Misquoting Jesus, A Very Engaging Book
(This review was written January 3, 2006 and originally posted to Amazon where it is the Spotlight Review for this Book)
Well Written and Engaging
This is the first book of Ehrman’s I have read. I found it interesting and well-written for the average person who has little background in Biblical Textual Studies, (which equates to more than 99% of the population.) Misquoting Jesus really just brings common issues from Biblical Textual Criticism and makes them understandable for the average person.
I do not have the credentials of Dr. Ehrman, but I do have the equivalent of a degree in Biblical Literature and have worked in the original languages. My Senior Thesis was doing a textual comparison of the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas discovered at Nag Hammadi with the parallel passages of the Kingdom Parables of Matthew 13. To do that I had to teach myself some Coptic Egyptian and do some translating to form a basis for comparison.
All that said to establish that I have some background to make an evaluation of what is being said in this book.