Hi, @Jesse_Means_God_Exists. Thank you for clarifying. My point in bringing up the different emphases among the authors (and, apologies, I should have said this when I first wrote and meant to but forgot) was not to merely point out that they “are” different from each other but that the differences come from the authors wanting to get across different things. Any objection that says that something is incoherent simply because it is presented in light of different perspectives is not logically sound because perspectives can be different while all testifying to the same truth. Different does not have to mean contradictory. Neither does someone’s lack of understanding of the differences need to point to contradiction within the texts. Many times, there is an oversight or blind spot in the person’s study of the text when they approach it. Those who claim there are contradictions in the text either do not know to look at context, audience, authorial intent, ect. or they are approaching the text from a worldview that says, “The Bible can’t be trusted.” So, as the saying sort of goes, if you go out already thinking about red cars, you’re going to keep seeing red cars, despite the fact that there are many other colors of cars passing by you on the road.
I like to think that God uses different personalities from different backgrounds to show that He embraces the diversity of His creation, that you don’t have to be just one personality or of one culture or background to be included and have meaning and purpose within God’s design and redemptive plan. He can use anyone from any background, any tongue and nation. Isn’t that breathtakingly beautiful?! What better illustrates the truth of God’s sovereignty, power, and love for people and His creation than that (besides what Jesus did on the cross, of course!)?! Furthermore, God’s original plan was for all humanity to rule over the earth as His representatives. So God’s plan was always to work through people, and God doesn’t form people on a factory setting with identical cookie cutters. He forms each individual with unique abilities and personalities and births them into a specific time and place. In that way, He makes room for differences in perspective and culture. God did not just want to dictate His message to someone as He did the covenant with Moses. He wanted us to receive it through many perspectives, because each perspective speaks to reality in a different way and to each person in a different way. Another thing is that God does not wish to suppress human personality in order to give His message. Why would He, the One who created people with their peculiar individual traits, want to suppress that which He has encouraged and designed? Rather, God shows better His sovereignty by working THROUGH the different personalities to weave a beautiful tapestry that has beautifully voiced His truth in many different ways.
Last, I think we humans need to learn through different perspectives and experience. God’s use of methods that we can understand on a human level is called accommodation. He works through us and uses different perspectives and personalities so that we can relate and experience His truth and reality through the eyes of those with which we share common experience, even if separated by time and culture. Different perspectives will speak to some people and not others, so all are needed to reach and teach us about God and His truth.
I hope this is making sense.