Category Archives: Ehrman

Jesus and his twin brother

In John we find one of the 12 apostles is referred to as “the twin”: Joh 11:16 Then Thomas, who is called the Twin, said to his fellow disciples, “Let us also go, that we may die with Him.” Joh … Continue reading

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render to caesar reconsidered

Whenever someone wants to show the Bible supporting taxes they will be quick to turn to Mark 12 to point to the time that Jesus stated “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s”. But, contrary to what they think, … Continue reading

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understanding galatians chapter 1 – part 1

The books of the New Testament are letters. This might be a hard concept for some Christians to digest. The books of the New Testament were not as much theological treatises as they were personal letters (Romans being the exception). … Continue reading

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the ending of the gospel of mark

In an article entitled The “Strange” Ending of the Gospel of Mark, the author claims that Mark 16:9-19 is clearly forged: Even though this ending is patently false, people loved it and to this day conservative Christians regularly denounce “liberal” … Continue reading

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ehrman understands symbolic and moral law

Many non-Christians attempt to counter claims that people are sinners by pointing to the Old Testament. If homosexuality is a sin, they say, then also wearing mixed fibers is as well (Lev 19:19). My response has always been that there … Continue reading

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erhman explains to skeptic the concept of historical evidence

Bart Ehrman does a good job explaining to a skeptic that historical evidence should be believed. He has to explain the entire concept of historical evidence to the skeptic. It is pretty funny.

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ehrman on the incident at antioch

Ehrman gives an excellent summary of the Incident at Antioch in his Peter, Paul, and Mary Magdalene (p 21): According to Paul’s account in the book of Galatians, Peter came to visit Antioch and followed suit, meeting with both Jews … Continue reading

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