Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Where Did the Bible Come From

Q: Where did the Bible come from?

A: The Bible is the Word of God written by humans inspired by the Holy Spirit over a period of almost one thousand years. God, through them, is the primary writer of the Bible, and therefore the Bible is without error. “To compose the sacred books, God chose certain men who, all the while employed them in this task, made full use of their own faculties and powers so that, though he acted in them and by them, is was as true authors that they consigned to writing whatever he wanted written, and no more.” (CCC, 106) The Old Testament was written in Hebrew, and some Aramaic and a little Greek. The New Testament was originally written in Greek. The Bible was later translated by hand, and, as the archeological discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls indicates, are remarkably accurate.