Paul was “the apostle of the Gentiles (Romans 11:13), so he wrote to the Gentile churches in the New Testament. He is credited with writing the following books:


1 and 2 Corinthians





1 and 2 Thessalonians

1 and 2 Timothy



Each one of these epistles (letters) begin with the word “Paul” as he identifies himself as the author. In some of his epistles, he adds the name of his traveling companion. In 2 Corinthians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon he mentions Timothy. In 1 and 2 Timothy, he mentions both Silas and Timothy.

1 and 2 Timothy and Titus are referred to as ‘pastoral epistles’ because they are written with pastoral oversight to individuals. Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon are referred to as the ‘prison epistles’ because Paul wrote these letters from prison.

Did Paul write the book of Hebrews? Many believe that Paul did write this book while many others do not believe that Paul wrote this book. Personally, I believe that he did. Consider this: even as Paul was the apostle to the Gentiles, Peter was the apostle to the Jews, as we read in Galatians 2:8, “For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles.” In 1 and 2 Peter, Peter wrote to Jewish believers. He wrote in 2 Peter 3:14-16, “Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless. 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; 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.” Peter credits Paul as having written to the Jewish believers. When did he do that? I think Peter is referencing the Book of Hebrews.

Regardless of who wrote the Book of Hebrews, or any other book of the Bible, we can be assured that God wrote each of the books of the Bible. We are told in 2 Timothy 3:16-17, “ALL SCRIPTURE IS GIVEN BY INSPIRATION OF GOD, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.”

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