|Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why|
|Author||Bart D. Ehrman|
Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why is a book by Bart D. Ehrman, a New Testament scholar and self-professed agnostic. Bart D Ehrman is an American New Testament scholar and textual critic of Early Christianity. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States A religion is a set of Tenets and practices often centered upon specific Supernatural and moral claims about Reality, the Cosmos Publishing is the process of production and dissemination of Literature or Information &ndash the activity of making information available for public view HarperCollins is a Publishing company owned by News Corporation. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Bart D Ehrman is an American New Testament scholar and textual critic of Early Christianity. Agnosticism ( Greek: α- a-, without + γνώσις gnōsis, knowledge after Gnosticism) is the philosophical view that the  The book introduces lay readers to the field of textual criticism of the bible. Textual criticism (or lower criticism) is a branch of Literary criticism that is concerned with the identification and removal of Transcription errors in Etymology According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word bible is from Latin biblia, traced from the same word through Medieval Latin and Late Latin Ehrman provides an overview of the 5,700 known New Testament manuscript fragments, from which scholars have cataloged 200,000 differences.  When ancient manuscripts differ from each other, such as whether they include the Comma Johanneum, textual critics use clues to conclude which version is the original. The Comma Johanneum is a comma (a short clause contained in most translations of the First Epistle of John published from 1522 until the latter part of the nineteenth Ehrman discusses many textual variations that resulted from intentional or accidental manuscript changes during the scriptorium era. Scriptorium, literally "a place for writing" is commonly used to refer to a room in medieval European Monasteries devoted to the copying of manuscripts by monastic The book, which made it to the New York Times Best Seller list, is available in hardcover and paperback. The New York Times Best Seller List is widely considered to be the preeminent list of best-selling books in the United States.
Ehrman recounts his personal experience with the study of the Bible and textual criticism. He summarizes the history of textual criticism, from the works of Desiderius Erasmus to the present. The book describes an early Christian environment in which the books that would later compose the New Testament were copied by hand, mostly by Christian amateurs. Ehrman concludes that various early scribes altered the New Testament texts in order to deemphasize the role of women in the early church, to unify and harmonize the different portrayals of Jesus in the four gospels, and to oppose certain heresies (such as Adoptionism). Adoptionism, also called dynamic Monarchianism, was a minority Christian belief that Jesus was born merely human and that he became divine later in his life Ehrman contends that certain widely-held Christian beliefs, such about the divinity of Jesus, are associated not with the original words of scripture but with these later alterations.