This essay wants to contribute to the discussion about biblical inspiration. Two modern but very different views of biblical inspiration are examined (those of B. B. Warfield and James Barr). Begby argues that despite their strengths both would have benefited from sustained attention to the trinitarian context of the work of the Spirit in inspiration.
This article looks at four different approaches to the inspiration of Scripture: denying inspiration, believing in partial inspiration, adding something extra to Scripture, or accepting Scripture as the inspired word of God. The author also discusses the relationship between inspiration and revelation, showing what it means to confess biblical inspiration.