Terminology Tuesday: Inspiration
The characteristic of being filled and led by the Spirit of God. Thus the Old Testament prophets are regarded as having spoken by inspiration. Many Christian theologians claim that the Bible is the result of divine inspiration as well, adding that this is the reason it is inerrant or infallible. (See inerrancy; infallibility.) The relation between divine inspiration and the human authorship of the Bible has been variously conceived, but generally an affirmation of inspiration is not intended to deny that the human characteristics of the authors shaped the text in various ways.
Evans, C. S. (2002). Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics & Philosophy of Religion (pp. 61–62). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.