Re: authorship of Hebrews

From: Stephen C. Carlson (
Date: Sun Feb 09 1997 - 00:35:20 EST

At 03:33 2/9/97 +0900, Andrew Kulikovsky wrote:
>Carlton Winbery wrote:
>> Esdras). Remember Paul quotes from the LXX about as often as from
>> something else and Hebrews and I Peter most all the time.
>I have heard in the past that Hebrews was probably not written by Paul
>but more probably Appollos (who was mighty in the scriptures), because
>all the quotations in Hebrews are from the Septuagint. Does anyone have
>anymore information about this or comments about the validity of this

There have been two major candidates besides Paul for authorship of
Hebrews, Barnabas suggested by Tertullian and Apollos suggested by
Martin Luther. While both candidates are plausible, all we really
know is that the author is a man (11:32) and is not Timothy (13:23).

Stephen Carlson

Stephen C. Carlson                   : Poetry speaks of aspirations,              : and songs chant the words. :               -- Shujing 2.35

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