How can I be sure the Bible is from God & is God's Inspired Word mean't for us ?


Just what is The Bible,  when was the Bible written and who wrote it  ?  How can I be sure, absolutely 100 % certain that the Bible is from God, and is the inspired word of God as narrated and recorded down by God's chosen people throughout humanity's long history ?

There are thousands of books and articles, in depth research, investigations, scientific studies,  archaeological excavations & findings with carbon dating going back to the time of Jesus Christ,  and even well before  ... to the times of Moses and the Old Testament prophets and God's holy people some 2,000 - 3,000 years ago.


....   all of which prove the ABSOLUTE 100 % RELIABILITY and AUTHENTICITY of the Bible ... as truly from God and his inspired words to all of US,  his children  ... guiding us, teaching us and showing us the way, and the Truth ....  which can all be summed up by Jesus' teachings in the Four Gospels of Mark, Matthew, John & Luke in the New Testament,  and the recorded historical proofs and evidences of Jesus' life on Earth, and WHO JESUS CHRIST REALLY AM !   


I myself on a trip to Israel (in ancient days during Jesus' time .. the place was called Judea, Galilee) visited the place where Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem (this town still exists today). I also saw with my own eyes in the Jewish / Israel Museum the scroll of Isaiah, one of God's most holy prophets who lived about 700 - 780 years before Jesus was born. The Great Isaiah scroll was found in the Dead Sea Caves in 1947,  is dated at about 100 BC and is the oldest copy of Isaiah known to exist.


The Book of Isaiah was written by two, and possibly three different authors over a period of more than a hundred years. The writings were probably separate at first, being later consolidated into a single scroll.  Isaiah, son of Amoz, also known as First Isaiah or I Isaiah, wrote most of chapters 1-39 during the eighth century BC, in the reigns of Kings Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah of Judah.  Second Isaiah wrote in the sixth century BC during the Babylonian Exile.  Third Isaiah wrote immediately following the Return from Exile.


In the next section, I will briefly describe just 1 historical & scientific proof and evidence among many others which exist ... if you take the time and effort to investigate, research and see for yourself.  Please remember that this is only just one (among many) historical, scientific and archaeological proofs and evidences ... based on excavations & findings with carbon dating.    


Click on links below to view:

The prophet Isaiah, his writings in 8th century BC foretelling about the coming of The Messiah (Saviour) Jesus Christ, some 700 plus years before Jesus was born. 

Historical, Scientific and Archaeleogical Proofs and Evidences for The Prophet Isaiah and his writings

The Ancient Hebrew Research Centre on Isaiah Scroll


How do I know for sure the Bible is accurate, reliable and authentic 100 % !

How do I know the Bible is really from God ?

The Bible - Can it be Trusted ?

How do I know the Bible is True ?

Scientific & Historical Proofs and Evidences for the Validity of the Bible, God and Jesus Christ

Historical Evidence for the Bible - Why is the Bible the Word of God


The BIBLE

The Bible has 2 parts 1. Old Testament 2. New Testament

The following dates are not always exact, but are very good estimates.


Old Testament

Book

Author

Date Written

Genesis

Moses

? - 1445 B.C.

Exodus

Moses

1445 - 1405 B.C.

Leviticus

Moses

1405 B.C.

Numbers

Moses

1444 - 1405 B.C.

Deuteronomy

Moses

1405 B.C.

Joshua

Joshua

1404 - 1390 B.C.

Judges

Samuel

1374 - 1129 B.C.

Ruth

Samuel

1150 ? B.C.

First Samuel

Samuel

1043 - 1011 B.C.

Second Samuel

Ezra ?

1011 - 1004 B.C.

First Kings

Jeremiah ?

971 - 852 B.C.

Second Kings

Jeremiah ?

852 - 587 B.C.

First Chronicles

Ezra ?

450 - 425 B.C.

Second Chronicles

Ezra ?

450 - 425 B.C.

Ezra

Ezra

538 - 520 B.C.

Nehemiah

Nehemiah

445 - 425 B.C.

Esther

Mordecai ?

465 B.C.

Job

Job ?

??

Psalms

David

1000 ? B.C.

Proverbs

Solomon wrote 1-29

950 - 700 B.C.

       

Agur wrote 30

 

       

Lemuel wrote 31

 

Ecclesiastes

Solomon

935 B.C.

Song of Solomon

Solomon

965 B.C.

Isaiah

Isaiah

740 - 680 B.C.

Jeremiah

Jeremiah

627 - 585 B.C.

Lamentations

Jeremiah

586 B.C.

Ezekiel

Ezekiel

593 - 560 B.C.

Daniel

Daniel

605 - 536 B.C.

Hosea

Hosea

710 B.C.

Joel

Joel

835 B.C.

Amos

Amos

755 B.C.

Obadiah

Obadiah

840 or 586 B.C.

Jonah

Jonah

760 B.C.

Micah

Micah

700 B.C.

Nahum

Nahum

663 - 612 B.C.

Habakkuk

Habakkuk

607 B.C.

Zephaniah

Zephaniah

625 B.C.

Haggai

Haggai

520 B.C.

Zechariah

Zechariah

520 - 518 B.C.

Malachi

Malachi

450 - 600 B.C.

Sons of Korah wrote Psalms 42, 44-49, 84-85, 87; Asaph wrote Psalms 50, 73-83; Heman wrote Psalm 88; Ethan wrote Psalm 89; Hezekiah wrote Psalms 120-123, 128-130, 132, 134-136; Solomon wrote Psalms 72, 127

Even the world’s calendar system uses the starting point of Humanity’s history with B.C. (Before Christ) and A.D. (After), Jesus birthdate is not exactly in the Year 0000, but historical records, and in depth research over some centuries confirm that it was around the period of some 2000 years ago.


New Testament                                                    

 Starting from Year 0000,  the years below are abbreviated to omit the first two Zeroes

Book

Author

Date Written (A.D)

Matthew

Matthew

60's

Mark John

Mark

late 50's  early 60's

Luke

Luke

60

John

John

late 80's early 90's

Acts

Luke

61

Romans

Paul

55

1 Corinthians

Paul

54

2 Corinthians

Paul

55

Galatians

Paul

49

Ephesians

Paul

60

Philippians

Paul

61

Colossians

Paul

60

1 Thessalonians

Paul

50 - 51

2 Thessalonians

Paul

50 - 51

1 Timothy

Paul

62

2 Timothy

Paul

63

Titus

Paul

62

Philemon

Paul

60

Hebrews

(Paul Apollos Barnabas...?)

60's

James

James half brother of Jesus

40's or 50's

1 Peter

Peter

63

2 Peter

Peter

63 - 64

1 John

John

late 80's early 90's

2 John

John

late 80's early 90's

3 John

John

late 80's early 90's

Jude

Jude half brother of Jesus

60's or 70's

Revelation

John

late 80's early 90's


Authors and dates for the Bible - Researched and documented by Matt Slick