This is an excellent article from OverviewBible.
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If you’ve ever asked your pastor or Sunday school teacher, “Who wrote the Bible?” you probably got one of two responses:
- “God wrote the Bible.” The Holy Spirit moved prophets like Moses and apostles like Paul to write about God’s relationship with the world (1 Ti 3:16; 2 Pe 1:20–21).
- “About 40 people wrote the Bible.” The individual books were written by many authors over many years in many places to many different people groups.
Both of these answers are true, but by now you’re probably looking for a little more detail about the authors of the Bible. And rightly so: when you’re studying a book or passage of the Bible, it’s pretty important to know who wrote it.
So, let’s take a closer look at who wrote the Bible.
Read the rest here.