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Misquoting Jesus by Bart D. Ehrman
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Apr 01, 08

it was amazing
Read in January, 2008

A must for anyone who wants to know WHY the Bible isn't inerrant. A wonderful work by a biblical scholar who was motivated by his deep faith and only wanted to find the truth. One of the most interesting aspects is that the reader will come to understand how biblical scholars work and the methods they use to decide which text represents an older tradition than another text. Also, those new to the study of comparative religion will probably be amazed to learn (or refuse to believe) that some parts of the Bible were deliberately changed for political purposes, while others were changed due to mistakes, either of interpretation or of copy-error. In any case, a fascinating and well-written book.
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message 1: by Terry (new)

Terry OK....NOW you've done it! You know, my list of "to-read" books is growing a LOT faster than my list of "Read" books.

Kenny Bell PLEASE READ* Does Bart Erhman provide the resources or evidence to where he claims "We don't have the original bible" and "we dont know who wrote the bible"? He just says this thing without pointing readers where to look this up. And it was also weird to me that if we dont have the original bible then what did they use to translate to English?

Anne Ehrman isn't known for his "deep faith." In fact, it fluctuates depending on when his next book comes out. I did not get the impression that he had much faith at all.

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