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Originally posted by infolurker
You know the bible has been translated from Greek as well. The council of Nicaea did not "write" the bible, they chose what books to remove based on approximate age of the documents / books as some were written post 1st century (except the book of Enoch which just scared the hell out of them.. hehe)
Christ died in the 1st Century, around 32 AD. The whole New Testament, including Revelation, was written prior to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. Matthew for example is believed to be written 10-12 years after the death of Christ and may have been sooner as he may have written it in Aramaic and then at a later time it was translated into Greek. (Who knows?)
But all within the generation of the "living" Jesus.
Many of the books that were removed were from 2nd or 3rd century A.D. and were believed to be "add-ons" or "tales" as they were not from the generation of Christ and not eye witness testimony. (again, the book of Enoch is very very old and there may have been a couple more old testament books that were not included).
Originally posted by zazzafrazz
Should Christians do away with the Bible?
Originally posted by Boogley
I find the Bible to be extremely spiritual.
Originally posted by Clearskies
Drug talk? tsk, tsk.