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Who wrote the gospels?

Sexton Blake

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This article has excellent information on the gospels and why people think they are correctly named, and why that idea may be wrong:




The Bible gives us four accounts of Christ’s life. Each records a unique perspective of the most significant event in history—the crucifixion and resurrection. All four gospels are named after men who lived during or shortly after Christ’s early ministry. Tradition considers these men the authors, but there’s one problem: not one of these books names its author.


The gospels are anonymous—so how do we know who wrote them?  None of the gospels came with an “about the author” section.


The article lists the pros and cons of each gospel and ends with:


At the end of the day, the gospels are still anonymous. Not one of them identifies its author. We have good reason to support the authors church tradition has named, but we don’t have to simply take their word for it. However, even after examining textual evidence and clues from other writings, none of the evidence for or against these authors is 100% conclusive.


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