Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in by Bart D. Ehrman

By Bart D. Ehrman

determining up the place Bible professional Bart Ehrman's New York Times bestseller Misquoting Jesus left off, Jesus, Interrupted addresses the bigger factor of what the hot testomony really teaches—and it's no longer what most folks imagine. right here Ehrman finds what students have unearthed:

* The authors of the hot testomony have diverging perspectives approximately who Jesus was once and the way salvation works

* the recent testomony includes books that have been cast within the names of the apostles through Christian writers who lived a long time later

* Jesus, Paul, Matthew, and John all represented essentially diversified religions

* demonstrated Christian doctrines—such because the discomfort messiah, the divinity of Jesus, and the trinity—were the innovations of nonetheless later theologians

those should not idiosyncratic views of only one smooth pupil. As Ehrman skillfully demonstrates, they've been the traditional and common perspectives of serious students throughout an entire spectrum of denominations and traditions. Why is it most folks have by no means heard such issues? this can be the publication that pastors, educators, and someone attracted to the Bible were ready for—a transparent and compelling account of the vital demanding situations we are facing whilst trying to reconstruct the existence and message of Jesus.

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Now when he replies he says nothing about the high priest being alive when the Son of Man arrives in judgment: “I am, and from now on the Son of Man will be seated at the right hand of the power of God” (Luke 22:69). 3. Why does Matthew quote the wrong prophet? When Matthew indicates that Judas betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver, he notes (as by now we expect of him) that this was in fulfillment of Scripture: “Then was fulfilled what had been spoken through the prophet Jeremiah, ‘And they took the thirty pieces of silver .

So where was Jesus the next day? It depends on which Gospel you read. Was Jairus’s Daughter Already Dead? To illustrate my point that minor, irreconcilable differences can be found throughout the Gospels, I have chosen just one simple example from Jesus’ healing ministry. In Mark, our earliest account, a leader of the synagogue named Jairus comes up to Jesus and begs him to hasten home with him, because his daughter is very sick and he wants Jesus to heal her. Before they can start on their way, though, Jesus is interrupted by a woman with a hemorrhage, whom he heals.

Was Jairus’s Daughter Already Dead? To illustrate my point that minor, irreconcilable differences can be found throughout the Gospels, I have chosen just one simple example from Jesus’ healing ministry. In Mark, our earliest account, a leader of the synagogue named Jairus comes up to Jesus and begs him to hasten home with him, because his daughter is very sick and he wants Jesus to heal her. Before they can start on their way, though, Jesus is interrupted by a woman with a hemorrhage, whom he heals.

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