After reading about his book on this forum, I got the book Who Wrote the Bible, by Richard Elliott Friedman. I had also bought several other books by Bart Ehrman, and then one by Bruce Metzger, The Canon of the Bible. I haven't read them all yet, but what I have read is enough for me to ask yet another question here. It is clear that the theologians and Bible scholars of other Christian religions have been doing a serious and dispassionate analysis of the Bible for a long time now. They are aware that there are many contradictions in the Bible, some of them very obvious, like, for example, the two tales of the Creation, one immediately after the other, and both in the Book of Genesis. This is like the attack of rationalism on faith, which these guys find a way to withstand (yes, I know Ehrman is now an agnostic). This kind of Bible study does not seem to take place among Jehovah's witnesses, and I don't mean the rank and file, but the people at the Writing Department. I wonder if they realize that they are not contributing with anything new, and, therefore, are condemned to either stagnate or then follow somebody else's theology. It's a religion that can't stand on its own feet.