Misquoting Jesus

Misquoting Jesus

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.

Author: Bart D. Ehrman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061977022

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.
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Misquoting Jesus

Misquoting Jesus

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.

Author: Bart D. Ehrman

Publisher: HarperOne

ISBN: 0060738170

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 474

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.
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MISREPRESENTING JESUS

MISREPRESENTING JESUS

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).

Author: Edward D. Andrews

Publisher: Christian Publishing House

ISBN: 9781949586954

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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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.
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Misquoting Truth

Misquoting Truth

2See Daniel B. Wallace, “The Gospel According to Bart,” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 49 (June 2006): 327. 3Bart D. Ehrman, Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why (New York: HarperCollins, ...

Author: Timothy Paul Jones

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830834471

Category: Religion

Page: 353

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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.
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Good News for Moderns

Good News for Moderns

38 Ehrman, Misquoting Jesus The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why (San Francisco: Harper, 2005)48, 72. 39 Ehrman, The New Testament (New York: Oxford, 2000) 480 and AN Wilson, Paul: The Mind of the Apostle (New York: W.W. ...

Author: Nero James Pruitt

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491763285

Category: Religion

Page: 514

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There are many ways to be a Christian. In Good News for Moderns author Nero James Pruitt shows that within the pages of the New Testament there is room for a diversity of Christianities. This is a diversity that is not talked about often but, when properly understood, expands the perception of what a Christian is. Consider the words of Justin Martyr the second century Christian writer recognized as a saint by the Catholic Church, the Anglicans and the Eastern Orthodox in about 150 AD: We are taught that Christ is the first born of God, and we have shown that He is the reason (word) of whom the whole human race partake. And those who live according to reason are Christians, even though they are counted atheists. Such were Socrates and Heraclitus among the Greeks, and those like them.... Consider the words of John Adams the second President of the United States in 1816: The Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount contain my religion. Consider the words Bill Clinton the forty-second President of the United States: In 1955, I had absorbed enough of my churchs teachings to know that I was a sinner and to want Jesus to save me Finally, consider the words of the writer of the small New Testament Book of III John: Whoever does good is from God... Good News for Moderns is based on Pruitts reading of the scriptures and over one hundred authors of various points of view. In our busy time it is brief slightly more than one hundred thousand words supplemented by slightly less than one hundred thousand words of end-notes. It recognizes that human life moves by fast in what seems like an infinity of time and space and the book closes this way: By listing many who have come before us and the immensity of time and space I have underscored the brevity of our lives because as a Psalmist taught, recognizing our own mortality is the path to wisdom.
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The Reliability of the New Testament

The Reliability of the New Testament

... those readings would count as variants. 12. Although Ehrman does both, he seems to emphasize the former far more than the latter. See Craig L. Blomberg, “Review of Misquoting Jesus: The Story behind Who Changed the Bible and Why,” ...

Author: Bart D. Ehrman

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451417159

Category: Religion

Page: 242

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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?
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Rose Bible Basics Why Trust the Bible

Rose Bible Basics  Why Trust the Bible

Bestselling books that promote these doubts, such as Bart Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why, are influencing today's news media, and these teachings are being treated as fact.

Author: Rose Publishing

Publisher: Rose Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781596365926

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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Rose Bible Basics series: Why Trust the Bible? Is the Bible an ancient document that has been tampered with? Has it been edited many times over the centuries and now is filled with errors? How can we know what the Bible really said when the originals no longer exist? Bestselling books that promote these doubts, such as Bart Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why, are influencing today's news media, and these teachings are being treated as fact. Now is the time to address the topic of textual criticism in our churches and help Christians become better informed — ready to "defend the faith." "The Bible can be trusted," says author Dr. Timothy Paul Jones. The good news is that the Bible is reliable, even though it was hand copied and there are variations between texts. This ebook explains the variations and why they don’t affect the trustworthiness of the Scriptures. Dr. Jones' interest in this topic began many years ago when he came across these arguments in seminary. At first his faith was badly shaken and he wondered if he still believed. But as he dug deeper, he found answers. Dr. Jones shows the errors in critics'logic and facts —and does it in an easy-to-understand style with charts, diagrams, and explanations. This full-color ebook gives answers to the following claims by critics: •The Gospels were written long after Jesus lived by people who weren't eyewitnesses. •The stories about Jesus' life and death were not handed down reliably and not recorded accurately. •The Bible is full of textual errors, as proven by the Dead Sea Scrolls •The New Testament wasn't finalized until hundreds of years after Jesus and his disciples, so there could have been many other "Gospels" accepted and later rejected -- in addition to the four Gospels found in the Bible today. •The originals of the Bible are lost, therefore we have no way of knowing what it actually said. •The Bible was edited by people who had an "agenda" and changed many teachings. The chapter titles are How We Got the Bible; Dead Sea Scrolls; 100 Proofs for the Bible; Why Trust the Bible; 100 Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus; and the Gospels "Lost" & Found. Full color, dozens of color photos and illustrations and charts.
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CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY

CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY

SPIRITUAL MILK (Shallow Study): Discovering the Joy of Jesus: A Guide to Philippians (2013, 160 pages) Who Is ... Dr. Bart D. Ehrman and his book Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why (2007, 242 pages).

Author: Edward D. Andrews

Publisher: Christian Publishing House

ISBN: 9781945757037

Category: Religion

Page: 614

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REASONABLE FAITH

REASONABLE FAITH

Our four book recommendations Searching for the Original Bible (2007), Misquoting Truth (2007), Fabricating Jesus (2008) ... Bart D. Ehrman and his book Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why (2007, 242 pages).

Author: Edward D. Andrews

Publisher: Christian Publishing House

ISBN: 9781945757914

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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The King James Only Controversy

The King James Only Controversy

Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why, a New York Times bestseller. Yet Ehrman's adoption of this aforementioned viewpoint led him to deny the Christian faith, while it leads KJV Only advocates to elevate a ...

Author: James R. White

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 9780764206054

Category: Religion

Page: 366

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"A thoroughly researched discussion of the development of Bible translations ancient and modern, including key differences between versions such as the New International, New American Standard Bible, and the Authorized Version of 1611"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Religion