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Serial Review: “The Lost Gospel of Judas Iscariot: A New Look at Betrayer and Betrayed” -Part 1

Sunday, November 5th, 2006

By Bart D. Ehrman (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2006, pgs. 198) This is probably destined to be the definitive book on the subject.  Written by the very able scholar from Chapel Hill.  One may disagree with his conclusions, but Dr. Ehrman is never to be ignored.  I plan to review his book in a ‘serial’ […]

“The Da Vinci Code: Fact or Fiction?”

Sunday, August 27th, 2006

By Hank Hanegraaff and Paul L. Maier (Wheaton,Ill.: Tyndale House Pub.,Inc., 2004, 79 pgs) This is an excellent book for dealing with the myriad of historical problems presented in the novel by Dan Brown.  In Part One, Dr. Paul Maier points out all the major historical/religious problems and challenges made in The Da Vinci Code.  […]

“The Gospel of Judas”

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

Edited by: Rodolphe Kasser, Marvin Meyer, Gregor Wurst, with Bart D. Ehrman (National Geographic: Washington DC, 2006, 185 pgs)  The book contains an introduction to the ‘Gospel’, with a translation and commentary.  First, a chapter on the incredible story of the discovery of the Codex and intrigue which kept the text from public view for 28 years.  […]

“Misquoting Jesus”: An Evaluation And Review

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

An Extensive and Scholarly Evaluation of Dr. Ehrman’s work: “MISQUOTING JESUS: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why”, by Bart D. Ehrman, (San Francisco: HarperCollins Publishers, 2005, 242 pgs.) Dr. Ehrman is a noted New Testament textual scholar.  His accomplishments are extensive, and he comes to the table with incredible academic abilities and […]

The Da Vinci Code: Top Ten False Claims Made In The Book

Saturday, May 20th, 2006

    There are hundreds of historical mistakes made by the Dan Brown in The Da Vinci Code.  None of it would be particularly important in a work of ‘fiction’,  except that Brown claims that all the background material is ‘true’.  He continues to maintain that view even in the face of numerous  assaults by historians, […]