Thursday, January 05, 2006

Bart Ehrman's 'Misquoting Jesus'

I haven't seen this book, but I stumbled across some information about it recently.

Scholar Bart Ehrman's new book explores how scribes -- through both omission and intention -- changed the Bible. Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why is the result of years of reading the texts in their original languages.

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Ehrman says the modern Bible was shaped by mistakes and intentional alterations that were made by early scribes who copied the texts. In the introduction to Misquoting Jesus, Ehrman writes that when he came to understand this process 30 years ago, it shifted his way of thinking about the Bible. He had been raised as an Evangelical Christian.

Listen to the fascinating December 14, 2005, National Public Radio interview with him, from this page:

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