Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why
Misquoting Jesus is a provocative book, written by a New Testament scholar, Bart D.Ehrman. The book introduces readers with layers of textual criticism of the bible. Anumber of textual variants, accidental and intentional, are discussed in this enthrallingtext. This book, which made it into the New York Times Best Sellers List, is available inhardcover and paperback.
Bart D. Ehrman
Bart Ehrman is one of North America’s leading textual critics today. As a teacher andwriter, he is logical, witty, provocative. Bart D. Ehrman is the author of more thantwenty books, including the New York Times bestselling Misquoting Jesus. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of NorthCarolina, Chapel Hill, and is a leading authority on the early Church and the life of Jesus. He has been featured in Time and has appeared on NBC's Dateline, The DailyShow with Jon Stewart, CNN, The History Channel, major NPR shows, and other topmedia outlets.
Reviews and reception
Alex Beam of the Boston Globe, wrote that the book is "a series of dramatic revelationsfor the ignorant,” and continues to say, "Ehrman notes that there have been a lot of changes to the Bible in the past 2,000 years. I don't want to come between Mr. Ehrmanand his payday, but this point has been made much more eloquently by...others." Jeffrey Weiss of the Dallas Morning News wrote: "Whichever side you sit on regardingBiblical inerrancy, this is a rewarding read."American Library Association writes, "To assess how ignorant or theologicallymanipulative scribes may have changed the biblical text, modern scholars havedeveloped procedures for comparing diverging texts. And in language accessible tononspecialists, Ehrman explains these procedures and their results. He further explainswhy textual criticism has frequently sparked intense controversy, especially amongscripture-alone Protestants."