Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why by Bart D. Ehrman

Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why

byBart D. Ehrman

Paperback | February 6, 2007

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For almost 1,500 years, the New Testament manuscripts were copied by hand––and mistakes and intentional changes abound in the competing manuscript versions. Religious and biblical scholar Bart Ehrman makes the provocative case that many of our widely held beliefs concerning the divinity of Jesus, the Trinity, and the divine origins of the Bible itself are the results of both intentional and accidental alterations by scribes.

In this compelling and fascinating book, Ehrman shows where and why changes were made in our earliest surviving manuscripts, explaining for the first time how the many variations of our cherished biblical stories came to be, and why only certain versions of the stories qualify for publication in the Bibles we read today. Ehrman frames his account with personal reflections on how his study of the Greek manuscripts made him abandon his once ultra–conservative views of the Bible.

About The Author

Bart D. Ehrman is one of the most renowned and controversial Bible scholars in the world today. A master explainer of Christian history, texts, and traditions, his work continues to drive debate among supporters and detractors alike. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Car...

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Title:Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and WhyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.61 inPublished:February 6, 2007Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060859512

ISBN - 13:9780060859510

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