Books by Bart D. Ehrman


Forgery and CounterforgeryForgery and Counterforgery

Forgery and Counterforgery

Forgery and Counterforgery is the first comprehensive study of early Christian pseudepigrapha ever produced in English. In it, Ehrman argues that ancient critics–pagan, Jewish, and Christian–understood false…

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The Text of the New TestamentThe Text of the New Testament

The Text of the New Testament

This thoroughly revised edition of Bruce M. Metzger’s classic work is the most up-to-date manual available for the textual criticism of the New Testament. This revision brings the discussion of such important…

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The New TestamentThe New Testament

The New Testament

Rather than shying away from the critical problems presented by these books, Ehrman addresses the historical and literary challenges they pose, showing why scholars continue to argue over such significant…

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Bart Ehrman’s fresh and original research takes readers back to the ancient world, where forgeries were used as weapons by unknown authors to fend off attacks to their faith and establish their church…

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Did Jesus Exist?Did Jesus Exist?

Did Jesus Exist?

Large numbers of atheists, humanists, and conspiracy theorists are raising one of the most pressing questions in the history of religion: “Did Jesus exist at all?” Was he invented out of whole cloth…

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The Bible: A Historical and Literary IntroThe Bible: A Historical and Literary Intro

The Bible: A Historical and Literary Intro

An exceptionally accessible and engaging writing style that vividly brings the Bible to life Full-color illustrations throughout, including numerous maps, time lines, charts, and photos….

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Apocryphal GospelsApocryphal Gospels

Apocryphal Gospels

Bart Ehrman–the New York Times bestselling author of Misquoting Jesus and a recognized authority on the early Christian Church–and Zlatko Pleše here offer a groundbreaking, multi-lingual edition….

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Jesus InterruptedJesus Interrupted

Jesus Interrupted

Picking up where Bible expert Bart Ehrman’s New York Times bestseller Misquoting Jesus left off, “Jesus, Interrupted” addresses the larger issue of what the New Testament actually teaches – and it’s not what…

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God’s ProblemGod’s Problem

God’s Problem

In times of questioning and despair, people often quote the Bible to provide answers. Surprisingly, though, the Bible does not have one answer but many “answers” that often contradict one another…

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Misquoting JesusMisquoting Jesus

Misquoting Jesus

The popular perception of the Bible as a divinely perfect book receives scant support from Ehrman, who sees in Holy Writ ample evidence of human fallibility and ecclesiastical politics. Though himself schooled in…

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Judas IscariotJudas Iscariot

Judas Iscariot

In typically brilliant fashion, Ehrman (Misquoting Jesus) tells the lively tale of the modern discovery of the Gospel of Judas and its significance for us today. In order to differentiate the Judas of the newly discovered…

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Lost ScripturesLost Scriptures

Lost Scriptures

Here is an array of remarkably varied writings from early Christian groups whose visions of Jesus differ dramatically from our contemporary understanding. Readers will find Gospels supposedly authored by…

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