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There are two common answers to this question: A. Inspiration All scripture is given by inspiration of God (2 Tim. 3:16) On this view the authors learned of these details by revelation from God, much like Peter learned of Jesus' identity in this way, as recorded in Matthew 16: 15-17 B. These people talked to each other 1. Nicodemus - we learn in John 19:39 ...


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We begin by noting the obvious that the document called "2 Peter" is either a pseudepigraphon (a forgery) or it is not. The argument against the authenticity of 2 Peter essentially rests on three observations: A few (admittedly significant) antenicaean father express doubts such as Origen; Eusebius (Ecclesiastical History vi 25, iii 3); Jerome, ...


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The first verse of each Book is addressed to the same person. Luke... 1 Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, 2 just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. 3 With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigated everything from the ...


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The assertions in the question are based on the false assumption that Matthew, Mark and Luke recorded ALL the events in Jesus' life - in fact they carefully selected events and write them for the audiences they wrote them for. Note the last verse in John:21:25 - There are many more things that Jesus did. If all of them were written down, I suppose that not ...


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The content of the Book of Deuteronomy itself suggests that Moses' contribution to it almost certainly ended with Deut 32, possibly, 32:33 specifically. Whether Moses or Joshua actually write chapter 32 after Moses spoke the words is unknown. Indeed, Joshua may have also written chapter 31 as well because Moses then occurs in the 3rd person. Chapters 33 &...


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Did Moses write Deuteronomy 33:4? The Tanakh reveals in [Joshua 8:32] that the completed scroll of Deuteronomy (Devarim, דְּבָרִ֗ים) was written by Joshua (Yehoshua, יְהוֹשֻׁ֙עַ֙). The modern text of Deuteronomy is based on Joshua's copy of the original scroll written by Moses (Moshe, משֶׁה֙). Joshua 8:32 [MT] "And he wrote there upon the stones a copy ...


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How do we know that Luke is the sole writer of the Acts of the Apostles? From a Catholic viewpoint, the Catholic Encyclopedia has a great answer to this: The authenticity of the Acts of the Apostles is proved by intrinsic evidence; it is attested by the concordant voice of tradition. The unity of style of Acts and its artistic completeness compel us to ...


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A defense of Johannine authorship Although I do not agree with the conclusion suggested by the OP, I think it is a reasonable question to ask—so the question should not simply be dismissed. Outright dismissing the question because we don’t like its implications would be as much a historical mistake as dismissing eyewitness authorship—as scholars of the 19th ...


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This book is attributed to Solomon by a very old tradition. Yet as noted in this video from the Bible Project, min 1:03 onwards ... you do have to admit Solomon is a very odd candidate as the author of this book, given the fact he had seven hundred wives. For the lovers in the Song of Songs, they are the only ones in the world for each other. referencing 1 ...


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According to its sub-title, it is a Psalm of David (c. 1010–970 BCE). According to Charles and Emilie Briggs, it is to be dated within the Persian period (539 to 333 BCE). See: A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Book of Psalms. The Briggs describe the psalm as "a profession of integrity by a Levite, engaged in worshipping Yahweh in the temple ...


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As stated in the other question, the main arguments against the authenticity of 2 Peter are: The argument against the authenticity of 2 Peter essentially rests on three observations: A few (admittedly significant) antenicaean father express doubts such as Origen; Eusebius (Ecclesiastical History vi 25, iii 3); Jerome, etc. This exacerbated by the fact until ...


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Matthew and Luke seem to build upon the shorter Gospel of Mark. What would make sense is Matthew had a Hebrew/Aramaic gospel before Mark. Quoting Irenaeus: Matthew also issued a written Gospel among the Hebrews in their own dialect,... If Mark translated much of Matthew's Hebrew/Aramaic gospel, then then it would make sense that Matthew used that ...


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There is great debate about the authorship of the Gospel of John. Richard Bauckham argues in Jesus and the Eyewitnesses that it is John the Elder who produced the work (see especially Chapter 20), not John of Zebedee to whom you refer in the OP. I don't believe this John the Elder has any specific connection with Peter, so that would decouple the Petrine ...


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External evidence Allowing that a few years must pass between the writing of a document and its surfacing in quotations in various parts of the Roman world (no email or Amazon publishing back then), a quotation of a New Testament document by the Apostolic Fathers would be very strong evidence that the document in question was written in the 1st Century. I ...


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