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Misquoting Jesus

Posted by on Jun 13, 2006 in books | Comments Off on Misquoting Jesus

The last book that I’m currently reading is Misquoting Jesus by Bart Ehrman. Knowing Ehrman’s background and reputation, I was expecting more from this book. Most of his argument is based on the assumption that there was very little concern for copying Scripture during the early years of the church. Since those who were copying Scripture were not concern with the accuracy of their copies (or were illiterate), many errors were introduced into the text such that it is impossible to determine the original text – Ehrman’s conclusion, not my own.