"I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of
truth."  
Dan 10:21
Paul Wrote the Book of Hebrews
 
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If Paul is proven not to be its author because it lacks his name, the same reasoning would
prove it had no author at all, for it bears no name whatever.

"Not without reason have the ancient men handed down the Epistle as Paul’s,"
---Origen (185-254 A.D.)

There was already in
Origen’s day (185-254 A.D.) a common knowledge that Paul wrote this epistle.
Quite evidently it was the opinion of the earliest church in the East that Hebrews was Paul’s epistle. It
was not until a later day, and by a sect more remote from Palestine, that the tradition arose of there
being another author. Jerome, the greatest of the Latin fathers, considered Paul the author.  It was
during the third and fourth centuries that the Pauline authorship was denied in Rome, the same time
and area of the Codex Sinaiticus and the Codex Vaticanus (seeing the picture yet?).

There were book headings in nearly all the ancient versions (Latin and Syrian) also the bibles of the
Waldenses and Albigenses had Paul in this heading.  The canonicity of this epistle depends largely
upon the view of authorship. It was accepted into the canon on Pauline authority; and with that
removed, it is possible to reject this great epistle.

If you will look at the footer (that is the small writings at the end of all of Paul's epistles as noted below)
you will see that the only books in the NT that has the footer is the Pauline epistles (all of them) and
the book of Hebrews.  This shows you that Paul wrote Hebrews.

Note:  The best comentary on the Bible is the Bible!!!
    Ro 16:27 To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.

    Written to the Romans from Corinthus, and sent by Phebe servant of the church
    at Cenchrea.
    1Co 16:24 My love be with you all in Christ Jesus. Amen.

    The first epistle to the Corinthians was written from Philippi by Stephanas and
    Fortunatus and Achaicus and Timotheus.
    2Co 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the
    communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.

    The second epistle to the Corinthians was written from Philippi, a city of
    Macedonia, by Titus and Lucas.
    Gal 6:18 Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

    To the Galatians written from Rome.
    Eph 6:24 Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity.
    Amen.

    To the Ephesians written from Rome, by Tychicus.
    Phil 4:23 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
    To the Philippians written from Rome, by Epaphroditus.
    Col 4:18 The salutation by the hand of me Paul. Remember my bonds. Grace be
    with you. Amen.

    Written from Rome to Colossians by Tychicus and Onesimus.
    1Th 5:28 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.

    The first epistle to the Thessalonians was written from Athens.
    2Th 3:18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

    The second epistle to the Thessalonians was written from Athens.
    1Ti 6:21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be
    with thee. Amen.

    The first to Timothy was written from Laodicea, which is the chiefest city of
    Phrygia Pacatiana.
    2Ti 4:22  The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit.  Grace be with you. Amen.

    The second epistle unto Timotheus, ordained the first bishop of the church of
    the Ephesians, was written from Rome, when Paul was brought before Nero the
    second time.
    Tit 3:15 All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith.
    Grace be with you all. Amen.

    It was written to Titus, ordained the first bishop of the church of the Cretians,
    from Nicopolis of Macedonia.
    Phm 1:25 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

    Written from Rome to Philemon, by Onesimus a servant.
    Heb 13:25 Grace be with you all. Amen.

    Written to the Hebrews from Italy, by Timothy.
Historically, the church believed Paul wrote the book.  It is one thing to say the church has
believed this, but is it provable?  There is tangible proof found in the first collections of the NT
epistles, and the writings of the church fathers.

Early after the close of the canon, and the passing away of the apostles, the churches began to
collect the epistles of the New Testament.  Paul’s epistles were the first to be gathered into one
body, or corpus.  From the early second century onward, Paul’s letters were circulated, not
individually, but as a collection.  The earliest and complete Pauline corpus is the Chester Beatty
manuscript, p46, dated about 200 AD.  It includes all of Paul’s epistles except the three pastorals,
1 and 2 Timothy, and Titus.  The interesting note about this collection is that Hebrews is contained
between Romans and 1 Corinthians.  This is true for other similar collections of Paul’s letters, in
which Hebrews is numbered among the other epistles that Paul authored.

Many important church fathers also wrote that Paul was the author.  The church fathers were men,
neither apostolic, nor inspired, who would comment in their writings upon biblical doctrine or
particular heresies in the church.  Clement of Rome, for instance, a contemporary of Paul (Phil. 4:
3), wrote to the Corinthian church made famous in Paul’s two epistles.  In his letter, dated about 96
AD, Clement quotes heavily from Paul’s letters, especially 1 Corinthians, the original letter to the
church, and Hebrews.  Though he does not name Paul specifically as the author, he references
the book, in conjunction with the other epistles of Paul, as if he were the author without question.
Eusebius of Caesarea, an early church historian, wrote out a list of the canonical books of the NT
at the request of the Christian-friendly emperor Constantine.  In his list, he gave proofs of
inspiration and canonicity for the NT, along with naming the authors of the various books.  He
claims, with authority, that Paul wrote 14 epistles including the book of Hebrews.

Athanasius was another father who defended Paul’s authorship of Hebrews.  He was a
contemporary of Eusebius and the theologian who defended the orthodox doctrine of Christ’s deity
against 4th century Arianism.  Like Eusebius, Athanasius was among other early church leaders to
affirm the 27 books of the NT and name the individual authors.  He too listed Paul as the author of
Hebrews and placed the book between 2 Thessalonians and 1Timothy in his collection.

One final individual important to this discussion is the Alexandrian father Origen.  Opponents of
Pauline authorship often quote his remarks casting doubt upon Paul’s authorship of Hebews.  
Origen writes, “Who wrote the epistle [Hebrews], in truth, only God knows.”  It is never pointed out,
however, that the context of this quote argues for Pauline authorship.  Within the same paragraph,
Origen writes, “Therefore, if any church holds that this epistle is by Paul, let them be commended
for this.  For not without reason have the ancients handed it down as Paul’s.”  Lastly, Origen
quotes Hebrews in his writings over two hundred times as Paul’s epistle.

This is not a complete list of early church fathers that held to Pauline authorship, but it is evident
many believed the apostle wrote the letter.
2 Peter 3:15-16

    15 And account that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation; even as
    our beloved brother Paul also according to the wisdom given unto him
    hath written unto you;
    16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which
    are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned
    and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own
    destruction.
I really saved the best for last.  As I noted above, the best commentary on the Bible is the Bible.  
Well here you have it.  Peter says that Paul wrote to the Hebrews.  Peter says that not only did
Hebrews.

Now you can find many good articles as to why this letter was not signed by the Apostle Paul but
I just wanted to present the evidence that we have to show you clearly who indeed was the
writer.  The only real critics out there are also critics of God's Holy Word.  Who are you going to
believe.  The true Church of the Living God throughout the whole Church age or the "Johnny
come lately" gang of the 1800's (
Westcott & Hort) who supplied the Church with two corrupt
manuscripts that has underlined every modern version (
including the NKJV) that the Church is
using today if they are not using the King James Bible.  My Bible says the Apostle Paul wrote the
book of Hebrews.  What does yours say?  
As you can clearly see, the evidence is clear on who wrote the book of Hebrews but I will give you
a little more to go on. I just want you to see, that it has always been clear until the fourth century
when two corrupt manuscripts did not list Paul as the writer of Hebrews. Better yet, it really never
was a big issue for nearly 1900 years. Not until Westcott & Hort came along and revived the two
the Church did this become a big issue. Those scholarly men of God who are represented above in
those Bible translations, all put Paul as the writer to the Hebrews in their translations. That alone is
great proof.

Someone has wisely said that a man who owns only one watch knows what time it is, but a man
who has two watches is never quite sure. This certainly is the case as far as the translations of the
Bible are concerned. Because there are so many translations of the Scriptures, all claiming to be
God's Word, many people are not sure "what time it is." That is to say, they are not sure which
translation is truly God's Word. There was a time when there was a translation in the English
language that was accepted as the Bible. It was the King James Bible.
    Authorship Outline

Arguments for Paul’s Authorship[1]

1. The inscription “The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews” is found on nearly all existing
Greek manuscripts, including the Peshito
 (Aramaic translation).

    Clement of Alexandria (A.D. 180) says Paul wrote to the Hebrews and this was the opinion of
    Pantaenus, who was the head of the celebrated school at Alexandria. Pantaenus lived near
    Palestine, and he would have been familiar with prevailing opinion.

    Origen, (A.D. 185) also of Alexandria ascribed the epistle to Paul. Origen was one of the most
    learned of early church fathers.

2. Authorship was ascribed to Paul in the Aramaic (Syriac) translation dating to the early second
century.

3. The Eastern Church received this as a production of Paul.  

    Justin Martyr who was born at Samaria quotes it about A.D. 140.

    Jacob, bishop of Nisibis, also (A.D. 325) quotes it as a production of Paul.

    Eusebius, Bishop of Caesarea in Palestine, Early Church historian (A.D. 325) ascribed
    authorship to Paul.

4.  Western Churches

    Well known church fathers such as  Ambrose of Milan (A.D. 360). Jerome translator of the Latin
    Vulgate (A.D.400) as well as Augustine argued from Paul authorship.

    Council of Hippo A.D. 393, Carthage, 397, Carthage 419 declared Hebrews to be the Epistle
    of Paul.

5. Internal Evidence.

    a. Timothy is mentioned 24 times in the scripture, 23 times in his relationship to Paul and the
    ministry.

    (Timothy was Paul representative to the Churches. He speaks about returning to the
    “Hebrews” with Timothy).

    b. The writer is writing from Italy and is/was a prisioner who was maintained by the “Hebrews”.
    (Hebrews 11:24, 10:34). Paul was a prisoner for 2 years and was helped by Church in Palestine.
    (Acts 24:27). The salutation  “Those from Italy greet you” agrees with Paul situation of being in
    Rome as a prisoner.

6.  Knowledge of the Old Covenant:

    Paul was a Pharasiee and would have been thoroughly familiar with the Levitical system and laws
Arthur Pink  
Hebrews
Commentary