The latest computer software to be developed, by an Israeli team, analyzes style and word choices to distinguish different authors, and using it proving to be an interesting experience for researchers. Authorship attribution, as this new software is dubbed, offers intriguing clues about the many creators of the Bible, though its use can be very varied, and both ordinary writers and police agencies will find it beneficial to their work. It must be said, however that the bible in particular made a wonderful test subject.
Some believe that the texts were composed by so-called priestly authors, purportedly connected to Jerusalem temple priests, while others see the writers involved non-priestly. Though separating the writings of these two groups is no easy task. The new software did, however, simplify the process, achieving a 90% match with the accepted
The program was, effectively recreating multiple scholars work, of many years, in mere moments, and in those areas where the program disagreed with accepted dogma, scholars found interesting information, such as the fact of Genesis, chapter one, NOT having been created by a priestly author, as had always been supposed.
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...the west, might pale in comparison to the vengeful wrath of a devout US military that wages its own brand of Holy War, if things continue in this madcap vein. You have been warned.
In fact, conservatives are as likely to believe the Bible is the actual word of God as to believe it is the inspired word of God. Respondents to the Gallup poll were given three options as responses to the poll, and most chose the one that states – The Bible is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word, so that child DID get born in THAT manger – end of story. One cannot help but shudder. There was a book entitled Messiah – by author Gore Vidal – that seems chillingly accurate in foretelling a most disturbing religious future of blind faith and complete devotion, with loss of self an integral part. I truly hope it is not too late for humanity to come to its senses.
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