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Authorship of the New Testament
The New Testament discusses the teachings and person of Jesus , as well as events in first-century Christianity. Christians regard both the Old and New Testaments together as sacred scripture. The New Testament is a collection of Christian texts originally written in the Koine Greek language, at different times by various different authors. While the Old Testament canon varies somewhat between different Christian denominations , the book canon of the New Testament has been almost universally recognized within Christianity since at least Late Antiquity. Thus, in almost all Christian traditions today, the New Testament consists of 27 books: the four canonical gospels Matthew , Mark , Luke , and John , the Acts of the Apostles , the fourteen epistles of Paul , the seven catholic epistles , and the Book of Revelation. The earliest known complete list of the 27 books of the New Testament is found in a letter written by Athanasius , a 4th-century bishop of Alexandria , dated to AD.
Along with seeing the New Testament in terms of content and style it is helpful to view the New Testament within the framework of the authors of those books. The following chart illustrates the authors of the New Testament along with the books which are credited to them.
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Christians have traditionally attributed the authorship of the New Testament to legendary figures from early Christianity. Following the Jewish literary tradition of pseudoepigraphic works, [note 1] an anonymous writer would "speak" in the name of a historical figure., M any people like to memorize the list of the books of the Bible in the order they are found in their version of the Scriptures. This helps to find books and verses more quickly, and I encourage everyone who wants to use their Bible more effectively to do so.