Dr Bart Ehrman
I read from ‘The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture: The Effect of Early Christological Controversies on the Text of the New Testament’ by Dr Bart D. Ehrman, published by Oxford University Press, US. 2011, pages 3-4. Victors not only write history:… Read More ›
I read from ‘Jesus Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (and Why We Don’t Know About Them)’ by Professor Bart D. Ehrman pages 98-99.
Pseudepigrapha in the Bible
Why did the Jews of Paul’s day reject the Christian claims about Jesus being the promised messiah? The answer is simple..
To make sense of early Jewish outrage over claims concerning the messiahship of Jesus, we need to cut though many centuries of Christian thinking, mountains of subsequent theological speculation, and masses of Christian “common sense” about how Jesus came as… Read More ›
Suppose Matthew and Paul had been brought together and instructed to produce a joint position paper on whether believers in Jesus were to follow the Jewish Law. Would they have been able to hammer out a consensus?
Early and Diverging Views of Christians and Jews. Divergent understandings of Judaism were found among Christians in the mid-second century. At one extreme were the Jewish-Christian adoptionists, who continued to worship the God of Israel as the one true God… Read More ›
“Arguably the most distinctive feature of the early Christian literature,” writes Dr Bart Ehrman, “is the degree to which it was forged: The Homilies and Recognitions of Clement; Paul’s letters to and from Seneca; Gospels by Peter, Thomas, and Philip;… Read More ›
Anyone who called Jesus a miracle-working Jewish rabbi, the Son of God, would have been easily understood: other righteous Jews, both before Jesus, and afterward, were similarly portrayed.
Moses parted the Red Sea.. Is he God? No.
3 Minute Academic Soundbites. In the gospel of Luke does Jesus claim his death is a sacrifice that brings salvation? Probably not, according to professor Bart D Ehrman, a leading expert of the New Testament. The implications for an Islamic… Read More ›
In 3 Minute Academic Sound bites I discuss the recent work of Professor Dale B. Martin of Yale University and why I believe it fails in its objective to bring together historical scholarship and orthodox Christian doctrines. Biblical Truths: The… Read More ›