Much Ado About Typos by Denny Burk

Much Ado About Typos

Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why
by Bart D. Ehrman
HarperSanFrancisco, 2005
(242 pages, $24.95, hardcover)

reviewed by Denny Burk

What hath John Stewart to do with John the Apostle? Stewart is just one of the many figures in the popular media who lined up to interview Bart Ehrman about his controversial book, Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why. I would wager that the book’s heady subject matter (text criticism) normally receives very little airtime on Comedy Central.

Bart Ehrman, a professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina and a popular lecturer for the Teachi . . .