- Then he took the book (sēper / biblíon) of the covenant and read it in the hearing of the people; and they said, All that the Lord has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient! - Exodus 24:7
The term Scripture comes from the Greek term graphē and refers to both the Old and New Testaments as sacred writings.
- All Scripture (graphē) is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; - 2 Timothy 3:16
The Old Testament is called the Scripture in Matthew 21:42, Acts 1:16, Romans 1:1-2, James 2:23; James 4:5; 1 Peter 2:6 and 2 Peter 1:20. Paul referred to both Luke 10:7 and Deuteronomy 25:4 as Scripture in 1 Timothy 5:18. In 2 Peter 3:15-16, Peter referred to Paul’s writings as Scripture.
The phrase Word of God is used in both the Old and New Testaments to recognize the writings as being from God.
- Every word of God is tested - Proverbs 30:5
- If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture (graphē) cannot be broken), - John 10:35
- For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword. - Hebrews 4:12