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Featured Which is “the first, the greatest and mightiest of all books”?

Discussion in 'Science and Religion' started by paarsurrey, Mar 18, 2019.

  1. Vinayaka

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    The Vedas were first recited, from father to son, from Guru to disciple, and passed down orally. Eventually, as a written Sanskrit developed, they were recorded on leaves, but had to be re-scribed every hundred years or so. As for age, nobody knows. All we can say is 'Before recorded history."
     
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    For me...

    https://www.amazon.com/Alligator-Na...k&qid=1553016827&s=gateway&sprefix=a+is+for+a

    ...is the first of books. All others merely elaborated on this book's foundations.
     
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  3. ManSinha

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    That is pretty subjective

    There are many of us on RF that would say they have seen examples of close mindedness - and then there would be others that deny it
     
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    The Vedas are widely thought to be the word of the Divine - the word I believe is apaureshaya - not of human or earthly making
     
  5. Vinayaka

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    Yes, I was just giving a basic answer to the other poster who asked. I certainly don't want to get into the ethnocentric argument about whose book is the best, I'll still go with my original answer, the book of life.
     
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  6. InChrist

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    True, the Bible is a collection of documents/books written by approximately 40 different authors.
     
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    But when the average person says "The Bible" is that not referring to both the OT and NT?
    In which case it should be taken as one book with 2 volumes
     
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    OK, for the 150 million copies as of 2011, please see at the beginning of the introduction, Book of Mormon - Wikipedia , "As of 2011, more than 150 million copies of the Book of Mormon had been published."
     
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    Yes, usually when someone refers to "the Bible" they mean one book which includes both the OT and NT, which in reality includes several books.documents, as I said earlier. I suppose you could call then volumes, if you like. Basically they are testimonies of Jesus Christ.
     
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    But nobody says/claims it in the first person singular. It is said about the others. Right, please?
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    How would one like to compare with the book "Qayyúmu’l-Asmá" mentioned by Bahaullah? Kindly read post #40 in the thread, please. Does one have a counter-claim to Bahaullah's claim, please?

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    How is that relevant?
     
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    Before recorded history....

    Prehistory traditionally refers to the span of time before recorded history, ending with the invention of writing systems. ... Protohistory refers to the transition period between prehistory and history, after the advent of literacy in a society but before the writings of the first historians.

    And the author/s or writer/s of the Vedas were....

    From a Hindu academia point of view



    Jay Lakhani (born December 5, 1948) is a theoretical physicist and a speaker on Spiritual humanism. He is the editor of two books related to the teaching of Hinduism in schools in the UK; Hinduism for Schools and Primary Hinduism. He received an MSc in Theoretical Physics in 1970 and is the first Hindu tutor to be appointed by Eton College for religious study.[1] He is also an Education Director for the Hindu Council(UK) and the head of The Hindu Academy(UK).

    Jay Lakhani - Wikipedia

    I think Buddhism's The Tripitaka (Pali Canon), Mahayana Sutras and the Tibetan Book of the Dead are three major noncanonical Buddhist texts. The Pali Canon, which means “the word of Buddha,” includes some of the Buddha's discourse, but it also incorporates the teachings of his pupils.

    The Tripitaka do not have named writers or scribes.

     
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    Clearly it is the dictionary, since it contains every single other book ever written.
     
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    The Judaism people won't agree to it. Primarily OT belongs to Judaism people and they reject NT altogether. Even Jesus and Mary did not believe in NT, they never read it. Right, please?

    If Judaism have a counter-claim about OT or Torah in comparison with "Qayyúmu’l-Asmá" the one mentioned by Bahaullah, they will claim it separately, I think and will not join with the Christianity people.

    But none of them have so far in the thread done it.

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    But do they call it the Old Testament?
     
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    Sorry, I don't get one. Please elaborate.

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    OT is the name given by Christianity, the Judaism people call it Torah.

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