were credited as written by the Apostle Paul. Reviewing the evidence, we know that is not the case. Bible scholars also know that Paul did not write 1 Corinthians 14:34-35.
So why would the actual writer want us to think he was Paul? How do we know it wasn’t Paul? [Read more...]