Why the Bible Different from the rest of the Books?
What is the meaning of the Bible?
Bible comes from the Greek word ‘biblia’ meaning a collection of books. Bible is a library of 66 books. The Bible is divided into two, the Old Testament, Before the birth of Christ Jesus and the New Testament, after the birth of Christ Jesus. There are 39 books in the Old Testament and 27 Books in the New Testament.
Who wrote these books in the Bible? The Bible was written by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit by different human authors selected by God.
2 Peter 1:20-21, "You must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet's own interpretation. For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
2 Timothy 3:16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness
The word of God is not from human interpretation but from the breath of God and God used men as a tool to accomplish his purpose.
Bible was written by about 40 different authors within a period of 1500 years, some of these men came from different professions, kings, rulers, cup bearers, fishermen and others.
Bible was written in different times, in three different continents, Africa, Asia and Europe and in three different languages, Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek. It was written during different situations, during the war, during peace, during sorrow, during joy etc.,
The authors wrote in very different controversial subjects.
Why the Bible is unique, different than any other book? Here is the reason why it’s unique, meaning different than any other book in the Bible. It’s written by different men from different backgrounds, different professions, different languages, different countries, on very controversial subjects, like God, sin, salvation and yet there is unity in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Just give a controversial subject to ten people living today, not 40 people, who speak the same language living in the same country and no one would agree but look at the Bible, there is unity from the first page to the last page, this is why we know it’s from God and God used ordinary men to accomplish his purpose.