RE: Did Paul Author Hebrews?

From: Adam, Professor AKM (AKM.Adam@PTSEM.EDU)
Date: Tue Sep 08 1998 - 08:18:45 EDT


Carl cites Kuemmel, which was certainly my favorite reference for a long
time, but I now find the late Ray Brown's *Introduction to the New
Testament* more readable and up-to-date, and possibly more easily available.

Grace and peace,
A K M Adam
Princeton Theological Seminary

"Violent zeal for truth hath an hundred to one odds to be either petulancy,
ambition, or pride."
J. Swift

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> From: Carl W. Conrad
> Sent: Tuesday, September 8, 1998 8:12 AM
> To: Biblical Greek
> Cc: Biblical Greek;
> Subject: Re: Did Paul Author Hebrews?
> At 5:50 AM -0500 9/8/98, Theodore H. Mann wrote:
> >Greetings All:
> >
> >This is probably too involved a question for B-Greek, but I have been
> >wondering what the pros and cons are (grammatically, syntactically, etc.)
> >regarding the Pauline authorship of Hebrews. Can anyone suggest a
> >particularly well-balanced article or book dealing with this question?
> >Many thanks.
> To be sure, it's not a question about the Greek text, but I think also
> that
> it's not really a controversial question. There is no internal evidence in
> the book of Hebrews asserting Pauline authorship; Pauline authorship was
> already seriously questioned in the early church. I may be wrong, but I
> think you'd have to go pretty far even among very conservative scholars to
> find someone seriously upholding Pauline authorship of Hebrews.
> One standard introduction you might consult is Werner Georg Kuemmel,
> _Introduction to the New Testament_ (tr. of 17th German ed. by Howard C.
> Kee), #26, pp.388-403, esp. 401-403.
> Carl W. Conrad
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