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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (800 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bart D. Ehrman Narrator: Walter Dixon Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It is often said that “writing in the name of another” was widely accepted in antiquity. But New York Times bestselling author Bart D. Ehrman dares to call it what it was: literary forgery, a practice that was as scandalous then as it is today.

In Forged, leading Bible authority Bart D. Ehrman exposes one of the most unsettling ironies of the early Christian tradition: the use of deception to establish the truth. With the scholarly expertise and provocative claims for which he’s known, Ehrman reveals which texts were forged in the name of Jesus’ disciples and considers how the deceptions of an unnamed few have prevailed for centuries. The untold story of widespread forgery in the ancient world sheds new light on how documents of scandalous origin became part of the Bible we have today.

Ehrman’s fascinating story of fraud and deceit is essential reading for anyone interested in the truth about the Bible and the dubious origins of Christianity’s sacred texts.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Ehrman reveals for ordinary readers what most mainstream biblical scholars accept, but he then attributes motives to the writers, which are more speculative, ending his book with a discussion of a few justifiable lies or forgeries and those not justified (all the rest). Recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • “[A] gloves-are-off review of New Testament authorship.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Hom Sack | 2/15/2014

    " Excellent sequel to his previous book Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible & Why . His arguments here as well as in the other book, are persuasive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by David | 1/16/2014

    " I find Ehrman's explorations of the textual history of Christianity fascinating. I've read a number of his other books targeted at the lay audience and am looking forward to this latest addition. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marcus | 1/13/2014

    " Still reading it just now. Very informative though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tiffany | 12/5/2013

    " I listened to this as an audiobook because I couldn't get it (free) any other way and I found it really interesting, although I would have liked to actually "read" it so I could have taken notes on some of the fascinating "forgeries" he talks about. A hard book for anyone who doesn't like to ask uncomfortable questions about faith. A great book for everyone who cares about the intellectual honesty (or lack thereof) in the bible. "

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