The books of the New Testament are widely assumed to be written accounts of Jesus’s life by those who knew him best. Using his own original research, Ehrman takes students on a journey to the Roman Empire to reveal how counterfeit works written in the name of Jesus’s disciples have actually been included in the Bible we read today.
Ehrman investigates ancient sources to:
- Reveal which New Testament books were outright forgeries.
- Explain how widely forgery was practiced by early Christian writers—and how strongly it was condemned in the ancient world as fraudulent and illicit.
- Expose the deception in the history of the Christian religion.
Here is essential reading for those studying the Bible and the history of Christianity.
Praise for Bart Ehrman:
“Ehrman’s ability to translate scholarship for a popular audience has made the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill a superstar in the publishing world”—IndyWeek
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