Ad blocker interference detected!
Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers
Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.
The oldest known are from Mesopotamian literature, dating to the Bonze Age and the 30th century BC. And no, the oldest parts of the Bible are only dated back as far as the 10th century BC. (This answer assumes that the question was meant for the "piece of literature" definition of 'book', not the "bound papers" one.)