Authorship

The discussion of authorship is one that I am not really good to argue with over because my answer is, “I really do not care who the ascribed author is, what matters to me is that it is in my hands as the Word of God today.” This may not be the best attitude and I think there is a lot to say for knowing that Paul was the author of so many of the letters in the New Testament, but when it comes down to disputing who wrote this verse or chapter in the book, I don’t find the need to argue. I would even argue that some of the authors of the books of the Bible didn’t write them down themselves but orated them to a scribe. So in that sense, who is the author of the book? The man who spoke the words, or the one who wrote them down?

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