The prophets were preachers and usually not writers so, though the book bears his name and contains his words, it is not written by Jeremiah. The actual author is unknown, but Jeremiah stands at the time when prophecy changed from quotations passed down through oral tradition to written works that could be referenced.… Read the rest “Introduction to Jeremiah”
Historically, the book has been attributed to Moses, but current scholarship does not, leaving the author of this book unknown. It is likely to be a compilation of several authors. (Comparing chapter 1 with chapter 2 and 3, we see a different emphasis and order to creation which could well come from different authors.).… Read the rest “Introduction to Genesis”
This gospel is generally considered the work of Luke. Specifically, Luke the Gentile by birth, well educated in Greek culture, physician by profession, a companion of Paul at various times from his second missionary journey to his final imprisonment in Rome, and, according to the letter to Timothy, a loyal friend who remained with the apostle after others had deserted him.… Read the rest “Introduction to Luke”
Some suggest Paul as the author, but the author does not name himself, which is not typical for Paul. The Eastern Church lists it among Paul's writings. Tertullian suggests Barnabas as the author. Several early letters and works quote it, which shows it was considered part of the authoritative Christian writings by the second century.… Read the rest “Introduction to Hebrews”
The author of the book of Job is unknown and the text does not identify any. It is part of a collection of what is called "wisdom literature" by biblical scholars. The author uses the divine name YHWH found in Exodus so is certainly an Israelite.… Read the rest “Introduction to Job”
The letter has been accepted, from the earliest of times, as from the apostle Paul. The letter is quoted by many early church fathers including Clement, Ignatius, and Barnabas.
The style of the letter has some differences from other letters of Paul, including words that are not used elsewhere, but still contains a large number of Pauline touches.… Read the rest “Introduction to Colossians”