The bible is just one very small piece of the puzzle from libraries that once existed but have all been destroyed. For some, the bible is the word of God. It is disappointing to me, for so many make this claim and have not read all of the bible. My God is a God of light, truth and goodness, as Jesus said. God is good. There are many things in the bible that claims God had said, that God could not have said if God is a good. God would not break his own commandment and murder and ask others to wage war on innocent civilians because he thinks their land should belong to them. That is not my God. As taught by the Gnostic, their is a true God and their is a false god. Even Paul taught us to rightly divide the word of truth and most Christians today do not know what that means.
The bible itself was put together in a deceitful manner from a collection of books of which many have been lost. The bible was also translated into English in a deceitful manner. The Coptic Orthodox church has a slightly different bible which includes The Book of Enoch. I ask that you study the history on this and question your own beliefs.
There are many more scriptures out there other than the bible that have been recently discovered, you might want to check them out. Monks risked their lives to save these books for us in a collection called the Dead Sea Scrolls. It would be worthy to check them out before claiming that the bible is all there is.
The Sumerian Texts which have not yet been properly translated into English, but someday will be and available to all, just as the bible itself was once hidden from early Christians. Much older than the scriptures of the bible, It is claimed by one I know who has researched the Sumerian texts that the bible was simply copied from the Sumerian texts.
Many of the old books of the bible, like Genesis for instance, is a compilation of several other books, put together quickly to save what could be saved before all the scriptures were destroyed by war. It seemed to be a common thing that when you destroyed your enemy, you destroyed their books. The nation of Israel had been destroyed many times. To save what they could, scribes would collect what they could and compile the scriptures into condensed versions.
You have to understand that “The Bible” means “The Book” because it was supposed to be the only book and all other books were thought to be illegal and destroyed when the bible was created. But this is contrary to the bible itself which reads: 2 Timothy 3:16-17 King James Version (KJV) – 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
In the last days the truth is to be revealed as we fall out of the old apostasy and into the light of the Aquarian age, it might be a good idea to consider new scriptures being unearthed as new pieces to a puzzle that is yet to be complete.