Sometimes we think of the Bible as if it were a book that fell from heaven to earth. But, while the Bible is inspired by the Holy Spirit, regular humans (who were prophets) wrote it. And they cited sources in their writings in similar ways that we do.
Once we realize this, it helps us to read the Bible in the way that God and its authors intended it to be read. The Bible is both historical and theological. Authors wrote books of the Bible within real historical times, and God inspired it to speak beyond those events in history.
Let’s take a look at the Bible itself to explain how this worked. [Read more…] about Biblical Authors Cite Sources in Their Writings