Misquoting Jesus<br />By Bart D. Erhman<br />
Born in the mid 1950&apos;s<br />His mother occasionally read from the bible and made them understand the stories and ethi...
He wanted to be an evangelical “voice” in secular circles<br />He completed his three year degree and went to Wheaton Coll...
Judaism was an unusual religion in the Roman world, but it wasn’t unique. <br />worship of a deity(YHWH) <br />Had a speci...
Many of the first letters of Christian writings were from Apostle Paul<br />Many letters and books have been either lost o...
The Copyists of the Early Christian Writings<br />Unlike today, the only way to copy a book in those times was by hand<br ...
How do we have access to the bible?<br />The text of the Christian bible had translated from one language, to another, to ...
It was translated in the seventeenth century based on a faulty Greek text.<br />Later translators based translations on be...
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Misquoting Jesus

  1. 1. Misquoting Jesus<br />By Bart D. Erhman<br />
  2. 2. Born in the mid 1950&apos;s<br />His mother occasionally read from the bible and made them understand the stories and ethical teachings<br />Typical teenager. <br />Door-to-door salesman while in high school<br />Was a born-again Christian<br />Attended a club called Campus Life Youth for Christ<br />Leader of CLYFC, Bruce was an inspiration to Bart<br />Ehrman attended Moody Bible Institute after high school<br />About Bart D. Ehrman<br />
  3. 3. He wanted to be an evangelical “voice” in secular circles<br />He completed his three year degree and went to Wheaton College<br />He started questioning his understanding of scripture: “What good does it do to say that the words are inspired by God if most people have absolutely no access to these words, but only to more or less clumsy renderings of these words into a language, such as English, that has nothing to do with the original words?”<br />After graduating there in two years, he went to Princeton Theological Seminary<br />
  4. 4. Judaism was an unusual religion in the Roman world, but it wasn’t unique. <br />worship of a deity(YHWH) <br />Had a special holy place(the Temple in Jerusalem)<br />Worship only one God<br />they gathered together in synagogues to worship God, pray, and discuss traditions of their religion<br />The Jewish Bible<br />The beginning of Christian writings were of letters written from Christian leaders.<br />The Beginnings of Christian Scripture<br />
  5. 5. Many of the first letters of Christian writings were from Apostle Paul<br />Many letters and books have been either lost or destroyed over the centuries.<br />Letters weren’t the only books Christians found imported.<br />Early Gospels<br />Early acts of Apostles<br />Christian Apocalypses<br />Church Orders<br />Christian Apologies<br />Christian Martyrologies<br />Antiheretical Tractates<br />Early Christian Commentaries<br />
  6. 6. The Copyists of the Early Christian Writings<br />Unlike today, the only way to copy a book in those times was by hand<br />Some copies vary in words either by accident or on purpose<br />Some believe that the scribes changed things to make it seem more like the thing they believed in.<br />The type of writing done back then was called scriptuo continua, which was a kind of continuous writing.<br />A popular example nowadays is the “godisnowhere”. Which could mean “God is now here” to theist, or “God is nowhere” to atheist.<br />4th Century CE Greek<br />
  7. 7. How do we have access to the bible?<br />The text of the Christian bible had translated from one language, to another, to another, and sometimes to another one<br />One example of a translating mistake is the King James Bible, which will differ from other bibles of today’s time besides the vocabulary.<br />Scribes, Authors, and Readers<br />
  8. 8. It was translated in the seventeenth century based on a faulty Greek text.<br />Later translators based translations on better Greek texts.<br />Ehrman even uses the four gospels as an example of scribes changing something for what they believed in.<br />

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