Who wrote The Bible?

Each book in the Bible had one or more authors, most of whom were anonymous.

A somewhat limited number of books in the Bible are actually believed to have been written by the persons whose names they bear. Isaiah is believed to have written the first thirty nine chapters of the Book of Isaiah. Paul is believed to have written seven of the thirteen epistles attributed to him.

Some books were written anonymously and remain anonymous. These include 1 Kings, 2 Kings, Chronicles and the book of Hebrews.

Some books were written anonymously and subsequently attributed to predecessors. These include the books of the Pentateuch (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy), subsequently attributed to Moses, and the four New Testament gospels, subsequently attributed to Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

In some cases books were actually attributed by their authors to predecessors, because this was expected to result in greater acceptance of the message or theology of the books. Several of the epistles fall into this category.
A group of bishops in the council at Carthage in 397 A.D assembled the Bible. The actual books and chapters are credited to various prophets, apostles and disciples. But, the book as a whole was created by an assembly. They wanted to collect the most important Christian writings and histories into a single book that would be enough for any person to have all that they needed to study and understand God's message. They put together the Bible. They did not write it but they made it. Like an editor putting together a book of short stories or essays. There is no one person that wrote the Bible. Although some people say God wrote it this is untrue. The Bible is supposed to contain God's message but most of it is in the words of the people who did the writing. If you accept the notion that Jesus was God in the flesh, then you could say that the words of Jesus were part of what God "wrote." The same would apply to the instances where someone heard the Lord speak to them.

Generally speaking, Christians acknowledge that the exact phrasing was executed by human authors and transcribers, but that all the writing was inspired by God.

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The Old Testament came from stories handed down by word of mouth over thousands of years in the Middle East.

Later, these stories were written down by scholars and scribes.

The first four books of the New Testament were written by the people they are named after, the rest were written by collaborations of early Christians  

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God used men to write down His thoughts much as a businessman uses a secretary. He allowed them to put these thoughts in their own words. But the men themselves said they were inspired.

(2 Peter 1:20-21) 20 For YOU know this first, that no prophecy of Scripture springs from any private interpretation. 21 For prophecy was at no time brought by man's will, but men spoke from God as they were borne along by holy spirit.

Again Paul's words:
(2 Timothy 3:16-17) 16 All Scripture is inspired of God and beneficial for teaching, for reproving, for setting things straight, for disciplining in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be fully competent, completely equipped for every good work.

Approximately 40 men, from Moses to the Apostle John were Bible writers from 1513 BC to 98 CE. Many may claim otherwise but an internal study of the Bible will show that it is of Divine origin. Albeit no physical proof is available to substantiate this claim.
 

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The bible was written over a 1600 year period. Its writers came from different times & came from many walks of life. Some were farmers, fishermen, and shepherds. Prophets, Judges, & Kings. The gospel writer Luke was a doctor.
 

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The Four Gospels, it is claimed, were written by Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, two of them apostles, and two companions of the apostles of Christ. If this claim be true the other writings of the apostles, the writings of the Apostolic Fathers, and the writings of the early Christian Fathers, ought to contain some evidences of the fact.
Twenty books -- nearly all of the remaining books of the New Testament -- are said to have been written by the three apostles, Peter, John, and Paul, a portion of them after the first three Gospels were written; but it is admitted that they contain no evidence whatever of the existence of these Gospels.  

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The Apostles and disciples of Jesus Christ wrote the New Testament under inspiration from God. The Old Testament was written by Moses and the Prophets under inspiration from God.
 

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God is the one who wrote the Bible.
There were many authors to the events that took place in scripture. All of these can be found in the contents page of the Bible. There have also been many translations of the bible but most consider that the KJV is the nearly the most accurate.
The Bible was written by more then one man. in the first part the people wrote what they saw its happening and in the second they wrote under divine inspiration. they were many people. true and God's words that he spoke is in the Bible

Writers of the books of the Bible
  • Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, & Job by Moses
  • Joshua by Joshua
  • Judges, Ruth, 1 & 2 Samuel by Samuel/Nathan/Gad
  • 1 & 2 Kings by Jeremiah
  • 1 & 2 Chronicles by Ezra/ Nehemiah
  • Esther by Mordecai
  • Psalms - primarily David with several others
  • Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, & Song of Solomon by Solomon
  • Isaiah by Isaiah
  • Jeremiah & Lamentations by Jeremiah
  • Ezekiel by Ezekiel
  • Daniel by Daniel
  • Hosea by Hosea
  • Joel by Joel
  • Amos by Amos
  • Obadiah by Obadiah
  • Jonah by Jonah
  • Micah by Micah
  • Nahum by Nahum
  • Habakkuk by Habakkuk
  • Zephaniah by Zephaniah
  • Haggai by Haggai
  • Zechariah by Zechariah
  • Malachi by Malachi

  • New Testament:
  • Matthew by Matthew
  • Mark by John Mark
  • Luke & Acts by Luke
  • John & Revelation by John
  • Romans, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon by Paul
  • Hebrews by an unknown author, probably Paul
  • James by James
  • 1& 2 Peter by Peter
  • 1, 2, & 3 John by John
  • Jude by Jude
 

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The New Testament (modern Christian Bible) was written in the 4th century by Emperor Constantine and his council in his own words. This fact is confirmed in the Roman Catholic Encyclopedia, which also states that any original text was altered, apparently in order to create some form of consistency across all documents.

Unfortunately, the copying of earlier texts, leaving some out, making some up, introduced many errors and inconsistencies in the modern Christian bible. For example in Genesis alone there are dozens. And example of these are as follows:

GE 1:3-5 On the first day, God created light, then separated light and darkness.
GE 1:14-19 The sun (which separates night and day) wasn't created until the fourth day.
GE 1:3-5 On the first day, God created light, then separated light and darkness.
GE 1:14-19 The sun (which separates night and day) wasn't created until the fourth day.
GE 1:11-12, 26-27 Trees were created before man was created.
GE 2:4-9 Man was created before trees were created.
GE 1:20-21, 26-27 Birds were created before man was created.
GE 2:7, 19 Man was created before birds were created.
GE 1:24-27 Animals were created before man was created.
GE 2:7, 19 Man was created before animals were created.
GE 1:26-27 Man and woman were created at the same time.
GE 2:7, 21-22 Man was created first, woman sometime later.

There were originally 252 commandments in the Old Testament, in Judaism there are 613 commands found in the Pentateuch (the first five books of Moses, a.k.a. The Torah.), and in the modern day Christian Bible a mere 10 commandments, not including Psalms and Proverbs.

So in summary man created the Bible. Many men writing earlier documents, and later copied, altered and modernized through the ages.
The Bible was compiled by many authors throughout the centuries. However, it is claimed that Moses wrote the first five books of the bible called the Torah. Paul the Apostle is credited as writing the new testament and almost two thirds of the bible. The bible that we know it today was authorized by the Roman Catholic church.

Just to clarify: Paul the apostle is credited as 'writing' the new testament as an author writes.
Moses 'wrote' the first five books of the Bible, called the Torah, as a scribe or stenographer writes.