The evidence that Bible is the written word of God is anchored in the authority of JESUS CHRIST. Whatever JESUS CHRIST teaches is true, CHRIST also taught that the Old Testament is the written word of God and promised that his disciples would write the New Testament, therefore, it is true on the confirmed divine authority of JESUS CHRIST that the Bible is the written word of GOD. JESUS CHRIST and the apostles did much of their teaching from the Old Testament, but what is overlooked is that they also taught a great deal about the Old Testament both directly or indirectly. JESUS and the Apostles did not have specific occasion to quote every book in the Old Testament but they quote the Old Testament with introductory phrases that indicated their belief in the divine power, authority of that specific book. JESUS CHRIST himself cited GENESIS And He answered and said to them, “Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’? Matt 19:4, 5,

EXODUS Our fathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’ “John 6:31,LEVITICUS And Jesus said to him, “See that you tell no one; but go your way, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.” Matt 8:4,NUMBERS And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, John 3:14,DEUTERONOMY But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’ Matt 4:4,and 1SAMUEL But He said to them, “Have you not read what David did when he was hungry, he and those who were with him ,how he entered the house of God and ate the showbread which was not lawful for him to eat, nor for those who were with him, but only for the priests? Matt 12: 3- 4, He also referred to KINGS But I tell you truly, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, and there was a great famine throughout all the land Luke 4:25,and 2 CHRONICLES that on you may come all the righteous blood shed on the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zechariah, son of Brachia, whom you murdered between the temple and the altar. Matt 23:35, as well as EZRA – NEHEMIAH Our fathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’ “John 6:31. JESUS CHRIST quoted PSALMS frequently Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone. This was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes’? Matt 21:42, ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool” ‘?Matt 22:44 PROVERBS is quoted by JESUS “When you are invited by anyone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in the best place, lest one more honorable than you be invited by him; and he who invited you and him come and say to you, ‘Give place to this man,’ and then you begin with shame to take the lowest place. But when you are invited, go and sit down in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, go up higher.’ Then you will have glory in the presence of those who sit at the table with you. Luke 14:8-10 Do not exalt yourself in the presence of the king, And do not stand in the place of the great; For it is better that he say to you, “Come up here,” Than that you should be put lower in the presence of the prince, Whom your eyes have seen Prov 25:6-7,SONGS OF SOLOMON may be indirect to it Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.” John 4:10 ,ISAIAH is often quoted by CHRIST “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” Luke 4:18-19.

Likewise JESUS indirectly used JEREMIAH’S Book of LAMENTATIONS then they spat on Him, and took the reed and struck Him on the head. Matt 37:30, and perhaps to EZEKIEL Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things? John 3:10, JESUS CHRIST specifically quoted DANIEL by name for then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. Matt 24:21 He also quoted passages from twelve minor prophets Then Jesus said to them, “All of you will be made to stumble because of Me this night, for it is written: ‘I will strike the Shepherd, And the sheep of the flock will be scattered. Matt 26:31.

Other Books such as Joshua, Jeremiah, Ruth were quoted by New Testament apostles. JESUS cited number of individual books, He taught with full divine authority of the Old Testament. May God BLESS YOU