The Bible, in contrast to the sacred writings of various other religions, has always been subject to some element of scholarly criticism and correction. All but just a few of the Old and New Testament books have been credited to a particular human author. "It has therefore been considered legitimate for other human beings to evaluate them." Again, in contrast to the Koran and the Vedas, the Bible has never been regarded simply as a "literature transmitted directly from heaven or as so remote from the contemporary human condition as to render them immune to critical study." The Muslims would not even consider revising the Koran. Neither would the Hindus the the Rig-Veda, the Sama-Veda, the Yajur-Veda, or the Atharva-Veda. Have we brought the Word of God down to such a level that we can feel free and comfortable to revise and change it in places where feel it is necessary? "Biblical Scholarship," Microsoft® Encarta® Encyclopedia 2000. © 1993-1999 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.