Scholar Claims Half of NT Forged

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    Among his claims: The New Testament books attributed to Jesus’ disciples could not have been written by them because they were illiterate.

    Now, admittedly, I was not there, but isn't it generally recognized that the texts were written quite some time after his death? Even if they had been illiterate at the time events occurred, is it impossible for a man to learn how to read and write? One would think there'd be time to do so during one's time in exile, no?

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    I'm not sure anyone claims that the disciples wrote the books of the NT.
     
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    The question isn't just who wrote them, but when and why. It's interesting to me that of the gospel quotations used to prove Jesus' divinity, most come from John, the last one written. Were they reporting actual facts or creating a new mythology? Non-trinitarians would say the latter and, if the Franks hadn't been the strongest of the barbarian tribes to dominate the West, we might all be saying the same thing.
     

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