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Thread #149778 Message #3488896
Posted By: Don Firth
10-Mar-13 - 06:01 PM
Thread Name: Test Your Knowledge of the Bible
Subject: RE: Test Your Knowledge of the Bible
Yes, pete, most of them do.
In the Bible, things like the numerous concordances are an afterthought, and scribes and translators have been adding to and subtracting from the Bible since they first began compiling the scrolls and manuscipts (often arbitrarily including some and excluding others for reasons best known to themselves) in the first place.
The Bible is an anthology, and like all anthologies, what gets included and what is left out depends on the editors. In this case, a whole string of bishops, a pope or two, and a whole army of clerics.
The Bible did not spring into existence spontaneously. Nor was it handed to us by the Angel Gabriel. It (dare I use the word?) evolved over a number of centuries.