For centuries scholars have debated to answer the question “who wrote Bible” and yet so far no one has answered precisely for the simple reason that the question itself is misleading because the Bible is not one book but a compilation of many.
It is interesting to know that the first ever dictionary published in English was a glossary of biblical terms published during 1530 A.D and later on between 1777 A.D and 1957 at least a couple of thousands of editions of Bible were published.
The Old Testament attributes the authorship of the Bible to Moses but contradicted by Jewish scholar Spinoza during 17th century that the same was written by Ezra the scribe, which warranted Spinoza’s excommunication.
Subsequent theories attributed the compilations of the Bible to four authors as was the case with the New Testament. The authorship of the gospel of New Testament was attributed to Mathew, Mark, Luke and John. The very word gospel means ‘good news’ and are believed to be the revelations of the Lord Himself.
The first gospel by Mathew is considered mainly a handbook of rules and instructions for Christians.
The second gospel of Mark is more biographical and appears to be a compilation of quotations of Jesus.
The third gospel of Luke narrates the Holy Spirit in Jesus’ life which displayed compassion towards the destitute. Luke also emphasized the role of women in Christianity.
The fourth gospel of John gives a mystical account of Jesus and the cosmic renderings and preaching’s of the Lord.
While the authorship of the Bible can be debated for ever as any other mystery of the lord, the power and extra ordinary beauty of the 27 books of the New Testament fascinates the readers and moves and astounds the devotee.
However to conclude it is said that “The Bible is the revelations of the Lord handed down by his apostles”.