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How old is the Bible?

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The first books of the Bible are approximately 3,400 years old, while the final books of the Bible are approximately 1,900 years old. The oldest remaining collection of Bible texts is about 1,700 years old.

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How old is the Bible?
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The first books of the Bible were written by Moses, who is thought to have lived around the year 1400 B.C. The Hebrew Scriptures were finished around 450 B.C. The first letters of the Greek Scriptures were written around 50 A.D. The final writings of the apostle John probably date back to around 95 A.D. The oldest surviving Bible manuscripts are the Dead Sea Scrolls, which date back to the 2nd century B.C. The oldest surviving compilation is the Septuagint, a Greek translation of the Hebrew Scriptures that dates back to the 4th century A.D.

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