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Derek Hill July 30, 2013 at 4:37 pm

David, thank you for this awesome list of the books and authors! I didn’t realize some of the people that may have been included as authors, like Apollos. God bless you!

Jack Wellman July 30, 2013 at 4:46 pm

I agree with Derek. I knew some of these but not all of these. Thanks for helping me learn more about the Bible David.

Joel July 31, 2013 at 12:20 am

Well done sir!
Recently, I think its already been 2 months that I and my friend also make a list of the books in the bible. We make in to columns of 4. We named each columns, 1st “Book”, 2nd Name of “Authors”, 3rd Approximate “Covered Years” the book was written and the last 4th columns is for the “Category” (Prophecy, Poetry, Letters, History, Etc.) My friend asked me this for his School of Leaders training in their church and it is useful for us. I will review my lists and make a revision if I have missed ones in my lists. Thank you sir this wonderful lists.

Dave April 10, 2019 at 3:30 am

Hello Joel. Could you please Share with us the list you and your mate compiled regarding authors of the books in the bible

Abhi April 11, 2020 at 4:30 am

Hey Joel, can you please share the table at [email protected]. It would be very helpful for me while reading scripture. Thanks in advance.

Joel July 31, 2013 at 12:36 am

Sir David,
Just want to ask if what is the appropriate to say for Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. In our lists we categorized it as History. In your list you say it’s a “GOSPEL”. I beleive that I have so much learn from you sir. Thanks! in Christ, Joel

Stephen March 15, 2020 at 12:30 pm

God bless you Joel its the books of the gospel….you were right as well.it is the History of the Gospel. The Good News(Gospel). Jesus Christ is the gospel.

bernard baidoo January 6, 2016 at 3:05 am

God bless you

richard nmeregini February 6, 2016 at 3:58 am

I WAS BLESSED RICHLY, GOING THRU THE AUTHORS OF THE BIBLE. AMEN TO THAT

Frank C Sloan August 9, 2016 at 6:14 pm

I am teaching foundations classes for new believers. This list is very helpful as I am establishing the class in handling the bible and knowing its functions. also getting the grounded in the word of God. I hope it is ok to use this list in it’s entirety as I am giving you credit for it. Thank you so much for making this available.

Jack Wellman August 9, 2016 at 6:45 pm

Thanks great Mr. Sloan. Thank you for asking. Hope it helps the new believers. Love the idea of this class.

Neville August 25, 2016 at 9:01 am

Mr. David thanks for that update now i know all the authors of the Bible.

Esmeralda August 25, 2017 at 10:05 pm

Started family Bible study. We are starting with learning the books and who wrote them. Thank you for your great information. God Bless you and keep writing.

Matthew December 8, 2017 at 4:08 am

This isn’t exactly why I’m here also! Yay us!

Pescilina neema March 19, 2018 at 11:56 pm

This has really helped me…thank you so much

Jeff March 23, 2018 at 2:56 pm

Is there an article teaching or showing each of these author’s specific assignments. Thnaks

Jack Wellman March 23, 2018 at 2:59 pm

Hello Jeff. I don’t know of any book that answers the question to which assignment each author had in writing their books, however, we know that Matthew was written to the Jews, as was Hebrews, and Galatians was written for Gentiles, and Mark wrote His gospel (which was the Apostle Peter’s account) to be a quick read about Jesus’ ministry, and so on. You asked a great question. Wished I could be of more help sir.

Jackie March 31, 2018 at 9:10 am

Recently the current Pope said there is no hell, that people die and do not live afterwards as Christians will. Your thoughts? Some doubt Jesus ever was. I truly believe in the Holy Trinity, Father, Son, Holy Spirit. My question is “how long must we wait for the return of God?” Who can say if there is heaven or hell, once dead no one can answer, some say the bible and church do this to collect monies? Others say God knows the exact number of hairs on your head? Faith is what will take you to heaven? What will we do in heaven in the way of work? Lots of questions here I know, but if you have answers, please explain all.

Jack Wellman March 31, 2018 at 10:50 am

Thank you Jackie. The Pope never actually said there is no hell but the Vatican has denied that Pope Francis told a well-known Italian journalist that “there is no hell”. The quote came in an article in Italy’s La Repubblica daily. But the Vatican said “no quotations” in the article so there is no evidence the Pope ever said that. As for hell? Who knows whether there is a hell or not? Who can say that? Jesus can and God can in His Word. Jesus spoke more about hell than heaven because it is a real place. As for what will we do in heaven, have you talked with your pastor about this? Maybe you can have a Bible study over this in your church. As for what will we do in heaven, please read this: https://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/what-will-christians-be-doing-in-heaven/

Thomas M Jayabhai March 31, 2018 at 1:49 pm

I would like to comment on the Authors of the Books of the Bible and referring to the Book of Daniel. The fourth chapter of Daniel, I believe was written by King Nebuchadnezzar himself. All the sentences are in first person singular. I would like to hear comments from other readers on this subject.

Wayne Broadway April 24, 2018 at 6:54 pm

My question was, who wrote the book of Job. You listed every book in the bible except Job. Does your bible not contain the book of Job…?

Jack Wellman April 24, 2018 at 8:09 pm

That’s a great question Mr. Broadway. Of course, we know the Holy Spirit moved men of old to record the very words of God, so ultimately, God wrote the Book of Job, but who dictated under the Spirit of God is another question. Most scholars believe it was Job himself or a contemporary of Job, like Elihu. Some believe Solomon may have written it, but it could well have been Moses because the people mentioned in the Book of Job were living around the time of Abraham, so we know Moses wrote Genesis so this was the time frame of the Book of Job, said to be the oldest book of the Bible.

Daniel Goodrich September 15, 2018 at 12:52 pm

Wonderful resource, thank you so much! If I may, a question that came to mind.

Should not the Book of Revelation be Gospel? Prophecy yes, but it is His Word directly. Yeshua, Jesus Christ. So if it’s a Prophet writing the book. I mean, why would Daniel be writing the book and get listed under prophet (yet it’s prophecy he speaks) however John writes the book and it’s under Prophecy. Um, doesn’t that make John a prophet too? Let’s be real, there’s a lot of prophecy in the Book of Revelation coming true as we speak… it’s no longer future tense, we’re in it.

“As it was in the days of Noah” Matthew 24. How was it in the days of Noah? We look to Moses to tell us… that’s history. However he also wrote Deuteronomy 18v10 – just look how prevelant and accepted witchcraft has become. Do a quick search and look at all the news and new shows putting it right on TV. But I digress…

In my humble opinion, the prophecy in Revelation is coming to pass, and is passing. Do we know the day? Nope, and we won’t just as He said, but He also said, “watch” Matthew 25v13.

I love you all.

Jack Wellman September 15, 2018 at 1:57 pm

Thank you Mr. Goodrich. I appreciate your comment very much sir. I see your point on the Book of Revelation as it does contation the gospel. It is really the Revelation of Jesus Christ given to the Apostle John (Rev 1:1-2) but yu bring up important points.

Helen Allison January 21, 2019 at 2:46 pm

Way back in the 1400-1500s when the Bible was being transcribed there were books of the Bible that were not put into the Bible’s of today. What were they, why were they left out and who wrote them. I believe that if God had wanted them to be included they would be – but other people do not agree with me. As the last chapter of Revelation explains – we should not add or take anything away from this Bible. That is my reason for asking about those books. I know there must have been a good reason for not including them. Thank you.

Jack Wellman January 21, 2019 at 2:54 pm

Well said Mrs. Allison. You are certainly correct that they had good reason to not include them. Thank you for your comment.

James Dagadu April 4, 2019 at 4:19 am

Some of the books where written by two or three people, did they sit together to write them or they wrote them differently and someone compiled them. Example; Psalms, Nehemiah, Ruth,
1&2 Samuel and Judges.

GOD BLESS YOU.
James Dagadu

Jack Wellman April 4, 2019 at 8:50 am

Hello friend. Ultimately, the Holy Spirit moved men to write the books of the Bible, but it was not their writings. God only used them to write them, but you bring up a good point sir. Thank you so kindly.

David Hooper July 4, 2019 at 9:48 am

I am yet to find a list the acknowledges the author of the fourth chapter of Daniel. Yes, I’m sure it was put in there by Daniel when he compiled his writings, but it was written by the emperor of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar (or Nebuchadrezzar as he is called now). Is it not his testimony? His salvation story?

Jack Wellman July 4, 2019 at 11:13 am

I am not sure what you are saying sir. Do you mean that where do you see that this chapter was written by Nebuchadrezzar? ALL Scripture is written under the inspiration and by the Holy Spirit…no man ever wrote a BIble verse…it is all God…just as this computer never wrote a thing by but the hand of the owner. Even if it says, “I King Nebuchadnezzar” it was likely recorded by Daniel, but again…Daniel was only an instrument on the hands of the Holy Spirit, so in the end, all Scripture is authored by God, the Holy Spirit.

Thomas Petersen June 13, 2020 at 4:33 pm

Although I agree with you Jack, that’s a bit of a non-answer. David, yes, Danial 4 is written in the 1st person. They are Nebu’s words: his testimony. We don’t know who was at the pen every word of every book. Danial just as well might have had an assistant writing Danial’s down, or he wrote it himself, or both. The question of authorship is who words are they? Who’s testimony? Who is the witness? John the Baptist pointed to Jesus, and Jesus to His Father in Heaven. So to did Nebuchadrezzar point to his God. Nebuchadrezzar is the auther of Danial 4, and by the Spirit did he proclaim His works!!!

Jack Wellman June 13, 2020 at 6:22 pm

I see your point Mr. Peterson but who recorded that chapter for inclusion in his book? Daniel! The traditional Jewish and Christian identification of the author of the book of Daniel is, of course, Daniel himself. All biographical details about Daniel in the book are taken at face value: he was a young member of the Judean nobility, deported to Babylon by Nebuchadnezzar in the year 605 BC, who quickly found favor with the Babylonian court for his wisdom, and subsequently became an interpreter of dreams and had prophetic dreams of his own.

The entire book is obviously the work of one writer. . . . . If Daniel is named as the one who received certain revelations, it follows that he must be the author of the whole book. Therefore the book purports to have been written in the sixth century before Christ. It claims to be the fruit of the ministry of a Jewish captive named Daniel who occupied high positions in the courts of the kings who ruled Mesopotamia. The book’s claims are bolstered by the fact that the historical context of Daniel is the Babylonian and Persian empires, and not the Hellenistic world of the second century when critics date the book. Daniel writes much of this in the first person…as himself (i.e. Dan 12).

Furthermore, the Book of Daniel identifies the Prophet Daniel as its author (Daniel 9:2; 10:2). Jesus mentions Daniel as the author as well (Matthew 24:15; Mark 13:14). The Book of Daniel records the actions, prophecies, and visions of the Prophet Daniel and who would better know the Prophet Daniel than the Prophet Daniel!

What the bottom line is the Holy Spirit is the Author of Scripture as men were moved by the Spirit to record the words that God intended be written. Human authors are only agents or deliverers of God’s Words…not the originators or authors of Scripture as you already know sir. Thank you for your comment.

Liz Manyonge July 16, 2019 at 4:06 am

Hi, I feel blessed coz I didn’t know about the authors but now I know.

SALAH ali July 26, 2019 at 12:00 am

Thank You for the clear explanation.

Caleb Kailash Chhetri August 7, 2019 at 5:11 am

To learn more

Jane Nnah September 29, 2019 at 6:41 am

Thank you so much
Always thought Solomon was the only author for the book of proverbs and David alone also wrote psalms.
This is very helpful

William Guyn October 4, 2019 at 4:29 pm

Thank you for that awesome information, it was very helpful.

Florence Egbeyale November 7, 2019 at 12:15 pm

This is surely misleading. These views are incorrect

Jack Wellman November 7, 2019 at 2:22 pm

Hello Florence. In what way is this misleading and incorrect views. Can you be more specific than just critizing this article? Can you show just cause for your negative comments? Thank you.

Florence Egbeyale August 5, 2020 at 9:59 am

He clarifies the standpoint from which he wrote this unknowingly to me when I commented. I took this for an academic views but this is faith based.

Jack Wellman August 5, 2020 at 11:20 am

Thank you.

JP May 7, 2020 at 4:58 am

Yes Please do explain further… why do you believe this is misleading Florence?
I’m grateful for the time that was put in to help educate us further. For the longest time I believed (coz that’s how I was taught) that David was the only one who wrote the psalms but how enlightening to discover God spoke in such ways through others also.

Florence Egbeyale August 5, 2020 at 9:17 am

Well, I am sorry if my comment sounds quite harsh and nonconstructive. I believe the given views are based on a particular perspective and context which I did not realize before commenting on the post.

Jack Wellman August 5, 2020 at 9:38 am

Thank you Florence for your kind words to JP.

Muracienne Venescar December 1, 2019 at 4:25 am

Nehemiah is missing

Jack Wellman December 1, 2019 at 6:22 am

Hello friend and thank you for your comment, but you must not have read the entire article since it does say “Nehemiah, written by Nehemiah” so it is not missing, despite your comment so you are wrong my friend.

EDIDIONG INYANGABIA December 3, 2019 at 2:15 pm

Thank you Sir and God blessings be with you.
I am grateful for the write up. I can now answer all questions in both Old and New Testament Survey for My Assignment in the Bible College.
Thanks Sir

Jack Wellman December 3, 2019 at 3:36 pm

I am glad this helped you my friend. Thank you for the encouragement.

Winniefred December 5, 2019 at 6:11 pm

This has been really informative. Thank you Sir and more so thank you for responding to all questions and feedback in love , kindness and understanding. God bless you Sir

pius fiati December 7, 2019 at 7:23 pm

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Onyango March 2, 2020 at 12:41 am

Am a Sunday school teacher I think this is so helpful to me thanks bro

Enoch Vegu September 21, 2020 at 10:58 pm

Hello Sir
Thank you very much for the list. I was really amazed by learning them. I myself have tried to search for the authors but didn’t successful with it. But now I was able to understand.

Thank you.

Ezhil September 22, 2020 at 6:55 pm

Good job and God bless you praise the Lord

Ability Ekpo October 10, 2020 at 6:17 am

This is quite inspiring, insightful and informative to me as it helps me in my assignment in the Bible College. God bless you with more wisdom, understanding and grace.





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