The dispute over the authorship of Colossians only began in the 19th century with the modern critical investigation of its language and style. Since then, further objections have been raised against the letter's authenticity, and today at least 50 percent of NT scholars consider the letter pseudonymous. Although it cannot be disproved that Colossians is pseudonymous, various considerations set forth in this essay converge to suggest that the argument for Colossians' authenticity has greater plausibility.

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