The 35 authors who wrote the Bible [chart + illustrations]

This article about the authors who wrote the Bible was originally posted in October 2014, but it’s been updated with an illustration of every author.

If you’ve ever asked your pastor or Sunday school teacher, “Who wrote the Bible?” you probably got one of two responses:

  1. God wrote the Bible. The Holy Spirit moved prophets like Moses and apostles like Paul to write about God’s relationship with the world (1 Ti 3:16; 2 Pe 1:20–21).
  2. About 40 people wrote the Bible. The individual books were written by many authors over many years in many places to many different people groups.

Both of these answers are true, but by now you’re probably  looking for a little more detail about the authors of the Bible. And rightly so: when you’re studying a book or passage of the Bible, it’s pretty important to know who wrote it. Continue reading “The 35 authors who wrote the Bible [chart + illustrations]”

The 5 shortest books of the Bible, in order


What’s the shortest book of the Bible? (Spoiler alert: it’s 3 John, and I’ll explain why later.) The Bible is a pretty long book, and that might give the impression that every book of the Bible is long, too.

But good news! Not every book of the Bible is so long. It has some tiny documents in it. In fact, the shortest books of the Bible are shorter than this blog post.

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Bible verse art: one drawing for every book of the Bible

This post includes one piece of Bible verse art for each of the 66 books of the Bible. Jeffrey has identified a verse that sets the tone for the whole book.  I’ve undertaken the project of hand-writing and illustrating each of these theme verses.

This series is in progress, and should be completed by August of 2016.

You can see all the Bible verse art that I’ve created for the series below, in order of books in the protestant Bible. I’ll be adding about one verse per week until the whole series is complete.
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