The Authorship of Hebrews: The Case for Paul

Energion Publications
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Over the last few centuries the authorship of the book of Hebrews has been a contentious topic, but lately a strong scholarly consensus has emerged that Paul was not the author. There is no similar consensus about who did author the book; the consensus is entirely negative. Nonetheless, it takes some courage for a scholar to risk his reputation by challenging a so thoroughly assured conclusion of many scholars.

Yet this is precisely what Dr. David Alan Black has done. In this book he adapts some of his previous scholarly work for a broader audience, demonstrating both how one goes about determining the authorship of an ancient work, and also how one challenges a scholarly consensus. And that is also why we have chosen this volume as the inaugural volume of our Participatory Study Series – Topic Line Drives.

Millions of churchgoers look to the introductions to various books in their study Bibles to answer questions of date, authorship, and background. But only those who read more than one introduction will be fully aware of the disagreements among scholars about those conclusions. How is it that scholars make a determination about authorship?

This book is for those who want to dig deeper than the notes in a study Bible and who want to understand what stands behind those conclusions. Dr. Black has paid his dues in the practice of scholarship, and here he demonstrates how one challenges such a consensus. At the same time he will guide the reader through the various factors that influence a decision about the authorship of a book.

We hope this book will give new life to your Bible study and will challenge you to study further, not just about this subject, but about many others.

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About the author

David Alan Black was born and raised in Hawaii. He received a BA in Biblical Studies from Biola University, studied at the Talbot School of Theology where he majored in New Testament Greek, and then received his Doctor of Theology degree from the University of Basel in 1983. He has taught New Testament Greek for over 30 years.

He has written or edited more than 20 books, including The Myth of Adolescence, Interpreting the New Testament, Its Still Greek to Me, Linguistics for Students of New Testament Greek, Using New Testament Greek in Ministry, New Testament Textual Criticism, The Jesus Paradigm and Why Four Gospels? He has also published more than 100 scholarly articles in a variety of journals. He teaches at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He lives on a 123-acre working farm in southern Virginia and continues as a self-supporting missionary to Ethiopia and other countries as he is called by God.

Author Web Site: Dave Black Online

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Energion Publications
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Published on
Feb 21, 2017
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Religion / Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / New Testament
Religion / Biblical Studies / Prophets
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