Evangelical Textual Criticism

Monday, March 12, 2007

Misquoting Jesus in paperback

Bart Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus is now available in paperback. To judge by the image at Amazon.com the Hebrew on the cover is still upside down.

9 comments:

  1. I thought the upside-down Hebrew was the point...

    Chris

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  2. Is this a question for Chris or for me?

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  3. I suppose that depends on whether the interpretation should be based on the original intention and whether that intention was adequately reflected in the actual text or can be determined in some other way.

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  4. The American thinker has a helpful new review (not the positive tone of my introduction); http://www.americanthinker.com/2007/03/review_of_bart_d_ehrmans_misqu.html

    (But is the American thinker on the toilet?)

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  5. Doh! That should have read: "note the positive tone of my introduction".

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  6. Blame it on the last week of term.

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  7. The paperback edition also includes some new material from Ehrman such as a Q&A in which he further explains his view of Scripture. He clarifies there that it was not his knowledge of textual variation in the Bible that led him to agnosticism, but rather it was the problem of evil. (He also notes that he's working on a book on that very topic.) He says his knowledge of textual criticism changed his view of Scripture, but did not end his faith. His reflection on evil did that.

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