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MISREPRESENTING JESUS Debunking Bart D. Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus
 
 

MISREPRESENTING JESUS Debunking Bart D. Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus [Kindle Edition]

Edward D. Andrews
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Edward Andrews boldly answers the challenges Bart D. Ehrman puts against the divine inspiration and authority of the Bible. By glimpsing into the life of Bart D. Ehrman and following along his course of academic studies, Andrews helps the reader to understand the biases, assumptions, and shortcomings supporting Ehrman's arguments. Using sound logic, technical exegesis, and conservative interpretation, Andrews helps both churchgoer/Bible student as ell as scholars overcome the teachings of biblical errancy that Ehrman propagates.

"A sometimes complex area has been made very palatable and enjoyable to read. Dare I say--even quite exciting!"
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When it comes to defending the Bible from textual, scientific, and historical criticism, Edward D. Andrews has everything you need to any complaint or argument against the Bible's divine inspiration.

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EDWARD D. ANDREWS (BS in Religion at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, MA in Biblical Studies at Temple-Baptist Seminary, and MDiv in Theology at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary) is CEO and President of Christian Publishing House. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and Associates for Biblical Research. He has authored twelve books and coauthored and updated and expanded three books, as well as dozens of articles. (1) THE TEXT OF THE NEW TESTAMENT: A Beginner's Guide to New Testament Textual Criticism (February 2012); (2) THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO BIBLE TRANSLATION: Bible Translation Choices and Translation Principles (February 2012); (3) MISREPRESENTING JESUS: Debunking Bart D. Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus (December 2011); (4) YOUR GUIDE FOR DEFENDING THE BIBLE Self-Education of the Bible Made Easy (April 2011); (5) AN INTRODUCTION TO BIBLE DIFFICULTIES: So-Called Errors and Contradictions (March 2011); (6) BIBLE DIFFICULTIES: Debunking the Documentary Hypothesis (February 2011). (7) DIFFICULTIES IN THE BIBLE Alleged Errors and Contradictions Updated and Expanded Edition (February 8, 2011) (8) The Importance and Value of Proper Bible Study (Updated and Expanded Edition) (February 16, 2011) (9) How to Study the Bible for Greatest Profit (Updated and Expanded Edition) (Mar 8, 2011) (10) CHRISTIANS IN HISTORY: Who Left Their Mark (May 19, 2012) (11) A CONCISE GUIDE FOR BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION The Quest for Meaning (May 24, 2012) (12) WALK HUMBLY WITH YOUR GOD: Putting God's Purpose First in Your Life (April 29, 2013)

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  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1468145606
  • Publisher: Christian Publishing House (19 Nov 2013)
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  • Language: English
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3 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great resource of information 31 Dec 2011
By M.
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A sometimes complex area has been made very palatable and enjoyable to read. Dare I say even quite exciting!
As a Bible student I was very encouraged by the authors intent and candidness regarding his writing this book. There is a lot of misinformation regarding the NT and the Gospels therein. Such has produced doubts in many people, resulting in the scriptures being rejected as authentic and trustworthy, let alone 'inspired' of God.
Bart D. Ehrman is the most prolific and well-known writer in descrediting the NT writings.
Yet from the outset the Author gives an interesting, clear overview of his background and some scholarly circles with a similar opinion to his,and encourages Bible students to be properly informed on the issues so we can evaluate from a position of knowledge such critical works.
The book includes an overview of the journey of the Bible and its translation. From the Dark Ages when scholarship and learning were almost locked down, with the less accurate but prominent Textus Receptus. To the Restoration Period when the doors were opened to view the best manuscripts as they were discovered, and the freedom to search and restore with accuracy the NT authors words.

As with other works i have read from this Author. There are much useful references for further reading if one wishes to do so.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Misrepresenting Jesus: Debunking Bart D. Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus 12 Nov 2013
By Philosophy Professor - Published on Amazon.com
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The book review says "By glimpsing into the life of Ehrman and following along his course of academic studies, Andrews helps the reader to understand the biases, assumptions, and shortcomings supporting Ehrman's arguments. Using sound logic, technical exegesis, and conservative interpretation, Andrews helps scholars overcome the teachings of biblical errancy that Ehrman propagates." This in itself is a warning about the bias within this book. Ehrman started his studies as a lover of Jesus and wanted to read the Bible in it's original languages, Greek and Hebrew. The first thing he learned was that there are no "original" texts. He traced the lineage of our current Bibles to the oldest existing texts. Andrews uses Ehrman's background as a reason for Ehrman's bias, therefore a reason not to trust his research. This is an AD HOMINEM attack on Ehrman, and in philosophy classes means that the argument is invalid. This was a man who was an Evangelical Christian who, through learning Greek, discovered that his King James version of the bible was the most MISTRANSLATED of any other. What he concludes is that the lessons in the Bible and especially those of Christ are worthy of following, but to say that the Bible is infallible, that everything happened the way it is written is just plain wrong. Even the writing in the margins that women should not speak out in church (1 Cor. 14:34-35) is revealing since most rational people thought it was weird that Paul previously had said in 1 Cor. 11 that a woman COULD prophesy and speak in church. By revealing that the older texts do not include this line; that middle texts have this line in the margins; and then now it is included in most texts as "divinely written" is enough to allow my logic to rest.

Andrews says he uses "sound logic" but what I found was a philosophy 100 class's perfect example of attacking the person as opposed to attacking the argument effectively. Ehrman set out to defend the Lord without an agenda and was heartbroken with what he found. Andrews set out to tear down a man in order to keep believing what he already believed with his own admission of his "conservative interpretation."
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Possibly the most gloriously flagrant ad hominem ever written. Just not up to the task. 5 Jan 2014
By Dennis Mitton - Published on Amazon.com
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Ayn Rand infamously harangued her detractors with repeated and shrill calls to define their presuppositions. No need for that here: Andrews is clear as a bell in his faith, his view of history, and his view of the inerrancy of Christian Scripture. And he is clear about Bart Ehrman as well: when Ehrman outlines errors, admissions, and omissions in the development of the New Testament Andrews is less than amused. So much so that he writes a several hundred page book – Misrepresenting Jesus - to outwit Ehrman at his own game.

Make no mistake: this book is not about Biblical scholarship or textual criticism. It’s about Bart Ehrman. Andrews spends a very good portion of the book wallowing in the most gloriously flagrant ad hominen I’ve ever read. Maybe that’s ever been published. Ehrman’s sin, of course, it that he putatively asks Andrews, in regards to Biblical inerrancy, “which Bible”? No Bible, argues Ehrman, is authentic to the originals. We know of thousands of errors, additions, and omissions – most of them small and insignificant – but there nonetheless. We know of several verses throughout the New Testament that are only found in later copies. We know that not a single scrap of early Gospel writings match any other copy.

Once Andrews sets the arguments to rest based on Ehrman’s biases, inner psychologies, and time spend at Princeton, he moves on to straighten out the damage done by Ehrman. Andrews argues that Christian scholars, with credentials similar to Ehrman, have studied the same histories and concluded that the New Testament which we hold in our hands is 95-97% 'what the original would have been'. Where I come from this just might be misconstrued as a win for Ehrman. It’s hard for me to see how ‘inerrant’ and ’95-97%’ accurate match up? And ‘what the original would have been’ belies not knowing. It’s a guessing game that some – the faithful – choose to go along with. Other who rely on more concrete and robust arguments often opt out.

The book reads as if it were quickly written and there is no question that Andrews looks to Scripture first and then for facts to bolster his views. Once the attacks on Ehrman’s person are over there is some good reading from an Evangelical Christian perspective on the New Testament. There are some common end-arounds to common problems, but, in my mind, Anderson never – never can – rectify the issues that Ehrman presents. The book that will appeal to much of the choir, will be tossed out by anyone looking for a serious study of New Testament issues, and will cause a few interested on-lookers to shrug their shoulders.

This can all be very nicely cleaned up, of course, by following Karen Armstrong’s urgings that the New Testament was never meant to be taken literally. They are stories that tell us things about ourselves and the world that help us navigate the mysteries of life and death. Or there is the Roman Catholic idea that, well, this is exactly why sola scriptura is so off the mark: of course we need an interpreter and the Church is happy to oblige. My guess, though, is that Andrews won’t find either of these views particularly palatable.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book 7 Jan 2014
By Michael E. - Published on Amazon.com
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Misrepresenting Jesus is an outstanding book. At one time I came to the belief that we could not trust in our Gospels nor in the New Testament. Obviously if we can't trust in our Gospels, or even in the Bible how can we even know God even exists?
Here Edward answers some of the very questions I once asked. As a former Atheist I now firmly believe that what we do have in our Gospels is reliable regardless of what critics say or believe. If you're in doubt this is a must read book.
18 of 30 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A SMORGASBORD OF DELIGHTS FOR CONSERVATIVE READERS 23 Oct 2012
By JOHN C. - Published on Amazon.com
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I loved this book. I have read a number of the liberal agnostic and New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman's works over the years, so this title caught my eye. I believe the author lives up to the subtitle heading "Debunking Bart D. Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus." In the first two chapters alone, he masterfully deals with one of Ehrman's huge sticking points about the unreliability of the gospel of Mark. He goes on in chapters 7 through 16 to tackle much of what Ehrman states.

However, the beauty of this book lies in its wide range outside of the Ehrman debate in giving a plethora of other information not always handy for laypeople. In the tradition of Norman Geisler, Gleason Archer, Robert Dick Wilson, or even Josh McDowell, the author gives a veritable cornucopia of competent conservative scholarship to refute the liberal tendencies seen in biblical scholarship since the 1800s. Hold on to your seat here for a moment, as the author touches on: Synoptic Problem; Old Earth/Creationism; Septuagint; Textual Criticism; Paleography; Hermeneutics; Early Manuscript Traditions. . . and he's just getting warmed up!

The author is clearly a prolific reader, as he is up-to-date with the leaders in the respective fields to which he makes reference (i.e., Philip Comfort and Daniel Wallace) and introduces us to lesser known stalwarts of conservatism such as Eta Linneman. Although conservative, he is fairly irenic and mediating in areas that have unnecessarily divided otherwise like-minded conservatives like KJV only or Young Earth, Inerrancy, etc.

Other reviewers have noted repetitions in the work, or even minor editing errors, but I would suggest that as a self-published book without being picked up by a major editor, this book has no parallel in terms of its historical overview, its ease of reading for non-academics, and as mentioned previously, the mountain of helpful information we in the pews need to defend our faith; the bibliography for suggested reading alone is probably worth the price of the book.

Excellent resource for teaching Sunday school class, for teaching at some college levels, and as a primer for further study in any of the subjects raised by the author. Buy the Book!
3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars too wordy and written for scholars 19 April 2013
By Jenny Lind - Published on Amazon.com
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I found it a little hard to follow. This book was probably written for academics - someone should have edited it for the general public.
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