Dating old testament
They were written over a period of about 1500 years from approximately 2000 B. In making my chart below, I wrote out estimates from NUMEROUS scholars on a paper. There is much more controversy over when the Old Testament books were written vs the New Testament books.First the scribes who copied and preserved the text were careful[i] and meticulous.They developed numerical systems to ensure an accurate copy.These categories are: Law: 5 books (Genesis-Deuteronomy) History: 12 books (Joshua-Esther) Poetry: 5 books (Job-Song Of Solomon) Prophecy: 17 books (Isaiah-Malachi) It should also be noted that the content of some of the books can fit chronologically into another book.
The Old Testament (OT) was originally written in Hebrew (with a few chapters in Aramaic), and it contains thirty nine books written from about 1400 – 400 B. Here are some good reasons to believe we possess an accurate OT text.These Bibles attempt to put everything in the historical order in which it was written. Tweet Home: Jesus Questions & Answers What The Bible Says About...Essential Christian Doctrine Jesus "IS" God Is God Real? While archeology doesn’t prove that the Bible is true, it certainly does confirm the historical reliability of the text.[iii] I don’t have room to tell you about all of these exciting discoveries, but you can see pictures and descriptions of many of them in the full-color Archeological Study Bible.There is cause for continued optimism because only about 10% of the biblical sites in Israel have been excavated.