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Aug 13, 2017

In the first reading (post published August 6, 2017), Dr. Ehrman answers two questions submitted to him by members of the blog. The first question pertains to the accuracy of a comment made by a New Testament scholar claiming that Dr. Ehrman believes Gnosticism was one of the earliest forms of Christianity.  The second...


Aug 6, 2017

In the first reading (post published August 3, 2017), Dr. Ehrman explains how and why the view by some Jews of what happens to people when they die changed within Judaism during the couple of centuries leading up to the birth of Jesus. In the second reading (post published August 5, 2015), Dr. Ehrman provides...


Jul 29, 2017

In the first reading (post published July 23, 2017), Dr. Ehrman explains how his conversion from a Christian to an Agnostic did not impact what he taught or how he taught. In the second reading (post published July 28, 2016), Dr. Ehrman explains why early Christians believed the Books of Revelation and the Gospel of...


Jul 28, 2017

In the first reading (post published July 19, 2017), Dr. Ehrman explains why he felt he had no choice but to abandon his faith and leave the Christian religion. In the second reading (post published July 19, 2014), Dr. Ehrman continues a thread wherein he presents several reasons why he does not believe Joseph of...


Jul 28, 2017

In the first reading (post published July 14, 2017), Dr. Ehrman answers two questions submitted to him by readers: (1) whether he believes Paul thought Jesus’ body remained in the grave after his resurrection, and (2) how Dr. Ehrman paid for his education. In the second reading (post published July 13, 2014), Dr....