Thursday, June 9, 2011
The Pentateuch and The Pauline Authorship of Hebrews
The Council of Florence reads as follows:
"Quinque Moysi id est Genesi, Exodo, Levitico, Numeris, Deuteronomio". (The five [books] of Moses, that is: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy.)
"Quatuordecim Epistolis Pauli, Ad Romanos... Ad Hebreos." (The fourteen Epistles of Paul: To the Romans... to the Hebrews.)
The Council of Trent reads as follows:
"Quinque Moysis, id est Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numeri, Deuteronomium". Notice the slight changes in the Latin grammar governing the word ending.
"Quatuordecim epistolae Pauli apostoli, ad Romanos... ad Hebraeos."
Scott Hahn's Catholic Bible Dictionary has excellent entries on both the Pentateuch and the Letter to the Hebrews for those interested in the question of authorship as it stands today. If you don't have the Catholic Bible Dictionary, please purchase it as it will be a tremendous enrichment to your faith and a worth companion as you heed our Holy Father's encouragement to know and love the Bible more each day.
God bless you!
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