As I have tried to point out in the thread "Jinn", the Holy Bible is taken from the Jewish scriptures. So there are many mistranslations,misspellings,as well as additions and subtractions.
The main problem is that in the original, ancient, Hebrew, there are no vowels; only "indications" of vowel "sounds" within the writing. All the scriptures are copied by Scribes, by hand!
One tiny mistake can alter the whole description of an event. And that tiny mistake would be faithfully copied by ensuing Scribes.
This is why Jewish scholars,to this day,pour over the scriptures, looking for "the truth".
I was told,many years ago, that the two names Adam and Eve should be pronounced as Ah-Dam (like two words) and Eh-Vay (like two words). Whether this is true or not I have no idea. Perhaps a Rabbi could enlighten us!
The Holy Bible does not reflect all Jewish views if that is what you think. Sure, the bible has many similarities and differences with the Torah and Jewish beliefs but that doesn't mean that they are "taken". They just share similar beliefs like several religions and cultures do so. They are simply being shared and viewing some things the same way. The Jews believe there is a god but a messiah who has not been born yet but Christians believe in the same God but they believe in a messiah that has been born. They even have their own interpretations of God in an extent. The Old Testament (not the entire Torah) states that God is a vengeful God where as the New Testament (the main center of Christian beliefs) says he is an all loving God. We do not even know what the original Torah or Bible was like. They both could of been longer or shorter with things random people or political figures decided to put in it.
Besides.. We do not know who took what and who didn't. We weren't there. We are only relying on non-fully understandable historical context as well as conspiracy. We do not know if they had the same meaning or different ones during the time period of the Torah and the Bible's creation. Language changes and evolves overtime. That could explain the translation issue. In fact, we could be wrong! New gospels are being found and the Orthodox Church, if I am not mistaken, gets to decide what goes into the bible. We cannot just look at the bible and not look at any other written scripture. In fact, most written scriptures have a greater possibility of being fake over time. That is my honest opinion right there. We always look for the truth in the bible or any other written text. Even those who are not scholars.
Looking at non-fully developed or understandable written scriptures as historical references and judging based on conspiracy is not enough to deem that a written scripture was taken. Especially in today's society!
I never said anything about a conspiracy! And, obviously I was talking about the Old Testament; not The New. I said that the Holy Bible, Old testament,is a translation from the original Hebrew Talmud and Torah; copies of both are still written by hand.
In any case,I was not referring to Jesus, or Even God. I was referring to the story of Genesis; and Adam and Eve.
Read the thread about Jinn; then you will see what I was getting at. And The Old Testament was, indeed, taken from the Jewish scriptures.The first five books written by Moses are identical.
The British & Foreign Bible Society.
Beth Hamradash Synagogue, Leeds.
Rabbi Maish Levine.