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the living word of God!

The Development of the Old Testament

At first, stories about Israel’s history were passed on from generation to generation by word of mouth.

The Holy Spirit guided the process from oration to composition to editing to canonization. This is called biblical inspiration.

Fun fact: The Old Testament closely parallels the scriptures of the Jewish faith!

Works Cited

Dreier, Gary. "Bible 101: A Basic Introduction to the Word of God." St. Mary's Press. St. Mary's Press, 2011. Web. 25 Feb. 2014. <http://smp.org>.

Hull, Linda, perf. Piano by the Sea. Linda Hull. Rec. 14 Mar. 2012. Linda Hull, 2012. YouTube. YouTube, 14 Mar. 2012. Web. 25 Feb. 2014. <http://youtube.com>.

Padilla, Melissa. Bible Study. Digital image. Flickr. N.p., Nov. 2003. Web. 25 Feb. 2014. <http://tinyurl.com/n2dcw8z>.

Sperry, Mary E. "Understanding the Bible." United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, n.d. Web. 22 Feb. 2014. <http://usccb.org/>.

"Understanding the Bible." Smore. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2014.

What is the Bible? the Bible, which is also called the Sacred Scriptures, God speaks to us through human words.


why is the Bible called the living word of God? Through the Scriptures and Tradition, God not only reveals to us divine truth but God’s very self. That is why we call both the Bible and Jesus Christ (the Second Person of the Trinity) the Word of God.