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Ultimately, above the human authors, the Bible was written by God. Second Timothy 3:16 tells us that the Bible was "breathed out" by God. God superintended the human authors of the Bible so that, w...
The Physical aspect of writing the bible was given to those 40 men during the long period of about 1500 years that it took to write the bible. They wrote in three languages, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. They composed their works on three continents: Africa, Asia, and Europe. Their literary styles included narrative, legal code, poetry, wisdom literature, prophecy, parable, gospel, sermon, epistle and apocalypse. The books were written on scrolls and were hand-copied into one very thick, heavy volume and it was hard to produce and expensive to acquire. The congregations would have to hear the Word to understand it, because copies were not available. It was Johann Gutenburg's startling innovation in 1436, the printing press, that made the Bible commonly available. In the 1500s and 1600s Bible translations appeared in very day languages. We take so much for granted every time we pick up a Bible, This is no common book, God (common denominator was the Holy Spirit), went to great pains to inspire it's many authors to provide their unique Insights into His way of salvation. He has preserved it through centuries of attempts to discredit and destroy it. He has made it available to you to transform your life. The Bible reveals Himself in the form of Jesus Christ, whom He sent as a man to die on a cross for our sins in order to be able to obtain Eternal Life though His Son, whom is the Savior of the world. Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life, the only Way to Heaven. If you know the Son, you will know the nature of His Father, God.
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