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Original texts?

Discussion in '2005 Archive' started by Deacon, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. Deacon

    Deacon Well-Known Member
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    Who wrote the books of Samuel?

    When was the text set in the form that is accepted now?

    And in your opinion, would the original separate writings, (if they could be found) still be considered scripture?

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    It is believed by many scholars that Samuel wrote the first 24 chapters, while David's "personal" prophets Gad and Nathan wrote the rest, with Nathan arranging the writings into the form copied into the LXX.

    I'd guess Samuel was first arranged in the form familiar to us in the LXX.

    I see no reason to not consider any of the original writings as Scripture.

    Correct me if I'm wrong about the following: I remember reading somewhere that Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles were at one time each ONE BOOK.
     
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