Inspiration is not "ahistorical, oracular, dictation"
Now, as is well known, the vast majority of inerrantists do not assume a mechanical, dictation-type of inspiration theory such as Vawter’s quotation implies. The words of Scripture are viewed as the product of a “concursive” operation whereby the human author freely wrote what he wanted while the divine author at the same time superintended and guided that writing. Once it is recognized, then, that the view of inspiration held by inerrantists does not entail the notion of an ahistorical, “oracular” process, scope for flexibility in quotation and attention to historical context can be allowed without invalidating inerrancy. This, of course, does not solve all the problems that Vawter finds, but it does remove at least one of his objections." -- Douglas Moo, "The Problem of Sensus Plenior", "Hermeneutics, Authority, Canon", D.A. Carson and J.D. Woodbridge, ed.