Who Put Together The Bible


The Bible is a collection of ancient religious and sacred texts, made up of several books and manuscripts. It’s considered the religious and spiritual foundation of Christianity and Judaism, with millions of people worldwide consulting it for comfort, guidance and inspiration. We may accept the Bible as a powerful religious text, but who put it together, and why? How did the Bible become a single, cohesive book, and what purposes did this serve?


The Bible has a long and complicated history, with its compilation and codification taking place over multiple centuries. What we know as the Bible is the collective work of Jewish and Christian scholars, theologians and sages who all played a role in its formation.
In the Old Testament, (the foundation of the Bible occurring up to around 400 BC), many books were discovered and canonized. The majority are of derived from ancient Hebrew literature and folklore, with some from other religions. This included texts from various authors and ancient authors.
The New Testament (Matthew to Revelation) was written in Greek by various authors in the early stages of the Christian church. It is believed to have been collected over a period of time, with a formal and collective compilation likely to have taken place around the 4th century.
Early Christians and Church fathers viewed the canonization of the Bible as a crucial step in uniting the church, and important teachings and wisdom could and would be passed on. Contemporary scholars have linked the formation of the Bible to the views and beliefs of early Christian theologians, such as Augustine and Jerome. Other experts have theorized that the purpose behind its compilation was practical, as books went missing during terrible plagues, wars and famines.
The Roman Catholic Church also holds an instrumental role in the formation of the Bible. It was during the Council of Trent that the Council leaders changed beliefs about the Bible, deciding to include new books or exclude items from manuscripts. This resulted in the widely recognized Bible that we have today. The Council of Trent made it clear that no further changes to the biblical canon should be made.


Agreement is also a key factor in the assembly of the Bible. This agreement involved the collection and discussion of hundreds of texts from Hebrew and Greek culture and tradition to be found in multiple countries and translated then collated. This involved the agreement of religious scholars, theologians and academics, who worked together to make sure the Bible was seen as a single, unified and cohesive book – which could be read and interpreted in harmony.


Since then, the Bible has been studied and discussed worldwide and is seen as the spiritual and religious bedrock of Christianity as modern day believers. Its legacy has been projected onto society in numerous ways. Some have highlighted the values and religious teaching that underpin the text, while others have demonstrated the social and political biases of the texts. Regardless, the Bible stands as an important book, informing religious thought and helping chart an understanding of what it means to be human.

Modern Interpretation

Modern interpreters of Christianity and Judaism agree that the Bible is an authoritative text that charts the life and spiritual journey of individuals. It is not just a book for some, but a guidebook to life, helping modern day readers make sense of their lives and understand their place in the world. It isn’t just the text of the Bible that is considered important, but also readings and interpretations of the text – with some enticing readers to listen to their conscience, discover their spiritual side and make decisions based on spiritual principles and guidance.


People from around the world have offered differing opinions and views of the Bible over the centuries. Millions have found solace and guidance in its teachings and passages, forming an important part of the doctrines of Christianity. On the other hand, some people argue the Bible is nothing but superstition and mythology, and should not be given so much weight. This is especially true for people from outside Abrahamic religious traditions. However, the Bible remains an important source of knowledge and spiritual guidance for many readers, regardless of their beliefs.

Impact on Popular Culture

The Bible has also had a vast cultural and philosophical impact on our lives, influencing literature, art and film. From controversial reads such as the Good Book to popular films like the Bible, references to the scriptures and its values can be found everywhere. The Bible has been described as an emblem of comfort, with millions congregating in churches worldwide to read its words.


The compilation and codification of the Bible has been an undertaking of immense magnitude and importance. With its values, teachings and passages already shaping the lives of millions and inspiring decades of philosophical, social and spiritual thought, it is clear that the Bible forms a cornerstone in our understanding of both ourselves and the sanctity of faith.

Hilda Scott is an avid explorer of the Bible and inteprator of its gospel. She is passionate about researching and uncovering the mysteries that lie in this sacred book. She hopes to use her knowledge and expertise to bring faith and God closer to people all around the world.

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