These NT books are attributed to Jesus' 12 Apostles (& 1 student):
Matthew, Mark (student of Peter), John, 1&2 Peter, 1,2,&3 John, and Revelation (Apostle written is debatable).
These are attributed to Paul (& 1 student):
Luke & Acts (student), Romans, 1 & 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1&2 Thessalonians, 1&2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon (the 5 T's are debatable).
Other writers: Hebrews, James, Jude
why are there so many more books written by Paul than the original 12 included in the Bible? why are many of the works attributed to Apostles considered heretical: Thomas, James, John and Peter's other works? (im only talking about those w/ attributed written dates from before 200 CE). does this show a preference for Paul's writings over the writings of those who spent years w/ Jesus? did Paul's mission to teach Gentile's give him more credence to the early Church leaders since Peter & James taught mostly to Jews?
Answer by cbk_mom3 at 4:33 PM on Dec. 29, 2010
Answer by oldermomof5 at 5:02 AM on Dec. 30, 2010
Answer by jewjewbee at 4:36 PM on Dec. 29, 2010
Answer by jewjewbee at 4:41 PM on Dec. 29, 2010
I think a lot had to do with these books being the most popular at the time and the most well known. Only so many could be put into the a book. The scriptures were hard to reproduce let alone carry around. I think it's worth studyingall of them if your able, but for most people especially in a time before printed books and the internet the OT and the NT as we know it was enough.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 5:26 PM on Dec. 29, 2010
Answer by ecodani at 5:40 PM on Dec. 29, 2010
Answer by scout_mom at 5:52 PM on Dec. 29, 2010
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Answer by pam19 at 11:07 AM on Dec. 30, 2010
Answer by cbk_mom3 at 4:37 PM on Dec. 29, 2010