Authorship of the Epistle to the Hebrews - WikipediaJump to navigation. We do not know who wrote the book of Hebrews. The book presents Christ as the final High Priest and eloquently explains the Old Testament sacrificial system in light of the atonement of Christ. The letter itself does not state it is to the Hebrews, but it obviously is, given its content. Nevertheless, various theories have been proposed for its authorship. Proposals to Pauline authorship seem to be most common, and there is internal evidence that suggests that Hebrews was written by him. There is the closing salutation "Grace be with you all" Heb.
Throughout the past several weeks, we have been exploring who the authors of the books of the New Testament were. Luke as the author of the Third Gospel and Acts after having attributed information from numerous eyewitnesses, and the apostle Paul as the author of all thirteen epistles attributed to him. Now, we examine a more mysterious letter. More likely than not, the epistle was written sometime during the reign of Emperor Nero AD Many early church leaders believed Paul to have been the author. Because the author references Timothy as a brother, I do not think Timothy is a likely candidate either. I used to think Barnabas was the author, but since Barnabas was an early Christian and the author of Hebrews is a second-generation Christian, I no longer think that is the case.
The book of Hebrews is thought of as more elaborate and refined than all of the books in the New Testament. From the first records of the Christian church, its origins and who wrote it have been contemplated. It is thought that at one point the author had been recognized and revered by its audience. However that knowledge is lost and is now thought of as unattainable. Traditional thinking states that Paul is the writer for the Book of Hebrews, and up till the s, the question was satisfied.