Who wrote the Bible?


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It is accurate to say that God wrote the Bible. According to 2 Timothy 3:16, Scripture is "breathed out" by God. Throughout the Bible, it is obvious that God is being quoted: over 400 times in the ...

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God wrote the Bible through 40 writers, possibly fewer or more depending on how one views the authorship identification in respective books (e.g., The Epistle to the Hebrews), in 66 books, across at least 1,500 years, and in both Near Eastern Ancient culture and the Greco-Roman culture of the first century.

Biblical writers write unequivocally that the Bible is divine over 3,000 times! Piper says, "The phrase 'Thus says the Lord' occurs over 400 times in the Old Testament, as the writers put forward in their writings that God has spoken. The phrase 'God said' occurs over 600 times in the Old Testament.

“There are always 2 answers to the question 'Who wrote the Bible?' God and man. Ultimately, God saw to it that what he wanted written was written. And in that sense, you could say God wrote the Bible. But we would not mean that he carved it in stone (although he did carve the Ten Commandments in stone on Mount Sinai and gave them to Moses). And we would not mean that God held the hand of the human writers and wrote in his heavenly style, not their human style. That’s not the case. The human authors have their own style, and God guides it. He doesn’t impose on it his singular style. We would simply mean that God superintended the human writing so that the authors wrote what he wanted written." John Piper, https://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/who-wrote-the-bible

Just as God sent His only begotten Son to live the life we could never live and die the death that should have been ours, who rose from the grave on the third day, so God wrote the Bible. He revealed His Word to us in a way that we could understand, in a way that is accessible, and a way that is both beautiful and unified.

Who were the Old Testament authors? There are 39 books or collected documents in the Hebrew Bible, the Old Testament, written mostly by Moses, and then, prophets, Kings David and Solomon, priests, and scriveners or scribes. The Tanakh (an acronym based upon the division of the ancient Hebrew Scriptures by genre: Torah [five books of Moses], Nev’im [the Prophets, their books named after the respective prophet], and the Ketuuvin [the “Writings”, comprised of the Poetry and Wisdom books, e.g., Job, Psalms, Proverbs; Ecclesiastes; as well as historical accounts like Ezra-Nehemiah, Daniel, 1 and 2 Chronicles].

Who were the New Testament authors?

The New Testament authors were a mix of unparalleled scholars (e.g., St. Paul) and businessmen (St. Peter, a fisherman), medical doctors (St. Luke), and clergy (St. John). Eight men, some Apostles (those with a direct commission from Jesus Christ to minister in His name and to lead the mission of the Early Church), wrote the epistles of the New Testament over a course of about 70 years, with the Apostle John being the final author (Revelation written in c. 80-85, under Domitian according to a second-century bishop, Irenaeus). Michael A. Milton

Ryrie writes of the wonders of the Bible in the back of his Ryrie Study Bible. Its formation took 1500 years. The unity of the Bible is set forth in the fact that it was written by about 40 different authors, yet one book.. Its subject matter and influence also are all about the wonders of the Bible!

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