The Civil Writer Magazine

The actual count of authors of the Bible are 40. There wouldn't be history and stories without these people who lived and told these biblical stories. Of the 40 authors of the Bible 32 wrote the Old Testament and 8 wrote the New Testament. When these authors shared God's words and activities they expressed the events of their time with God speaking and warring against his own creation. When these authors were active with their penmanship God was active and when these authors were silent God was also silent.

It is known by some members of the Protestant community as the "400 Silent Years" because some maintain that it was a span where God revealed nothing new to his people. From the book of Genesis to the book of Malachi God was talking and very active in history but the 400 silent years after Malachi God didn't speak until Matthew 3:17 (KJV) 17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. The activities of God in the New Testament was void of any vociferousness and warring. Why was this? Because God was everything the authors made him or her out to be with the pen but when the pen became silent God became silent. God was whatever the authors wanted him to be whether vociferous or silent, peaceful or warring. And for 400 years God became silent because there were no prophets or biblical authors to record his actions. Could that have been the reason no voices were heard to prepare the way. Shouldn't God have started back speaking his words with John the Baptist for the people of Israel.

Not even a word from God about the Messiah to prepare the people of Israel for the coming of the Messiah. Was this either an omission by God or by the author(s) of the time. The absence of God speaking in the New Testament was obvious because the authors believed Jesus was God himself therefore they took Jesus as the new spoken word of God. If so, how did God change his character from a warring God to a God of love. Most importantly God did speak a dozen times in the New Testament so Jesus could not have been that God.