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How did God put the Bible together?

Dear Jesse,

That is a great question. In fact, it is so good that one of our authors, Kyle Butt, has written an entire book about it. That book is called How Do You Know the Bible is From God? We have also had an issue of Discovery on that question.

The Bible was written over a period of about 1,600 years by approximately 40 different writers. God inspired the Bible, which means that He directed the writers to put down what He wanted them to write. Over the years, people collected the writings of these inspired men and began to put them together.

By A.D. 100, all the books of the Bible were finished. God had given us a Bible that contains “all things that pertain to life and godliness” (2 Peter 1:3). We should thank God all the time for inspiring the Bible—the greatest book in the world.


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