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The New Testament -- Textual Problems and Resolutions,
This review is from: Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why (Hardcover)As mentioned by other reviewers, textual problems in the Bible generally and the New Testament in particular have been known to and acted upon by scholars for well over 150 years. Professor Ehrman deserves a lot of credit for making these problems more generally known, even if there is a danger that some faint-hearted people might lose their faith. Jesus Himself tells us that "if you know the truth, the truth will make you free." (John 8:32). And the truth is, of course, that not only has Jesus been misquoted, but all the writings in the New Testament have been altered throughout the centuries, both intentionally (e.g. all quotations from the Old Testament have been altered to conform to the Hebrew Version rather than to the actual Scriptures Saint Paul and company originally referenced in the Greek Septuagint) and unintentionally. I hope that Professor Ehrman's work will make more people interested in consulting New Testament texts prepared by scholars such as Andy Gaus and Garry Wills. My own work is at present confined to Mark's Gospel as printed in More Bible Wisdom for Modern Times: Selections from the Early New Testament and the Gospel of John and his three Letters, plus the so-called First Epistle of Peter in Essential Bible Wisdom: GOOD NEWS by John, the Beloved Disciple, and John, the Elder.