Misquoting Jesus

The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why

Author: Bart D. Ehrman

Publisher: Harper Collins

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Category: Religion

Page: 272

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When world-class biblical scholar Bart Ehrman first began to study the texts of the Bible in their original languages he was startled to discover the multitude of mistakes and intentional alterations that had been made by earlier translators. In Misquoting Jesus, Ehrman tells the story behind the mistakes and changes that ancient scribes made to the New Testament and shows the great impact they had upon the Bible we use today. He frames his account with personal reflections on how his study of the Greek manuscripts made him abandon his once ultraconservative views of the Bible. Since the advent of the printing press and the accurate reproduction of texts, most people have assumed that when they read the New Testament they are reading an exact copy of Jesus's words or Saint Paul's writings. And yet, for almost fifteen hundred years these manuscripts were hand copied by scribes who were deeply influenced by the cultural, theological, and political disputes of their day. Both mistakes and intentional changes abound in the surviving manuscripts, making the original words difficult to reconstruct. For the first time, Ehrman reveals where and why these changes were made and how scholars go about reconstructing the original words of the New Testament as closely as possible. Ehrman makes the provocative case that many of our cherished biblical stories and widely held beliefs concerning the divinity of Jesus, the Trinity, and the divine origins of the Bible itself stem from both intentional and accidental alterations by scribes -- alterations that dramatically affected all subsequent versions of the Bible.

Misquoting Jesus

The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why

Author: Bart D. Ehrman

Publisher: HarperOne

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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When world-class biblical scholar Bart Ehrman first began to study the texts of the Bible in their original languages he was startled to discover the multitude of mistakes and intentional alterations that had been made by earlier translators. In Misquoting Jesus, Ehrman tells the story behind the mistakes and changes that ancient scribes made to the New Testament and shows the great impact they had upon the Bible we use today. He frames his account with personal reflections on how his study of the Greek manuscripts made him abandon his once ultraconservative views of the Bible. Since the advent of the printing press and the accurate reproduction of texts, most people have assumed that when they read the New Testament they are reading an exact copy of Jesus's words or Saint Paul's writings. And yet, for almost fifteen hundred years these manuscripts were hand copied by scribes who were deeply influenced by the cultural, theological, and political disputes of their day. Both mistakes and intentional changes abound in the surviving manuscripts, making the original words difficult to reconstruct. For the first time, Ehrman reveals where and why these changes were made and how scholars go about reconstructing the original words of the New Testament as closely as possible. Ehrman makes the provocative case that many of our cherished biblical stories and widely held beliefs concerning the divinity of Jesus, the Trinity, and the divine origins of the Bible itself stem from both intentional and accidental alterations by scribes -- alterations that dramatically affected all subsequent versions of the Bible.

Misquoting Truth

A Guide to the Fallacies of Bart Ehrman's "Misquoting Jesus"

Author: Timothy Paul Jones

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 175

View: 975

In clear, concise prose, Timothy Paul Jones takes on Bart Ehrman's misleading conclusions about how we got the New Testament, how the New Testament documents have been transmitted and what kind of diversity existed among early Christians.

MISREPRESENTING JESUS

Debunking Bart D. Ehrman's "Misquoting Jesus" [Fourth Edition]

Author: Edward D. Andrews

Publisher: Christian Publishing House

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 733

This fourth edition will be dealing with the Greek text of our New Testament, through the Eyes of Dr. Bart D. Ehrman, in his New York Times bestseller: Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why (2005). First, in the introduction, we will look into Bart D. Ehrman’s early life and spiritual decline as he moved from being an evangelical conservative Christian to becoming an agnostic skeptic. Second, we will open with chapter one covering the book writing process of the New Testament authors and early Christian scribes. Then, we will spend three lengthy chapters covering the reading culture of early Christianity because of Ehrman’s claim of just how low the literacy rates were in early Christianity. After that, we will take one chapter to investigate the early Christian copyists because of Ehrman’s claim that most of the scribal errors come from the first three centuries. Following this will be one of the most critical chapters examining Ehrman’s claim of 400,000 textual variants [errors] and what impact they have on the integrity of the Greek New Testament. We will then investigate Bible Difficulties and what they mean for the trustworthiness of God’s Word. After that, we will give the reader the fundamentals of some of Ehrman’s complaints, debunking them as we investigate each one throughout seven chapters.

The Jesus Who Never Lived

Author: H. Wayne House

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 315

View: 258

Jesus asked no more profound question than this one that He posed to His disciples. He asks that same question of you today. But how can anyone know for certain who Jesus is when confronted with so many different views of Him? Is He: the good but powerless Jesus of world religions? the "less than fully God" Jesus of the cults of Christianity? the mystical and even sensual Jesus of Hollywood and popular media?

Misrepresenting Jesus

Debunking Bart D. Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus

Author: Edward D. Andrews

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 436

View: 994

How would you feel if a former friend lied about you? What if he said things that completely misrepresented you and were untrue? What if this slanderer only told people half-truths, holding back certain information that would clear your name? Would you not feel the need to defend and clear your name, as well as defend the truth? Jesus Christ and early Christianity have been lied about, slandered, misrepresented with half-truths by a man, who was formerly a conservative evangelical Christian. Dr. Bart D. Ehrman has painted such a picture as a New York Times Bestselling author of more than 20 books that has stumbled and spiritually shipwrecked innumerable Christians. Ehrman offers his misinformation in his bestselling book, MISQUOTING JESUS: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why. The Apostle Peter gave every Christian the commission to “always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.” (1 Peter 3:15) Jude wrote to encourage us to contend for the faith (Jude 3), as well as to have mercy on those who doubt, and save others by snatching them from the fire. (Jude 22-23)Do YOU wish that YOU could be better at sharing YOUR faith, defending what YOU know to be true? Do YOU fear those tough Bible questions? Do YOU want to be able to defend God's Word as true, fully inerrant and inspired? Do YOU want to have confidence when YOU are talking to others about the Bible? This newest release by Edward D. Andrews, MISREPRESENTING JESUS Debunking Bart D. Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus, reveals the complete truth about the Bible, especially the New Testament, dealing specifically with the claims of Dr. Ehrman. Andrews' book is readable, empowering and enlightening, as he not only exposes Ehrman, but also offers numerous reasons as to why we can trust the Bible.

The Reliability of the New Testament

Author: Bart D. Ehrman

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 220

View: 234

This volume highlights points of agreement and disagreement between two leading intellectuals on the subject of the textual reliability of the New Testament: Bart Ehrman, James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Daniel Wallace, Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary and Executive Director of the Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts. This book provides interested readers a fair and balanced case for both sides and allows them to decide for themselves: What does it mean for a text to be textually reliable? How reliable is the New Testament? How reliable is reliable enough?

Misquoting Jesus

The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why

Author: James a Gray Professor of Religious Studies Bart D Ehrman

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Traditional Chinese edition of Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why, the book that critiques and challenges the Bible as it is scribed with ample evidence. In Chinese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.

Misrepresenting Jesus

Debunking Bart D. Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus

Author: Edward D. Andrews

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 554

View: 210

Edward Andrews boldly answers the challenges Bart D. Ehrman alleges against the divine inspiration and authority of the Bible. By glimpsing into the life of Bart D. Ehrman and following along his course of academic studies, Andrews helps the reader to understand the biases, assumptions, and shortcomings supporting Ehrman's arguments. Using sound logic, technical exegesis, and conservative interpretation, Andrews helps both churchgoer/Bible students as well as scholars overcome the teachings of biblical errancy that Ehrman propagates. "A sometimes complex area has been made very palatable and enjoyable to read. Dare I say--even quite exciting!"--Online reviewer When it comes to defending the Bible from textual, scientific, and historical criticism, Edward D. Andrews has everything you need to any complaint or argument against the Bible's divine inspiration. MISREPRESENTING JESUS Debunking Bart D. Ehrman's "Misquoting Jesus" is an attempt to look behind the scenes at Ehrman's book, and get a picture of his mindset as he penned it by the way he worded something, or repeatedly worded something, or left something out, and far more. This is not to say that I did not get into his arguments, and debunk them, for that was done as well. By the time you finish this book, you will find that Bart Ehrman in Misquoting Jesus is evangelizing for atheism, and using his misleading words to find new members, by way of doubt, contributing to the unwary Christian's spiritual shipwreck.

CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY

The Evangelism Study Tool

Author: Edward D. Andrews

Publisher: Christian Publishing House

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 614

View: 893

REASONABLE FAITH

Saving Those Who Doubt

Author: Edward D. Andrews

Publisher: Christian Publishing House

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 296

View: 374

Jesus, Interrupted

Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don't Know About Them)

Author: Bart D. Ehrman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 304

View: 234

The problems with the Bible that New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman discussed in his bestseller Misquoting Jesus—and on The Daily Show with John Stewart, NPR, and Dateline NBC, among others—are expanded upon exponentially in his latest book: Jesus, Interrupted. This New York Times bestseller reveals how books in the Bible were actually forged by later authors, and that the New Testament itself is riddled with contradictory claims about Jesus—information that scholars know… but the general public does not. If you enjoy the work of Elaine Pagels, Marcus Borg, John Dominic Crossan, and John Shelby Spong, you’ll find much to ponder in Jesus, Interrupted.

Misquotes in Misquoting Jesus

Why You Can Still Believe

Author: Dillon Burroughs

Publisher: Nimble Books LLC

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 80

View: 825

With this "nimble" and timely response to Bart Ehrman's best-selling MISQUOTING JESUS, author Dillon Burroughs offers a stirring defense of faith that will be sure to inspire evangelists and doubters alike. In ten chapters and five appendices, Burroughs examines Ehrman's thought-provoking book in detail, identifying its conceptual errors in a loving, respectful manner. A great start for anyone interested in learning more about the Word, understanding where the New Testament comes from, and knowing how and why we can rely on its truth.

In Defense of Jesus

Investigating Attacks on the Identity of Christ

Author: Lee Strobel

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 336

View: 824

An enlightening follow-up to the bestselling book The Case for Christ, In Defense of Jesus follows award-winning journalist Lee Strobel as he explores the most explosive arguments against the identity of Christ as the Messiah. Has modern scholarship debunked the traditional Christ? Has the church suppressed the truth about Jesus to advance its own agenda? What if the real Jesus is far different from the atoning Savior worshiped through the centuries? In Defense of Jesus explores such hot-button questions as: Did the church suppress ancient non-biblical documents that paint a more accurate picture of Jesus than the four Gospels? Did the church distort the truth about Jesus by tampering with early New Testament texts? Do new insights and explanations disprove the resurrection? Have fresh arguments disqualified Jesus from being the Messiah? Did Christianity steal its core ideas from earlier mythology? Evaluate the arguments and evidence being advanced by prominent atheists, liberal theologians, Muslim scholars, and others. Sift through expert testimony. Then reach your own verdict with In Defense of Jesus. This title is also available in Spanish, En defense de Jesús.

By Good and Necessary Consequence

A Preliminary Genealogy of Biblicist Foundationalism

Author: Carlos R. Bovell

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 188

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By Good and Necessary Consequence presents a critical examination of the reasoning behind the "good and necessary consequence" clause in the Westminster Confession of Faith and makes five observations regarding its suitability for contemporary Reformed and evangelical adherents. 1) In the seventeenth century, religious leaders in every quarter were expected to respond to a thoroughgoing, cultural skepticism. 2) In response to the onslaught of cultural and epistemological skepticism, many looked to mimic as far as possible the deductive methods of mathematicians. 3) The use to which biblicist foundationalism was put by the Westminster divines is at variance with the classical invention, subsequent appropriation, and contemporary estimation of axiomatic and deductive methodology. 4) Although such methodological developments in theology might have seemed natural during the seventeenth century, their epistemological advantage is not evident today. 5) When a believer's faith is epistemologically ordered in a biblicist foundationalist way, once the foundation--the axiomatic use of a veracious scripture--is called into question, the entire faith is in serious danger of crashing down. In a nutshell, Bovell argues that it is not wise to structure the Christian faith in this biblicist foundationalist way, and that it is high time alternate approaches be sought.

Revisiting the Corruption of the New Testament

Manuscript, Patristic, and Apocryphal Evidence

Author: Daniel B. Wallace

Publisher: Kregel Academic

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 284

View: 651

How much did the theological arguments of the church affect the copying of the New Testament text? Focusing on issues of textual criticism, this inaugural volume of the Text and Canon of the New Testament series offers some answers to that question and responds to some of Bart Ehrman's views about the transmission of the New Testament text. Revisiting the Corruption of the New Testament will be a valuable resource for those working in textual criticism, patristics, and New Testament apocryphal literature.

Seeking Understanding Faith

Author: Fritz E. Barton Jr. M.D.

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 310

View: 802

Inquisitive millenials and people in science question the validity of Christianity. A medical doctor frankly tackles the “hard questions” challenging Christianity. Can anyone really believe there is a personal God in this age of science? Does evolution provide there is no God? Does God really communicate with us? Does prayer make a difference? Was Jesus really resurrected? These are other “impertinent” questions are addressed head-on in Seeking Understanding Faith.

How We Got the New Testament (Acadia Studies in Bible and Theology)

Text, Transmission, Translation

Author: Stanley E. Porter

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 996

A recognized expert in New Testament Greek offers a historical understanding of the writing, transmission, and translation of the New Testament and provides cutting-edge insights into how we got the New Testament in its ancient Greek and modern English forms. In part responding to those who question the New Testament's reliability, Stanley Porter rigorously defends the traditional goals of textual criticism: to establish the original text. He reveals fascinating details about the earliest New Testament manuscripts and shows that the textual evidence supports an early date for the New Testament's formation. He also explores the vital role translation plays in biblical understanding and evaluates various translation theories. The book offers a student-level summary of a vast amount of historical and textual information.

Misquoting Jesus

Do We Have the Original New Testament?

Author: Bart D. Ehrman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Bible

Page: 20

View: 990

Dr. Ehrman discusses the development of passages of the New Testament, most of which have been handed down from the Middle Ages, centuries after the Books were originally written. He examines accidental (inattention) and intentional (clarity and theological) changes made by the scribes as they attempted to make copies of copies of copies of copies of the original Gospel manuscripts.

Memory and the Jesus Tradition

Author: Alan Kirk

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 936

Alan Kirk argues that memory theory, in its social, cultural, and cognitive dimensions, is able to provide a comprehensive account of the origins and history of the Jesus tradition, one capable of displacing the moribund form-critical model. He shows that memory research gives new leverage on a range of classic problems in gospels, historical Jesus, and Christian origins scholarship. This volume brings together 12 essays published between 2001 and 2016, newly revised for this edition and organized under the rubrics of: 'Memory and the Formation of the Jesus Tradition'; 'Memory and Manuscript'; 'Memory and Historical Jesus Research'; and 'Memory in 2nd Century Gospel Writing'. The introductory essay, written for this volume, argues that the old form critical model, in marginalizing memory, abandoned the one factor actually capable of accounting for the origins of the gospel tradition, its manifestation in oral and written media, and its historical trajectory.