B. M. Rocine brocine at twcny.rr.com
Wed Dec 22 18:52:47 EST 2004

Gentlemen,  I would think we would know better than to carry on a discussion 
of the authorship of the book of Hebrews on this list.  Desist immediately.

Bryan Rocine
b-hebrew co-chair

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Kirk" <peterkirk at qaya.org>
To: <Revdpickrel at wmconnect.com>
Cc: <b-hebrew at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 22, 2004 6:08 PM
Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Genesis 3:15 and order of ideas

> On 22/12/2004 22:43, Revdpickrel at wmconnect.com wrote:
>>In a message dated 12/22/2004 3:40:49 PM Central Standard Time, 
>>kwrandolph at email.com writes:
>>Jim, I must agree with George in as much as Hebrews has Paul's signature 
>>at the end as he does in all his letter.  Paul wrote,  2 Thess 3:17&18, I, 
>>Paul, write this greeting with my own hand, and this is a distinguishing 
>>mark in every letter; this is the way I write...."  You do the math. 
>>This same mark is found at the conclusion of Hebrews.
> Hold on. Do you mean that you have the original manuscript of Hebrews with 
> Paul's mark? Or are you claiming that some of the wording of the ending of 
> Hebrews is the same as that of all of Paul's letters? Well, the ending of 
> Hebrews shares with that of each of Paul's letters the word "grace", 
> CARIS, as a wish for the recipients. But this was hardly Paul's personal 
> mark because it is standard wording of Hellenistic letters - although 
> perhaps given broader content in the genuine Pauline letters.
> -- 
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