The bible was written over a span of 1500 years, by 40 writers unlike other religious writings, the bible reads as a factual news account of real events, places, people, and dialogue historians and archaeologists have repeatedly confirmed its authenticity. The bible refers to the collection of 66 books from different authors compiled to make up what we refer to today as the holy bible thirty-nine of the original books kept by ancient israel in hebrew are the ones we know today as the old testament. Listed below is a selection of prominent fiction and nonfiction authors who were, or are, jewish (or of partial jewish descent, as noted) for lists of jewish playwrights, screenwriters, poets, and other jewish writers, see jews in literature. After an introduction that explains the writers' perspective -- one a christian, the other a jew -- the book sets the old testament/hebrew scriptures in the context of history, its literary heritage, and the land of israel and its settlement. In fact, the bible is a diverse collection of writings from about 40 main contributors—30 in the old testament and 10 in the new testament some books are actually collections of writings from several authors, not just one.
The hebrew bible, also known as mikra (what is read) or tanakh, an acronym referring to the traditional jewish division of the bible into torah (teaching), nevi'im (prophets), and ketuvim (writings), is the founding document of the people of israel, describing its origins, history and visions of a just society. Bible believers believe that god wrote the bible using human writers learning who these writers were would give you a better understanding of the perspective of the book assuming you know a little bit about the author. Scholars studying the bible in germany during the 18th and 19th centuries concluded that it was a composite work by editors tying together earlier texts written by very different authors this conclusion is based on four characteristics recurring in the torah.
Writers of the bible in the hebrew bible, moses is the single most important human character, and more space is devoted to the account of moses' life and speeches by moses than to anyone else. Paul, as a pharisee, would have been familiar with the scripture in its original hebrew language in other letters, paul either quotes the masoretic text (the original hebrew) or paraphrases it however, all of the quotes in this epistle are taken out of the septuagint (the greek old testament), which is inconsistent with paul's usage. Midrash the bible is a complex and self-referential text in the period of the classical midrash (rabbinic homiletical interpretation of bible during the 2nd to 7th centuries), the sages wrote midrashim (plural) to connect the various biblical texts to each other, to the life of sanctification prescribed by halachah (jewish law), and to their own contemporary experiences. The bible as jewish meditation literature study notes ultimately the writers of the bible want you to adopt this story as your story13 jon: so this ancient. Concerning the hebrew bible (ot), all of the books were authored by israelites (jews) except one according to a tradition in the talmud (bava bathra 15b), job was a non-jew.
The writer of hebrews teaches us that jesus christ is supreme over all things he writes, in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control (2:8) the writer points to christ as the sustainer of all things, even the letter that he has penned. Introduction as we speak and teach the word, we often mention that the whole bible is a jewish book, and that all the writers of the bible, old and new testaments, were jews. Well, since christianity wasn't officially recognized as a religion, until just before the christian bible was codified, i would say none my guess (and it's only a guess) is that all of the writers of the books of the protestant and the catholic bibles were jewish.
The influence of greek ideas can be seen in many instances of new testament writing, especially in those parts of the literature that attempt to interpret the christian religion of people whose prior experience was in a gentile rather than a jewish environment. Yes luke was a greek doctor i believe he was the only gentile author but most of the new testament (and obadiah, nahum, jonah in the old testament) is written for the benefit of a jew/gentile. The hebrew bible, also called the tanakh (/ t ɑː ˈ n ɑː x / תַּנַךְ , pronounced or also tenakh, tenak, tanach) or mikra, is the canonical collection of jewish texts, which is also the textual source for the christian old testament.
Hebrew bible, also called hebrew scriptures, old testament, or tanakh, collection of writings that was first compiled and preserved as the sacred books of the jewish people it constitutes a large portion of the christian bible. A few quick stats about the bible's traditional authors you've probably heard that the authors who wrote the bible spoke from different locations, social statuses, and cultural contexts. Most jewish readers approach the new testament, if they approach it at all, with at best a certain unfamiliarity this is unfortunate, according to jewish new testament scholar amy-jill levine, for much if not all of the new testament is jewish literature she points out that jesus the jew is the. That is, scripture came into the world by way of jewish authors this is true of the old testament, and as a rule, it seems to apply to the new testament god used the jews to deliver his words to this world.