RE: Pauline Authorship of Hebrews

From: GeorgiabobBeckman (
Date: Sat Sep 26 1998 - 14:31:24 EDT

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good thread, sorry I missed it.
<BR>one point regarding external evidence. The almost universal testimony
of the manuscript evidence is that Hebrews is Pauline. While there were
still some theoretical concerns about Pauline authorship (stye, vocabulary,
lack of&nbsp; internal claims to authorship) the earl church <I>did</I>
settle the issue at a pragmatic level everytime the NT was copied.
<BR>For most of my ministry I took the traditional&nbsp; <I>Only God knows
who wrote the book of Hebrews</I> approach. Within the last 3-4 years however
I have conceeded that the manuscript evidence may be the least speculative
approach to resolving the issue. We still don't <B>know</B> with complete
certainty. . . but at least we are resolved from rolling the dice on style
issues. The problem therein is that we have to assume that it is impossible
for any author at any time to intentionally adopt a specific style for
reasons to which we don't have access.&nbsp;</HTML>


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