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Misquoting Jesus Interview C-SPAN

Here’s an old interview, way back in October 15, 2006, on my book, “Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why.”   The Interview was done in Bryant Park in New York City during the New York Times Great Read in the park, with C-SPAN2 Book TV.  (Ten years ago now!  See what a Spring Chicken I look???  Ah to be young again….)

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    DavidBeaman  November 13, 2016

    Nice job!

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    Pattycake1974  November 13, 2016

    “pseudo high definition” Ha!

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    puzzles  November 14, 2016

    Doesn’t look like you have aged a day. 🙂

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    RonaldTaska  November 14, 2016

    “Misquoting Jesus” is a terrific book and reading it started my journey as an Ehrman junkie. I strongly recommend it.

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    Pattylt  November 14, 2016

    Very nice interview! At this point in time, which of your books do you think have made the fundamentalists squirm the most and have had the most responses by them? I appreciate that some of them have given thoughtful and respectful “answers” but which one produced the most angry or disrespectful responses in your opinion? I’ve noticed that when someone doesn’t have a good alternative answer that is when the vitriol comes forth.

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    rivercrowman  November 14, 2016

    This short interview reminds me that Bart Ehrman is a regular breath of fresh air.

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    Wilusa  November 14, 2016

    Terrific! An amazing amount of valuable information, presented very clearly, in just ten minutes!

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    Kazibwe Edris  November 15, 2016

    dr ehrman

    if jesus was “sinless” why is satan tempting him? everytime satan opened his mouth , he would look like an idiot trying to tempt one who does not think about doing sin.

    since jesus, according to christians is fully god and fully man, and since satan tempted jesus, then fully god and fully man was experiencing lustful thoughts? the story only makes sense if jesus could sin and did sin.

    is it possible that the synoptic writers did think that jesus was a sinner?

    it makes sense for john the baptist to baptise jesus after all those sinful temptations in the wilderness.

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      Bart  November 16, 2016

      It has long been a theological question. In Latin, was Jesus posse non peccare (able not to sin) or non posse peccare (not able to sin)

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        dragonfly  November 23, 2016

        Wow, that’s a doozie. If Jesus was fully human, then yes he must be able to sin, even if he didn’t sin. But if Jesus was fully God, then no, God can’t sin. I still can’t understand something being fully black and fully white at the same time.

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