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The Latest Answers to the Oldest Questions

A Philosophical Adventure with the World"s Greatest Thinkers

by Nicholas Fearn

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Published by Grove Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History & Surveys - Modern,
  • Philosophy / History, Criticism, Surveys,
  • History & Surveys - General,
  • Philosophy

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages240
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7875195M
    ISBN 100802143474
    ISBN 109780802143471

    The oldest known book: The Etruscan Gold Book, BC It contains six bound sheets of 24 carat gold, with illustrations of a horse-rider, a mermaid, a harp and soldiers. The small manuscript, which is more than two-and-a-half millennia old, was discovered 60 years ago in a tomb uncovered during digging for a canal along the Strouma river in south-western Bulgaria.   Many scholars agree that Job is the oldest book in the Bible, written by an unknown Israelite about B.C. Others hold that the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Bible) are the oldest books in the Bible, written between and B.C. The oldest book of the New Testament? Probably the book of James, written as early as A.D.

    Perhaps The Oldest Book in the New Testament. Written and dated around A.D. 45, James’ epistle is perhaps the earliest in the New Testament. This would have been before the first council of. Actually the oldest surviving example of the Old Testament was hand written and is dated around AD, but with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, a copy the Old Testament book of Isaiah is now dated at BC. But, these of course, as mentioned, were hand written. The Koran wasn't originally written until about AD, some twenty years after death of Mohammed, its author.

    QUESTION: Is the Bible the oldest religious book in the world? ANSWER: Of all the ancient writings, most scholars agree that the Old Testament of the Bible is the oldest of religious books. It was first written at BC through BC and the words were given by God to its writers. In comparison, most others are relatively young. Koran or al. The history of the book became an acknowledged academic discipline in the s, Contributors to the discipline include specialists from the fields of textual scholarship, codicology, bibliography, philology, palaeography, art history, social history and cultural key purpose is to demonstrate that the book as an object, not just the text contained within it, is a conduit of.


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Answer Some of the oldest books of the New Testament are the epistles written by Paul. The Book of Hebrews is another early Christian book, but its author is unknown.

More carefully phrased answers can be equally confusing, even when provided by reputable institutions. When the British Library purchased the St Cuthbert Gospel, the seventh-century copy of the Gospel of St John found in St Cuthbert’s coffin when it was opened innewspapers claimed the library was in possession of “Europe’s oldest book” (see for example here and here).

Answer Some of the oldest books of the New Testament are the epistles written by Paul. The Book of Hebrews is another early Christian book, but its author is unknown.

Asked in New Testament. Philosophy- the Latest Answers to the Oldest Questions. Atlantic Books. by Nicholas Fearn Hardcover, Pages, Published ISBN / ISBN / Pages: Answer has 1 vote.

Vote for this answer The oldest book in the New Testament is not known for certain, but many scholars believe it to be the Epistle of James (thought to be a brother of Jesus). Who am I? The asking of a philosophical question necessitates the awareness that "you" exist to be able to ask the question.

Once you become self-aware to the extent of being able to ask such a question, the first natural question is 'Who/What am. The oldest known work of literature is The Epic of Gilgamesh, but it's not really a "book" in the modern sense as it was written on clay tablets.

There is also a Sumerian poem about Enheduanna, daughter of King Sargon, which is slightly older, but since it's a poem I don't know if that would count.The earliest writing is Logophonetic, but it was used more like an ancient invoice of commidities being shipped.

I'll not consider these proto-literate symbol systems from – BC or ancient Chinese and India scrolls. Not knowing how litteral.