Authors of the Books of the Bible
Authors of the Bible
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
IntentionA whole generation of biblical scholars were mistakenly put off seeking for “the intention of the author” in biblical exegesis. In English literature R. Wellek and A. Warren formulated what they called “the intentional fallacy” (in W. K. Wimsatt, The Verbal Icon [1954; New York: Noonday Press,
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
AUTHORSHIP, NT. The attempt to identify the historical author of individual NT documents presents a difficult—at times vexed—problem. In some cases, where no author is named in the document, one is forced to rely on ancient traditions of varying reliability. In other cases, where an author is named but
AUTHORSHIP, OT. In both Jewish and Christian tradition, many books of the OT have been attributed to authors known from the biblical text. The PENTATEUCH (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy) is traditionally described as the book of Moses. So persistent is the tradition that Moses wrote