Monday, May 07, 2007
I've been informed by a correspondent that IVP USA are publishing (June 2007) a response to Bart Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus , namely Timothy Paul Jones' Misquoting Truth: A Guide to the Fallacies of Bart Ehrman's "Misquoting Jesus".
Its contents are:
Introduction: A New Breed of Biblical Scholar?
Part One: Why the Texts Can Be Trusted
1 Truth About "The Originals That Matter"
2 Truth About the Copyists
3 Truth About "Significant Changes" in the New Testament
4 Truth About "Misquoting Jesus"
Part Two: Why the Lost Christianities Were Lost
5 Truth About Oral History
6 Truth About the Authors of the Gospels
7 Truth About Eyewitness Testimony
8 Truth About How the Books Were Chosen
Concluding Reflections: "It Fits the Lock"
Appendix: How Valuable Is the Testimony of Papias?
About the Author
I do not know of the author's text-critical credentials, and observe that commendations have generally not been from textual critics (T. Scott Caulley's said the most), but while I wouldn't necessarily expect earth-shattering insights on textual criticism in the book there is plenty of room for a work that shows weaknesses in argumentation in Ehrman's original book. Besides, I shan't be complaining about how others do the job, having turned down an offer from another publisher to write a response to Ehrman's MJ.
The funniest aspect of the book is probably going to be the cover, which has Jesus and the disciples upside down, rather like the upside down Hebrew on MJ.
Posted by P.J. Williams at 9:56 am