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 enjoyed reading Forged so much I did not start reading any other books until I finished it.
Rather than follow his religious indoctrination as a born-again Christian, the good doctor remains faithful to Jesus' maxim, "The truth will set you free."
Forged by Bart D. Ehrman "Forged" is the latest book from critical biblical scholar and New York Times Bestselling author Bard D. Ehrman.
Another great work from Dr. Ehrman. The history behind who and why various parts of the New Testament were written is thoroughly documented in this excellent read. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Thomas Accardi
I think Professor Ehrman is an unusually gifted scholar with a true dedication to the study of the Bible, the period in which it was assembled, and Christianity's early... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Fredric D. Williams
Very stimulating ideas. He is right that the majority of scholars keep saying that this is not forgery.Published 2 months ago by Steve Schlairet
Mr. Ehrman, thank you so much for sharing all these information.