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The books of the Bible were written at different times by different authors over a period of approximately 1,500 years. But that is not to say that it took 1,500 years to write the Bible, only that...
It didn't take the full 1,500 years to write the Bible. There was a 400-year gap, for instance, between Malachi, the last book of the Old Testament, and the Gospel of Matthew that starts the New Testament. The Spirit of God did not inspire anyone to write any new Scripture during the "400 years of silence." Even though the book of Matthew comes first in order of the New Testament, the epistle of James is believed to have been penned earlier, around AD 44—49. It only took about fifty years for the entire New Testament to be written, about AD 44 to 90 or 95, so the Old Testament is what took the majority of the writing time for the Bible.
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