Sunday, July 16, 2017

Who Wrote the Various Books in the Bible?

"All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work." 2 Timothy 3:16 - 17 (ESV)
The remaining books of the Old Testament, not included in the listing below, were written by the prophets whose names they bear, with the probable exception of Jonah.
  1. Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy - Moses (scholarly opinions differ here, but so far no thoroughly convincing arguments have been advanced to disprove the Mosaic authorship of large portions of these books)
  2. Joshua - Joshua (also ascribed to Phineas, Eleazar, Samuel and Jeremiah)
  3. Judges - ascribed by Jewish tradition to Samuel; 
  4. Ruth - unknown
  5. I and II Samuel - unknown (probably the work of Samuel, Nathan and others)
  6. I and II Kings - unknown
  7. I and II Chronicles - probably Ezra
  8. Ezra - probably Ezra
  9. Nehemiah - Nehemiah
  10. Esther - probably Mordecai, or Ezra
  11. Job - uncertain (has been attributed to Moses, or Job)
  12. the Psalms - David, Moses, and others; 
  13. Proverbs - Solomon and others;
    Ecclesiastes - formerly ascribed to Solomon, now thought by many to belong to a later period 
  14. Song of Solomon - Solomon 
  15. Isaiah - Isaiah 
  16. Jeremiah - Jeremiah
  17. Lamentations - Jeremiah
  18. Matthew - Matthew
  19. Mark - Mark
  20. Luke -Luke
  21. John - John
  22. Acts - Luke
  23. Romans to Philemon - Paul
  24. Hebrews - unknown (has been ascribed to Paul, Luke, Apollos, Barnabas)
  25. James - James
    I and II Peter - Peter
  26. I, II and III John - John
  27. Revelation - John 
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