The New Testament authors
referred frequently to the process
of "handing on" the
Word of God to His People.
Since many have undertaken to compile a narrative
of the events that have been fulfilled among us, just
those who were eyewitnesses from the beginning and
ministers of the word have handed them down
1 Corinthians 11:23
For I received from the Lord what I also handed on
to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night
he was handed over, took bread ...