Re: NT authorship

From: Carl W. Conrad (
Date: Wed Nov 15 1995 - 11:46:54 EST

At 11:08 PM 11/14/95, Edgar M. Krentz wrote:
>Tim, it's just the pure habit developed to use inclusive language in
>teaching at a seminary where 50% of the students are women. I have no
>theory about women authorship of any NT book--outside of telling students
>of Adolf von Harnack's theory about Priscilla as the author of Hebrews.
>What David Moore wrote is on target, though, like Origen, I hold that God
>alone knows who wrote Hebrews.
>I am not against such a theory on principle; but at present I know of no
>serious reason to hold that a woman wrote any NT book.

Now, I really don't understand all this posturing. ;-) There are many
indeed on this list who hold God to be the author of the Bible, and here we
are denying that She wrote it!

Carl W. Conrad
Department of Classics, Washington University
One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO, USA 63130
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