Who do you think was the author of the Book of Hebrews, in the New Testament? And, what are the reasons why you believe they are the author?
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Is there an example of Apollos' writings, we could compare to? When you say the Holy Spirit authored the book, you mean the Bible in general or the book of Hebrews specifically?
There's no writings from Apollos that we know of. But what we know of him is that he was articulate and had a good knowledge of the scriptures. Mine's only a personal opinion and i might mention it's what I think but i wouldn't teach it as doctrine.
I was reading Acts:18: 24-26. And it seems that a few of the people that are speculated on being the author are there. Perhaps there are writings from some of these people and others like, Apollos, Aquila and Priscilla to compare to.
As for the second part of the question I believe it's both but specifically the book of Hebrews written for that situation that we can't please God with just good works. "Without faith it's impossible to please God"
I wanted to explore the ideas of other possible writers than what has normally and historically been offered. For instance, does Ecclesiastes sound like Hebrews?
I would not think the Old Testament Elijah and I don't believe Michael would have. The story of the OT Elijah was not written by him is why I don't believe he would be; no Biblical record of Michael except as an arch angel and they don't write.
I agree with your assessment of those stated Mr. Elijah Alfred. The Prophet Elijah doesn't seem to have the personality of Hebrews and I am not sure archangels write either. But I wanted to try to aid in expanding the possibilities by....More below.
Hebrews makes mention of Timothy in Hebrews 13:23. I like your reasoning and if I thought that Hebrews may have had a coauthor, possibly, Timothy would be someone to consider. I like you are open to the possibility of Timothy. LeaveNostoneunturned
Knowing who wrote a book can tell us a lot about where and why it was written.
As for John's Gospel he clearly identifies himself as the Apostle John (John 21 verse 24 and the last supper discourse)
Agreed sometimes it is nice to know things but if they are not known that doesn't change what has been written.
Joh 21:24 This is the disciple who testifies of these things, and wrote these things; and we know that his testimony is true.