There are two common theories concerning the inspiration of the Bible. The first is the Dictation Theory. This theory teaches that God dictated every word of Scripture to its inspired writers who in turn wrote it down word for word. This theory is also called the Verbal Theory.
The second theory is called the Dynamical Theory. This theory teaches that God inspired the thoughts rather than the exact wording; thus, freeing the inspired writers to express the exact truths in their own words and styles. This theory seems to be supported by the fact that different writers related the same events in different words. Additional support for this theory is found in the fact that different writers wrote used different styles of writing.