Was Hebrews included in the canon solely because it was assumed to be authored by Paul, or was there any other basis for its canonization?
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From Eusebius' Canons, one of the earliest church histories (early 300s AD) we have:
Interestingly, Eusebius' view is not really accepted anymore in this regard, but he also rejects 2 Peter, so its not like he's infallible. As Phillip Schaff (the editor of the Ante-Nicene Fathers, from whom this is taken, explains as follows: