As a general rule, when writing about writers or artists as they express themselves in their work, one should use the present tense. For example,
As Paul writes in Galatians, "Grace and peace …"
My question: when quoting Scripture, should I use the literary present?
Or, should I stick to the past tense, which is common to historical documents?
Thanks for your help,
(If you don't know, then please don't offer advice; I'm writing this in hopes of finding someone who has the final word. Thanks!!)