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Oldest Books in the World

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Here is a list of the oldest books in the world.

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The Holy Bible Report Abuse
Specifically, the Old Testament is the oldest portion of the Bible. The Bible is an important book to many Christian faiths around the world and has been translated into many languages.
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The Gutenberg Bible Report Abuse
This book is the world’s oldest mechanically printed book and was printed between 1454-1455 AD. There are 48 copies of this book in existence. A very important book from a Christian and historical perspective.
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Philogelos (the world's oldest existing book of jokes) Report Abuse
Written in the 4th century AD. The book contains about 265 jokes on a variety of topics.
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The Quran Report Abuse
The religious text of Islam. Tradition holds that the Quran was revealed by God to Muhammad via the angel Gabriel. This began in the year 609 CE and ended in the year 632.
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St Cuthbert Gospel Report Abuse
One of Europe's oldest surviving books, the book receives it name from the person it was buried with St Cuthbert, a Christian leader. The estimated age is 1315 years old.
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The Etruscan Gold Book Report Abuse
The books is made of 24 carat gold and contains six pages. Estimated age is 2,673 years old.
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The Epic of Gilgamesh Report Abuse
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The Atra-Hasis Report Abuse
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The Story of Sinuhe Report Abuse
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The Maxims of Ptahhotep Report Abuse
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The Pyramid Texts Report Abuse
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The Legend of Etana Report Abuse
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The Instructions of Shuruppak Report Abuse
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The Madrid Codex Report Abuse
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The Diamond Sūtra Report Abuse
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The Siddur, a Jewish Prayer Book Report Abuse
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The Book of Kells Report Abuse
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The Nag Hammadi Codices Report Abuse
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Pyrgi Gold Tablets Report Abuse
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The Enmerkar and the Lord of Arrata Report Abuse
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