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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.
I am not sure t hat I can follow the author's presentation as I do not have the necessary background information.Published 14 days ago by Rkellerhouse
I was surprised and even shocked to read how the bible gradually was constructedPublished 21 days ago by Jan Westman
Great critical study of the Biblical manuscripts. This is a very fine book and is exceedingly well researched.Published 24 days ago by Surfer23451
This is another one of Ehrman's brilliant analysis of Biblical writings.Published 1 month ago by Robyn
I had read the book, so I knew what I wanted and the copy I received was in excellent condition.Published 2 months ago by Joseph P. Fox
Very interesting perspective on the Bible. Makes sense. Still believe it to be the Word of God though.Published 2 months ago by silver dollar
Won't Give It 5-Stars, cause it's not. However, with that said, who am I to critique Bart D. Ehrman? Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bill Hilly
Excellent! I have come to expect no less from Dr. Ehrman. This book pins down which of the early Christian texts/documents are strongly suspected to be forged. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Donald W. Rogers