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Each week on the Bart Ehrman Blog Podcast, John Mueller will read two posts from the Bart Ehrman Blog – the first will be a post from the not too distant past, and the second will be from the blog archives (one published roughly the same calendar week but from years 2012 to 2016). The Bart Ehrman Blog was created in 2012 to raise money for charities devoted to fighting poverty, hunger, and homelessness. Each week, Dr. Ehrman publishes 5 or 6 posts (approximately 1000 words each post) providi ...
 
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In the first reading (post published Nov 20, 2020) Dr. Ehrman writes about some feedback he received from a critic. In the second reading (post published Nov 17, 2012) Dr Ehrman writes about the writings of the Apostolic Fathers. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week and every post in the archives. Your entir…
 
In the first reading (post published Nov 8, 2020) Dr. Ehrman discusses volunteer opportunities on the blog. In the second reading (post published Nov 16, 2012) Dr Ehrman sets forth Mark Goodacre’s belief that the Gospel of Thomas relied on the Synoptics. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week and every post in…
 
In the first reading (post published Nov 2, 2020) Dr. Ehrman rejects a common argument for one’s religion. In the second reading (post published Oct 14, 2014) Dr Ehrman discusses the author of Luke. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week and every post in the archives. Your entire minimal cost of membership go…
 
In the first reading (published Oct 22, 2020) Dr. Ehrman reposts his very first blog post for the upgraded blog. In the second reading (post published Nov 4, 2015) Dr Ehrman discusses the history of the Jewish Messiah. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week and every post in the archives. Your entire minimal c…
 
In the first reading (post published Oct 21, 2020) Dr. Ehrman answers a blog member’s question about teaching what you don’t believe. In the second reading (post published Oct 27, 2016) Dr Ehrman discusses early evidence supporting Jesus really existed. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week and every post in …
 
In the first reading (post published Oct 9, 2020) Dr. Ehrman discusses the blog upgrade. In the second reading (post published Oct 16, 2016) Dr Ehrman explains how some early Christians viewed Jesus’ relationship to the Old Testament. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week and every post in the archives. Your …
 
In the first reading (post published Oct 4, 2020) Dr. Ehrman addresses an archeological/geographical argument that has been used to support the authenticity of Acts. In the second reading (post published Oct 8, 2015) Dr Ehrman explains why Luke is not supportive of all the Jews. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts ea…
 
In the first reading (post published Oct 2, 2020) Dr. Ehrman explains his difficulty with those who give God as the answer to things we haven’t yet been able to explain. In the second reading (post published Oct 7, 2012) Dr Ehrman shares Fronto’s, tutor of emperor Marcus Aurelius, disparaging remarks about mid-second century Christians. Join the bl…
 
In the first reading (post published Sept 15, 2016) Dr. Ehrman answers two blog member questions pertaining to an upcoming debate and where Revelation fits in with the deapocalypticism of Jesus. In the second reading (post published Sept 21, 2013) Dr Ehrman discusses Jesus’ anger in Mark. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 ne…
 
In the first reading (post published Sept 13, 2020) Dr. Ehrman gives answer to three NT trivia questions he asked his undergraduate students on day one of class. In the second reading (post published Sept 13, 2013) Dr Ehrman shares what we know about the Gospel of the Ebionites. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts ea…
 
In the first reading (post published Sept 11, 2020) Dr. Ehrman shares a Muslim podcast he was interviewed on that he thinks you would enjoy. In the second reading (post published Sept 9, 2012) Dr Ehrman points out instances where Luke changes Mark’s version of Jesus’ death. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each we…
 
The first reading (post published August 23, 2020) is a Guest Post from Prof. James Tabor re the republishing of his book “Paul’s Ascent to Paradise.” In the second reading (post published Sept 4, 2016) Dr Ehrman explains why Paul and James view of justification by faith/words may not be contradictory. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and r…
 
The first reading (post published August 23, 2020) Dr. Ehrman summarizes his view on Jesus and Jesus’ relation to the Son of Man. In the second reading (post published August 30, 2012) Dr Ehrman explains why scholars don’t respond to questions re whether Jesus actually existed. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts eac…
 
The first reading (post published February 2, 2020) is a republished guest post from Bob Cargill regarding a then recent book claiming evidence was discovered that Jesus was married. In the second reading (post published August 26, 2016) Dr Ehrman responds to a blog member who asks about the historicity of Jesus’ disciples being armed at Gethesame.…
 
The first reading (post published August 14, 2020) is a guest post from Ian Mills and Laura Robinson about their New Testament Review podcast. In the second reading (post published August 20, 2015) Dr Ehrman explains how the bloody sweat passage shined a light on the importance of textual criticism. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read…
 
In the first reading (post published August 7, 2020) Dr. Ehrman translates the opening section of the Gospel of Judas. In the second reading (post published August 1, 2013) Dr Ehrman discusses why men believed they were superior to women and their roles in antiquity. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week and …
 
In the first reading (post published July 19, 2020) Dr. Ehrman responds to two questions pertaining to why atheists teach the bible? In the second reading (post published August 2, 2015) Dr Ehrman discusses the original wording of Mark 15:34 “My God My God Why have you forsaken me?” Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new post…
 
The first reading (post published July 24, 2020) is a guest post by adjunct professor Jason Staples about a confusing statement made by Paul. In the second reading (post published July 28, 2013) Dr Ehrman addresses whether women were associated with Jesus’ ministry. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week and e…
 
The first reading (post published July 13, 2020) is a guest post by editors Jill Hicks-Keaton and Cavan Concannon on their book about the Museum of the Bible. In the second reading (post published July 20, 2012) Dr Ehrman answers a blog member’s question whether Paul knew of the historical Jesus when Jesus was crucified. Join the blog at https://eh…
 
The first reading (post published July 6, 2020) is a guest post by Patrick Payne describing his documentary in which Dr. Ehrman was interviewed. In the second reading (post published July 16, 2014) Dr Ehrman looks at why Luke and Mark protrary Jesus’ death differently. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week an…
 
The first reading (post published June 24, 2020) is a guest post by Prof. Julius-Kei Kato re the beatitudes. In the second reading (post published June 27, 2016) Dr Ehrman begins a thread of posts about the authorship of the Pentatuch. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week and every post in the archives. Your…
 
In the first reading (post published June 19, 2020) Dr. Ehrman responds to a blog member’s request to explain why suffering without God should lead us toward humility and caring. In the second reading (post published June 10, 2014) Dr Ehrman shares the story of the discovery of the Nag Hammadi library. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and r…
 
In the first reading (post published June 21, 2020) Dr. Ehrman explains a new opportunity to have your writings available to blog members. In the second reading (post published June 10, 2014) Dr Ehrman answers a blog member’s questions about the text of Philippians. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week and e…
 
In the first reading (post published June 7, 2020) Dr. Ehrman looks at the responses of two Biblical Jesuses to what is going on in the world today. In the second reading (post published June 6, 2013) Dr Ehrman discusses what Jesus said in Jerusalem that led to his death. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week…
 
In the first reading (post published May 31, 2020) Dr. Ehrman explains why even if we had the original gospels, it wouldn’t mean we would know the truth. In the second reading (post published June 4, 2015) Dr Ehrman shares some interesting stories about the death of Judas not found in New Testament Gospels. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ …
 
The first reading (post published May 28, 2020) is a Guest Post by esteemed archeologist Jodi Magness pertaining to Masada. In the second reading (post published May 29, 2013) Dr Ehrman discusses how New Testament scholars can remain Christians knowing what they know. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week and…
 
The first reading (post published May 24, 2020) Dr. Ehrman discusses a recent article exposing recent million-dollar fraud re early Greek manuscripts. In the second reading (post published May 26, 2015) Dr Ehrman explains the different reasons for miracle stories in the Gospels. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts ea…
 
The first reading (post published May 10, 2020) Dr. Ehrman reflects on a movie he recently watch and how it impacted him emotionally. In the second reading (post published May 20, 2013) Dr Ehrman explains why he does not think Jesus’ rejection in Nazareth is historically reliable. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts …
 
The first reading (post published May 5, 2020) is the first of several guest posts by Hugo Mendez explaining why he does not believe there was a Johannine Community. In the second reading (post published May 15, 2012) Dr Ehrman answers a blog member’s question essentially about how can scholars today think they know more about early Christian event…
 
In the first reading (post published Apr 15, 2020) Dr. Ehrman begins a thread on the Wisdom Book of Ecclesiastes. In the second reading (post published May 8, 2015) Dr Ehrman writes about gist memories and what we can say we know about the historical Jesus. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week and every post…
 
In the first reading (post published Apr 24, 2020) Dr. Ehrman asks for and offers suggestions of things to do during this time of Covid isolation. In the second reading (post published Apr 15, 2015) Dr Ehrman writes about brains in oral and written cultures. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week and every pos…
 
In the first reading (post published April 17, 2020) Dr. Ehrman writes about his three textbooks and an upcoming webinar. In the second reading (post published April 24, 2014) Dr Ehrman writes about the importance of Paul to Christianity during Paul’s days. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week and every post…
 
In the first reading (post published April 5, 2020) Dr. Ehrman celebrates eight years of the blog and looks ahead. In the second reading (post published April 16, 2013) Dr Ehrman writes about humans that became angels in early Jewish texts. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week and every post in the archives.…
 
In the first reading (post published Mar 29, 2020) Dr. Ehrman discussed his recent NPR Fresh Air interview pertaining to his new book. In the second reading (post published Apr 10, 2015) Dr Ehrman clarifies what he means when he states there are false memories in the gospels. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each …
 
In the first reading (post published Mar 22, 2020) Dr. Ehrman shares the opening part of the Preface of his new book, Heaven and Hell, a History of the Afterlife. In the second reading (post published April 1, 2013) Dr Ehrman discusses discrepancies in the gospel accounts of the resurrection. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to …
 
In the first reading (post published Mar 15, 2020) Dr. Ehrman writes about being an expert and his issue with those who lack expert qualifications, yet question experts. In the second reading (post published Mar 23, 2015) Dr Ehrman explains why he wishes the letters of Paul’s opponents were discovered. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and r…
 
In the first reading (post published Mar 8, 2020) Dr. Ehrman responds gives his insight for those in relationships where the parties have different beliefs. In the second reading (post published Mar 19, 2014) Dr Ehrman discusses the sources used to create the Gospel of John. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each w…
 
In the first reading (post published Mar 1, 2020) with his upcoming book tour upon us, Dr. Ehrman talks about book tours, his upcoming dates and a funny book tour story. In the second reading (post published Mar 2, 2013) Dr Ehrman provides brief answers to Christianity’s 24 greatest controversies. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read u…
 
In the first reading (post published Feb 23, 2020) Dr Ehrman examines Paul’s view of whether Christ was human or divine. In the second reading (post published Mar 1, 2015) Dr Ehrman address a mythicists argument that Nazareth did not exist when Jesus was born. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week and every p…
 
In the first reading (post published Feb 5, 2020) Professor Travis Proctor writes about the view early Christians had of demons. In the second reading (post published Feb 24, 2014) Dr Ehrman explains why in Mark, nobody knows the nature of Jesus. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week and every post in the arc…
 
In the first reading (post published Jan 20, 2020) Professor James Tabor writes about the role of miracles and the supernatural in scholarship. In the second reading (post published Feb 16, 2016) Dr Ehrman writes about what really was decided at the Council of Nicea. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week and …
 
In the first reading (post published Jan 19, 2020) Dr Ehrman concludes his thread pertaining to the authorship of Luke and Acts. In the second reading (post published Feb 11, 2014) Dr Ehrman explains the Synoptic Problem and what we learn from it. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week and every post in the ar…
 
In the first reading (post published Jan 26, 2020) Dr Ehrman shares a new type of New Testament book he intends to write. In the second reading (post published Feb 6, 2014) Dr Ehrman writes about the impact of the evidence that camels were not yet domesticated at the time claimed by the Bible. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to…
 
In the first reading (post published Jan 24, 2020) Dr Ehrman asks for volunteers to read posts for audio versions. In the second reading (post published Jan 29, 2014) Dr Ehrman writes about whether it matters if Jesus was married. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week and every post in the archives. Your enti…
 
In the first reading (post published Jan 12, 2020) Dr Ehrman shares his a recent wow moment regarding the existence of God. In the second reading (post published Jan 14, 2015) Dr Ehrman writes about obtaining his position at UNC and evolving religious studies. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week and every p…
 
The first reading (post published Nov 17, 2019) is a guest post from Mike Licona explaining why he believes the Bible is inspired by God. In the second reading (post published Jan 2, 2013) Dr Ehrman explains how ancient writings are dated, particularly the Letter to Barnabas. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each …
 
In the first reading (post published Dec 31, 2019) Dr Ehrman gives gives his end of the year review of the blog. In the second reading (post published Jan 3, 2015) Dr Ehrman wraps up a thread pertaining to the birth stories in Matthew and Luke. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week and every post in the archi…
 
In the first reading (post published Dec 22, 2019) Dr Ehrman gives Michael Shermer’s forward to John Loftus’ new book. In the second reading (post published Dec 27 2015) Dr Ehrman answers blog member questions re Jesus being called divine, the non-Jewishness of Jesus in old scholarship, and reconciling the timing of Quirinius, Herod, and Jesus’ bir…
 
In the first reading (post published Dec 15, 2019) Dr Ehrman writes about his new book. In the second reading (post published Dec 21, 2014) Dr Ehrman writes about why evangelicals feel the need to believe in the Virgin Birth. Join the blog at https://ehrmanblog.org/ and read up to 6 new posts each week and every post in the archives. Your entire mi…
 
In the first reading (post published Nov 24, 2019) Dr Ehrman rebuts NT Scholar Scot McKnight’s argument there are passages in the Gospels where Jesus may have been referring to homosexuality. In the second reading (post published Dec 21, 2012) Dr Ehrman sets forth explanations as to why women are mentioned in Matthew’s Genealogy. Join the blog at h…
 
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