Bart Ehrman – The History of the Bible: The Making of the New Testament Canon


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Professor Bart Ehrman delivers a 12-part lecture course on the making of the New Testament, as part of The Great Courses series. The course has been made available on archive.org.

How many of us, Christian or otherwise, are as knowledgeable about the New Testament as we would like to be? Even many who consider themselves Christian find themselves asking some—perhaps even all—of the questions so often posed by those who are not.

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…

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