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Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why - Bart D. Ehrman
Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why
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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,... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060859510 (0060859512)
Publisher: HarperOne
Pages no: 266
Edition language: English
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Sad Books Say So Much
Sad Books Say So Much rated it
4.0 Read in 2011
A confession - I don't attend any type of services because I am relentlessly skeptical of (and often outraged by) organized religion. In that vein, I found this book refreshing in its honesty about the ethereal and context-driven Word. Isn't faith supposed to be about accepting that we don't know? ...
makinghismark
makinghismark rated it
Misquoting Jesus is an amazing piece of historical work. I -- like so many -- grew up with the bible in my house. Over the years I lost my faith as something that just didn't have any basis in fact, but I still find the study of religion very fascinating. Bart Ehrman has done an excellent job here, ...
riley
riley rated it
4.0 Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why
Well, he doesn't take the conclusion where I think he should and he's a little too brief (I guess because he is not intending this for the scholars) but otherwise it's a great point that should be made over and over. I mean, it's obvious but many people would argue it's false or what have you.
Marvin's Bookish Blog
Marvin's Bookish Blog rated it
4.0
Excellent book on the origins of the writings that make up the Bible. Or more precisely the way the original scriptures were changed, sometimes by error and sometimes on purpose. Anyone interested in the origins of Christianity and how it changed from a "cult" with various factions to a world-wide r...
Impolite Company
Impolite Company rated it
I loved this book. It was packed full of great information, and best of all, it didn't read like some dusty textbook from a college theology class.It was an invaluable resource when trying to do an accurate study of the Bible and the history thereof. This should be handbook for every bible study gro...
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