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Questions regarding whether or not Biblical books are attributed correctly.

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Is the following literary evidence, by Bart Ehrman against Pauline authorship, in the two letters to Timothy capable of other interpretations?

Bart D. Ehrman, in his book Forged writes about the letters to Timothy attributed to the Apostle Paul: Both letters have words and phrases in common not found in any of the other letters attributed ...
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Where did the information come from for Moses to write Genesis since he was born generations beyond 'Adam'?

Genesis is included in the Torah, which is the first five books of the Bible. Joshua 8:31 says that Moses wrote the Torah: And there, in the presence of the people of Israel, he [Joshua] wrote on ...
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Is it John or Jesus quoting Isaiah in John 12:38 & 40?

Jesus is not attributed to be speaking in either John 12:38 or 40 according to a "red letter" edition. However, regarding verse 38 Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers states: Lord, who hath ...
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How could Moses have written the first five books of the Bible?

Deuteronomy 34:5 says Moses died, but the book then continues for several more verses. NASB, Deuteronomy 34:5 - So Moses the servant of the Lord died there in the land of Moab, according to the ...
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Were New Testament Books Written to be Historical Documents?

Question Did New Testament Authors, (such as Luke), employ extant "copying" techniques used by Scribes to ensure that content would be preserved, and that copies could be authenticated? For Example: ...
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Who wrote James?

James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion: Greetings. Paul identifies one James as the brother of Jesus (Galatians 1.19; cf. Mark 6.3). He also ...
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Why is 1 John 5:7-8, found in the KJV, kept in the NKJV when it is believed to be inauthentic?

1 John 5:7-8 King James Version (KJV) 7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 8 And there are three that ...
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