Re: Satan Re: [Slate] American Religious fervor, by the numbers

James Tauber (
Tue, 6 Jul 1999 20:56:58 +0800

> It is kinda difficult to pinpoint the origin of the documents
> currently called The Bible (Qumran scrolls? earlier (Sumerian)
> sources?). Unless one arbitrarily sets the date to around ~1 A.D, that
> is.

I don't know any scholar who dates the NT to anything other than the first
century AD (and certainly well after 1AD!). I also don't know any scholar
who dates the OT even remotely as late
as 1AD.

So I don't understand your comment (nor your reference to the Qumran scrolls
or Sumerian sources).