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Who Changed the Bible & Why? Diane Rehm Show

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The Diane Rehm Show is produced at WAMU 88.5 and distributed by National Public Radio, NPR Worldwide, and SIRIUS satellite radio. Diane Rehm is the host who interviews Bart live on the air on Thursday, December 8, 2005. She titles the radio program, "Who Changed the Bible and Why?" while referencing Bart's book "Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why." Professor Bart Ehrman describes how mistakes and intentional changes made by scribes who hand copied the words of Jesus and the writings of Saint Paul have shaped cherished biblical stories and widely held beliefs. How beliefs concerning the divinity of Jesus, the Trinity, and the divine origins of the Bible itself are the results of both intentional and accidental alterations by scribes. He addresses questions about homosexuality as understood in Jesus' time and the holiday Christmas, among other topics. Program discussed on Bart Ehrman's Foundation Blog: http://ehrmanblog.org/?p=8087 Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He came to UNC in 1988, after four years of teaching at Rutgers University. At UNC he has served as both the Director of Graduate Studies and the Chair of the Department of Religious Studies. A graduate of Wheaton College (Illinois), Professor Ehrman received both his Masters of Divinity and Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary, where his 1985 doctoral dissertation was awarded magna cum laude. Copyright © Bart D. Ehrman and The Diane Rehm Show. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized use, re-posting and/or duplication of this media without express and written permission from Bart D. Ehrman and The Diane Rehm Show is strictly prohibited.