“The openness, or unity of the Bible is a miracle. It is a library of 66 books, written by over 35 different authors in a period of approximately 1500 years. Represented in the authors is a cross section of humanity educated and uneducated, including kings, public officials, farmers, teachers, and physicians. Included in the subjects are religion, history, law, science, poetry, drama, biography, and prophecy. Yet its parts are as harmoniously united as the parts that make up the human body. For 35 authors from such varied backgrounds to write on such varied subjects, over a period of approximately 1500 years, in absolute harmony, is a mathematical impossibility. It could not happen! Then how do we account for the Bible? The only adequate explanation is: “Holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.””

– W. S. McBirnie