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Book   Author   Source Notes
         
Matthew 1 Matthew   Apologetics Study Bible There is no compelling reason to reject the unanimous evidence of the apostle Matthew.
2 Matthew / tax collector   ESV Study Bible Papias, bishop of Hierapolis 135 AD, Irenaeus, bishop of Lyons, Gaul 175 AD
3 Matthew   Reformation Study Bible  
4 Matthew     Ryrie Study Bible  
5 Matthew     Thompson Chain Reference
         
Mark 1 Mark   Apologetics Study Bible  
2 John Mark / source  Peter   ESV Study Bible Papias, bishop of Hierapolis 120 AD, Eusebius of Caesarea 260 to 340 AD
3 John Mark   Reformation Study Bible  
4 John Mark    Ryrie Study Bible  
5 Mark   Thompson Chain Reference
         
Mark Note->   John Mark was  the son of Mary, a woman of wealth and position in Jerusalem. (Acts 12:12) Barnabas was his cousin (Col. 4:10)  Mark was a close
  friend (and possibly a convert of the apostle Peter (1 Peter 5:13). He had the rare privilege of accompying Paul and Barnabas on the first missionary
  Journey, but failed to stay with them through the entire trip.. Because of this, Paul refused to take him on the second journey, so he went with 
  Barnabas to Cyp0rus (Acts 15:38:40). About a dozen years later he was again with Paul (Col. 4:10; Philem.24), and just before Paul's execution he
  was sent for by the apostle (2 Tim. 4:11).  
         
Luke 1 Luke   Apologetics Study Bible  
2 Luke / the physician   ESV Study Bible Church tradition including internal and external evidence supports Luke as author
3 Luke / the Physician   Reformation Study Bible  
4 Luke / Beloved Physician   Ryrie Study Bible  
5 Luke   Thompson Chain Reference
         
John 1 John    Apologetics Study Bible Despite doubts from various quarters, a good case can be made that the Gospel was written by John.
2 Apostle John    ESV Study Bible John son of Zebedee, one 12 disciples, disciple Jesus loved, also Irenaeus, Against Heresies 31.I,2
3 Apostle John    Reformation Study Bible  
4 Apostle John    Ryrie Study Bible  
5 Apostle John    Thompson Chain Reference
         
Acts 1 Luke   Apologetics Study Bible Technically anonymous, but strong evidence points to Luke as the author.
2 Luke / the physician   ESV Study Bible Church tradition including internal and external evidence supports Luke as author
3 Luke / the physician   Reformation Study Bible  
4 Luke   Ryrie Study Bible  
5 Luke / Beloved Physician   Thompson Chain Reference
         
Romans 1 Paul   Apologetics Study Bible ****Opening words in verse one confirm the author is Paul.****
2 Paul   ESV Study Bible  
3 Paul   Reformation Study Bible  
4 Paul   Ryrie Study Bible  
5 Paul   Thompson Chain Reference
         
1 Corinthians          
1 Paul   Apologetics Study Bible ****Opening words in verse one confirm the author is Paul.****
2 Paul   ESV Study Bible  
3 Paul   Reformation Study Bible  
4 Paul   Ryrie Study Bible  
5 Paul   Thompson Chain Reference
         
2 Corinthians 1 Paul   Apologetics Study Bible ****Opening words in verse one confirm the author is Paul.****
2 Paul   ESV Study Bible  
3 Paul   Reformation Study Bible  
4 Paul   Ryrie Study Bible  
5 Paul   Thompson Chain Reference
         
Galatians 1 Paul   Apologetics Study Bible ****Opening words in verse one confirm the author is Paul.****
2 Paul   ESV Study Bible  
3 Paul   Reformation Study Bible  
4 Paul   Ryrie Study Bible  
5 Paul   Thompson Chain Reference
         
Ephesians         ****Opening words in verse one identify the author as Paul. Now questioned by critics.****
1 Paul  (see note)   Apologetics Study Bible Until the nineteenth century interpreters took the first verse at face value, accepting Pauline authorship.
        Following F.C. Bauer (1845), the majority of critical scholar no longer view this as a letter from Paul.
        But an argument can be made for Pauline authorship. Convincing reasons are on both sides.
2 Paul  (see note)   ESV Study Bible The ESV Study Bible contains a note similar to the Apologetics Study Bible.
3 Paul   Reformation Study Bible  
4 Paul   Ryrie Study Bible  
5 Paul   Thompson Chain Reference
         
Philippians 1 Paul   Apologetics Study Bible  
2 Paul   ESV Study Bible  
3 Paul   Reformation Study Bible  
4 Paul   Ryrie Study Bible  
5 Paul   Thompson Chain Reference
         
Colossians         **Opening words in verse one identify the author as Paul. Now questioned by some\ critics.**
1 Paul   Apologetics Study Bible Questioned by some critics, but the weight of concerns dismishes when the letter's setting 
2 Paul and Timothy named v 1.   ESV Study Bible  
3 Paul   Reformation Study Bible  
4 Paul   Ryrie Study Bible  
5 Paul   Thompson Chain Reference
         
1 Thessalonians         ****Opening words in verse one confirm the author is Paul, Silas and Timothy****
1 Paul, Silas, and Timothy v. 1   Apologetics Study Bible  
2 Paul   ESV Study Bible  
3 Paul   Reformation Study Bible  
4 Paul   Ryrie Study Bible  
5 Paul   Thompson Chain Reference
         
2 Thessalonians         ****Opening words in verse one confirm the author is Paul, Silas and Timothy****
1 Paul, Silas, and Timothy v. 1   Apologetics Study Bible Some critics see thie second book as a forgery, but arguments are not strong or perduajsive.
2 Paul   ESV Study Bible Questioned by some critics, the unanimous testimony of the early church fathers support Pauline authorship.
3 Paul   Reformation Study Bible Attested to by Ignatius of Antioch, Polycarp, and Justin Martyr.
4 Paul   Ryrie Study Bible  
5 Paul   Thompson Chain Reference
         
1 Timothy         **Opening words in verse one identify the author as Paul. Now questioned by some\ critics.**
1 Paul   Apologetics Study Bible Pauline authorship questioned by some critics, but there are sound  answers to refute claims.
2 Paul   ESV Study Bible Some critics deny this letter was written by Paul.
3 Paul   Reformation Study Bible  
4 Paul   Ryrie Study Bible  
5 Paul   Thompson Chain Reference
         
2 Timothy         **Opening words in verse one identify the author as Paul. Now questioned by some\ critics.**
1 Paul   Apologetics Study Bible  
2 Paul   ESV Study Bible The authorship of this book has been challanged by a "few" critics in the last 200 years.
3 Paul   Reformation Study Bible  
4 Paul   Ryrie Study Bible  
5 Paul   Thompson Chain Reference
         
Titus         ****Opening words in verse one confirm the author is Paul.****
1 Paul   Apologetics Study Bible  
2 Paul   ESV Study Bible Pauline authorship has been questioned in the last 200 years, but cannot be disproven
3 Paul   Reformation Study Bible  
4 Paul   Ryrie Study Bible  
5 Paul   Thompson Chain Reference
         
Philemon         ****Opening words in verse one confirm the authors are Paul and Timothy.****
1 Paul   Apologetics Study Bible  
2 Paul & Timothy, but Paul Major ESV Study Bible  
3 Paul   Reformation Study Bible  
4 Paul   Ryrie Study Bible  
5 Paul   Thompson Chain Reference
         
Hebrews 1 Unknown   Apologetics Study Bible It is safest to say, as did the theologian Origen in the third century, that only God knows who wrote Hebrews.
2 Unknown   ESV Study Bible It is safest to say, as did the theologian Origen in the third century, that only God knows who wrote Hebrews.
3 Unknown   Reformation Study Bible  
4 Uncertain   Ryrie Study Bible It is safest to say, as did the theologian Origen in the third century, that only God knows who wrote Hebrews.
5 Uncertain / attributed Paul   Thompson Chain Reference
         
James         ****Opening words in verse one confirm the author is James.****
1 James / half brother of Jesus   Apologetics Study Bible  
2 James / brother of Jesus   ESV Study Bible  
3 James / brother of Jesus   Reformation Study Bible  
4 James / half brother of Jesus   Ryrie Study Bible  
5 Uncertain / Probably James Lord's frother Thompson Chain Reference
         
1 Peter         ****Opening words in verse one confirm the author is Peter.****
1 Peter   Apologetics Study Bible  
2 Peter   ESV Study Bible None of the critics objections are compelling.
3 Peter   Reformation Study Bible  
4 Peter   Ryrie Study Bible  
5 Peter   Thompson Chain Reference
         
2 Peter         ****Opening words in verse one identify the author as Simon Peter.****
1 Peter   Apologetics Study Bible Non-evangelical scholars claim Peter was not the author, still Peterine authohrship is most convincing.
2 Peter   ESV Study Bible It is reasonable in light of all the evidence, and clearly supported by the claims of the letter itself,
        to conclude that the apostle Peter wrote 2 Peter.
3 Simon Peter   Reformation Study Bible  
4 Peter   Ryrie Study Bible  
5 Peter   Thompson Chain Reference
         
1 John 1 Apostle John   Apologetics Study Bible First John is anonymous, but the early church consistantly ascribed 1,2, 3 John to the Apostle John.
2 John, son of Zebedee   ESV Study Bible  
3 John, son of Zebedee   Reformation Study Bible  
4 John   Ryrie Study Bible Some believe John the Elder, but all the evidence points to the elder and apostle being the same person.
5 John   Thompson Chain Reference
         
2 John 1 Apostle John   Apologetics Study Bible First John is anonymous, but the early church consistantly ascribed 1,2, 3 John to the Apostle John.
2 Apostle John   ESV Study Bible  
3 Apostle John   Reformation Study Bible  
4 John   Ryrie Study Bible  
5 Apostle John   Thompson Chain Reference
         
3 John  1 Apostle John   Apologetics Study Bible First John is anonymous, but the early church consistantly ascribed 1,2, 3 John to the Apostle John.
2 Apostle John   ESV Study Bible  
3 Apostle John   Reformation Study Bible  
4 John   Ryrie Study Bible  
5 Apostle John   Thompson Chain Reference
         
Jude         ****Opening words in verse one confirm the author is Jude, brother Jesus and James.****
1 Jude, brother of Jeus and James Apologetics Study Bible  
2 Jude   ESV Study Bible  
3 Jude   Reformation Study Bible  
4 Jude   Ryrie Study Bible  
5 Uncertain   Thompson Chain Reference
         
Revelation 1 Apostle John   Apologetics Study Bible  
2 John, the beloved disciple   ESV Study Bible  
3 Apostle John   Reformation Study Bible  
4 John   Ryrie Study Bible  
5 Apostle John   Thompson Chain Reference