Who wrote the Bible?


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Who wrote the Bible?

The Bible was written by about forty writers over a period of 1600 years. It was written by authors whose education and background varied greatly. The authors were consisted of: kings, shepherds, scientists, attorneys, an army general, fishermen, priests, and a physician. These writers, in most cases, had never met. Yet, though it seems totally unbelievable, the 66 books have full harmony with each other.

The Bible is united in purpose, theme, development, and coordination. This could only be possible because God inspired holy men with what to write. The holy Book is basically God’s impressions and messages written in human language.

If we ask people who have seen an identical event, each will give a report of what happened. They may differ widely and could contradict each other in some way. Yet, the Bible, penned by 40 writers over a 1,500-year period, reads as if written by one great mind. And, indeed, it was: “Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost” (2 Peter 1:21).

The Holy Ghost “moved” them all. He is the real Scripture’s Author. “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (2 Timothy 3:16, 17).

World’s best seller

According to Guinness Book of records, “the Bible is the world’s best-selling and most widely distributed book. A survey by the Bible Society concluded that around 2.5 billion copies were printed between 1815 and 1975, but more recent estimates put the number at more than 5 billion. By the end of 1995, combined global sales of Today’s English Version (Good News) New Testament and Bible (copyright for which is held by the Bible Societies) exceeded 17.75 million copies, and the whole Bible had been translated into 349 languages; 2,123 languages have at least one book of the Bible in that language.” https://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/best-selling-book-of-non-fiction

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In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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