Bart Ehrman Apologetics

Bart Ehrman is a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who has written numerous books attacking the reliability of the Bible, including Jesus Interrupted, Misquoting Jesus, Forged and How Jesus Became God.

BART'S BOOK, Jesus Interrupted:

In his book
Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible, Bart Ehrman seeks to build a case that there are contradictions in the Bible. Below, we take a look at some of the supposed contradictions Ehrman brings up in his book.

ARTICLES:

"Are there Contradictions in the Gospels?" by Charlie Campbell

"Errors Critics Make When Interpreting the Bible" by Dr. Norman Geisler

"The Inerrancy of the Bible" by Dr. Norman Geisler

"Alleged Errors in the Bible: Pt. 1" by Dr. Norman Geisler (Pt. 2, Pt. 3, Pt. 4)

101 'Cleared Up' Contradictions in the Bible by Jay Smith, et. al

"Can We Trust the Bible?" by Charlie Campbell

AUDIO:

"Do the Gospels Really Contradict One Another?" by Charlie Campbell

"Does the Bible Contains Mistakes?" by Dr. Thomas Howe

VIDEO (ONLINE)

"William Lane Craig Lecture on Bart Ehrman" (Part two, three, four, five, six)



BART'S BOOK, Misquoting Jesus:

In his book Misquoting Jesus, Bart Ehrman seeks to convince people that modern day copies of the Bible are not accurate because they have been tampered with and changed down through the centuries.

ARTICLES:

"The Gospel According to Bart" by Dr. Daniel Wallace

"Responding to Bart Ehrman: An Inverview with John Ankerberg, Daniel Wallace, & Darrel Bock"

"Is the New Testament Text Reliable?" by Greg Koukl

"Has the Text of the Bible Been Accurately Preserved?" by Charlie Campbell

"A Note on the Accuracy of the New Testament Text" by Dr. Norman Geisler

ONLINE VIDEO:

"Did Copyists Make Errors in the New Testament Manuscripts?" by Dr. Daniel Wallace

"A Response to Misquoting Jesus" by Lee Strobel (5:35 minutes)

"Dr. William Lane Craig's Lecture on Bart Ehrman" (Part two, three, four, five, six)



BART'S BOOK, Forged:

"A Chapter by Chapter Critique of Bart Ehrman's Book: Forged" by Dr. Ben Witherington:
IntroductionChapter OneChapter TwoChapter ThreeChapter FourChapter Five | Chapter SixChapter Seven and Eight (with a good summary of problems in the book)



BART'S BOOK, How Jesus Became God:

"Why the Followers of Jesus Recognized Him as Divine" by Craig Evans

"Answers to the Cults' Attacks on Jesus' Deity" by Charlie Campbell

"20 Reasons Christians Believe Jesus is God" (or in Spanish) by Charlie Campbell. Trifold Version: Cover, Inside



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EVIDENCE FOR THE BIBLE (Part 1): Ten Reasons You Can Trust the Scriptures 
(DVD or On-Demand Video
by Charlie Campbell

Was the Bible written by deceitful men? Is the Bible out-of-sync with scientific discoveries? Has the Bible undergone corruption as it was translated down through the centuries? Are the persons, places and events mentioned in the Bible mythological? What sets the Bible apart from other religious writings like the Quran, Hindu Vedas, or Book of Mormon? Charlie Campbell has been researching answers to questions like these for more than twenty years. In this updated, expanded DVD he answers these questions as he builds a compelling ten-pronged case for the trustworthiness of the Bible. You’ll learn about:

  • Scientific Discoveries
  • Archaeological Evidence
  • Fulfilled Prophecies
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls
  • Extrabiblical Historical Sources
  • The Martyrdom of the Disciples
  • Problems in the Quran
  • Problems in the Book of Mormon
  • And more!  


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NEW! THE BIBLE'S SCIENTIFIC ACCURACY AND FORESIGHT 
(DVD or On-Demand Video)
 by Charlie Campbell

Has the Bible been disproved by scientific discoveries? Is the Bible hopelessly out-of-date? Critics of Christianity say yes. But the evidence says no. In this 50-minute video, Charlie Campbell lays out a case for the scientific accuracy of the Bible by looking at several ancient revelations in the Bible that revealed amazing facts about the Earth and the universe thousands of years before the invention of telescopes, satellites, deep-diving submarines, and all the other technology that finally allowed scientists in the last century or two to verify these revelations were correct! This video will surely strengthen your confidence in the accuracy and trustworthiness of the Bible!


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ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE FOR THE BIBLE 
(DVD or On-Demand Video) by Charlie Campbell

Is the Bible a collection of fables and myths? Are the persons, places, and events in the Bible just fabrications by deceitful men? Many critics of Christianity think so, but archaeological discoveries show otherwise. Over the past two centuries, archaeologists have made thousands of discoveries that have helped to verify the exact truthfulness of the Bible's detailed records of various events, customs, persons, cities, nations, and geographical locations. This DVD by Charlie Campbell will introduce you to several of these fascinating Bible-affirming finds, both old and new. Length: 53 minutes.


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SCROLLS & STONES: Compelling Evidence the Bible Can Be Trusted 
(Book) by Charlie Campbell

Can we trust the Bible? Isn’t the Bible just “ancient fiction” written by fallible, perhaps even deceitful men? Haven’t books of the Bible been lost and even tampered with down through the centuries? Isn’t the Bible out-of- sync with scientific discoveries? What about the apparent contradictions in the Bible? What makes the Bible any different than the Hindu Vedas, Quran, or Book of Mormon?  Charlie Campbell has been researching answers to questions like these for nearly twenty-five years. It was his initial research that led him to become a follower of Jesus in 1990. In Scrolls & Stones he shares some of the evidence that changed his mind back then but also fascinating new discoveries...all confirming the reliability of the Bible. You’ll learn about:

  • Extrabiblical Historical Sources that Verify Biblical Events
  • Scientific Discoveries
  • Archaeological Evidence
  • Fulfilled Prophecies
  • Ancient Scrolls and Manuscripts         
  • Answers to Skeptics’ Objections and Questions
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Contains questions for further reflection and small group discussion. Also contains full subject index.


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ANSWERS TO ATHEISTS' ATTACKS ON JESUS
 

(DVD or On-Demand Video) by Charlie Campbell

When it comes to Jesus, atheists commonly say:

  • There’s no credible evidence Jesus existed
  • The authors of the Gospels stole their ideas for Jesus’ life from other ancient religions
  • The earliest Christians didn’t believe Jesus was God
  • The Gospels contradict one another
  • There are scientific errors in the Gospels
  • The “Gospel of Thomas” and the “Gospel of Judas” give us a more accurate understanding of who Jesus was
  • Accounts of Jesus’ miracles are fabrications

Charlie Campbell, an author and Christian apologist, responds to these charges and lays out a compelling case that Jesus really did exist and the Gospels are trustworthy accounts of His life (52 minutes).


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EVIDENCE FOR THE BIBLE (Part 2): An Examination of Apparent Contradictions in the Bible 
(DVD) by Charlie Campbell

One of the number one reasons nonbelievers give as to why they don’t believe the Bible is their belief that the Bible is “full of contradictions.” In this hour long DVD recorded at Calvary Chapel South Bay in southern California, Charlie Campbell examines seven popularly cited examples of contradictions in the Bible. After pointing out the apparent contradictions, Charlie demonstrates how the apparent difficulties are resolved and where the critics have erred. DVD length: 60 minutes This new edition was shot in a widescreen format and contains many of the images Charlie uses in his PowerPoint presentation.


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ARCHAEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE FOR THE BIBLE: Exciting Discoveries Verifying Persons, Places and Events in the Bible (BOOK) by Charlie Campbell

This book explores dozens of archaeological discoveries that have confirmed the trustworthiness of the Bible. You'll learn not only about the discoveries and their bearing on the reliability of the Bible, but also what the critics used to say before the discovery was made. Packed with approximately 90 photographs. 150 pages. Old Testament discoveries and topics include: the Genesis Flood, Israelites in Egypt, the Exodus, Jericho, Child Sacrifice to Molech, David, the Philistines, Nineveh, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Nebuchadnezzar, and more. New Testament discoveries and topics include: Herod the Great, John the Baptist, the Pool Bethesda, the Synagogue in Capernaum, Caiaphas, Pontius Pilate, Crucifixion in the first century, Rolling Tomb Stones, Jesus Christ, Persons and Places Mentioned by Luke, and more! Available in full colorblack and white, and Spanish full color.



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THE BIG BOOK OF BIBLE DIFFICULTIES: Clear and Concise Answers from Genesis to Revelation 
(Book) by Norman Geisler and Thomas Howe


This comprehensive volume offers clear and concise answers to every major Bible difficulty from Genesis to Revelation, staunchly defending the authority and inspiration of Scripture. Written in a problem/solution format, the book covers over eight hundred questions that critics and doubters raise about the Bible. Three extensive indexes (topical, Scripture, and unorthodox doctrines) offer quick and easy access to the answers you need. Note: This book was formerly published under the title: When Critics Ask. This is largely the same book although it has been updated with approximately 12 new entries (passages that were not in the previous title). Paperback from Baker Books, 615 pages.

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