Would the 40 people who wrote the Bible make the Bible true?

Just who did write the Bible is a matter of dispute, and even of debate among biblical scholars. Nevertheless, no matter who wrote the Bible, it does not make the Bible true. We may never know if there is any divine truth in the Bible, but we do know there is much that, for whatever reason, is not historically true.

 

Another perspective:

No, the lone fact that the Bible represents the work of some forty writers does not make it true. Nor do the facts that it is the single most polarizing work of literature the world has ever known, written over a span of forty generations (some 1,600 years), on three continents, in three languages, by men of wildly different backgrounds, educations, skills and occupations.

The fact that these disparate works forms a cohesive whole is what's seen as powerful evidence which speaks to its truth, and is just part of what inspires believers to accept the Bible as what it claims to be; the work of only one mind, the Holy Spirit of God, writing by inspired men. (1 Corinthians 2:9-11; 2 Timothy 3:16, 17).