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"Misquoting Jesus” is the only show where a six-time New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned Bible scholar uncovers the many fascinating, little known facts about the New Testament, the historical Jesus, and the rise of Christianity.  The show features Dr. Bart Ehrman and host, Megan Lewis.

Misquoting Jesus with Bart Ehrman Bart Ehrman

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    • 4.8 • 393 Ratings

"Misquoting Jesus” is the only show where a six-time New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned Bible scholar uncovers the many fascinating, little known facts about the New Testament, the historical Jesus, and the rise of Christianity.  The show features Dr. Bart Ehrman and host, Megan Lewis.

    Did Jesus Have to Suffer? Trying to Make Sense of a Troubling View

    Did Jesus Have to Suffer? Trying to Make Sense of a Troubling View

    Did Jesus himself think or talk about his imminent sufferings—did he predict his own brutal end, or have those parts been creatively interpreted by later authors to fit a theological agenda?
    This episode offers a chance to uncover the layers of historical, religious, and philosophical complexities surrounding these ancient texts.

    • 42 min
    Is the "Good Book" Really So Good?

    Is the "Good Book" Really So Good?

    In this episode Bart interviews Jill Hicks-Keeton about her sure-to-be controversial book, recently released: The Good Book: How White Evangelicals Save the Bible to Save Themselves.
    We are all familiar with the disturbing parts of the Bible, with it's divinely sanctioned violence from the destruction of Jericho in the Old Testament to the destruction of the world in the New, from the passages that justify slavery to the patriarchal views of ancient Israel and the writings in the name of Paul. How have evangelicals tried to salvage these disturbing passages in order to make them not just tame but "good" for readers today?
    Listen to this interview and hear Prof. Hicks-Keeton explain.

    • 47 min
    Was Jesus Buried on the Day of His Crucifixion

    Was Jesus Buried on the Day of His Crucifixion

    All the Gospels agree that on the day Jesus was crucified, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body and took it from the cross to bury in a tomb.
    What almost no one realizes is that this would have been unprecedented, so far as we know, in the Roman world, where part of the humiliation of crucifixion was for the corpse to be left on the cross to decompose and be ravaged by scavenging birds for days before being disposed of. 
    Did the Romans make an exception for Jesus? Is that plausible? Or is the story of his burial by Joseph a later legend? This is obviously an issue of enormous significance. If Jesus was not buried that afternoon, how could he have emerged from the tomb "on the third day"? 

    • 50 min
    What Did Judas Betray?

    What Did Judas Betray?

    The Gospels agree that Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus, even if they don't agree on why he did it. But is their view about *what* he did plausible? That he told the authorities where they could find Jesus without any crowds around?
    There are, in fact, reasons for thinking that Judas did something far more sinister, that he revealed a key teaching of Jesus gave to his closest followers but he did not proclaim in public.
    Did Judas reveal a secret teaching that led to Jesus' crucifixion?

    • 47 min
    The Disturbing Views of God and Suffering in the Book of Job

    The Disturbing Views of God and Suffering in the Book of Job

    Many people have a rough idea about the story of Job, the incredibly wealthy and righteous man whom God allows "the Satan" (who is not the Devil, btw) to deprive of all he has (including killing his ten children) and plague with horrible pain, in order to see if he will stay righteous.
    Most readers don't realize, however, that the vast majority of the book comes from a different author who has a completely different view of why people suffer.
    In this episode we talk about what both authors have to say and discuss honestly and forthrightly whether either view of suffering is at all convincing; in addition, we talk about why the views of God in this book can be so disturbing.

    • 47 min
    Do We Have a Soul?

    Do We Have a Soul?

    Most people think that everyone has a soul that is resident in the body. The vast majority of Christians believe the soul lives on after the body dies. But ironically the vast majority of people -- even devoted readers of the Bible -- have never noticed what the biblical writers actually say about it.
    In this episode we look at views of the soul found in the Hebrew Bible, the teachings of Jesus, and the rest of the New Testament. Is it the standard Christian view? Do the biblical writers think the soul can live on without the body? If not, what would salvation and eternal life be? Tune in to find out!

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
393 Ratings

393 Ratings

Tyler Branson ,

A lot of info

If you are interested in Jesus and the New Testament, Misquoting Jesus is a must subscribe. This podcast is basically an ongoing college course.

APBAEddie ,

Great Show

This is a great show for anyone interested in biblical history and formation. Not just for scholars

Second Variety ,

Insightful

Dr. Ehrman is a humble and highly educated biblical scholar who has dedicated years in learning the various ancient languages of the Bible and New Testament in which scribes wrote and rewrote scripture.

Bart Ehrman offers fascinating knowledge and insight Christians may find of value that go further and more in-depth than a Sunday sermon and always given respectfully each podcast episode.

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