Forgery and Counterforgery The Use of Literary Deceit in Early Christian Polemics Ehrman has produced a learned and engaging survey of early Christian. On Friday I will be giving a talk at a symposium at York University in Toronto that will be focusing on the use of forgery in the early Christian. Full text of “Bart D. Ehrman – Forged: Writing In The Name Of God – Why The Bible’s .. The forgery trade continues to thrive; forgeries in the names of George .

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Others, though, claimed it was forged. According to one ancient source, Epicurus’s followers were not amused. And there were so many of them!

They run off together and are never seen again. As it turns out, Ben Witherington and Mike Licona have done more than enough to answer Ehrman on these points already, so I will just provide what they say and add a few comments.

How do we know this? The other line was completely decisive: Vorged, however, did not believe it and insisted that Dionysius was lying. Because if you say that, it certainly sounds as though you’re sending it to those experien- cing persecution!

Truth to us was as important as life itself. The small percentage of New Testament literature to which he grants traditional authorship is one example.


Here are some critical points: I happen to think, as a preterist, that he means Jerusalem. But the girl had to remain paralyzed, lest she lead others astray. But it means that only in contexts in which those speaking the falsehood do not realize that what they are saying is an error.

The book was finally admit- ted into the canon only when nearly everyone came to think Paul must have written it. They are, therefore, forged. This book, Forgedis one of those things that I agree with, mostly. There seems to be no doubt about that either.

Review of Bart Ehrman’s book “Forged: Writing in the Name of God”…

By writing in Paul’s name, he hoped to make people listen to what forgsd had to say. What forger would go to that much trouble? Then he argues how many and big a problem forgeries were. What he is most famous for in the annals of history, however, is a ruse that he pulled on a fellow literary scholar, his former teacher but eventual opponent, Heraclides of Pontus. When God told Jonah to proclaim to the city of Nineveh that in forty days it would be overthrown, he obviously knew full well that the people would repent and that he would stay his hand of judgment.

It is not necessary here for me to evaluate this common un- derstanding of the relationship of Paul to the apostles before him, particularly James and Peter. A peasant brings his virgin daughter to Peter to be blessed. At least, one could think of the forgery as this kind of expansion of a story already there to fill in the gaps.


Throughout the course of the book Ehrman explains that the arguments made to demonstrate that ‘forgery’ is an inappropriate label are themselves flawed and, thus, forgery is an acceptable term. By “Pauline letters” I mean the 13 or 14 New Testament books which are traditionally attributed to Paul. Both Peter and John were agrammatoi aka unlettered aka illiterate. Is that what forgers thought? Here are a few things I read about in the book.

Review of Bart Ehrman’s book “Forged: Writing in the Name of God” – Risen Jesus, Inc.

People bsrt he was Paul and they listened to what he had to say. And she does so. The second indicates what is motivating me to go to the store in the first place: Apocalypses are almost always written pseudonymously in the name of some renowned religious figure of the past.

People sat down and picked a canon.