According to one scholarly review of Bart Ehrman's book, Misquoting Jesus, "there is nothing earth-shaking in the first four chapters of the book. Rather, it is in the introduction that we see Ehrman's motive, and the last three chapters reveal his agenda."[1] He notes that "almost none of the variants that Ehrman discusses involve sayings by Jesus"[2]

Variants discussed

  • Mark 1:41
  • Matthew 24:36
  • John 1:18
  • John 7:53-8:11
  • 1 John 5:7-8 (the Johannine comma)
  • Hebrews 2:8-9

Quotes from the book

  • "It would be wrong to say as people sometimes do that the changes in our text have no real bearing on what the texts mean or on the theological conclusions that one draws from them. We have seen, in fact, that just the opposite is the case." [3]


  1. Daniel B. Wallace's review, available here:
  2. ibid.
  3. Misquoting, p. 208

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