Biblical scholars know that the bible comprises multiple components, the origins of which are lost in time. It's an incoherent rambling set of fairytales for the credulous, for whom inconsistencies and absurdities are perfectly acceptable. It's far from being "one of the oldest books" but it's certainly been one of the most harmful.

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