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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.
This is another one of Ehrman's brilliant analysis of Biblical writings.Published 13 days ago by Robyn
I had read the book, so I knew what I wanted and the copy I received was in excellent condition.Published 26 days ago by Joseph P. Fox
Very interesting perspective on the Bible. Makes sense. Still believe it to be the Word of God though.Published 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Donald W. Rogers
One of the most interesting, well written, well researched books on the subject I've read. Well done! My only problem is why people don't already know this...Published 1 month ago by B. Armitage
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 month 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 2 months ago by Amazon Customer