15 years ago
Anonymous

Objectively speaking>Is there a book like the bible?

from my study of books, I found that the bible is the only prophetic one. science has found many names, cities, etc. from the Bible. So why do many label it as "myths" when some of the writers wrote in metaphors to describe the creation and the future. Just my thought. I'm just saying to study it more, if you want to criticize it.
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15 years ago
Oedipus Schmoedipus
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You can use actual locations, people and events to build a myth. It's been done many times and before the bible. The prophecies are questionable, ask to the jews what do they think about the "fulfilled prophecies" in the bible. The prophecies will fulfill only if you want to see that, people see what they want to see (that sounded so Da Vinci Code). The aztecs predicted their fall, does that mean the aztecs religion was the true religion or they saw what they wanted to see? The problem with metaphors is that you can make out of them whatever you want and if you are willing to believe, you will believe. If you are christian, can you be objective about the bible?
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15 years ago
Pretence
The bible (especiall the old testament) is actually horribly inaccurate in it's geography. Geography is one of the main arguements used by people to prove that the bible was not written by people who experienced the events they are writing about. We know where the cities mentioned in the bible are and were, and the authors of the bible clearly did not. A careful reading will show that the authors probably had had never been to any of the places they write about. You are talking about the Egyptian empire for the old testament, and the Roman empire for the new. We have more information about these two civilizations and time periods than almost any others in history.
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15 years ago
Anonymous
From a Christian perspective: The Bible is the word of God. It is prophetic and the reason so many label it mythical is because if someone doesn't understand it or can not exlpain it away he or she will often just disregard it as truth. The Koran is much like the Old Testament. Is there a book like the Bible out there? Probably but is it the true Word of God like the Bible? I don't think so
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15 years ago
Sweetchild Danielle
Was it prophetic of the bible to say that the sun moves across the sky while the earth remains still, or that the earth has four corners? Prophecies about wars, earthquakes, famines and all that apply to every generation in history. Nostradamus predicted events more accurately than the bible.
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15 years ago
Anonymous
the Book of Mormon Another testament of Jesus Christ is a companinon to the bible and chronicles experiences of gods other people in the American continent much like the bible talks about the experiences of Gods people in the Middle East. The reason I feel people consider these writings myths is personal however you can get a spiritual confirmation of the truth of the Bible and Book of Mormon by sincerely asking God if it these things ar true and if you faithfully believe you will get an answer.
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15 years ago
dj nano
The Quran. There are other books with stories with similar themes. Try the The Norse Myths by Kevin Crossley Holland.
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15 years ago
jblake80856
Naming people, places, etc does not make a book "prophetic". The Bible is not the only religious text to contain prophecy. The Q'ran contains prophecy. [One of the proofs that the Q'ran is true, is based upon the self-fulfilling prophecy within it.] One of the branches of Hinduism considers that the _Bhagavad Gita_ contains prophecy. [The three other branches consider it to be 'historical allegory'] Depending upon how it is used, the _YiJing_ can be considered to be prophetic. [One of the Five Books of Confucius. Sacred text of Daoism.] _Liber Al vel Legis_ contains prophecy. [Sacred text of Thelema.] There are a few other sacred texts that contain prophecy. Probably more significant are the oral cultures that contain prophecy learned s part of their religious rituals.
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15 years ago
bugeyes46217
People ignore the Scripture, or claim it to be untrue, in order not to be subject to its teaching and to God Himself. Unfortunately they are equally subject to Scripture even though they do not believe. Just because you do not believe violating a particular law of man is wrong, you remain to be punished. Other prophetic books exist but none are proven as acurate as the Bible. For thousands of years men have unsuccessfully attempted to prove it is false. See JOSH MCDOWELL "EVIDENCE THAT DEMANDS A VERDICT".
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15 years ago
rabbisb
'Subjectively' speaking, the Bible is Living. Only a believer would understand what I mean. So, it is not like any book. As for metaphors, you are correct. Gentiles have long mistranslated them, or taken them literally. But..when correctly understood...it is life changing. God bless you, dear.
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15 years ago
Lisa H
It depends what religion you speak of, I know the Mormons use the Book of Mormon as well as the Bible and Jewish people use the Koran (I might have misspelled that, and if I did I apologize!). But other than that I don't think so.
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