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In most cases, books in the Hebrew as well as Christian scriptures were composed anonymously and much later attributed to an author by copyists or readers. The book you’re reading now is not that scholarly monograph. Apocalypses are almost always written pseudonymously in the name of some renowned religious figure of the past.

He received his doctorate from the same school and also had Bruce Metzger as his mentor. Writing in the Name of Godnamely: In large part that was because in antiquity there simply weren’t the research tools available that we have today: In their minds, these matters were often more important than life itself. The apostles at the beginning of the church were authorities who could be trusted.

He has the academic credentials to back up his writing. The crowds converge on him and stone him to death as an impostor. That is very much to be re- gretted, for a Gospel of Peter has been discovered in modern times, and without knowing what Serapion’s book said, it is diffi- ehdman to know if what we now have is the same book he had.

Forged: Writing in the Name of God by Bart D. Ehrman

What a difference that would’ve made So forgec went home and wrote a book, which we still have today. He then goes on to discuss works rorged were wrongly claimed to have been written by Peter or by Paul as well as other forgeries, including some in the last two centuries.

If my wife asks me, “Why are you going to the store? Hebrews is not a forgery because it doesn’t make any authorial claim. None of the Gospels tells us the name of its author.


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Kujau claimed, evidently in all truthfulness, that he had not written a word of it. Even more easy to do if one believed that Christ was a myth, as some Gnostics tended to do. Moreover, this sal- vation applied equally to Jews and Gentiles, so that one did not have to be a Jew to be a follower of Jesus.

Jul 28, Joe rated it it was ok Shelves: He is not afraid to call out antiSemitism – in fact, he notes that it’s a good thing that several apocryphal and forged books did not make it into the canon, because they were even more antiSemitic than the ones that did make it in!

Even if they were intended to reflect Paul’s baet teachings on specific issues, rather than be compilations, how were the second-centurey scribes to know how Paul would have responded to the specific issues affecting the Christian church after his death?

One could claim— and many in fact did— that the leaders of the churches who were appointed by the apostles could pass along their teachings, so that these leaders had authority equal to God himself. It is almost a contractual agreement in which the author provides what is ex- pected for this kind of writing, and readers are not allowed to ex- pect anything other than what typically happens in this kind of writing. It was dependent upon the story, the community, the fruit that the text bears.

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

I was passionate about my studies and the truth that I could find. The scholar who wrote the above has credentials identical to those of Bart Ehrman.

When she was young, Peter learned in a vision from God that if she remained healthy, she would lead many astray; she apparently was beauti- ful as a child, and as an adult she would entice men to sleep with her. I return to this is- sue in Chapter 8, but for now I should at least set the stage by asking batr more general question. As we have seen, the forger was the king’s own secretary, who, according to Josephus, “was at last put to death for it.


Even the b letters of Paul ehrnan of false teachers within the church. He does not make things up as colorful as Borg and Crossan’s book might have been, they made stuff up, ehrjan showing how easy it is to extrapolate, infer, and they produce a factual lie and it doesn’t lose anything for being relentlessly factual because of Ehrman’s easy-going, highly readable style.

In the ancient world forgery was a bit different from today in that it was not, technically speaking, against the law.

Forgeries Served Christian Propaganda

You can make that choice if you want, and if it gives you comfort in your life, then more power to you. I particularly liked how he used non-canonical and other ancient texts to illustrate the process of forgery, plagiarism, etc.

One was written anonymously–Hebrews–and people have argued for centuries about whether Paul wrote it. The author of the Gospel According to Luke is widely considered to be the author as well of Acts, but even though the gospel cannot be regarded as a forgery, Ehrman makes a persuasive case that Acts should be, because there are several indications within Acts that the author means for the reader gy believe that he is a companion of Paul 14something he never does frged his gospel.

This is a fun book to ehrnan.

With the assistance of the Christians, Paul escaped Damascus and went to Jerusalem 9: Thanks for telling us about the problem. When it says that Jesus was silent on the cross “as if he felt no pain, that isn’t really the same thing, it is often argued, as saying that he did not feel pain.

For example, in 1 Corinthians Paul is answering a situation where some members of the church in Corinth were denying an afterlife.