Throughout the Old Testament, human authors are ascribed for their role in physically penning scripture (Josh. 24:26; 1Sam. 10:25; 1Chron. 29:29; Song 1:1; Jer. 36:32). Throughout the New Testament, humans authors are more clearly ascribed for their role in physically penning scripture (Rom. 1:1; 1Cor. 1:1; 2Cor. 1:1; Gal. 1:1; Eph. 1:1; Phil. 1:1; Col. 1:1; 1Thess. 1:1; 2Thess. 1:1; 1Tim. 1:1; 2Tim. 1:1; Tit. 1:1; Philem. 1:1; Jam. 1:1; 1Pet. 1:1; 2Pet. 1:1; Jude 1:1). Ultimately, the words that the human authors physically penned were neither initiated by, nor intended to be perceived by man but of God (1Thess. 3:16; 2Pet. 1:21).
All scripture, starting with Genesis and ending with Revelation, is moved, influenced, and inspired by God for the specific purposes of teaching, criticizing, correcting, and for training people in righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16). Moreover, while the Holy Spirit ensured the accuracy of the writing, the abilities and personalities of the human authors are reflected in their writing, resulting in the inerrant Word of God. The Holy Spirit’s intervention is specific even to the word choices, and is only prevalent to the original manuscripts, meaning our modern translations are not inspired by the Spirit, but are rather translations of the Spirit-inspired work.