“The Bible exists among us as one book. Yet it is in fact composed of more than sixty, written by more than forty different authors, and its compilation extended from the days of Moses (1400 BC) to the days of the apostle John at the end of the first century AD, a period of 1500 years. Its narrative goes back to the origin of man. It presents the Lord God of heaven and earth as Creator of all, who has a purpose with the human race, which extends through history right up to the present day, and then goes further and tells what will happen to the human race in the future. There is no other book in the world which has such a range and scope.”
”Now the remarkable fact is that over this long period of time the Bible speaks of one God, having one purpose. The earliest books of the Old Testament and the latest of the New are bound together by one outlook and one conviction, so that they become in fact one revelation. How this could be in a world of human fallibility is something we must seek to understand.”
Extracts from The Divine Origin of the Bible.