Inspiration of the Bible
Biblical Inspiration • Inspiration of Scripture • Inspiration of the Scriptures
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Bible, Inspiration of the
Bible, Inspiration of the. Theological term for the influence God exerted on the writers of Scripture, enabling them to transmit his revelation of himself in writing.For the early church, two factors were significant in their total acceptance of the OT as divinely inspired. One was the constant assertion
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Bible, Inspiration of the
BIBLE*, INSPIRATION OF THE Theological term for the influence God exerted on the writers of Scripture, enabling them to transmit his revelations in writing.The Bible itself tells us that it is an inspired text. It says, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God” (2 Tm 3:16, kjv). A translation closer
The Lutheran Cyclopedia
Inspiration is specifically that influence of the Holy Spirit upon the writers of the Bible, which enabled them so to write the revelation of salvation that it is the authoritative Word of God. It extends to thoughts and to words, as far as indicated by the actual teaching and condition of the Bible.
A Catholic Dictionary
Inspiration of Scripture
inspiration of scripture. The word inspiration, like many other theological terms, comes to us from the Latin version of the Bible. Thus St. Paul’s words, 2 Tim. 3:16, πᾶσα γραφὴ θεόπνευστος, “Every Scripture breathed by God,” is rendered “omnis Scriptura divinitus inspirata,” and again when St. Peter,
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Inspiration of Scripture
INSPIRATION OF SCRIPTURE “All Scripture is inspired by God” (2 Tim. 3:16 HCSB). B. B. Warfield argued that the compound word (theopneustos), translated “inspired by God,” misleadingly borrows from the Vulgate (Lat., divinitus inspirata). Instead of an inspiration (i.e., a breathing into by God), Paul’s
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Bible, Inspiration Of
Bible, Inspiration of. The theological idea of inspiration, like its correlative revelation, presupposes a personal/ divine mind and will—in Hebrew terminology, the “living God”—communicating with others. The Christian belief in inspiration as well as revelation rests on both explicit biblical assertions
Handbook of Evangelical Theologians
View of Biblical Inspiration and Authority
View of Biblical Inspiration and AuthorityMore visible than the epistemological shifts in the shadowy, subterranean world of Strong’s consciousness were the accommodations made in his theological superstructure. Here Strong’s views on biblical inspiration and authority were primary. From his Lectures
Key passages
1 Co 2:9–13

But just as it is written, “Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and have not entered into the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love him.” For to us God has revealed them through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God. …

2 Ti 3:16

All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness,

2 Pe 1:19–21

and we possess as more reliable the prophetic word, to which you do well if you pay attention to it as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, recognizing this above all, that every prophecy of scripture does not come about from one’s …

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