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It is often said, even by critical scholars whoshould know better, that “writing in the nameof another” was widely accepted in antiquity.But New York Times bestselling author Bart D.Ehrman dares to call it what it was: literaryforgery, a practice that was as scandalous then as itis today. In Forged, Ehrman’s fresh and originalresearch takes readers back to the ancient world,where forgeries were used as weapons by unknownauthors to fend off attacks to their faith andestablish their church. So, if many of the books inthe Bible were not in fact written by Jesus’s innercircle—but by writers living decades later, withdiffering agendas in rival communities—whatdoes that do to the authority of Scripture?
Ehrman investigates ancient sources to:
Ehrman’s fascinating story of fraud and deceit isessential reading for anyone interested in the truthabout the Bible and the dubious origins ofChristianity’s sacred texts.
Covers lots of ground on writings of the early church, many Apocrypha. Interestingly documents that many New Testament books were forged: Ephesians, Colossians, James, 2nd... Read morePublished 1 day ago by Bill Dart
This book is an excellent treatise on how science casts doubt on the validity of authorship of biblical texts. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
Extremely readable and recommended. It proves what the Quran states clearly that the Bible got changed, manipulated and forged under the name of god. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Firas
I could not believe what I read within the first several pages. Blatant errors and false claims. Instead of repeating what other so well pointed out, I'll just say to read all of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Carly Delre
Good read and very interesting. As a former Christian and Pastor It was a very good read. It only scratches the surface but it is a good start. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Anthony Martin
This book needs to be allowed in educational institutions.I don't understand why this type of history is not taught in our schools.Published 6 months ago by John W. Thomas III
Absolutely no basis for his conclusions or comments. I could care less for his personal thoughts, I was looking for good basic reasoning; weak to none.Published 6 months ago by Jay
All Christians should open their minds and read this one. You don't have to be an agnostic to learn historical facts and balance that against the Bible and what has been put in... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Bishop