WHO WROTE IT?
The Bible is actually a whole library of books. The word "Bible" comes from a word that means "library". The Bible is a library of 66 different books written originally in 3 different languages by 40 different people from 3 different continents, from many different walks of life over about 1600 years (approx 1500 before Christ and 100 after Christ).
They wrote on many different and
controversial topics including the afterlife. Despite the number of
books, the different languages, the vocations and locations of the
writers, the number of topics and long time span over which they were
written, all the books agree and they all point to one person, Jesus
Christ! He is behind every book.
While God is the author of the Bible, the 66 books of the Bible were written by people from a variety of occupations:
- tax collectors
- and even a doctor.
Some were well educated and some were described by those who persecuted them as being "unlearned and ignorant men" (Acts 4:13). Yet at the same time, these same persecutors recognised that these "ignorant" fishermen spoke with boldness, authority and power.
Some of the books of the Bible were written in a king's palace, others from prison. Amazingly, many of the writers didn't even know each other and did not have access to the others' writings. This coherent masterpiece written over 1600 years was not some some clever human conspiracy, if that were possible, but rather, inspired divine revelation.