Who wrote the Bible?
I can't seem to figure out who the author/s of the Bible is or how long it took to write, or why it was even writen in the first place. If possible, I would appreciate it if someone could explain this to me without religious discrimination/favoritism against or for the Bible and without religious preferences of what you think is right or wrong. Just the facts (or the next best thing).
Many different authors were used in the compilation of the various forms of The Bible. In most cases, especially in the New Testament, the name of the individual book represents the authorship (for example, in the New Testament, the books of Matthew, Mark and Luke were all written by the apostles of the same name). It is not always the case, however. For example, it is believed that Samuel wrote the book of Ruth. Different religions disagree to a great degree over who wrote the individual books. According to Hebrew tradition, it was Moses who wrote the first five books--Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and most of Deuteronomy. The link below is an interesting one and may clear up some of your uncertainties.