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 as
those who were eyewitnesses from the beginning and
ministers of the word have
handed them down
) to us.
1 Corinthians 11:23
For I received from the Lord what I also
) to you, that the Lord Jesus, on the night
he was handed over, took bread ...