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The Untold Story of Forgery in the Bible
In Forged, leading Bible authority Bart D. Ehrman exposes one of the most unsettling ironies of the early Christian tradition: the use of deception to establish the truth. With the scholarly expertise and provocative claims for which he's known, Ehrman reveals which texts were forged in the name of Jesus's disciples and considers how the deceptions of an unnamed few have prevailed for centuries. The untold story of widespread forgery in the ancient world sheds new light on how documents of scandalous origin became part of the Bible we have today.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Bart D Ehrman is my favorite author on Christian history. If you are familiar with his work, this is typical Ehrman, so you will not be disappointed. Recommended.Published 27 days ago by D. Jett
Ehrman's writing is controversial.He is a great writer & historian but lost his religion through the study of religion. It is easy to dispute him but it is hard to ignore him. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
“One of the ironies of modern religion is that the absolute commitment to truth in some forms of evangelical and fundamentalist Christianity and the concomitant view that truth is... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kristi Richardson
Good well thought out information. Writing a little a little repetitive. I have several of Ehrman's lecture series on DVD. Read morePublished 3 months ago by David Creighton
A fascinating account of the many canonical books that aren't written by who the books claim they were. Covers many non-canonical instances of forgery as well. Read morePublished 3 months ago by K. Trsek
He makes a powerful case for why the Gospels and some of the Pauline writings are not written by whom it is claimed to have written them. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Verner Hultman