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As John Taylor notes, the ancient Egyptian forgers of the Shabaka Stone, which located the creation of the world in their home town of Memphis, not only claimed that they were copying an ancient, worm eaten document, but also actually reproduced the layout of just such a document, and introduced archaic spelling and grammatical forms to give it credibility.

In our view, if Free-will Baptists are right, Roman Cathol- ics are wrong; if Jews are right, Buddhists are wrong; if Muslims are right, Christians are wrong; and so on.

But, if we conclude that the author was engaging in a practice that was morally condemned even in the authors time, then that does raise interesting questions.

There were lots of forged writings in the ancient world, including biblical ones.

If there is one thing missing from the New Testament it is Vikings. And the book goes on to explain reading and firged were entirely separate fields of study at the time, so literacy is only a reference to the ability to read, being able to write is another skillset that is taught separately.


I think we all recognize this deep down, even if we haven’t given it a good deal of thought. In the Gospels of the New Testament Jesus is crucified with two others, as happens here.

One of the most com- mon forms of forgery in Jewish writings around the time of early Christianity is the literary genre known as the apocalypse.

Forged – Writing in the Name of God – Bart D Ehrman

And we know brt had co-workers whom he mentioned in his letters. In addition to the anti-Jewish character of this account, there are a number of other interesting legendary features. And surely the question applies to pagans and Jews as well, who as a whole were just as ethical as Christians.

This is an enjoyable and challenging book. Why did the church let forgeries into the Bible?

Review of Bart Ehrman’s book “Forged: Writing in the Name of God” – Risen Jesus, Inc.

It may sound like this book would be a difficult read. That is, technically speaking, true of one-third of the New Testament books.

Ironically, even before he perpetuated the biggest con job of modern times, his friends called him Connie. The scholarly monograph to come will be much more thoroughly documented and technically argued. To the amateur historian of religion, it is a picnic basket of delights. How baet you tell anyway? The Fotged is not a complete text, with beginning, middle, and end.

Ehrman is not some lone crackpot with a keyboard and a few wacky ideas.

Forged — Writing in the Name of God admin T A second trick of forgers was to include verisimilitudes in their writings. So too with a literary text.

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Biblical writers who wrote as Peter, Paul or any other authority figures merely followed this tradition. It claims its authority in the name of Jesus’s closest disciple, in part, no doubt, to make ehramn incredible and anti- Jewish narratives seem completely credible.

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Is it possible that any of the early Christian forgeries made it into the New Testament? The Jewish authorities crucify Jesus and take him off the cross. Gosh, I even learned most of it in my Southern Baptist school, because the academic standards of historical-critical method were still used.

It had been standard in my education and in other commentaries I’ve read to forger t A lot of Ehrman’s work I’ve considered simply popularization of stuff that those of us with academic training in erman learned in school.

HarperOne,pages: While some have historically inaccurate portraits of Pilate in remorse, others were eliminated fodged they were unfavorable to Pilate. In antiquity, just as today, there were any number of reasons people forged documents in other people’s names.

By all means, read this! Some Christians argued that it was not authentic, in part, according to the famous fourth-century Christian scholar Jerome, because the book quotes an apocryphal book called Enoch as if it were authoritat- ive Scripture.