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Namw one question you have about the bible?

 
hinson7169

Asked by hinson7169 at 6:45 AM on Jun. 23, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • To answer anetrnlov's questions: Nothing was removed from "The Bible" because "The Bible" is a man-compiled book over the course of centuries. The Hebrew people used multiple sources that they wrote down via prophecy and inspiration over the course of the history of their people. One of these collections of documents is called the Septaguint and is what Christians refer to as "The Old Testament." We include the Septaguint for many reasons, one of which is because Jesus and his followers quoted from it. Protestants do not include the documents known as "the apocrypha" from the Septaguint in the forming of their "Bible" because they do not believe that those documents are inspired of God. It's not a matter of those documents being "bad" or not true, they just feel that they're not inspired of God so they don't belong bound together along side documents that are. I am protestant and I disagree with this.
    NovemberLove

    Answer by NovemberLove at 2:49 PM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • Well the questions I have are kind of rhetorical as I know the answers or at least what I believe the answers to be.


    1)Why were the missing chapters removed?


    2)Why will the Vatican not publish them and allow people to make their own judgements of their purpose/usefulness/relevancy?


    3)Do those chapters contain information about Jesus growing up, if not....why were those years not documented on?


    4)Who was Mary Magdalene, really?



    anetrnlov

    Answer by anetrnlov at 6:50 AM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • Where are DINOSAURS????
    Rebecca727

    Answer by Rebecca727 at 8:55 AM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • it seems to me that you have a valid question for #4 (if hinson isn't going to answer)-researching history would tell you the answer. 1,2 and 3, however, isn't something anyone could answer, unless you are the top guy making decisions @ the vatican...and i hear he's kinda hard to get into see, more redtape than seeing BO. t hose questions involve one church's movement/biblical importance, not all.
    which begs the question..why so many different versions of the bible, meaning..why would one church include some chapters while others adhere to a bible without certain chapters. again, however, that would be a little more than one person, believing one way, could answer..probably.
    thehairnazi

    Answer by thehairnazi at 8:57 AM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • 1)Why were the missing chapters removed?


    The only "chapters" I know that were removed were when Protestants removed some books (and parts of books) from the Old Testament during the Reformation.  As a Catholic I think they were wrong in doing so.  I think they did it because some of the ideas taught in those books were different than the preconceied ideas the Protestants had so rather than change their ideas to match the bible they changed the bible to match their ideas.


    )Why will the Vatican not publish them and allow people to make their own judgements of their purpose/usefulness/relevancy?


    The Vatican does publish these "missing" chapters - they appear in all Catholic bibles.  But this question makes me think you're not familar with how the canon of the bible came about so you might want to consider doing more research into that area.

    eringobrough

    Answer by eringobrough at 10:24 AM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • How'd God come up with the idea to create the world?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:28 AM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • 3)Do those chapters contain information about Jesus growing up, if not....why were those years not documented on?


    There are some ancient texts that talk about Jesus' life growing up - but they're mainly fictional accounts witha kernal truth (not unlike the "Left Behind" series today). They weren't included in the canon of the bible because it was determined that they were not inspired - however you can read them. There's an Early Christian Writings website that has information about them. But again this question indicates a lack of understanding about the canon of the bible. Just because something was an ancient writing doesn't mean it was factual and inspired and intended to be in the bible.

    eringobrough

    Answer by eringobrough at 10:30 AM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • 3)Do those chapters contain information about Jesus growing up, if not....why were those years not documented on?

    It's also important to understand that the purpose of the bible to share experiences of how God interacts with us - it's not intended to be a biography of Jesus or a history book. The word "testament" means covenant. The old testament is about the old covenant God made with Isrealites. The new testament is about the covenant Jesus made with Christians.

    4)Who was Mary Magdalene, really?

    Luke describes Mary Magdalene as a woman from whom Jesus cast out seven demons. Also that "that she supported Jesus from her resources," suggesting that she was a woman of some means, and that she was one of several women from Galilee who were disciples of Jesus and followed him. She was a witness to Jesus' death on the cross, a witness to His burial and the chief witness to His resurrection.



    eringobrough

    Answer by eringobrough at 10:38 AM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • Why does a civilization as advanced scientifically, socially, and intellectually as ours is still BELIEVE in this 2,000 yr. old myth? Isn't it time we grew PAST the superstition and see it for the fiction that it is? Isn't it time we grew up?
    witchqueen

    Answer by witchqueen at 12:57 PM on Jun. 23, 2009

  • Dinosaurs were created in Genesis along with every other unnamed animal. And the book of Job specifically describes a dinosaur.
    proud2Bmomma

    Answer by proud2Bmomma at 1:29 PM on Jun. 23, 2009

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