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Is the bible non-fiction or fiction?

Most would say documentary just looking for opinions.


Asked by rinamomof2 at 8:26 AM on Jun. 14, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (29)
  • Well now, it all depends on who you ask, because the answer will always be biased.


    Answer by beeky at 1:45 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • Fiction with a little historical and geographical accuracy tossed in- just like every other collection of mythology.


    Answer by IhartU at 8:28 AM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • The Bible is a collection of books. There is history, mythology, poetry, letters, etc....

    Answer by Anna92464 at 8:44 AM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • Collection of myth, letters, legends etc. Either way it is considered fiction as it is not to be taken literally but rather as allegory and prose


    Answer by KristiS11384 at 10:39 AM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • Both. Like other religious texts it's a mix of history and fable... Like the myths of Ancient Greece or Egypt.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 9:36 AM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • Too obviously fiction. Open a book of myths from another culture along side of the bible. The common features are identical.

    Answer by witchqueen at 10:06 AM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • I don't see it as either. I don't believe that it has to be fiction just because it's not all literally "true", if that makes sense. It wasn't written to be fictional, or to be an actual historical account of things....

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 10:21 AM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • Mostly fiction I think. As with most things, I think its mostly stories in an attempt to teach something but there is very little fact/truth in it.

    Answer by Amaranth361 at 10:24 AM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • Historical Fiction.

    Answer by okmanders at 10:54 AM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • Mythology, which I suppose makes it fiction. I know there are some historical accuracies in it (not many, but a few), but so do Gone with the Wind and theOutlander series.  Having some history blended in with the fables doesn't make it fact.  It just makes it more  believable to those who see it as "the truth".


    Answer by jsbenkert at 3:46 PM on Jun. 14, 2011