I'm interested to know, whether there is any evidence as to the writers of the Bible, both the Old and the New Testaments. I'm not interested to an extend that I was go ahead and research it myself, but if anyone knows, the answer is going to be greatly appreciated.

Were these just stories passed on verbally, changing with every generation that simply got recorded at some point, or did a group of people deliberately sit down and write the Bible with, perhaps, some clear goals, linked to their time and place in history?

After all, it is probably a best seller of all time.

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I think it was written by a bunch of people over time. Probably the longest game of telephone in the world.

As for evidence, I'm not sure. I'll look deeper into this later
A bunch of men, probably involved in the early beginnings of the church.  We can only speculate -- at least we all know that god didn't write it.
I have to agree with Torkoal.  The real question here is who put it together.  For many years there seemed to have been writers generating stories about life and a supposed afterlife.  Perhaps because their present life was so bad.  I suspect that there was a group who compiled all of this to their own ends into what we now call the bible.  From that it was easy to initiate the controling group we call christianity.  Not the first time it had been done.  Every hyroglyph, and pictoglyph in the world seemed to have similar beginnings.  I think the bible was just one of the more recent and elaborate compilations.
I agree with Torkoal and Richard.  And the word bible means book I think.  So it's a book. lol.  Not even a good book.  Written by ignorant men,at least men who didn't have all the info we have now, in the bronze age.  It is SO bizarre to me that people actually think it is wise, makes any sense AT ALL, and actually live by it (sort-of), and think it is the word of an invisible deity.  The stupid makes my brain hurt.
Excellent discussion, Astroslav! THIS IS CUT AN PASTED FROM THE WEBSITE BELOW: ONCE AGAIN, IT'S A BUNCH OF FLUFF ANSWERS THAT LEADS THE READER TO NOWHERE.

http://www.allabouttruth.org/who-wrote-the-bible.htm

Who Wrote the Bible - A Letter from God
“Who wrote the Bible” is a question that is undoubtedly asked by many who are familiar with the impact this book has made on people around the world. The Bible gives guidance in our journey through life to eternity, as well as leads us to a relationship with the God of the universe. It is a historical book that is backed by archeology, and a prophetic book that has lived up to all of its claims thus far. In light of all these facts, asking, “who wrote the bible,” is a vital question that deserves serious investigation and a serious response. The Bible is God’s letter to humanity collected into 66 books written by 40 divinely inspired writers. These writers come from all walks of life (i.e., kings to fishermen) and spans over a period of 1,500 years or more. These claims may seem dramatic (or unrealistic to some), but a careful and honest study of the biblical scriptures will show them to be true.

Who Wrote the Bible - Evidence of Divine Inspiration
“Who wrote the Bible” is a question that can be definitively answered by examining the biblical texts in light of the external evidences that supports its claims. 2 Timothy 3:16 states that “All scripture is inspired by God….” In 2 Peter 1:20-21, Peter reminds the reader to “know this first of all, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation, … but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.” The Bible itself tells us that it is God who is the author of His book.

God does not leave us with just claims of His divine handiwork in the Bible, but also supports it with compelling evidence. The design of the Bible itself is a miracle. Written over more than 1,500 years by vastly different writers, yet every book in the Bible is consistent in its message. These 66 books talk about history, prophecy, poetry, and theology. Despite their complexity, differences in writing styles and vast time periods, the books of the Bible agree miraculously well in theme, facts and cross-referencing. No human beings could have planned such an intricate combination of books over a 1,500-year time span. Bible manuscripts (remember, there were no printing presses until 1455) have survived despite weather, persecution and time. Most ancient writings written on weak materials like papyrus have vanished all together. Yet many copies of the Old Testament scriptures survived. For instance, the Dead Sea Scrolls contain all books of the Old Testament, except Esther, and have been dated to before the time of Christ. Consider Julius Caesar’s Gallic Wars. Only ten copies written about 1,000 years after the event are in existence. In comparison, there are over 24,000+ New Testament manuscripts, the earliest one dating to within 24 years after Christ.

The Bible also validates its divine authorship through fulfilled prophecies. An astonishing 668 prophecies have been fulfilled and none have ever been proven false (three are unconfirmed). An honest study of biblical prophecy will compellingly show the divine authorship of the Bible. Further, archeology confirms (or in some cases supports) accounts in the biblical record. No other holy book comes close to the Bible in the amount of evidence supporting its divine authorship.

Who Wrote the Bible - A Question of Eternal Significance
“Who Wrote the Bible” is indeed a question that everyone must ask. If indeed it is the Word of the living God, then no other book gives us more insight into our lives, more hope for our future, and a true path to a relationship with God. Search the Bible with openness and honesty and see for yourself what the Creator of the universe wants to tell you!
nahhhh; who wrote the book of luv!?
Short answer: Nobody really knows.


Most likely, some Jewish "scribes" compiled most of the OT during the Babylonian "Captivity" from oral versions of stories and genealogies passed down for centuries. While the NT is composed letters written between Christian communities throughout the Roman Empire. Many of the books attributed to Paul were probably written by some later followers, and most of the Gospels were documents written (from older source documents--see 'Q' and 'Signs Gospel') at the behest of non-Gnostic Christian communities looking for a cohesive Christ story from which to lead worship.

From my non-theist perspective, the Bible is a fascinating document containing many honest attempts to be "accurate," but is tainted by theological contradictions and politically motivated historical revision. I view it (as well as other documents) as a vibrant insight into the human story, but remain extremely skeptical about the majority of its claims.
Fortunately - even Christians don't claim it is the exact word of god unadulterated page by page the way Muslims obsessively do..

King Solomon and King David lived long and merry lives.

They had a lot of sweethearts; they had a lot of wives.

But when old age o'ertook them, with all its aches and qualms,

King Solomon wrote the Proverbs, and King David wrote the Psalms.

 

And Moses wrote the first five books, one of which records Moses's death.

And Jesus apparently wrote down his prayer in Gethsemane because everybody else fell asleep.
--Matthew 26

THE  DOCUMENTARY  HYPOTHESIS

These videos explain it fairly well.    

 

 

 

 

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