Several Arab countries hold elections, including Egypt and Syriabut they have only one candidate, and there is no doubt about the outcome. The dictators are always reelected with nearly percent of the vote. In those nations, no one seriously claims the elections are democratic. In the case of the Palestinian Authority PA elections held in Januarythe standards were higher.
Luke, Mark, and Hebrews author were not apostles. March 20, at 8: In the article When were the gospels written and by whom?
Basically, the book of Acts was written by Luke. But Luke fails to mention the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A. Since Acts is a historical document dealing with the church, we would naturally expect such important events to be recorded if Acts was written after the fact. Also, Jesus prophesied the destruction of the temple in the gospels: The gospel of John is supposed to have been written by John the apostle.
This fragment was found in Egypt and a considerable amount of time is needed for the circulation of the gospel before it reached Egypt.
Of important note is the lack of mention of the destruction of the Jewish temple in 70 A. He was not focusing on historical events. This makes perfect sense since he already knew of the previously written gospels.
The book of Acts speaks of his conversion in Acts 9. Since Acts was written before 70 A. Furthermore, in 1 Cor. Notice that he says he received this information. From whom did he receive it? Most probably the apostles since he had a lot of interaction with them.
This means that Paul received the gospel account from the eyewitnesses. They were, of course contemporaries; they all died before the turn of the century.
Therefore, their writings were completed within the lifetime of the apostles of Jesus. Hebrews It is not known for sure who wrote the book of Hebrews. Authorship has been proposed for Paul, Barnabas Acts 4: The only geographical area mentioned is Italy Heb.
The latest possible date for the writing of Hebrews is A. The book of Hebrews speaks of the sacrifice by the High Priest in the present tense Heb. And His sisters, are they not all with us? Though there have been some who have doubted the authorship of these two epistles, the clear opening statements of each epistle tell us Peter was the author.
It certainly seems most logical that Peter is indeed the author of the letters that bear his name.
Regarding the first epistle, authorship can reasonably be determined to be that of John the Apostle. The opening of John is written from the perspective of someone who was there with Jesus John 1: Irenaeus, according to Eusebius Ecclesiastical History, 5.
So in his work Against Heresies 3. Indeed, 1 John is quoted as authoritative by Bishop Polycarp of Smyrna [a disciple of John the apostle] before the middle of the second century. The attestation of 2 John is almost as good.
There is no second-century reference to 3 John, but that is not surprising, since it deals with a specific, local issue. It appears that the epistles were written after the Gospel of John since the epistles seem to assume a knowledge of the gospel facts.
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