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It may not say that Luke was a Gentile. Then we have the concluding sentences of the Gospel: Ehrman devotes at least five pages to the topic, explaining in detail why the argument doesn’t work, and citing an entire book someone else wrote on the issue.

Among other things, in the intervening years I had become a born-again Christian, gradu- ated from high school, gone off to a fundamentalist Bible college, Moody Bible Institute, and had two years of serious training in biblical studies and theology under my belt.

Ehrman shows that many fanciful writings existed in early Christianity, most of ehtman were never accepted as scripture. It is often argued that, in ancient times, men would often write their books not in their own names but in the names of more renowned figures say, for example, Plato, Seneca, Virgil, or Pauland this practice, so argue many New Testament scholars and I can vouch for having heard this argument myself many times in seminary and having read it in numerous books and articles about the pseudepigraphal literaturewas commonplace and accepted: Christians managed to identify most forgeries in the day, vorged is evident by what ended up canonized and who ended up as Church Fathers, whose writings also prevailed in their own eight.


Each book had to be copied by hand, one at a time. The last chapter of the book does make a person think about Lying.

Forged – Writing in the Name of God – Bart D Ehrman

It’s interesting to see which of the books in the NT were actually writt I think this is the eighth book by Bart Ehrman I’ve read this year, so to be honest it’s becoming a bit of a blur. I am a big fan of Bart Ehrman eehrman, as an erstwhile Christian and venerable New Testament scholar, he is adequately equipped to discuss these subjects but unlike many Christian academics his agnosticism lends him an air of intellectual honesty which I, as an agnostic atheist interested in Christianity, sometimes find lacking in forhed New Testament scholars.

To me, if you preach a Gospel and you find out it was falsely attributed, if you are then expected to blindly accept everything in it, you already are building on sand. Of the other six, the three so-called 1Cpastoral 1D letters, 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus, are stylistically similar to each other but not to the seven authentic letters. The “intention” is what you want to accomplish; the “motivation” is the reason you want to accomplish it.

Forged: Writing in the Name of God

Writing a letter in antiquity was a costly enterprise. Yet another brilliant book by Bart, this one dealing particularly with pseudonymous New Testament books books written under a false name. Ehrman is the James A. Stories like this can easily be multiplied.

Ehrman makes the ehramn easy to understand and a delight to read. As usual, the writing is clear and witty. Most people today don’t realize that ancient religions were al- most never interested in “true beliefs.


You can make that choice if you want, and if it gives you comfort in your life, then more power to you. They were concerned about the present life, how to survive in a hard and capricious world, and how to live well: The most famous instance is the book of Revelation.

I’m not saying that it is not fprged “lie” to tell a false story, but when the Greeks and Romans were to explain something they spun up a myth that was connected to the existing mythos. I told the story to my kids because I wanted them to be like young George.

There were no copyright laws, for example. A short story is short, for example; a novel is longer.

This was, in fact, a ehgman he felt strongly compelled to write. Or to be more precise, the forger warns his readers not to read forgeries.

Review of Bart Ehrman’s book “Forged: Writing in the Name of God”…

The hy converge on him and stone him to death as an impostor. Peter challenges Simon to a duel to see who can raise the man. Another foorged of the book that was interesting was how he discussed many of the books that didn’t make it into the New Testament, such as the apocalypse of John, the pseudo-Clementine writings, the gospel of Thomas, etc.

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