Bart D. Ehrman - - The History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon

It's important to remember this course of lectures is approached from an historical angle and not a theological one.  These lectures are very thorough and the entire series is slightly over six hours in playing time. The video above the playlist and immediately below "Misquoting Jesus" is an interesting watch/listen and provides a good foundation. Following that is a radio interview on how and why the Bible is forged and finally the university lectures.

Bart Ehrman explains how the Bible is forged and why it came to be the book that it is. People claiming to be who they were not, hence the book "according to" (anonymous, unknown)
I can't help but find the irony of "Bearing False Witness" being the basis for much of the book amusing, especially as.the book is used for swearing an oath upon in a court of law, and the probable intended reason for such a commandment.

The playlist

What different kinds of books are in the New Testament? When, how, and why were they written? What do they teach? Who actually wrote them? How were they passed forward through history? And, perhaps most important of all, why and how did some books, and not others, come to be collected into what Christians came to consider the canon of Scripture that would define their belief for all time?

In The History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon, Professor Ehrman offers a fast-moving yet thorough introduction to these and other key issues in the development of Christianity.

Lecture 1  Early Christians and their Literature

Lecture 2 The Greco-Roman Context

Lecture 3 Ancient Judaism

Lecture 4 The Earliest Traditions About Jesus

Lecture 5 Mark: Jesus as the Suffering Son of God

Lecture 6 Matthew: Jesus the Jewish Messiah

Lecture 7 Luke: Jesus the Saviour of the World

Lecture 8 John: Jesus the Man from Heaven.

Lecture 9 Noncanonical Gospels

Lecture 10 The Historical Jesus - Sources and Problems

Lecture 11 The Historical Jesus - Methods and Solutions

Lecture 12 Jesus the Apocalyptic Prophet

Lecture 13 The Acts of the Apostles

Lecture 14 Paul: The Man the Mission and the Operandi

Lecture 15 Paul and the crisis of his churches - First Corinthians

Lecture 16 Paul Ethics

Lecture 17 Paul's Letters to the Romans

Lecture 18 Paul, Jesus and James.

Lecture 19 The Deutro-Pauline Epistles.

Lecture 20 The Pastoral Epistles.

Lecture 21 The Book of Hebrews and the beginning of Christian Anti-Semitism.

Lecture 22 First Peter and the Early Persecution of the Christians

Lecture 23 The Book of Revelation

Lecture 24 Do We Have the Original New Testament

Taught by Bart D. Ehrman

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

M.Div., Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary

1 comment:

Brano Willis said...

It is such a painful feeling to know that people don't believe on the words of God anymore. They call them mockery and fictional writings. Bible is not false. People should read Catholic Family Bible which is a collection of all the bible books arranged in a proper sequence. I hope one day people will understand almighty lord Jesus and help each other to make this world a better place to live.

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