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How many epistles did Paul write?

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Biblical scholars do not agree on the number of epistles that Paul wrote; some think he wrote all 13 epistles that have his name on them, while others think he authored only a few of them. The Letter to Hebrews used to be attributed to Paul, but now few scholars believe he is responsible for writing it.

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How many epistles did Paul write?
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Conservative Bible scholars think Paul wrote Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Thessalonians, 1 and 2 Timothy, Titus and Philemon.

Others believe that it is only accurate to assign his authorship to Romans, 1 and 2 Corinthians, Philemon, Galatians, Philippians and 1 Thessalonians. They think he may have only written parts or none of the other epistles due to changes in writing style and content.

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