Scripture against dating non believers
“There are more variations among our manuscripts than there are words in the New Testament,” says Dr. Ehrman, a groundbreaking biblical scholar and professor at the University of North Carolina who has written many books on the New Testament.
Most of those discrepancies are little more than the handwritten equivalent of a typo, but that error was then included by future scribes.
This is no longer a matter of personal or private faith.
With politicians, social leaders and even some clergy invoking a book they seem to have never read and whose phrases they don’t understand, America is being besieged by Biblical illiteracy.
A group of Pharisees and others bring a woman caught committing adultery to Jesus.
Under Mosaic Law—the laws of Moses handed down in the Old Testament—she must be stoned to death.
This examination—based in large part on the works of scores of theologians and scholars, some of which dates back centuries—is a review of the Bible’s history and a recounting of its words. In other words, some 1,500 years passed between the day the first biblical author put stick to clay and when the books that would become the New Testament were chosen.
It is only through accepting where the Bible comes from— and who put it together—that anyone can comprehend what history’s most important book says and, just as important, what it does not say. There were no printing presses beforehand or until 1,000 years later.
The Bible is not the book many American fundamentalists and political opportunists think it is, or more precisely, what they want it to be.Some copied the script without understanding the words.And Koiné was written in what is known as None of this mattered for centuries, because Christians were certain God had guided the hand not only of the original writers but also of all those copyists.Scribes added whole sections of the New Testament, and removed words and sentences that contradicted emerging orthodox beliefs.
Take one of the most famous tales from the New Testament, which starts in John .They wave their Bibles at passersby, screaming their condemnations of homosexuals.They fall on their knees, worshipping at the base of granite monuments to the Ten Commandments while demanding prayer in school.They appeal to God to save America from their political opponents, mostly Democrats.