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This could quickly lead to a

This could quickly lead to a fruitless debate as to the nature of the bible.

If it is accepted for what it claims to be, the very Word of God, then you have no other source that predates it. For in it's first lines is the record of "the beginning" the author of which is everlasting.

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." Benjamin Franklin