His popular blog debunks Christian myths. With the profits, he does the Christian thing.

by | Feb 10, 2023 | Religion

(RNS) — Bart Ehrman’s blog regularly disabuses readers of their preconceptions about Christianity and its origins.No, the devil does not appear in the Garden of Eden — or anywhere in the Hebrew Bible (though the word “Satan” appears elsewhere a handful of times).
No, the doctrine of the Trinity does not appear in any of the earliest versions of the First Epistle of John. (It first shows up in a manuscript from the 14th century.)
No, Jesus did not believe the righteous go to heaven. More likely he thought God would physically resurrect the dead as part of a new kingdom on Earth.
One of the most renowned scholars of the New Testament and early Christianity, Ehrman, a professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is famous for his many popular books, college textbooks, Great Course lecture series, appearances on public radio’s Fresh Air and on National Geographic and History Channel specials.
But his most loyal followers read his musings five, sometimes six days a week at The Bart Ehrman Blog, a 10-year-old subscription-based platform that predates the likes of Medium, Patreon or Substack.
There, nearly 8,000 subscribers who want to reexamine the history of the Bible what scholars have to say about it will find a welcoming community of fellow questioners.
Ehrman, who cal …

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