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Reader comment on item: How the Cartoon Protests Harm Muslims [by Leading to a Separation of Civilizations]
in response to reader comment: CHALLENGE part 3, WHO IS GOD! the problem of translation in Middle Eastern religious thoughts

Submitted by Bader S (Saudi Arabia), Feb 20, 2006 at 09:32

Can I draw your attention to the following:

"There is an age old question about who wrote the New Testament book of Hebrews. In a King James Version it titles the book of Hebrews as: The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews. However, The New English Bible has: A Letter to Hebrews; The New International Version has only the word: "Hebrews" as a title while the Today's English Version uses--The Letter to the Hebrews. There is a disagreement because this New Testament book is untitled and the author's name is not mentioned in the text. Even including the word "Hebrews" in the title is questioned. The Pulpit Commentary states, "All we can be sure of is that it was originally sent to Christians of Jewish race, residing in some definite locality." Because of the uncertainty of authorship, the book of Hebrews was not fully accepted by the Christian church until the end of the 4th century.

Even though the book was eventually accepted as part of the New Testament, scholars in the late 1800's questioned Paul's authorship--and still do today" (http://www.biblehistory.com/182.htm)

So what makes this unknown author such an expert on what God is or is not and who is and who is not God?

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