God used about forty people to write down his words over 1500 years. These people came from several different cultures.
Some of the writers wrote down exactly what God said.
For example, the Lord said to the prophet Jeremiah, “Take a scroll and write in it all the words I have spoken to you concerning Israel, Judah, and all the nations from the time of Josiah until today” (Jer 36:2).
Other writers wrote about what happened to them or what God showed them about the future.
In the Apostle John’s vision of Jesus in heaven, Christ told him, “Write down what you have seen, both the scene now before you and the things that are about to unfold after this” (Rev 1:19).
Image via Wikimedia Commons This fifteenth century painting is of the prophet Ezekiel.