As stated in other blogs, the original writings occurred between approximately 1866 BC and 430 BC.
However there were other writings also. So today I will give you a sampling of some other writings. Some of which are much older than those cited as the Word of GOD.
There is only one pen and it is human. Human wrote all of this. Human is the chosen First Born Divine Child.
THIS I NOT A SPECIAL GROUP OF HUMANS SPECIAL FROM OTHERS
2135-2040BC “Serve God, that he may do the like for you? Teaching from the Merikare.
Different view than God as a male person. Is not human part of everything?
1517-1590 BC Ambroise Par “I treated him, God healed him”.
342-292 BC Menander “Even God lends a hand to honest boldness?
Wonder if calling self God is bold enough for God to lend a hand. Or would that hand destroy at the audacity. Jesus thought it not unlawful to be equal with God. Jesus said we would do all that Jesus did and even more. Wonder what the more is.
500-250 BC The Pali Canon “All that is comes from the mind; it is based on the mind; it is fashioned by the mind”
Seems to me a well oiled mind is not stuck anywhere most especially in religious HABITS.
The Pāli Canon is the standard collection of scriptures in the Theravada Buddhist tradition, as preserved in the Pāli language. It is the only completely surviving early Buddhist canon, and one of the first to be written down. It was composed in North India, and preserved orally until it was committed to writing during the Fourth Buddhist Council in Sri Lanka in 29 BCE, approximately four hundred and fifty four years after the death of Shākyamuni. The Pali Canon was first printed in the nineteenth century.
2350 BC Ptahhotpe “Follow your desire as long as you live; do not lessen the time of following desire; for the wasting of time is an abomination to the spirit?
“Teach him what has been said in the past; then he will set a good example to the children of the magistrates, and judgement and all exactitude shall enter into him. Speak to him, for there is none born wise. “
“Do not be arrogant because of your knowledge, but confer with the ignorant man as with the learned. For knowledge has no limits, and none has yet achieved perfection in it. Good speech is more hidden than malachite, yet it is found in the possession of women slaves at the millstones.”
157 – 87 BC Han wu –ti “The sound of her silk skirt has stopped. On the marble pavement dust grows. Her empty room is cold and still. Fallen leaves are piled against the door. Longing for that lovely lady, how can I bring my aching heart to rest?
Emperor Wu of Han (traditional Chinese: 漢武帝; simplified Chinese: 汉武帝; pinyin: Hànwǔdì; Wade–Giles: Wu Ti), (156 BC–29 March, 87 BC), personal name Liu Che (劉徹), was the seventh emperor of the Han Dynasty of China, ruling from 141 BC to 87 BC. Emperor Wu is best remembered for the vast territorial expansion that occurred under his reign, as well as the strong and centralized Confucian state he organized. He is cited in Chinese history as the greatest emperor of the Han dynasty and one of the greatest emperors in Chinese history. Emperor Wu’s effective governance made the Han Dynasty one of, if not by itself, the most powerful nations in the world.’
500 BC Heraclitus “Nothing endures but change”
Sounds like world without end to me. Ever changing, evolving, becoming. Which brings us to the word WORLD in scripture what did it mean?
We will explore that in future blogs.