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  Bible - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Bible (Hebrew: תנ״ך tanakh, Greek: η Βίβλος hē biblos) (sometimes The Holy Bible, The Book, Word of God, The Word, The Good Book or Scripture), from Greek (τα) βίβλια, (ta) biblia, "(the) books", is the name used by Jews and Christians for their differing (and sometimes overlapping) canons of sacred texts.
Karl Lachmann’s critical edition of 1831, based on manuscripts dating from the fourth century and earlier, was intended primarily to demonstrate that the Textus Receptus must finally be rejected.
The longest verse in the Bible is Esther chapter 8, verse 9.
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 Dating the Bible - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Since the dating of the authorship of these books depends on the particulars of the deconstruction of the texts, the range of dates assigned to the first five books is rather broad, ranging from the 10th to the 6th centuries BC.
The date of its composition was perhaps some time between 561 BC, the date of the last chapter (2 Kings 25), when Jehoiachin was released from captivity by Evil-merodach, and 538 BC, the date of the decree of deliverance by Cyrus the Great.
They were written in Coptic and are generally dated to the 3rd and 4th centuries CE, though the Gospel of Thomas has ignited some debate, and scholars argue that it dates from 50 CE (Koester, HDS) to the late 2nd century CE (Miers).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dating_the_Bible   (2330 words)

 What does the Bible teach about dating?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Answer: Since dating is a precursor to marriage and the family, it is of the utmost importance.
During Bible times, the choice of a bride was usually made by the relatives or a friend appointed by the bridegroom.
In America, it is not uncommon that dating starts when the girl is fourteen to sixteen, she makes all her decisions, and is often married at sixteen to eighteen.
www.biblequestions.org /Archives/BQAR342.htm   (296 words)

 Dating the Bible: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The leningrad codex is the oldest surviving complete copy of the masoretic text of the hebrew bible, dated 1008....
Jesus, in the bible called jesus the nazarene and known among christians as jesus christ, is the central figure in christianity and is considered an...
Biblical inerrancy is the view that the bible is the inspired word of god and is in every detail infallible and without error....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/d/da/dating_the_bible.htm   (3199 words)

 What does the Bible Teach about Dating   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Introduction: Since dating is a precursor to marriage and the family, it is of the utmost importance.
B. During Bible times, the choice of a bride was usually made by the relatives or a friend appointed by the bridegroom.
C. In America, it is not uncommon that dating starts when the girl is fourteen to sixteen, she makes all her decisions, and is often married at sixteen to eighteen.
www.bibletruths.net /Sermons/BTSO114.htm   (340 words)

 Titus Institute | Relationships and Dating in the Bible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
If "dating" is defined as two single friends of the opposite sex doing things together for fun without any attraction or romantic desire or intimacy involved at all, there is no issue to discuss regarding dating.
However, the Bible does describe three kinds of relationships with the opposite sex and gives certain characteristics of each relationship (there are others such as parent/child and sibling, but they don't clarify the issues of dating).
I have chosen to use the term "dating" and redefine it rather than not using the term and using a phrase such as "spending time together" because the term "dating" is such a powerful one in our culture which needs to be dealt with.
www.titusinstitute.com /dating/dating_and_the_bible.php   (2145 words)

 Dating Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dating and Sunday school were not part of society during biblical times.
You are not old enough to date until you have developed the emotional and spiritual maturity to say no to sexual pressure.
In other words you are old enough to date when you show the character and maturity to put off immediate satisfaction to the future.
www.faithbiblechurch.org /inflight/lessons/date1.htm   (1211 words)

 ipedia.com: Dating the Bible Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A middle ground is held by people such as Israel Finklestein, whose archeological studies tend to suggest that a substantial portion of the Pentateuch is a seventh century construction, designed to promote the dynastic ambitions of King Josiah of Judah.
Hartman and Di Lella, 1978), the book of Daniel was written in the third century to second century BCE, even though it claims to have been written in the 6th century BCE (Hartman and Di Lella suggest multiple authorship, with some material dating to the third century, culminating with a second century editor and redactor).
The Scrolls have been dated from the third century BCE to 68 CE.
www.ipedia.com /dating_the_bible.html   (1309 words)

 The Bible and history: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This means that Noah would date to about 1600 BC and this is very close to the time of the Thera Eruption of 1628 BC which is known to have caused a tsunami that flooded the entire region of the Aegean and reached all the way to Cyprus.
She dated the city by the absence of a type of imported pottery common to the era around 1400 B.C. She concluded, as had Sellin and Watzinger before her that the Biblical account of the conquest of Jericho was untenable if the traditional dates were upheld.
If the bibles own narrative is taken as a guide a possible date for the reign of Joshua and the start and end of the period of the Judges can be derived statistically by using the ratios of the biblical years.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/the_bible_and_history   (4661 words)

 The Bible and history -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Many Christians and Jews prefer to stress the importance of the moral and religious values inculcated in the Bible, while its accuracy in terms of some or many of its historical details is not necessarily a key part of their faith.
She dated the city by the absence of a type of imported pottery common to the era around 1400 B.C., and concluded that the ruins of the walls dated to the end of the Middle Bronze Age, around 1550 BC.
While this date is in conflict with that dating of Joshua by Christian Bible scholars it is however in agreement with the traditional Jewish dating.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Biblical_minimalism   (4266 words)

 What does the Bible say about Dating?
However the Bible is quite clear about the kind of people we mix and match with in general and it would sensibly follow to apply this to the even more serious matter of dating and eventually marriage itself.
The fact is you usually end up marrying those you date, therefore, consider the person's you are dating and their relationship to the Lord (2 Cor.
If we date people who are not in a right relationship to God (perfection is not the issue since none of us are perfect), and we end up marrying them, there is a good chance that the unbeliever will cause us to fall away.
www.christianadvice.net /dating/what_does_the_bible_say_about_dating.htm   (398 words)

 Radiocarbon Dating
When you have records dated by the scribes, as well as actual mummies and the carbon-14 dates are not off by hundreds of years but by thousands, you either have to throw away every historical record, or else there was a general failure with carbon-14 dating.
However, instead of dating organic matter, carbon-14 dating is performed on the minute amounts of carbon dioxide and methane gas in each layer.
First, we have New Testament manuscripts dated from <70 A.D. (Cave 7 of the Dead See Scrolls), 117-138 A.D. (John Ryland’s Papyrii), 100-150 A.D. (the three Chester Beatty Papyrii), and 125-175 A.D. (the three Bodmer II Papyrii), to authenticate the reliable transmission of the New Testament.
www.biblequery.org /History/Archaeology/RadiocarbonDatingAndTheBible.htm   (1589 words)

 Dating in the International Church of Christ
The communications about their dating status took place between D-----, his discipler, and her discipler, and N----- was totally out of the loop, as her discipler apparently did not think it expedient or necessary to share with N----- what was going on.
Dating couples weren't really allowed to communicate much if they weren't continually baptizing....a lot weren't even allowed to date when there evangelism stunk, and if evangelism stunk over a period of months the couple would be forced to break up.
Since we weren't yet allowed to date exclusively, I was being pushed into going out with other brothers 3 weekends out of the month..…there came a time when we were told that we should not be spending so much time talking and we should not be sharing such intimate details of our lives.
www.newcovpub.com /icc/ICC_Dating.html   (9320 words)

 Has the Bible been corrupted, altered, edited, revised, or tampered with?
Even many hardened skeptics and critics of the Bible admit that the Bible has been transmitted over the centuries far more accurately than any other ancient document.
There is no major doctrine of the Bible that is put in doubt as a result of the minor differences that exist between manuscripts.
We can have utmost confidence that the Bible we have today is the same Bible that was originally written.
www.gotquestions.org /Bible-corrupted.html   (474 words)

 About the Bible - ChristianAnswers.Net WebBible
The Bible is unique among "Holy Books"; it is rooted in and intertwined with actual human history.
The Bible claims to be "the word of God." It records the interaction of God with historical people and nations.
The Bible's two major sections are the Old Testament and the New Testament.
christiananswers.net /bible/about.html   (720 words)

 What does the Bible say about dating / courting?
Answer: Although the words "courtship" and "dating" are not found in the Bible, we are given some principles that Christians are to go by during the time before marriage.
The first thing to realize is that we must separate from the world's view on dating because God's way contradicts the world's (2 Peter 2:20).
We are told (by society) to date around as much as we want, going through as many people as possible.
www.gotquestions.org /dating-courting.html   (409 words)

 Bible Dictionary: Dating   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A number of approaches are possible to dating features and objects Archaeologists uncover.
The stratum in which it is found, or with which it is associated, indicates that it is older than material found above but younger than that found below.
However for the period which interests biblical scholars its accuracy, plus or minus 200 years or so, means that it is often of little practical use for dating.
www.bible.gen.nz /amos/archaeology/date.htm   (177 words)

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As far as I understand the Bible dating is not scriptural.
Dating is a one-on-one experience for the most part.
The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:22 "Abstain from all appearance of evil." When my husband and I were by ourselves it was in a public place, a store or a restaurant, with lots of people around.
www.1timothy4-13.com /files/proverbs/b_dating.html   (2387 words)

 Does the Bible Forbid Interracial Dating and Marriage? - at BibleStudy.org
Rather, the Bible indicates that Adam was the color of lentils --reddish brown.
Nowhere in the Bible do we read of God correcting Moses for the wife he chose—even though she was fl.
For approval she was required to write an essay explaining her decision which was to be sent to the church's headquarters along with a photograph, before a final decision could be made.
www.biblestudy.org /basicart/interace.html   (3896 words)

 Dating The Bible   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
First, there is not even one book undisputedly written by a claimed eyewitness to Jesus' "resurrection." Second, the earliest work with an undisputed date is 50 AD (some 20 years after Jesus' death).
Even the earliest possible date for a highly disputed work is 15 years later than Jess died.
James (greater): Martyred (according to bible and legend, anyway).
www.holysmoke.org /hs00/bible1.htm   (246 words)

 What does the Bible say about interracial marriage and interracial dating?
There is nothing in the Bible that says it is wrong to date or marry a person of a different race.
There are a few incidental mentions of race in the Bible (e.g., that Ethiopian's skin was different, Jeremiah 13:23), but there is nothing saying one race is superior to another.
A number of attempts were made to use the Bible to justify those bans on interracial marriage.
www.twopaths.com /faq_interracialMarriage.htm   (404 words)

 The Bible and Evolution - Page 2 - VisionTV Forum
The Bible is primarily a religious book composed of myth, legend, poetry, short story, fiction, and some history.
This is not to dismiss the Bible but is to put the Bible where it belongs: The very human words of those who have experienced the divine.
The Bible is the written expriences of mere human beings.
www.visiontv.ca /forum/showthread.php?p=1966   (790 words)

 oremus Bible Browser
You can tell the oremus Bible Browser your preferred settings of these values, and they will be pre-selected for you each time you visit the oremus Bible Browser page.
The ability to specify several bible passages, and have the text displayed on the same page.
The ability to search for a word or phrase from the bible, and page through the verses in which it occurs, with a link to a fuller context.
bible.oremus.org   (307 words)

 Dating: Guidelines from the Bible by Scott Kirby
Dating: Guidelines from the Bible by Scott Kirby is a biblically inspired guide for young men and women, and single adults, on dating conduct and what God expects of us and wants for us.
Scott Kirby outlines the Biblical principals related to dating, bearing in mind that most marriages in Biblical times were arranged by the parents.
I would recommend Dating: Guidelines from the Bible to any mom out there who wants to help solidify their young adult's personal belief in waiting for marriage.
www.christian-mommies.com /special-features/book-reviews/dating-guidelines-from-the-bible   (420 words)

 Christian Women Are Bad Dates
The Bible says we are not to fornicate however every woman I have dated in the past year only wants sex and when they don't get it after a date or two they are finished with me. These are christian women by the way.
Such a contrast to the MEN that I have dated in the past, seemed like all they wanted was ONE thing, and told me that to my face, so was their loss.
It might not be your idea of a 'date' but these women need to know why their behaviour is wrong and you are being given the opportunity to tell them.
christianblogs.christianet.com /1131935416.htm   (2135 words)

 Good or bad idea? New teen Bible has looks of fashion magazine - (BP)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
While one "Blab" answer tells girls not to date until they're "ready for what it leads to, marriage," much of the magazine gives guidance to those who are dating.
Feedback thus far is showing that the special features serve as a hook to get teens into the Bible, she said.
Her e-mail inbox is full of teen girls telling her, "You have made the Bible so exciting to me," she said.
www.bpnews.net /bpnews.asp?ID=16672   (1501 words)

 The Bible and Evolution - Page 2 - VisionTV Forum
The Bible is sacred because of the use to which we put it not because it was "dictated" by God.
The Bible contains kernels of history but it is both midrashic and metaphorical and when seen in this light it becomes a far more powerful document and witness to God then any historical interpretation will ever have.
The Bible was not dictated by God in any way shape or form.
www.visiontv.ca /forum/showthread.php?t=158&page=2&pp=20   (790 words)

 MacAddict Forums / backing up religious arguments with the bible
They try to tell me that it works when dating things that will make them look good (the Bible), but then say it's highly inaccurate when dating things that will destroy their arguments (the freshly killed seal).
Something tells me that if there was a 1st edition Bible available it would be widely known, and that religious scholars might a little reluctant to cut off pieces to sample for carbon dating.
All carbon dating can provide is insight into when a particular scroll was made - as it has done with the dead sea scrolls.
www.macaddict.com /forums/post/586374   (2910 words)

 Secretmotive.com - What does the Bible say about dating?, by Secretmotive.com
The bible says that by doing so you set yourself up for being drawn away from God.
Dating an unbeliever can lead to the kind of marriage God warns against.
It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality;that each of you should learn to control his own body[1] in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God.
www.secretmotive.com /qna/dating.asp   (272 words)

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