Oh and let me add. The bible was written on papyrus and something else. I think it was lambskin. It depends also depends on whether your talking about the NT or OT. So be careful when you say something pre dates something. Because papyrus or the other material scribes wrote the bible on only lasts for so many amount of years before it deteriorates. I remember some guy tried to tell me the Egyptian religion is older than the Jewish religion and blah blah blah. But Egyptian stories were written on pyramid walls. Those walls last as long as no one knocks them down get my drift. So just because the oldest records we have are from so and so time does not necessarily mean they didn't exist before that. it just means the older ones either have not been found yet or they have deteriorated into dust. You won't find biblical scriptures carved on any pyramid wall naddadda mean.