Who wrote the book of Hebrews?
A great mystery in the book of Hebrews is the author, because the writer is not on their own, or should cover all circumstances or connections to whom he was with absolute certainty. A study of the Epistle to the Hebrews shows that the writer was a man of great literary talent, style more akin to that of classical Greek than any other New Testament writer. This writer is not an immediate disciple of Jesus Christ (Hebrews 2:3). The writer has been well versed in the Old Testament, citing the Septuagint. Additionally, there was a Jew, because often uses first person plural to address his Jewish audience. He was a friend of Timothy and most likely was part of the Pauline Circle (13:23). His use of Scripture Habakkuk 2:4, "The just shall live by his faith" (10:38) agrees with the use of Paul in Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11.
Several opinions were offered on the identity of writers, but none of them behind the same unanimity of the tradition that supports the authorship of the third Gospel of Luke and Acts. The Eastern Church in the early days believed that the Book of Hebrews to be written by Paul, but indirectly, probably. Eusebio said that Clement of Alexandria is also the apostle Paul was the one who wrote the book of Hebrews and Lucas was translated into Greek. Sources often cited Paul's Epistle and confessed that it was generally believed that his, but by giving his own opinion, said: "So if you see this letter as a church of Paul should be congratulated for this because the parents did not give their positions without cause. But who was he really wrote the epistle, Only God knows. "However, the general line of argument and the style and diction of the book are not Pauline.
Many other names were mentioned that the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews may be, in the first place Barnabas, who is credited with Tertullian, and Apollo, a proposal of Martin Luther. However, Barnabas is favored by the facts that he was a Jew, a Levite, besides being a friend of Paul, that education should be very similar to the writing of Paul, and what could the Minister of Jew and Gentile. Moreover, his long experience in teaching would be compatible with the character of the Epistle to the Hebrews, which is teaching. Now, there is Apollos tradition at the beginning of any kind. He was also a Jew, an Alexandria, taught in the Scriptures, and exceptionally successful in his ministry Jews. He was a friend of Paul and remains very active in his own department at the end of Paul's life (Titus 3:13).
In addition, several commentators noted that the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews could summer, Luke, Peter, Judas, Stephen, Silvanus (Silas) Epaphras (Epaphroditus), Philip the Evangelist, Priscilla, Mary, mother Jesus, Clement of Rome, Aristion, and many others. But none of these beliefs or opinions generally enthusiastic reception. The early Christians initially accepted all books of the New Testament as inspired by God, because they have apostolic teaching, if the author of the Epistle to the Hebrews was most likely an apostle or close friend of at least one of the apostles.
Finally, there is nothing in the book of Hebrews clearly points to one man, but it is my opinion that little evidence that is more likely that the author would be good Paul. The following reason is why I am leaning towards Paul is the author Hebrew: (1) The author was a friend of Timothy (Hebrews 13:23), (2) The author was very familiar with the Old Testament Scriptures (3) The author used the same phrase from the Old Testament that was used by Paul in other twice: "The just shall live by faith" (Habakkuk 2:4. cited in Hebrews. 10:38, Rom. 1:17; Gal. 3:11), (4) The author ends with the same brand or Hebrew Paul says, is its particular sign to stop his writing. Look what Paul says in II Thess. Heb 3:17-18 and compare. 13:25 at the end of Paul's Epistles, (5) The author wrote about "many things hard to understand …" (Hebrews 5:11). Peter said the same about Paul's Epistle to the Jews, "wrote Paul … … some things hard to understand "(II Peter 3:15-16).
So, in conclusion of this that is the question that arises is the Hebrew letter written by the apostle Paul? The evidence is still not quite sure, but it does in my view against Paul.
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Hello, my name is Meredith Miller. I am married to a beautiful woman named Elizabeth. We have four wonderful children and three fantastic grandchildren. I have a Doctorate in Theology and a Ph.D in Religion. I have been in the ministry for 30 years and a pastor for over nine years. I really enjoy life and the opportunities that I have had in trying to help others during difficult periods in their lives.
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