The Scriptures were given to man piece meal    –

Hebrews 1:1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets,

Holy men of God spake (wrote) as they were moved by God   –

2 Peter 1:21  For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

During a 1600 year period  (BC 1492 – AD 100)

40 different men wrote 66 separate books (39 prior to 400 BC and 27 in 54-100 AD)







The Authors included:

Men learned in World Powers    Moses

Warriors                                               Joshua

Kings                                                     David, Solomon

Statesmen                                            Daniel

Servants (cupbearer) to a king       Nehemiah

Uncle of a Queen                              Mordecai (Queen Esther)

Rich men                                            Job

Priests                                                 Samuel, Ezra

Seers                                                    Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel

Prophets                                             Hosea, Joel, Jonah, Micah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi

Herdsmen                                          Amos

Tax Men                                             Matthew

Disciples                                             Mark

Physician                                            Luke

Unlearned, Ignorant Fishermen   John, Peter, James

Brother of Christ                              Jude

Men learned in Jewish Law          Paul

It was written in such places as:

Wilderness of Sinai

Cliffs of Arabia

Hills & Towns of Palestine

Courts of Temples

Towns of Bethel and Jericho

Palaces of Shushan in Persia

The River Chebar in Babylonia

The dungeons of Rome

The Island of Patmos in the Aegean Sea

There are four key personages spoken of:

God the Father

God the Son

God the Holy Spirit


There are three places named:




There are three classes of people:


Gentile (Heathen)


There is a progress of Revelation and Doctrine throughout the Scriptures:

The Patriarchs

The Judges (who knew more)

The Prophets (Who knew more)

The Apostles (Who knew more)

Paul (to whom God revealed many Mysteries)

The Old Testament does not stand alone!     (The Church age is missing)

The New Testament does not stand alone!   (Need OT Prophecies)

The Old conceals the New, The New reveals the Old!

Leviticus  :   Hebrews

Daniel      :   Revelation

Isaiah 53  :  The Gospels


The BIBLE, (the Holy Scripture) is not man’s book about God, It is God’s book about man.








The Bible in 50 Words!    Just for fun  (author unknown)

God made
Adam bit
Noah arked
Abraham split
Joseph ruled
Jacob fooled
Bush talked
Moses balked
Pharaoh plagued
People walked
Sea divided
Tablets guided
Promise landed
Saul freaked
David peeked
Prophets warned
Jesus born
God walked
Love talked
Anger crucified
Hope died
Love rose
Spirit flamed
Word spread
God remained.