Misquoting Jesus

Misquoting Jesus
Title Misquoting Jesus PDF eBook
Author Bart D. Ehrman
Publisher Harper Collins
Pages 258
Release 2009-10-06
Genre Religion
ISBN 0061977020

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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

Misquoting Truth
Title Misquoting Truth PDF eBook
Author Timothy Paul Jones
Publisher InterVarsity Press
Pages 177
Release 2007-05-23
Genre Religion
ISBN 0830834478

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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.




Whose Word is It?

Whose Word is It?
Title Whose Word is It? PDF eBook
Author Bart D. Ehrman
Publisher A&C Black
Pages 253
Release 2008-01-01
Genre Bibles
ISBN 1847063144

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Leading biblical scholar Bart Ehrman reveals the many challenging and even disturbing early variations of our cherished biblical stories.




Jesus, Interrupted

Jesus, Interrupted
Title Jesus, Interrupted PDF eBook
Author Bart D. Ehrman
Publisher Harper Collins
Pages 310
Release 2009-03-03
Genre Religion
ISBN 0061173932

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Addresses the issue of what the New Testament actually teaches-- and it's not what most people think.




Misquoting Jesus

Misquoting Jesus
Title Misquoting Jesus PDF eBook
Author Bart D. Ehrman
Publisher HarperOne
Pages 0
Release 2007-02-06
Genre Religion
ISBN 9780060859510

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For almost 1,500 years, the New Testament manuscripts were copied by hand––and mistakes and intentional changes abound in the competing manuscript versions. Religious and biblical scholar Bart Ehrman makes the provocative case that many of our widely held beliefs concerning the divinity of Jesus, the Trinity, and the divine origins of the Bible itself are the results of both intentional and accidental alterations by scribes. In this compelling and fascinating book, Ehrman shows where and why changes were made in our earliest surviving manuscripts, explaining for the first time how the many variations of our cherished biblical stories came to be, and why only certain versions of the stories qualify for publication in the Bibles we read today. Ehrman frames his account with personal reflections on how his study of the Greek manuscripts made him abandon his once ultra–conservative views of the Bible.




MISREPRESENTING JESUS

MISREPRESENTING JESUS
Title MISREPRESENTING JESUS PDF eBook
Author Edward D. Andrews
Publisher Christian Publishing House
Pages 407
Release 2019-10-02
Genre Religion
ISBN 1949586952

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In "Misrepresenting Jesus," the author thoroughly examines and refutes the arguments presented by Bart D. Ehrman in his bestselling book "Misquoting Jesus." Through a comprehensive exploration of New Testament textual criticism, historical context, and the process of biblical interpretation, this book provides a compelling defense of the reliability and authenticity of the Christian Scriptures. "Misrepresenting Jesus" delves deep into the world of scribes, scrolls, and textual transmission, shedding light on the meticulous work of textual critics who endeavor to recover the original wording of the New Testament. The book also addresses the nature of textual corruption and the science behind restoring the original text, offering valuable insights into the methods and challenges of New Testament textual criticism. The author examines various types of errors found in New Testament manuscripts and explores the complex history of textual variants and their impact on the biblical text. Additionally, "Misrepresenting Jesus" offers practical solutions for understanding and resolving Bible difficulties, reaffirming the trustworthiness of the Scriptures despite apparent contradictions or inaccuracies. This book also takes on Ehrman's controversial claims about the origins and development of the New Testament canon, providing a thorough analysis of the differences between canonical and apocryphal gospels. Furthermore, it addresses the age-old problem of evil and suffering, offering a thoughtful Christian response to these challenging questions. "Misrepresenting Jesus" stands as a comprehensive and rigorous rebuttal to Ehrman's arguments, providing readers with a deeper understanding of the reliability and divine inspiration of the New Testament. With its scholarly approach and clear presentation, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to defend the integrity and authenticity of the Christian faith.




The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture

The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture
Title The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture PDF eBook
Author Bart D. Ehrman
Publisher Oxford University Press
Pages 353
Release 1996-02-29
Genre Religion
ISBN 0199746281

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Victors not only write history: they also reproduce the texts. Bart Ehrman explores the close relationship between the social history of early Christianity and the textual tradition of the emerging New Testament, examining how early struggles between Christian "heresy" and "orthodoxy" affected the transmission of the documents over which many of the debates were waged. He makes a crucial contribution to our understanding of the social and intellectual history of early Christianity and raises intriguing questions about the relationship of readers to their texts, especially in an age when scribes could transform the documents they reproduced. This edition includes a new afterword surveying research in biblical interpretation over the past twenty years.