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Ehrman, Bart D.

Works: 260 works in 1,198 publications in 12 languages and 53,927 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Introductions  Controversial literature  Manuscripts  History  Meditations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Teacher, Speaker, Narrator, Translator, Other, Author of introduction
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Misquoting Jesus : the story behind who changed the Bible and why by Bart D Ehrman( Book )
28 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,706 libraries worldwide
When Biblical scholar Ehrman first began to study the texts of the Bible in their original languages, he was startled to discover the multitude of mistakes and intentional alterations that had been made by earlier translators. For almost 1500 years these manuscripts were hand copied by scribes who were influenced by the cultural, theological and political disputes of their day. Both mistakes and intentional changes abound in the surviving manuscripts, making the original words difficult to reconstruct. Ehrman reveals where and why these changes were made and how scholars go about reconstructing the original words of the New Testament as closely as possible. He makes the provocative case that many of our cherished biblical stories and beliefs stem from both intentional and accidental alterations by scribes--alterations that dramatically affected subsequent versions.--From publisher description
The New Testament : a historical introduction to the early Christian writings by Bart D Ehrman( Book )
51 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 1,951 libraries worldwide
This new edition of Bart Ehrman's highly successful introduction approaches the New Testament from a consistently historical and comparative perspective, emphasizing the rich diversity of the earliest Christian literature. Rather than shying away from the critical problems presented by these books, Ehrman addresses the historical and literary challenges they pose and shows why scholars continue to argue over such significant issues as how the books of the New Testament came into being, what they mean, how they relate to contemporary Christian and non-Christian literature, and how they came to be collected into a canon of Scripture. Distinctive to this study is its emphasis on the historical, literary, and religious milieu of the Greco-Roman world, including early Judaism. As part of its historical orientation, this text also discusses works by other Christian writers who were roughly contemporary with the New Testament, such as the Gospel of Thomas, the Apocalypse of Peter, and the letters of Ignatius. This second edition features expanded coverage of the historical Jesus, adds new boxes on various topics (e.g., women in the New Testament and alternative approaches to the historical Jesus), incorporates a twelve-page color photo essay on illuminated manuscripts, and includes several important organizational changes. Ideal for undergraduate and seminary classes in the New Testament, Biblical Studies, and Christian Origins, The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings, Second Edition, is an accessible, clearly written introduction that encourages students to consider the historical issues surrounding these writings. - Publisher
Lost scriptures : books that did not make it into the New Testament by Bart D Ehrman( Book )
27 editions published between 1981 and 2005 in English and held by 1,859 libraries worldwide
"We may think of the twenty-seven books of the New Testament as the only sacred writings of the early Christians, but this is not at all the case. Lost Scriptures offers an anthology of up-to-date and readable translations of many non-canonical writings from the first centuries after Christ - texts that have been for the most part lost or neglected for almost two millennia." "Lost Scriptures gives readers a vivid picture of the range of beliefs that battled each other in the first centuries of the Christian era. It is an essential resource for anyone interested in the Bible or the early Church."--Jacket
God's problem : how the Bible fails to answer our most important question--why we suffer by Bart D Ehrman( Book )
21 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,576 libraries worldwide
Renowned Bible scholar Bart Ehrman discusses the contradictory explanations for suffering put forth by various biblical writers and invites all people of faith--or no faith--to confront their deepest questions about how God engages the world and each of us
The lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot : a new look at betrayer and betrayed by Bart D Ehrman( Book )
25 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,552 libraries worldwide
The biblical scholar recounts the events surrounding the discovery and handling of the Gospel of Judas, and provides an overview of its content, in which Judas is portrayed as a faithful disciple
Jesus, interrupted : revealing the hidden contradictions in the Bible (and why we don't know about them) by Bart D Ehrman( Book )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,513 libraries worldwide
This work addresses the issue of what the New Testament actually teaches, and it's not what most people think. The author, a Bible expert demonstrates that the New Testament is riddled with contradictory views about who Jesus was and the significance of his life. He reveals that many of the books were written in the names of the apostles by Christians living decades later, and that central Christian doctrines were the inventions of still later theologians. Although this has been the standard and widespread view of scholars for two centuries, most people have never learned of it
How Jesus became God : the exaltation of a Jewish preacher from Galilee by Bart D Ehrman( Book )
12 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and Russian and held by 1,109 libraries worldwide
"In a book that took eight years to research and write, leading Bible scholar Bart D. Ehrman explores how an apocalyptic prophet from the backwaters of rural Galilee crucified for crimes against the state came to be thought of as equal with the one God Almighty Creator of all things. Ehrman sketches Jesus's transformation from a human prophet to the Son of God exalted to divine status at his resurrection. Only when some of Jesus' followers had visions of him after his death-- alive again-- did anyone come to think that he, the prophet from Galilee, had become God. And what they meant by that was not at all what people mean today"--Dust jacket flap
Forged : writing in the name of God : why the Bible's authors are not who we think they are by Bart D Ehrman( Book )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,073 libraries worldwide
"In FORGED New York Times bestselling author, Bart Ehrman, reveals another hidden scandal of the Bible. For centuries, scholars have known that not all of the books in the New Testament are authentic while the general public has been blissfully unaware. The books of the New Testament are widely assumed to be written accounts of Jesus's life by those who knew him best. However, if the Gospels and letters were not written by members of Jesus's inner circle--but by later writers with differing agendas in rival communities--then the authority of the Bible collapses. Based on new, original research, Ehrman takes the reader on a journey to the ancient world and the forgery battles that raged throughout the Roman Empire. The popular myth is that "writing in the name of another" was a common, accepted practice in antiquity. Not so argues Ehrman. Forgery was as scandalous then as it is now. And yet, at a time when all documents and letters where copied by hand and circulated freely with little or no authorial control, identifying who actually penned a piece of writing-be it political, historical, or religious-was fraught with uncertainty. FORGED exposes the forged letters written in the name of Jesus's disciples for the expressed purpose of gaining acceptance in the early church ... which is exactly what happened and why we have the Bible we read today"--
Truth and fiction in the Da Vinci code : a historian reveals what we really know about Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Constantine by Bart D Ehrman( file )
21 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 925 libraries worldwide
A staggeringly popular work of fiction, Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code has stood atop The New York Times Bestseller List for well over a year, with millions of copies in print. But this fast-paced mystery is unusual in that the author states up front that the historical information in the book is all factually accurate. But is this claim true? As historian Bart D. Ehrman shows in this informative and witty book, The Da Vinci Code is filled with numerous historical mistakes
The New Testament and other early Christian writings : a reader by Bart D Ehrman( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 880 libraries worldwide
"This Reader presents, for the first time in one volume, every Christian writing known to have been produced during the first hundred years of the church (30-130 C.E.). In addition to the New Testament itself, it includes other early non-canonical Gospels, Acts, Epistles, and Apocalypses, as well as additional important writings, such as those of the Apostolic Fathers. Each text is provided in an up-to-date and readable translation (including the NRSV for the New Testament), and introduced with a succinct and incisive discussion of its author, date of composition, and overarching themes. With an opening overview which shows how the canon of the New Testament came to be formulated - the process by which some Christian books came to be regarded as sacred Scripture whereas others came to be excluded - this accessible Reader will meet the needs of students, scholars, and general readers alike. An ideal primary text for courses in the New Testament, Christian Origins, and Early Church History, it can be used in conjunction with a companion volume, the author's The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings (OUP, 1996)."--Book Jacket
The Apocryphal Gospels : texts and translations by Bart D Ehrman( Book )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 788 libraries worldwide
The Apocryphal Gospels is much more than an annotated guide to the Gospels. Through its authoritative use of both native text and engaging, accurate translations, it provides an unprecedented look at early Christianity and the New Testament. This is an indispensable volume for any reader interested in church history, antiquity, ancient languages, or the Christian faith. --Book Jacket
Studies in the textual criticism of the New Testament by Bart D Ehrman( Book )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 libraries worldwide
For the first time in one volume, this book presents contributions to the textual criticism of the New Testament made over the past twenty years by Bart Ehrman, one of the premier textual scholars in North America. The collection includes fifteen previously published articles and six lectures (delivered at Duke University and Yale University) on a range of topics of central importance to the field. Following a general essay that gives an introduction to the field for beginners are several essays dealing with text-critical method, especially pertaining to the classification of the Greek manuscript witnesses. There then follow two articles on the history of the text, several articles on important specific textual problems, and three articles on the importance and use of patristic evidence for establishing the text and writing the history of its transmission. The volume concludes with six lectures designed to show the importance not only of reconstructing an allegedly "original" text but also of recognizing how that text was changed by scribes of the early Christian centuries. This book will be of vital interest to any scholar or advanced student of the New Testament and early Christianity. It will make an ideal companion volume for Bart Ehrman's ground-breaking study, "The Orthodox Corruption of Scripture: The Effects of Early Christological Controversies on the Text of the New Testament" (Oxford, 1993) and the volume he co-edited with Michael Holmes, "The Text of the New Testament in Contemporary Research: Essays on the Status Quaestionis" (Eerdmans, 1995)
La verità sul Codice da Vinci : un grande storico svela tutti i segreti del libro che ha affascinato il mondo by Bart D Ehrman( Book )
21 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Lost Christianities The Battles for Scripture and the Faith We Never Knew by Bart D Ehrman( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Describes how most forms of early Christianity, and the sacred writings they adhered to, came to be suppressed, proscribed, destroyed - in one way or another lost. This work also tells the story of how the canon of the New Testament became the official, orthodox and sacred text for Christianity
The apostolic fathers : in two volumes ( Book )
2 editions published between 1917 and 1950 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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Alternative Names
Bart D. Ehrman Amerikaans filoloog
Bart D. Ehrman US-amerikanischer Religionswissenschaftler
Bart Ehrman
Bart Ehrman filologo statunitense
Ehrman, Bart
Ehrman, Bart 1955-
Эрман, Барт
بارت إيرمان
바트 D. 어만
어만, 바트 D. 1955-
에어먼, 바트 D. 1955-
アーマン, バート・D
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