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Old 07-20-2009, 09:21 AM
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For what it's worth, if you're interested.

This is what Dr. Ruckman says:

The author of the last chapter is undoubtedly Paul while the other 12 chapters contain material of such a nature that to this day no one can nail down the author for certain. If I were pressed for an answer I would say that the first 12 chapters were written while Paul was in Arabia, and were aimed at "his kinsmen according to the flesh" (Rom 9:3), about whom he sorrowed day and night (Acts 20:22-24). I presume Paul wrote the last chapter sometime after Acts 20. The reader will burn out his eyes studying the arguments for and angainst the authorship of Priscilla and Aquilla, Barnabas, Apollos, Luke, and others, and when he is through he will be exactly where he was when he started: nowhere.

It's a free country. Take your pick. Accepting or rejecting any of the above theories will not open ONE word in ONE verse for you anywhere in the entire 13 chapters.