posted on Mar, 22 2018 @ 12:38 PM
a reply to: JoshuaCox
I wonder how the average Christian will react to the fact all of Paul’s teachings , which accounts for most of the Bible , are all based on
“visions” Paul had 30+ years after the crucifixion???
Don't know where you get your information from. Must be the internet as it sounds like the misinformation of most Sunday school teachers. No Paul
did not pen 13 or as some will believe even 14 epistles of the NT. In fact Paul penned only 7 letters of the NT. and possibly only 6 letters of the
NT. These are Romans which is questionable, 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, Titus, 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, and Galatians.
There are seven letters of the NT that are credited as Pauline epistles but are in all scholarly reality pseudepigraphal letters penned by others and
credited as Pauline epistles.
1st Corinthians was penned in Philippi by Stephanas, Fortunatus, Achaicus and Timotheus.
2nd Corinthians was penned from Philippi of Macedonia by Titus and Lucas.
Ephesians was penned from Rome by Eph'siym and Tychicus.
Philippians was penned from Rome by Epaphroditus.
Colossians was penned from Rome by Qolasiym, Tychicus, and Onesimus.
Hebrews was penned from Italy by Timotheus.
Philemon was penned from Rome to Philemon by Onesimus.
Paul was a great Hebrew scholar and had no need for a scribe as is shown in his seven letters.
The letter of Romans is also in contention by many scholars. The other six letters can be confirmed as Paul's epistles as they are written at the
onset as - "I Paul" etc - whereas the other eight letters are definitely not penned by Paul and not introduced as "I Paul" ---
The number of letters do not mean the bulk of the literature. Paul is credited as writing about 23 percent of the NT within 13 letters but I doubt
that he wrote more than 10 percent within 6 letters. You can't rely upon Wikipedia as that information is greatly skewed and even in the scholarly
circles you must be careful who you are listening to. University professors are the last to teach facts. Generally they sell books pertaining to
their grant masters.