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Presenting biblical answers to tough questions.

Q: Who chose and compiled the books of the Bible?

A: The simplest way to explain how we got the Bible is to say the 66 books that make up the Protestant Bible were inspired by God and then recognized by believers; first by Jewish believers in Old Testament times and finally by the early Church. Books of the Old Testament were verified by the miraculous works God did through the writers, by supernatural predictions which came to pass, and by conformity to books previously accepted (i.e. the psalms match the teachings found in Genesis-Deuteronomy).

The task of confirming the inspired books of th...


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