Statistics Don’t Lie, but Statisticians Can Mislead (1 John 1:7) – Mondays with Mounce 267

Bill Mounce on 8 months ago. Tagged under ,,,.

I am finishing up a class for on why I trust the Bible. For the last several weeks I have been immersed in Dan Wallace and Bart Ehrman discussions.

Ehrman’s book Misquoting Jesus has nothing to do with misquoting Jesus but is a popular presentation on the challenges of textual criticism, and who buys a book titled Textual Criticism other than serious students?

One of Ehrman’s more popular statements is that there are more errors in the manuscript tradition than there are words in the Greek Testament. He says there are 400,000 variants and there are 138,213 words in NA28, which could imply that every word is in question. Since he focuses on the only two paragraph length passages that raise the issue of textual criticism, John…

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“How God Became Jesus” Reaction Round-Up

Jeremy Bouma on 3 years ago. Tagged under ,,,,,,,.

9780310519591Yesterday (3/25/2014) we were pleased to release How God Became Jesus, the highly anticipated response to Bart Ehrman's new book published on the same day: How Jesus Became God.

At the heart of the Christian faith is the belief that Jesus of Nazareth was, and is, God. Yet Ehrman insists this is not what the earliest disciples believed, nor what Jesus claimed about himself. Zondervan's How God Became Jesus (HGBJ) goes beyond a simple response to Ehrman. Written by five internationally recognized biblical scholars, HGBJ is your guide to understanding how early Christians came to worship Jesus as divine.

The early reactions have been interesting, and we want to share some…

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Wallace and Ehrman debate the reliability of the New Testament Text

ZA Blog on 6 years ago. Tagged under ,,,.


The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM) is proud to announce the SMU Debate between two noted New Testament scholars, Dr. Bart D. Ehrman and Dr. Daniel B. Wallace. The debate will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 7 PM in the McFarlin Memorial Auditorium at Southern Methodist University.

Ehrman and Wallace will debate the reliability of the text of the New Testament, with a focus on providing a general audience with insider information regarding one of the most significant pieces of literature ever written. 

Dr. Ehrman, Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, is a New York Times bestselling author who has published over 20 books. His book, Misquoting Jesus: The Story behind…

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