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The Truth about Bible exposed by a Bible Scholar

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The Truth about Bible exposed by a Bible Scholar
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How the Bible Explains Suffering
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A speech by Bart Ehrman at Stanford about the story behind who changed the bible and why and the history of the bible and how they got tainted. He is a former Christian bible scholar who studied the bible and found the mistakes and became an atheist. He also has another book called Jesus Interrupted.

This speech is a must see for christians who ask questions like:
Who wrote the gospels?
Is the bible the word of God?
Are there contradictions?
Does the bible contain errors?
Is there evidence or proof?
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Bart Ehrman vs Craig Evans, Jan 19 2012
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The Creationists' Nightmare
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Those are great finds! Professor Bart D. Ehrman has published several books including Misquoting Jesus and Lost Christianities.

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The Great Courses Company also sells Bart D. Ehrman 24-lecture collections.

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As you see, some universities present four or more classes on Christian history and literature. These classes often contain evidence conflicting with claims by church preachers. For those with a lower budget, Professor Dale B. Martin presents essentially the same historical prospective as Professor Ehrman via Free Video Lectures.

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For an archaeological look at the Old Testament, YouTube offers The Bible Unearthed series.

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Early on the narator tells us some bibilical stories existed in verbal form for 300 to 400 years before being written.


That's a great report. However, I add one trivial point.

Today many Bible scholars believe Paul of Tarsus established and wrote to churches lacking a hierarchy. In this view Deutero-Paul (a different church founder) wrote the Pastoral Epistles a couple decades after Paul of Tarsus's death. The word “pastor” in “Pastoral Epistles” reminds us Deutero-Paul wrote to churches that had by then established a hierarchy.

Somewhere in Dale B. Martin's free lectures on New Testament history and literature he reads transliterations from Paul of Tarsus's and Deutero-Paul's Greek introductions. Even in transliteration, the differences in sentence structure demand we attribute the letters to two different writers.

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Some argue the difference arises from a stenographer writing for Paul of Tarsus in the later letters. The debate continues. I find the two-author view more parsimonious.

If the hierarchy came into being between two known careers, then we cannot identify its source beyond "some church founder."

Interestingly, the uncontested Pauline letters seem the only New-Testament books to which historians assign a known author.



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