Category Archives: Ehrman

Ehrman on Judas’ motives

…human beings are not single input robots. Human beings usually have multiple and competing (sometimes even contradictory) reasons for the things they do… Usually, authors stick to a main motivation which complements the theme of the author’s point. In a text on Biblical errancy, Ehrman will highlight his struggle with the Bible. In a text on God, Ehrman will highlight his struggle with the problem of evil. Continue reading

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Bart Ehrman: Chronology Fallacy

This might be a problem if the authors of the four gospels ever claimed to be writing a chronological history. Again, modern standards are being inconsistently and retroactively applied to the authors of the gospels. Continue reading

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Bart Ehrman: Categorical Storytelling Error

In order to show a real contradiction in the history of the gospels, the alleged statements must contradict in concept. Many, but not all, of Ehrman’s alleged contradictions fall under this categorical storytelling fallacy. Continue reading

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martyrdom of forty wrestlers

It turns out that this story was actually attributed to Vespasian. This is around 320AD whereas Nero (a co-temporary of Paul) reigned from 54-68AD. The difference is huge, enough to rewrite all of Church history. Imagine a story about terrorists blowing up the Twin Towers but in 1730 AD. Not a small mistake. Continue reading

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