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04/25/2016Posted by on
Below my comments is a quote from a text version of Misquoting Jesus by Dr. Bart D. Ehrman.
My response to his concluding questions are listed here:
In the book’s conclusion, Dr Ehrman raises some questions which can be addressed.
His first significant question is: “Was Jesus an angry man?” My response: Well, yes, He became incensed with what the Jewish religious hierarchy at the time had done to His law and teachings. For, the Old Testament and the foundation of worship and who God is rests upon the Law and the Prophets. They were Jesus’ Laws and the Prophets spoke of Him.
That He was angry is not an issue with one who can put it into context correctly. His responses and demeanor throughout His recorded life are amazing. He is the one who gave us the Beatitudes and many other wonderful teachings. His is a model to emulate.
04/24/2016Posted by on
The following quote is taken from a text copy of Misquoting Jesus by Dr Bart D. Ehrman.
… Protestant biblical scholars were driven by the nature of their materials to reconsider and defend their understanding of the faith. They could not, of course, simply do away with the notion of sola scriptura. For them, the words of the Bible continued to convey the authority of the Word of God. But how does one deal with the circumstance that in many instances we don’t know what those words were? One solution was to develop methods of textual criticism that would enable modern scholars to reconstruct the original words, so that the foundation of faith might once again prove to be secure. It was this theological agenda that lay behind much of the effort, principally in England and Germany, to devise competent and reliable methods of reconstructing the original words of the New Testament from the numerous, error-ridden copies of it that happened to survive.
I conclude from these statements that textual criticism has saved the day. We can reconstruct the original words of the text with some few exceptions.
01/12/2016Posted by on
I was born at the Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania—a fact that once prompted a friend of mine to say, “You’re evangelical born, evangelical bred, and when you die, you’ll be evangelical dead.” My father, John Forrest Thornbury, was the model of a country parson, serving as the pastor of Winfield Baptist Church, a historic congregation in the American Baptist tradition, for 44 years.
02/24/2012Posted by on
Archaeology is solidifying the reliability the canon of New Testament Letters and Gospels
with every finding.
Craig Bloomberg has studied and written extensively on the reliability of the New Testament manuscripts. See the list of 59 facts about the Gospel of John which are shown to be historically probably by author Craig Bloomberg.
- Buy it on Amazon
- Gospel of John (earthpages.wordpress.com)
- First-Century Gospel Fragment? (str.typepad.com)
- Earliest manuscript of the New Testament discovered? (winteryknight.wordpress.com)
- Daniel Wallace and Bart Ehrman debate New Testament origins and reliability (winteryknight.wordpress.com)
- Reliability of Biblical Documents
- Reliability of Biblical Documents II
12/31/2011Posted by on
Here are just some of the topics we had going in 2011 where there were more than just a blog about a topic. Feel free to peruse the blog and search all you like.
11/02/2011Posted by on
07/30/2011Posted by on
This video is not part of the Ehrman project but I thought that Bezel (bezel333 on youtube) sums up on some critical aspects of what Dr. Ehrman teaches.
07/29/2011Posted by on
07/27/2011Posted by on
Wow, now Jesus is taking heat for all the censuses taken in the early 1st Century.
07/24/2011Posted by on
With no scripture in place, what controlled doctrine in the 1st century?
Here is Dr. Darrell Bock on how the gospels and letters of the New Testament came together. Dr. Bock provides context and some of the important points related to how we know these manuscripts contain great and correct doctrine and data regarding the life and teachings of Jesus. Most of these critical points, people like Crossan, Spong, and Ehrman simply skip or ignore.
- Are the New Testament Texts Reliable? (str.typepad.com)