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Eight 50-minute lessons plus two Q&A sessions from Bible scholar, Dr. Bart Ehrman as an online course!
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The Genius of the Gospel Of Matthew - What Scholars Say About the First Gospel

The Gospel of Matthew is revered for preserving the iconic teachings of Jesus, especially from the Sermon on the Mount, including the Beatitudes, the Golden Rule, and the Lord’s Prayer, inspiring Christian readers through the ages...

However, there is a lot more to this Gospel than meets the eye. This course explores the real literary genius that goes almost completely unnoticed even by many avid Bible readers, whether committed conservative Christians, liberal-minded seekers, or complete outsiders with purely literary interests.

Always controversial and full of intrigue, join Bart as he delves into lesser-known insights from modern biblical scholarship, unraveling the mysteries behind one of the most influential books in our cultural history. 

Questions covered in this course include:

  • If, as scholars maintain, Matthew used the Gospel of Mark as one of his sources, why did he change it so extensively?

  • Why does Matthew provide a genealogical line of Jesus that he is explicitly said not to be born into?

  • Does Matthew sometimes misquote the Old Testament or take it out of context in his attempt to prove that Jesus was the messiah?

  • How are we to understand the Sermon on the Mount? Does Jesus really expect his followers to keep such rigorous teachings? Not ever to get angry? Never to lust?

  • Matthew is often said to be the “most Jewish” of the Gospels. It is also often described as virulently anti-Jewish. How can it be both?

  • How was this Gospel used over the years both to shape Christian morality and to instigate horrible persecutions of Jews? Are there right and wrong ways to read this influential book?

About Your Instructor:

Bart D. Ehrman is a professor of religious studies at the University of North Carolina. He has written or edited thirty-four books, including six New York Times bestsellers: How Jesus Became God, Misquoting Jesus, Jesus Interrupted, and Forged.

Bart's work has been featured in The New York Times, the Washington Post, the New Yorker, Time, and Newsweek; he has appeared on National Geographic, CNN, the BBC, NBC's Dateline, the Discovery Channel, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, the Sam Harris Podcast, and many other top media outlets.

Special Bundle Price 119.60 $59.95

The retail price for eight individual lectures with Dr. Ehrman is $119.60*.  However, you can get the entire "The Genius of the Gospel of Matthew" course, including lifetime access to ALL eight lectures, two Q&A sessions, and bonus materials for the special bundled price of $59.95.  

(*$14.95 each)


Registration Includes Lifetime Access to the 8-Lesson Online Course complete with:

  • Eight 50-minute lectures by Dr. Bart Ehrman
  • 2 x Q & A sessions
  • Discounts for additional courses in the "How Scholars Read the Bible" series
  • PDF lesson guides
  • FAQ's
  • Additional reading list to dive deeper
  • Audio downloads for listening on the go

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  • Is this a LIVE course?
    This 8 x 50-minute lecture webinar & 'Q & A' was recorded LIVE on Feb 3-4, 2024. If you purchase this lecture after the live lecture date, you will be watching a recorded event. Either way, you will have lifetime access to the lectures and Q&A sessions. You will also receive advanced notifications of new live lectures and online courses.
  • What is the Special Bundle Price?
    The regular retail price for 8 individual lessons with Bart Ehrman would normally cost $119.60 at $14.95 per lecture. With the special bundle price you can enjoy lifetime access to all 8 lectures + bonuses for the special bundle price of $59.95.
  • Are any other discounts available?
    Yes, if you have purchased another course in the "How Scholars Read the Bible" series like "In the Beginning" or "Finding Moses," you should have received an email sent to you with a significant discount to purchase the course.
  • Do you offer a money-back guarantee?
    Absolutely! If you don't love the seminar, send us an email and we will refund 100% of your investment. You will have 30 days from the date of the seminar.