Friday, January 05, 2007

Reviews of Misquoting Jesus

Last year to now is like 1920 to 1950. Still this book is popular, and as it occurred to me that I meant to send a friend these links, I might as well share them with the world.

Bart Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus is meant to be an lay introduction to textual criticism, and it was quite popular. It also suffers from bias. This is not at all surprising to me. I took his Introduction to New Testament while at UNC-Chapel Hill. Even to a freshman like myself, it was obvious how opinions were being shaped by the bias of a professor.

Daniel Wallace is an accomplished scholar in the areas that Ehrman wrote on. As I read it a month or so ago in a journal, I thought, it would be cool if this was on the internet. So it is.

While we are at it, here is one by another well-renowned scholar and UNC alum and blogger Ben Witherington. Enjoy.