Ehrman Summary Chapter 8

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In the beginning of chapter eight Ehrman talks about the Jesus’ Signs in the Fourth Gospel which are the seven miraculous signs that Jesus performed. For instance turning water into wine, healing the Capernaum official’s son, turning water into wine, healing the paralytic by Bethzatha, feeding 5,000, walking on water, healing the man born blind and raising Lazarus from the dead. Ehrman does mention that Jesus did perform other miracles that are not written down in his book, but are written in the bible. Ehrman talks about how Jesus all Jews are portrayed as being enemies of God, but Jesus and the disciples are Jews. Yes Jesus and the disciples are Jews; I think that Ehrman and some scholars misinterpret what is saying. I personally believe…show more content…
Another area in chapter eight that I disagree with is Ehrman says that when the Jewish authorities were going to stone the woman for adultery, that it is a terrific story that was made up. Reason Ehrman says that is because the manuscript did not originally appear in early writings of John, and the Greek bible until eight hundred years after John was written. My question is, was Ehrman and the scholars there at the Gospel of John was written? I would say no. Ehrman also talks about Jesus and the “I Am” saying in John where he is referring to himself as being God. In the book of John forty-six times it says “I AM” and in Mark, Luke, and Matthew a total of seven time. In the book of Exodus 3:14 is when God originally said to Moses “I Am”. Some people say that they do not believe that Jesus was God in the flesh that is their own opinion. In chapter nine Ehrman says that there are scholars that believe in the New Testament that stories are about Jesus that are not true. Personally, I say Jesus is true and is the messiah, here is what it says in books of Isaiah 7:14: “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” Isaiah 9:6: “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his

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