What reasons did people have for forging
What techniques did forgers use?
Was forgery an acceptable practice in
the ancient world?
What are some typical clues that a
document is written pseudonymously?
What is the ostensible occasion for each
of the Deutero-Pauline and Pastoral epistles (i.e., what situation do they
appear to presuppose)?
What are the major themes of each
What are the arguments against Pauline authorship of each of the Deutero-Pauline epistles (there are somewhat
different arguments for each of them)? Do you find these arguments persuasive?
Why or why not?
Why do most scholars think that the same
author was responsible for all three of the Pastoral epistles?
What are the arguments against Pauline authorship of each of the Pastoral epistles? Do you find these
arguments persuasive? Why or why not?
How does the understanding of salvation
differ between the Deutero-Pauline epistles and the undisputed letters?