Misquoting Jesus (a): Scribes Who Altered Scripture and Readers Who May Never Know

This is a talk on Biblical manuscript tampering by Bart Ehrman, Professor of Religious Studies of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1h40m):

“Know they not that Allah knoweth what they conceal and what they reveal? And there are among them illiterates, who know not the Book, but (see therein their own) desires, and they do nothing but conjecture. Then woe to those who write the Book with their own hands, and then say:”This is from Allah,” to traffic with it for miserable price!- Woe to them for what their hands do write, and for the gain they make thereby.” (Surah al-Baqarah, 77-79)

10 Replies to “Misquoting Jesus (a): Scribes Who Altered Scripture and Readers Who May Never Know”

  1. If you are interrested in comparative religion, then watch/listen to Ahmad Deedats lectures/debates.

  2. Bart Ehrman calls himself and atheist now, doesn’t he? Would he be giving atheist dawah, and be all anti-religion? o_O

  3. There was a Muslim guy in there. He challenged the fact that Jesus peace be upon him wanted to fulfill the law of the Torah but Paul said not to follow it. He also said peace be upon him after he said Jesus. LOL

  4. His book was okay. At the end of his paperback book there is a Q&A session. He was asked about the authenticity of other religious texts and gave a general statement that all scriptures have been changed through time. And no, Bart Ehrman is not an atheist, he’s Agnostic.

  5. It would be interesting to hear his commentary after taking a close look at the Quran, then concluding whether or not it has been altered.

    I’ve heard arguments from well educated people who are trained in deciphering writing styles. They took a close look at the Old and New Testaments and concluded that several parts of the same chapter, claimed to have been recorded by a single Prophet (as) or person, was in fact written by several people and several distinct writing styles can be identified. Alterations stand out like sore thumbs!

    Islam has elevated science to such a high level that I firmly believe one day science will not ‘falsify’ Islam, but only support it with clear proofs!

    Of the same people who studied the Bible, those who could read Arabic studied the Quran and concluded that the writing style is fluent and consistent throughout, but instead of giving credit to Allah, they claim Muhammad (s) wrote it instead.

  6. @ I Khan
    Maybe thats where the term stand out like a sore thumb came from the scribes had sore thumbs from writing too much

  7. Assalamualaikum
    this guy is soo knowledgable mashallah in the bible but i reli hope he studies the quran too!! ive only herd the 1st part so far when hes talkin bout the copies of bible being wrong…if he studies the quran he’ll know that every single cpy of the quran no matter where in the world theyr all the same..subhanallah thats the blessing Allah gave us with the Quran a bk thts preserved for humanity!!!!!!!!

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