Category: Bart Ehrman

Bart Ehrman: Variety of Early Christian Sects

Bart Ehrman, The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings, sixth edition (Oxford University Press, 2016), 5. If we turn the clock back 1,850 years to the middle of the second century, we find people calling themselves Christian who subscribe to beliefs… Continue Reading “Bart Ehrman: Variety of Early Christian Sects”

Bart Ehrman on the Sources Behind the Hebrew Bible

Recently New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman was asked for recommendations on the construction of the Hebrew Bible. He recommends a number of books. First, some bibliography.   There are a number of college-level textbooks for those interested in the field (one doesn’t have to be… Continue Reading “Bart Ehrman on the Sources Behind the Hebrew Bible”

Bart Ehrman on the Strangest Moment of His Teaching Career

Over at his blog, Bart Ehrman discusses what he considers to be the strangest moment in his long career of teaching. One of his student’s parents called him to ask if Ehrman could keep her daughter from flunking his class by changing her grade.… Continue Reading “Bart Ehrman on the Strangest Moment of His Teaching Career”

Bart Ehrman on Whether the Gospels Originally Had Titles

All four Gospels are anonymous. One would think this is an uncontroversial statement but there are some (i.e. pop-apologists) who contend the opposite. Nevertheless, as far as all the internal evidence is concerned, the Gospels are completely anonymous. (And even the external evidence is… Continue Reading “Bart Ehrman on Whether the Gospels Originally Had Titles”

Bart Ehrman: Why Study the New Testament?

Bart Ehrman, The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings (Oxford University Press, 2016), 1. Arguably the most important reason for studying the New Testament – especially from a historical point of view – is because of its importance for the history… Continue Reading “Bart Ehrman: Why Study the New Testament?”