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The Bible was written by men of different backgrounds, ages, professions, but they all had one thing in common: they were believers in the Almighty God in heaven and were inspired by holy spirit. 2 Peter 1:21 "For prophecy was at no time brought by man's will, but men spoke from God as they were borne along by holy spirit."
Where is wickedpissah when you need him? He said it was backwater ignorant goat herders or something and that is exactly right. No one with good understanding of the universe wrote the bible- they believed demons caused sickness- a joke.
Many part of the bible are nearly identical copies of older stories and myths from around the region of the middle east. a few of the Psalms are actually copies of hymns to Aten of the Akhenaten pharaoh of Egypt. The story of the flood was passed down from Sumerian stories as was the story of Moses, and Creation. The story of Jesus was a mix of stories from other god/men that were earlier like Bacchus, Mithras, Mithra, Osiris, and so on. Some of these god/men had 12 faithful followers were baptized and were killed then resurrected as the savior of mankind.
The fact that God gave us the Bible is an evidence and illustration of His love for us. The term 'revelation' simply means that God communicated to mankind what He is like and how we can have a right relationship with Him. These are things that we could not have known had God not divinely revealed them to us in the Bible. Although God's revelation of Himself in the Bible was given progressively over approximately 1500 years, it has always contained everything man needs to know about God in order to have a right relationship with Him. If the Bible is truly the Word of God, then it is the final authority for all matters of faith, religious practice, and morals.
No one person thought up the Bible. That is partly why it's so hard for some people to realize it's still a myth. Back through our evolutionary toddler years, there were strategies that were selected for simply because they resulted in a greater survival rate. One of these was the propensity to think unseen forces were acting on the world. Enter star gazers who mapped the movement of celestial bodies. Combine the two and you have Christianity. Well, and also the religions surrounding people that the Jesus myth borrowed from: Buddha, Krishna, Osysseus, Dionysus, Zoroaster, Horus, Ra, Odin, the list goes on.