The Bible

Both Testaments, King James Version

Author: Anonymous
Language: English
Wordcount: 790,045 / 1788 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 75.6
LoC Categories: BL, BS
Downloads: 42,820
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Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Religion
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A collection of sacred scripture of Christianity.

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s: 5:24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

5:25 And Methuselah lived an hundred eighty and seven years, and begat Lamech.

5:26 And Methuselah lived after he begat Lamech seven hundred eighty and two years, and begat sons and daughters: 5:27 And all the days of Methuselah were nine hundred sixty and nine years: and he died.

5:28 And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son: 5:29 And he called his name Noah, saying, This same shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the LORD hath cursed.

5:30 And Lamech lived after he begat Noah five hundred ninety and five years, and begat sons and daughters: 5:31 And all the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy and seven years: and he died.

5:32 And Noah was five hundred years old: and Noah begat Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

6:1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, 6:2 Th

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Average Rating of 3.7 from 33 reviews: ****
2013.01.23
kaismic
*****

The truth is that everyone who,s been here to review this book,were eggresious of their own personality,the words written by individual reviewers is a direct reflection of their state of mind.The bible,it is the most authentic of all literary coalescence,jutting its powerful ambience on the chronicles of man,s history.it is bounded from every other literature because it isn,t merely a work,it is the work.What more can i say, the bible communicates,enlightens and comforts.It has the words of life.Many today read it as the written word,that is why they can,t grasp it's plot or theme,blame them not,because but for those initiated whose eyes have been opened by their sincerity of asking the God of creation:my father.these have been blessed with the bible really is:LIFE.halleluia.I love Jesus.

2012.08.27
Webeditor
***..

It is amazing that those who are not wise and are blind to the truth are the ones who find a way to criticize what thay do not understand. It seems to be a way to make up for their short coming in being blind. Our time here on earth is just a vapor in the wind. Here today and gone tomorrow. But when the second coming occurs, the choices will be over and the judgement will be passed. So take the opportunity now to make the choice to know Christ and receive eternal life or an eternal living death.Make the choice while you can and read this book (God's Word) and learn to live Life instead of criticizing what you do not know. This is the most important Word That you will ever read in your short human life, and the only Word that can guide you to an eternal Spiritual Life. I pray that you will see Light instead of the darkness you are now in.

2012.05.23
rajan
***..

God is a super being existing in an entirely different dimension. He does not harbour human emotions like anger, revenge and he would definitely not punish people. This book portrays God as a tyrant who is out to destroy everyone who he considers against Him. This cannot be.
This book preaches violence. The old testament condones stoning people, beheading and other barbarism.
In the new teatament at least, a decent person (the only one)like Jesus stands against such barbaric practices. So one can read the new testament even with all it's impossibilities. Never read O.T which is a study in horror and uncivility.

2012.05.20
Me
*****

I would like to show you something. Think off all of the stories and prophecies in the Bible. Despite heavy debate, every story in the Bible has been or is in the process of being systematically proven true by science. Considering the impossibility of some of these stories, is it not amazing that things like the separation of the Red Sea and the Great Flood have been proven fact?
Now consider the prophecies. There are thousands of prophecies regarding the Messiah. The odds of one man fulfilling even SEVEN of these prophecies is one in one hundred billion billion billion billion billion.
Before you start passing these stories off as myth or fanciful tales, please consider this. I am not asking anyone to believe, I am simply asking you to consider before passing judgement. Some of us among you live by this book, and I would ask that when debate arises we all act with respect. Each of us has an opinion, but that doesn't mean we have to be rude and disrespectful of others beliefs and views.

I hold in my heart a love for all, no matter what is said or done. Please consider what I ask and what I have shown.

2012.03.21
verro nagy
*****

this should not be treated as usual book as it isn't ,it explains the long relation between man &god with man s mistakes and god forgiveness in sometimes &punishment in other-times over ages ,and how god descended to earth in human form to bear the punishment of man kind to make Justice &in the same time to liberate and forgive human race from the original sin.it contains endless amount of historical spiritual events &examples that can be applied on our own life regardless the changes between the today life &the the life in the past, so i find it very useful to .

2012.03.19
Lance Ironthrust
**...

The story had obvious plot holes and the dialogue was often drawn out to achieve no further development of story or characters. The context of most passages in this book no longer applies to modern day society so I think it could do with being reworked at some point. Overall I found the book tedious and unenjoyable but I liked the characters of John and also Noah.

2012.01.21
Lonnie
***..

It\'s a shame that the only people leaving reviews are those bent on trying to discredit the writings of the bible. How can you read it and come to the conclusions that the the people leaving the reviews come to. It\'s simple, they didn\'t read it. The bible doesn\'t cater to someone looking for an intense fiction or some dramatic action filled non-fiction. The fact is, the bible is the most accurate account of history that we have. It isn\'t tanted by personal opinions and agendas like current history books. It tells history as it happened, good and bad. If you describe something accurately, doesn\'t mean that you condone the actions. If anything, the fact that the bible doesn\'t omit events that aren\'t popular from a historical point of but important from a spiritual point of view.

I\'m always amazed at the extent some people will go to just to convince others that their opinions are correct. Even to the point of lying. the bible isn\'t full of contraditions as some say. Just because someone says it, doesn\'t mean it\'s true. Study to show thyself approved.

2011.12.27
David
****.

worth reading because it is a book that has shaped western history and culture for since Constantine. If you have interest in mythological or archaic literature and how it affects thought and culture into the present day, the bible is a must read. If not it will be a struggle to complete. I've read the whole thing and it's decently interesting historically, not as a document of historical fact, but as an ancient piece of literature.

If you're a militant christian you'll probably defend it. If you're a militant atheist you'll probably go out of your way to spam the reviews. We get it. Let people who actually want to talk about the literature give actual reviews.

2011.12.10
Nathan
*....

Bit of a painful read for a collection of plagiarised fairytales. Not really suitable for children as contains incest, murder, torture and concept of constant surveillance.
First half is about brutal univeral overlord who wipes out various groups, at one stage the whole population of the planet.

Second half is even more bizarre: all powerful creator for some reason creates a son who is put there to be tortured so that the creator will forgive mankind. Never quite figured out why he didn't just snap the fingers rather than torture a being (although compared to the first half where he slaughters children etc.. nice to see just one person getting tortured/killed for a change).

Would give it a miss and read something decent, something less nonsensical and less waffling.

2011.04.29
Anomynous
*****

As a piece of entertaining literature, this would fail miserably. It can be dull, dry, and sometimes quite painful to get through sometimes, and not everyone can deal with that (though one must consider this only a translation of a VERY old piece of literature- about 2000 years old!- so lieniency in this regard seems reasonable).

However, if you look to this book as a source of intellectual and spiritual stimulation, you'll be pleased. The Old Testament is basically a history of the mistakes of man and how God is continually trying to set us straight. The New Testament is an a thought provoking look at an absolutely wonderful man as he came down to Earth in order to save us from ourselves, and the response to that by civilization as a whole.

Some people may find some of the points in both parts of the Bible oddly phrased or just seemingly untrue, but if you do the research following this (in libraries as well as the internet), you'll find the statements to be 100 % true. For example: in exodus, God scorches the top of a mountain in a blaze of fire. This may seem unbelievable to some, but photos and videos of a mountain that has ACTUALLY been scorched has been recovered.

With all that being said, not everyone will likely view the Bible I do. In fact, as I am clearly biased in my thinking, many people will probably get upset with me for this post and probably post long and angry responses. And both of those are fine; I'm not here to try to change your mind about your view on religion and christianity. However, I AM asking that if you read this book, please do it with an open mind and open heart. And if you disagree with something in it, don't automatically decide it to be a lie- Do the research to prove or disprove the passage for yourself.

2011.04.19
Shelama
***..

The creation of the Christ myth from out of the Jewish life and Roman death of Jesus of Nazareth is one of the greatest stories ever told. Including the extraordinary use by the Evangelists of the Hebrew scriptures.

The Christ myth is brilliant, powerful and seductive, at least for those ignorant of Hebrew scripture and messianism.

The point is not to"debunk" scripture but to understand it: ...who wrote it, when, where and why? What did it sound like and what did it mean to the authors and their original and earliest audience? Who compiled, edited, combined, redacted, or plagiarized? Who created the pseudepigraphia? Etc.

The Bible is endlessly fascinating. Whose fault is it if it helps get some people through the day, and what's the harm?

2011.01.23
Believist
*****

The real value of the Bible is in the way it changes lives. There will always be people who don't accept and believe it but that doesn't alter the Truth contained in it. Those who have embraced it, will agree with me and those who haven't won't.

2011.01.14
Freonjockey
*****

He's Right, Ya DON'T have to be nice with others beliefs.

It's NOT ridicule to express your views on the views of others. It's healthy and makes for a good debate, as long as everyone is of a sane enough mind to debate. It's sad that some are just undebatable and will go to extremes to defend their beliefs or opinion of the matter at hand.

Review of this book, it is poorly written for this time and era, ambiguous in verbiage and cryptic at times.

Old testament: WTF!!! Not what anyone alive now would expect. Instructions on how to build a temple, sell your daughter into slavery, plant a field, harvest a field, masturbation, genocide, incest and even making statues of salt.

New Testament: OMG!!! Human weakness, plotting, depravity,different versions of the "truth", bondage, murders,incest, muzzling oxes, long speeches, shipwrecks, visions, strange beings. Too much for my feeble mind, BUT YET!

The "BUT YET" is the most perplexing. But yet I find truth and hope and a comfort in this strange book. It seems to talk to me with a way as disjointed, confused and perplexed as I am.

I know what I believe, I can debate it and learn for the person I debate. I didn't write it so I don't have a dog in the race of literary perfection. The book just talks to me. Spooky Hu?

In my honest, humble opinion this book is a must read. It'll talk to you deeper than any written words can. You'll find the strength of Scarlett O'Hara, Robin Hood, Lawrence of Arabia. The dead fast devotion to a cause as Martin Luther King Jr., the sea captain Ahab, George Washington and even Adolf Hitler. They weren't all rite, they just had devotion.

A strange book, very strange book. So what do you think about muzzled oxen?

2011.01.04
Riley
***..

Nobody has to be nice to anybody's beliefs.

While I don't prescribe to any religious ideas about the origin of the universe, it is wholly inappropriate to use this place to demonstrate 'how cool you are' outside of the context of an actual review.

This should be a lesson to those of you who can't take ridicule: Never publish your ideas, you will get feedback, both positive and negative. Accusing people of 'just being mean' or 'being biggots' only makes you look like an intellectual child.

All that being said, this isn't a particularly well written book, contradictions abound, morally questionable practices endorsed and enforced by the supposed author(s), Strong promotion of tribalism, xenophobia and misogyny. Way too much fluff (begat, begat, begat, etc...). The moral implications of most of the text are so vague that they can be twisted to justify nearly anything.

Despite all this it's a very good psycho-historical look at the peoples and the cultures that produced and translated these texts. I'll probably keep a copy of it on my kindle for reference. Whether we like it or not, this is an important cultural document.

2010.10.24
dan
***..

I think it is rather pathetic that anti Christian bigots use the review section of this website to insult another religion and it's adherents. If you don't believe the Bible, thats your right. Leave other people alone...

The review section is to review this particular translation and version of the Bible. It's NOT intended as your own personal soapbox for your bigoted and ignorant snipes. Grow up!

2010.05.03
Barbie
***..

I have read the Holy Bible but I think the translator didn't do a good job of translating it since I have seen tons (and I mean tons) of mistakes there. The rating I gave is for the tranlation and not for the content of the Holy Bible.

2009.08.04
Mike
****.

Anonymous? I can hardly say that the Bible was written by anonymous, but I digress...

For those nay-sayers who think the Bible is myth and not worth reading, I would disagree. At the very least, it is useful for life. Just read the Proverbs and the Psalms and the teachings of Jesus (Do unto others and you would have them do unto you...how could that be rubbish?). The amazing thing is that its not just a guide for how to live a good life, its the story of a God who loves people so much that he would die for them even after they turned his back on them.

Easily the greatest story ever told.

(I just wish the translation was different...that's why it gets 4 stars and not 5)

2009.08.04
Jake Rosenberg
***..

I find it disturbing that people can say this is hocus pocus. im not christian, but i read this to gain insight into their religion, and though i dont believe it, i dont say its gibberish. im a jew, so even though i dont believe in everything in this book, i still think it can be rude to call it out like that.

2008.07.30
Shawn Crisp
***..

Wish it had more information as to the edition, so I could feel assured about the translation -- but I can't really complain too much for the price.

Worth owning, even if you don't believe in fairies and hocus-pocus.

2008.06.10
sgrin77
***..

Poorly translated fiction, the welsh version is better

2007.12.06
Char M.
***..

This version is too difficult to navigate if you are looking for a specific verse or even a chapter because it doesn't have a chapter or page listing. I recommend getting a seperate Bible program outside of Palm Reader if that is the program you use.

The fact that the Author is unknown should tell you something..
If you actualy get around to reading all the books in the Bible and reaserching the archeological finds..You will know that is is not a coicedence that you find the same truths time and time again..
Truth is constant ..Try Revalations and see how many prophercies have already been fulfilled..
Excellent read for any one who has faith and is a believer!
After all, Faith is believing what one has not yet seen..

2007.05.18
Peter
**...

Good for a laugh or to see how bronze-age civilizations explained that which was beyond their ken. Just keep it away from the children; it's full of sex, violence, and many negative and repressive ideas that, unless explained as a myth, could corrupt and warp weak, impressionable minds.

2007.04.06
livesidog
*....

complete utter rubbish, waste of time even thinking about reading it.
Go do something else more interesting.

2006.10.01
Joeseph
*****

Gods word so that even a common man can understand it yet it is still a work of art.

2006.09.12
Thompson
*****

Only the Almighty can repay the provider here of this greatest book of of all books. The gospel will surely go round the earth. I have been searching for ecopy of the Holy Bible for my PDA and have found it at last free.

2006.07.28
american
***..

or it could all be fables passed down through generations and generations, constantly changing to suit the times and the scribe.

2006.07.26
zuzu
*****

The best book ever written - an owner's manual for life. If you aren't familiar with the Bible, let me suggest that you actually read the New Testament first.

There is not a subject known to man that isn't addressed by the Bible.

Amen!

i dont like how the chapters are not labeled and you have to guess where scriptures are to find them but im just glad they are on my ipod

2006.03.10
Cody
*****

In times of need... try not arguing about the Bible. ;-) To each there own.
In times of need... pray.

2006.03.08
HAL
*****

in times of need read proverbs not psalms

2006.03.08
Corvineum
*****

THANK YOU GOD, FOR SUCH A BEAUTIFUL WORD!

2005.12.18
Joel
***..

In times of need, try Psalms. And hats off to anyone who has read the whole thing.


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