With today’s devotion, we turn our attention to the intriguing subject of how the Bible came to be. To tell this intriguing tale we must begin with a look at the development of writing.
The first known system of writing carries us back to Mesopotamia around 3000 to 4000 BC. Here, the earliest form of writing was done in pictures. In ancient Egypt, writing also originated in pictures, which eventually became known as hieroglyphics.
Interestingly, the first known alphabet has been discovered by archeologists in the region of the biblical Mount Sinai, where God gave Moses the Ten Commandments. These discovered inscriptions on monuments and rocks date back to around 1500 BC.
The Mosaic authorship of the first five books of the Bible, which was attested to by none other than our Lord Himself (Luke 24:44), was once disputed on the basis that writing was unknown to the ancient world during the time of Moses. However, today, thanks to archeological discoveries, which always prove rather than dispute the Bible, we known that writing did exist Moses’ day and even predated the time of Moses.