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As Armin Baum (“The Anonymity of the New Testament History Books,” pg.
121) explains: While most New Testament letters bear the names of their (purported) authors (James, Jude, Paul, Peter, or at least “the Elder”) the authors of the historical books [the Gospels and Acts] do not reveal their names.
To illustrate this, I will compare the evidence for the Gospels’ authors with that of a secular work, namely Tacitus’ .
Through looking at some of the same criteria that we can use to evaluate the authorial attributions of ancient texts, I will show why scholars have many good reasons to doubt the authors of the Gospels, while being confident in the authorship of a more solid tradition, such as what we have for a historical author like Tacitus. There is no single “one-size-fits-all” methodology that can be used for every single ancient text.
For the canonical Gospels there are a number of both internal and external reasons why scholars doubt their traditional authors–Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
There is no evidence for this, but it is the consensus.This would be even more true if Americans were everywhere and America ruled European countries as client states, as was true in ancient Palestine.