The Bible was written in Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic. The largest portion of the Bible was written in Hebrew and the smallest portion in Aramaic. While much of the Bible was written in Israel, it was also penned in Babylon, Arabia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. The human writers were kings, priests, prophets, soldiers, statesmen, shepherds, fisherman, a tax collector, a doctor, a tent-maker, and a farmer.
- God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, - Hebrews 1:1-2a
The many portions refer to the various genres of the Bible: historical, legal, wisdom, psalms, prophecy, apocalyptic, gospel, and epistles.
The various occupations of the human authors account for the various literary genres of the Bible. The many ways refer to the various processes by which God communicated to man: dreams, visions, theophanies, angels, and prophets. Despite the diversity of languages, locations, authors, occupations, and genres, the Scripture is unique in its harmony and unity.