Genesis describes God breathing life into Adam. Much later in the bible, in the book of Timothy, scripture is described in a way that is usually translated as inspired.
But the actual words used are ones which literally mean God-breathed.
We do an awful lot with our belief that scripture is divinely inspired. I’m not denying that it is.
But I wonder if we were meant to go in these directions. I wonder, instead, if the idea in Timothy wasn’t to evoke a paralell with the book of Genesis. God breathed life into us. Then he breathed life into words. And those words would eventually be collected into the bible.
In the same sense that human kind is set apart from the rest of creation, so too are the books of the bible. The breath that God breathed in gives an inherent value, a preciousness.