Day: April 7, 2009

Bart Ehrman does not have horns

Please watch this 2-minute video produced by HarperOne to promote Bart Ehrman’s new book, Jesus, Interrupted. Erhman is the author of Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why, and God’s Problem: How the Bible Fails to Answer Our Most Important Question–Why We Suffer.

Here’s what Wikipedia says about Ehrman:

Bart D. Ehrman is an American New Testament scholar and textual critic of early Christianity. He is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has written about how the original New Testament texts were frequently altered by scribes for a variety of reasons, and argues that these alterations affect the interpretation of the texts.

I’m going to review Ehrman’s book, Jesus, Interrupted soon.  Just wanted you to get ready because Ehrman’s books have caused others to rush to the defense of God, the Bible, and now probably Jesus.  None of whom need a defense, but I think we need to know what the arguments are for those on the other side of the prevailing view of scripture.

And, when you watch the video you may be surprised that Ehrman does not have horns.   A tail, maybe, because we can’t see that on the video.  Just kidding, of course, and I do look forward to the book.  Should make for interesting conversation.