I asked Bart Ehrman if it were true that he did not read the books he reviewed in Did Jesus Exist? and this is his emphatic reply:
It is absolutely false! What would make him say such a thing? Where would he have even gotten this information? Is he wrongly speculating, or just lying? In any event, no, I read all of the books myself, very carefully. And marked them all up. Including his, of course.
Bart D. Ehrman
James A. Gray Professor
Department of Religious Studies
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Official Website: www.bartdehrman.com
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From: Neil Godfrey
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2012 10:45 PM
To: Ehrman, Bart D
Subject: CIA: The Bart Ehrman Blog Form Submission
To: Bart Ehrman
Dear Dr Ehrman
The following rumour has been posted on my blog: “According to Robert M. Price, on his April 12 Bible Geek podcast, Ehrman didn’t read the Mythicist books. He just had some of his students read them and write summaries for him.”
I would like to know if you can assure me that this is not true. I will, of course, post your assurance on the blog.
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