What do we mean by calling the Bible 'The Word of God'? In this talk, Tony addresses this question from first principles. He steps right back and begins with God's intention to communicate. From there he builds a model of revelation that begins with history and the great Jewish belief that their God participates in this narrative of life. From there he explains the second layer—people commenting on the history in the form of texts. And all of this is in pursuit of the third layer—the knowledge of God for the purpose of relating to him. Having constructed a grand architecture like this, Tony repositions the Bible as part of the plan, not the whole plan.