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Who wrote the book of Jonah?

Although the book does not identify its author, it is traditional to assume that Jonah himself wrote it. However, this seems very unlikely, as he does not claim to be the author, and he is constantly referred to in the third person. Many biblical scholars argue that the book should be dated after the exile […]

Who wrote Ezekiel?

Ezekiel wrote the book that bears his name. He was a Jewish prophet living in exile in Babylon from about 597 BC. We know he was a member of a priestly family (Ezek 1:3), was married (Ezek 24:15-18), and lived in his own house (Ezek 3:24; 8:1).

How was the Bible put together and by whom?

The first five books of the Old Testament are attributed to Moses, who would have gathered together records by Adam, Noah, Shem and Abraham which had been passed on by word of mouth, or possibly in some more permanent form.  He added the account of the history of Israel and the laws that God commanded […]

How many people wrote the Bible?

There were about 40 authors of the books of the Bible, all inspired by God. We know who most of them were, although there are some anonymous writers. Moses is thought to have compiled the first five books of the Old Testament: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. As Deuteronomy describes the death of Moses, […]

Who wrote the book of Hebrews?

There are various views about who wrote the Letter to the Hebrews– Paul, Luke, Clement, Barnabas, etc.1 –but, really, we don’t know who the author was. One idea is that perhaps we aren’t supposed to know who wrote the Letter to the Hebrews. A large part of the letter tells us that Jesus is the pinnacle of […]

Who is the author of the Bible?

The Bible itself tells us that God is the ultimate author of Scripture: All Scripture is breathed out by God… (2Tim.3:16) God caused people to write it down for him, probably in much the same way that he caused the prophets to speak for him: …no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, […]

Who wrote the gospel of John?

The title of the gospel has included the words “according to John” since at least the second century. There are several Johns mentioned in the New Testament: John the baptist John son of Zebedee, the apostle John the relative of Annas the high priest (Acts 4:6) John Mark (Acts 12:25) John, the father of Simon […]

Did Paul write Romans?

The person who asked this question highlighted the contrast between Rom. 1:1 — which says the letter to the Romans is from Paul — and Rom. 16:22, which says: I Tertius, who wrote this letter, greet you in the Lord. In this situation, Tertius is working as Paul’s secretary, writing down the words that Paul […]