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The Christian Bible is probably one of the most widely distributed book that has ever been created. It ranks with the Koran and the works of Confucius. The question must be asked: Have these works still something to say in our modern age, or does their continuing popularity reflect a people's fascination with things that are very old. A recent translation of Homer's Odyssey, for instance, sold 90,000 copies in a very short time. The work was created over 2,500 years ago, around the sixth century B.C.; thus it predates Christianity, the Bible, and every major religion in the world today. Evidently we find something of value in the early spiritual self-discovery of humanity.