“Misquoting Truth: A Guide to the Fallacies of Bart Ehrman’s Misquoting Jesus” is a book written by Timothy Paul Jones in response to Bart D. Ehrman’s book “Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why.”
In “Misquoting Jesus,” Ehrman argues that the text of the New Testament has been corrupted over time through intentional and unintentional changes made by scribes and copyists. He argues that the original texts of the New Testament have been lost, and that what we have today is a collection of texts that have been heavily edited and altered.
In response, Jones argues that Ehrman’s claims are overstated and that the text of the New Testament is far more reliable than Ehrman suggests. He argues that while there are certainly variations between different manuscripts of the New Testament, these variations do not significantly affect the overall message of the text.
Jones also critiques Ehrman’s approach to the text of the New Testament, arguing that he tends to focus on isolated textual variants rather than considering the text as a whole. He also argues that Ehrman downplays the role of early Christian communities in preserving and transmitting the text of the New Testament.
Overall, “Misquoting Truth” offers a critical response to Ehrman’s claims about the reliability of the text of the New Testament. While some may find Jones’ arguments persuasive, others may still find Ehrman’s claims compelling. As with any scholarly debate, it is important to consider multiple perspectives and weigh the evidence carefully before coming to a conclusion.
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