300 Book Reviews / Pneuma 33 (2011) 277-324 David L. Allen, Lukan Authorship of Hebrews , NAC Studies in Bible and Theology (Nashville: Broadman & Holman Academic, 2010). xiv + 416 pp. $24.99 hardback. This book is a revision of a doctoral dissertation completed in 1987 under Robert Longacre at the University of Texas-Arlington. David Allen spends approximately 400 pages addressing one of the more perplexing issues in NT introduction, the authorship of Hebrews. While his solution to the problem is not novel — it has quite an ancient pedigree — what makes this study noteworthy is the extensive detail adduced in support of the thesis. After a detailed analysis of the history of the question, the linguistic evidence, and examination of the theology and purpose of Hebrews, Allen concludes that the most likely candidate for authorship of Hebrews is Luke. But there is more awaiting the reader here. Allen not only identiﬁes Luke as the author of Hebrews, he reconstructs a “holistic” theory that includes not only the authorship of the letter, but the dating and recipients of both Luke-Acts and Hebrews. In his introduction, Allen summarizes the results of this study. Luke, the physi- cian and
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