What is the oldest book you have ever read? (Page 4)

cavailable2
cavailable2: I have read the book of Job. Just thinking of reading that ancient book fills me with a sense of nostalgia.
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cavailable2
cavailable2: I repent. Not nostalgia. Now it's respect.
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AretoNyx
AretoNyx: There are older books than book on Enoch or books of bibles , but it was a book printed that helped many to learn to read. Book of Kells existed before even any book was widely available.
Any how even with those stories translated and passed down there are other books too. Then before this are scrolls and tablets. Older writing on cave walls. Though if saying the stories are old verses the books themselves...this is a difference.

I can tell you about stories older than the bible from Hinduism and many other stories much older from world wide. Though many would argue Christianity oldest there are many older stories from Judaism to Hebrew even. Much older than this of Sumerian stories.
One can find all sorts of older stories in books. However oldest books I have in my home library verses old book in public libraries ... I suppose from the 50s and 70s themselves.
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dragonspellforever
dragonspellforever: I've been reading the Picatrix.
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chelles_26
chelles_26: I read the Big Bang guide...14.7 Billion years old
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AretoNyx
AretoNyx: I will have to look some of these up some how. Library of congress online I hear has some very old ones.
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swampandfire
swampandfire: don't quite know what would classify as a book? the bibles a book but would you call it a book? my intuition says a book as we know it is written by a person and is of their own circumspection. so i have read 'the book of five rings' by Miyamoto Musashi written around 1643. Don't have a copy now though, but i recommend it.
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Adam Southworth
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Adam Southworth: Perhaps The Epic of Gilgamesh. No one is sure when it was written - perhaps 2000-1000 BC. If you count religious scriptures the Hindu Vedas might be older.

I remember one quote from my translation of the Gilgamesh Epic:

"Gilgamesh, what you seek you will never find. For when the gods created man they let death be his lot. Eternal life they withheld. Let your every day be full of joy. Love the child who holds your hand. Let your wife delight in your embrace. For these alone are the concerns of mankind."
(Edited by Adam Southworth)
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thehouseofschmidt
thehouseofschmidt: The Bible!!
Hands Down The Oldest Book... Ever
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rjforbes64
rjforbes64: the Bhagavad-Gita? I Ching? Tao Te Ching? not sure which is the oldest - guess I could look that up lol

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Redviper
Redviper: Frankenstein
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Redviper
Redviper: Your should read it its great
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shaymcnally17
shaymcnally17: A wrinkle in time, Taming of the shrew and Romeo and juliet.
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EYEOFTHEDESERT
EYEOFTHEDESERT: The Quran, The Torah, The Bible.
Poems of Rumi
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EYEOFTHEDESERT
EYEOFTHEDESERT: I do not think these are books but, rather religious texts
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