Member content mainly only includes latest articles (2019 and 2020). I probably need better friends but until that time I’m staying on the academic straight and narrow. I definitely do NOT say that (a) these thousands of places are changes in the text that all show up in our translations or (b) we have no clue what the originals say. What we have access to are copies of the copies of the copies of the copies ... And the earliest such documents that still survive are from the 4th century. The fundamentalists responses to Misquoting Jesus is how I even learned of you and your scholarship. If we’re not, we’ll never know. Charles Seymour, Mabee Learning Resources Ctr., Wayland Baptist Univ., Plainview, TX Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information. I do wonder, and maybe you can answer having gone to such conservative Christian colleges, is this information intentionally hidden from the masses in such circles? The book introduces lay readers to the field of textual criticism of the Bible. Are you saying then that the uncertainties you cited above, are based on disagreements over the actual wording of the original text, or because of the interpretation of the meaning of what most scholars agree is the original text. In discounting not only the authenticity of existing manuscripts but also the inspiration of the original writers, Ehrman will deeply divide his readers. Thanks again for the reply! I don’t know. Oh, I would love to investigate the relevant literature in greater depth, if you have anything piquant (including your own) to recommend. But I’m glad that most of them are open minded whenever I site one or two examples. – Non scholars understood that the true account of Jesus was not handled with care by scribes. Various conservative Christians have various views, not just a single one, and so my response depends on their particular one. Yes, I probably didn’t fully appreciate the point of ‘Misquoting Jesus’ when I first started to read it a few years ago, and then, when I did get the point, I found it quite shocking (in a good way). Otherwise I’d just be writing the same book over and over again. The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture: The Effect of Early Christological Controversies on the Text of the New Testament. These are all highly important issues. ✌️. Did Jesus’ Disciple John Write the Gospel of “John”? In a couple of days I’m heading to teh Epistles of John, and then Hugo Mendez will be posting on the question of the Johannine Community, over a series of posts. I don’t understand how someone could write a whole book arguing against that. The author, a biblical scholar, examines the historical process which has changed the New Testament. Des tiers approuvés ont également recours à ces outils dans le cadre de notre affichage d’annonces. So other people are arguably doing a public service by writing books to help those who want to do due diligence on the issues you raise. Polybius wrote his account 50 years afterward the supposed event. I believe the answer to this question is yes.” In short, he doesn’t even address your book title, much less the scholarly issues. Their criticisms of you are likewise bestsellers (among their readership). If I wanted to say that, I certainly would have! Sélectionnez la section dans laquelle vous souhaitez faire votre recherche. And I continue to be a bit amazed and dismayed at how widely it is misunderstood. a good introduction to the ways in which the New Testament has changed, Commenté au Royaume-Uni le 28 octobre 2016. , Daniel wallace-and others- said that we have the original text -in certainty sense- either in the text itself or apparatus ,you agree on that ? 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. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and is a leading authority on the New Testament and the history of early Christianity. Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don't Know About Them), “Offers a fascinating look into the field of textual criticism and evidence that Scriptures have been altered.” (Charleston Post & Courier).