One of the greatest books to read of all time is the Bible even if you don’t believe in it. This is because of its importance as a work of literature and how it has formed the basis of many modern philosophical systems and legal codes. It has also been the inspiration of many works of poetry and fiction ranging from Dante’s Inferno and Paradise Lost by John Milton to the Foundation series by Isaac Asimov. The Bible, especially the New Testament, also contains moral teachings that have inspired generations, even those who don’t necessarily believe in it.
The Bible is also important for being a record of Jewish mythology and thought which has connections to other ancient Near Eastern mythological traditions and cultures. For this reason, the Bible is also important for understanding regions of the world such as the Middle East and Western Europe. Furthermore, its religious importance cannot be denied since it is considered a holy book by at least three major religious traditions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.