The bible was written by over 40 authors across 1400 years. Because the early books of the Bible were written more than 1400 years before Christ was born, it is not known for certain who the authors are.
The Bible is the inspired word of God
The Bible is the inspired word of God and, although written by many different authors, is one consistent story. The Bible tells the story of human kind, their relationship to God, and their fall from grace due to rebellion and sin.
It also tells of the redemption of human kind, through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. The story of the Bible is told almost exclusively by following the race of people which God created, known as the Israelites, Hebrews or Jews.
Chart of Bible authors for each book
Here is a chart which outlines the major authors of the Bible:
Book ……………. Authors
|1 and 2 Samuel||Unknown|
|1 and 2 Chronicles||Ezra|
|Psalms||David, Asaph, Ezra, Ethan, Heman and several others|
|Proverbs||Solomon, Agur, and Lemuel|
|Song of Solomon||Solomon (probably)|
|1, 2 Corinthians||Paul|
|1, 2 Thessalonians||Paul|
|1, 2 Timothy||Paul|
|Hebrews||Paul, Luke, Barnabas, Apollos|
|James||James brother of Jesus|
|1, 2 Peter||Peter|
|1, 2, 3 John||John|
|Jude||Jude brother of Jesus|
|Revelation||John the Apostle|