The late Bruce Metzger, a Princeton theological professor, described the scriptures well:
“They are authoritative, and hence canonical, because they are the extant literary deposit of the direct and indirect apostolic witness on which the later witness of the Church depends.”
The Canon of the New Testament: Its Origin, Development, and Significance
Bruce M Metzger
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So I have great respect for the scriptures and view them as both authoritative and valuable.
I don’t think we should make claims for the Bible that it does not make for itself, such as claims of inerrancy or that it is, in its entirety, the “Word of God,” or that God wrote it.
The Bible certainly includes the Word of God, which is the message of God. (There are other meanings for the Word of God, but they don’t apply to this discussion.)