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“What’s the son of a duck? It’s a duck”
Posted By Eric Sammons On April 13, 2009 @ 7:30 am In Jesus Christ,Scripture | Comments Disabled
Bart Ehrman has gotten a lot of press in recent years over his supposed debunking of the Bible. A former Evangelical, Ehrman has left the Christian faith over the supposed contradictions he has found in the Bible.
Last week, he was on The Cobert Report and frankly, Cobert took him to school:
I have to admit, I’ve never read any of Ehrman’s books. After seeing him on Cobert, I’m not inclined to – his arguments are laughably weak. For example, in the clip above he claims that Jesus is not presented as divine in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark or Luke. This is an old argument that has been debunked on both the popular and scholarly level. The truth is that Ehrman doesn’t understand how 1st century writers like Matthew would express Christ’s divinity. (I’ll give you a hint: it’s not by writing “Jesus is God!”) Pope Benedict shows the fallacy in Ehrman’s claim in Jesus of Nazareth  and a fuller treatment can be found in Larry Hurtado’s Lord Jesus Christ . Scholarship has shown decisively that the early Christians considered Jesus divine from the first days of the Church. Moderns may reject his divinity, but it is dishonest to claim that the early Christians and writers of the New Testament did.
Update: Dean gives some informative details  in the comments regarding Ehrman’s previous life as a Christian as well as why he left the faith.
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URLs in this post:
 Jesus of Nazareth: http://www.amazon.com/Jesus-Nazareth-Pope-Benedict-XVI/dp/1586171984/
 Lord Jesus Christ: http://www.amazon.com/Lord-Jesus-Christ-Devotion-Christianity/dp/0802831672/
 informative details: http://ericsammons.com/blog/2009/04/13/whats-the-son-of-a-duck-its-a-duck/comment-page-1/#comment-626
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