In regard to the New Testament canon, Dr. Ehrman often claims that early Christians had a variety of New Testament canons at their disposal. He talks about “wild diversity” within early Christianity. Dr. Ehrman argues …Continue Reading
Who Wrote the Gospels?
One of the most common claims that Dr. Ehrman makes about the Gospels is that they are not written by those names that are on them. He claims the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and …Continue Reading
How Do We Explain the Bible’s 400,000 Errors?
One of Dr. Ehrman’s most common arguments is an argument based on sheer numbers. Dr. Ehrman likes to quote suggested numbers of variants within the New Testament textual tradition – 200,000; 300,000; even 400,000. Numbers …Continue Reading
Which Day was Jesus Crucified?
Another discrepancy that Dr. Ehrman often brings up is “Which day was Jesus crucified?” This is a very complicated question that Dr. Ehrman explains in his book at length. The Synoptic Gospels – Matthew, Mark, …Continue Reading
Is the Bible Historically Reliable?
One of the most common questions that people ask is “How do I know what Luke, or Paul, or John wrote in the 1st century is what I am reading now? How do I know …Continue Reading
Morality and the ‘Problem of Evil’
At the end of Bart Ehrman’s book, “Jesus, Interrupted” he does an amazing and rather unexpected thing. After spending hundreds of pages telling us why the Bible cannot be trusted as a guide in the …Continue Reading
Do the Gospels Disagree with One Another?
In Dr. Ehrman’s book, Jesus, Interrupted, he spends a lot of time trying to show that the New Testament documents – particularly the Gospels – disagree with each other at various points. What is remarkable …Continue Reading
What Advice would you Give to Students Taking Dr. Ehrman’s Class?
Did Scribes Intentionally Doctor Scripture?
One of Dr. Ehrman’s most well-known claims about the New Testament textual tradition is that scribes intentionally modified the text for theological reasons. He suggests that it is not just that you have accidental changes …Continue Reading