Is the Koran or the Bible Older?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 30, 2020 4:20:12 PM ET
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The earliest books of the Bible were written more than 1,000 years before the Koran, and the New Testament was completed at least five centuries earlier. The oldest books of the Bible were written between 1000 and 500 B.C.

Most of the books of the Bible were written well after the events they depict. The first books of the Bible to be written were probably Psalms and the Song of Solomon. Most of the New Testament was written between 50 and 100 A.D., decades after the life of Christ.

The Koran was written over a 22-year period beginning in 609 A.D.