Books predating the bible
Biblical scholars believe this occurred between 1,400 BC and 1,500 BC… The language used was almost certainly an ancient form of Hebrew, the language of Old Covenant believers.The earliest scripture is generally considered to be the “Pentateuch”, the first five books of the Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, & Deuteronomy…The story of the Bible is much older than that, however.The first recorded instance of God’s Word being written down, was when the Lord Himself wrote it down in the form of ten commandments on the stone tablets delivered to Moses at the top of Mount Sinai.Also, through the invention of “Purgatory”, you could purchase the salvation of your loved-one’s souls.The church taught the ignorant masses, Editorial Note: Let us state at this point, that it is not our intent to offend or “bash” Roman Catholics.As most sheep are only about two to three feet long, it took an entire flock of sheep to make just one Torah scroll.
The oldest copies of the New Testament known to exist today are: The Codex Alexandrius and the Codex Sinaiticus in the British Museum Library in London, and the Codex Vaticanus in the Vatican. In 315 AD, Athenasius, the Bishop of Alexandria, identified the 27 Books which we recognize today as the canon of New Testament scripture.
He offered forgiveness of sins for a fairly small amount of money.