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Unformatted text preview: Organic and Authentic: How Was the Bible Written? The term “organic” can be simply defined as the “development of integral elements as part of a whole”. As applied to the complex creation and writing of the Bible, “organic” can be used to describe the means of growth and development of the various books that form the whole text, which was formulated by a collaboration of a wide variety of authors. J.W. Rogerson, author of An Introduction to the Bible , analyzes the creation of the Bible; perhaps the most important and influential book in the history of mankind. Rogerson would most definitely approve the use of the term “organic” to describe how the Bible was amassed, due to the heavy reliance its development had upon the collaboration of many authors as well as the growth of text through numerous translations of the Bible. Modern readers are accustomed to reading authentic works of one author, in which the thoughts and ideas present within the book belong to one individual and form a clear and meaningful understanding of what is written. understanding of what is written....
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This note was uploaded on 01/27/2010 for the course RELIGION 220 taught by Professor Boyd during the Spring '10 term at Hope.
- Spring '10
- The Bible