Could you please explain how that process was "ex nihilo" (something where nothing had existed before)?
Could you please explain how that process was “ex nihilo” (something where nothing had existed before)?
OK... A collection of “loose” writings, written when very few people could even read or wanted or needed to read.. assembled into a “library”(bible) and given “a stamp” of approval and “canonized” as special.. was a creative event..
This “lifted” those writings from lore to dogma status.. creating an addendum to the “Torah” and adjacent supplementary “scripture”(prophets/psalms) making them Old Testament and New Testament.. although some writings were omitted as questionable in authorship.. or were written by some unauthorized heretics.. Heretic being a nebulous term.. that Jesus never used.. as far as I know..
Does this make the Bible unworthy of study?.. I say no.. even though “WE” are admonished(by Jesus) according to legend to go to the Holy Spirit if we need to “know” anything.. You know “our invisible friend”.. Which has always worked for me.. But the Bible has provided for me some very good entertainment.. and I’m grateful for it..