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Bart Ehrman’s courses provide a critical, challenging, and captivating insight into the story of early Christianity. Accessible, but flooded with scholarly expertise, they are a must for believers and nonbelievers alike.

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When Does Life Begin? ™

Embark on a captivating exploration of one of the most contentious topics in modern times —' When does life begin?' In this unique course, Bart invites you to delve into the biblical perspective on the beginning of life and uncover surprising insights that challenge common assumptions.

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When Does Life Begin - A New online Course by Dr. Bart Ehrman


The Bible And The Quran ™

The Bible and the Quran Online Course

In this groundbreaking NEW course, explore the historical challenges inherent in two of the world's most influential religious texts—the Bible and the Quran. Led by Dr. Ehrman and Dr. Hashmi, dive into the origins of Islam and the historical quandaries posed by the Quran alongside those found in the Christian Bible.

Archaeology In The Time Of Jesus ™

Archaeology in the Time of Jesus - With Jodi Magness

Embark on a captivating exploration of the centuries-old archaeological quest to connect with Jesus. This series of slide-illustrated lectures unravels the mysteries of ancient pilgrimages and the precision of modern science, meticulously reconstructing Jesus' world.


In The Beginning™ - History, Legend, & Myth in Genesis

In the Beginning - Online Course by Dr Bart Ehrman

In Part One of Bart's new "How Scholars Read the Bible" Series, dive into the stories of the first book of the Bible from a historical perspective.

Finding Moses ™ - What Scholars Know About Exodus and the Jewish Law

Finding Moses - Old Testament Online Course by Dr Bart Ehrman

Did the Exodus actually happen and was Moses a historical figure or religious myth? What does the archaeological and other evidence say...

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The Genius Of The Gospel Of Matthew

The Genius of the Gospel of Matthew Online Course by Dr. Bart Ehrman

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!

The Scribal Corruption Of Scripture

The Scribal Corruption of Scripture Course By Bart Ehrman

Explore the New Testament's fascinating journey through time and discover how scribes altered its scriptural narrative...

Jesus The Actual Son Of Joseph

Bart Ehrman Course: Jesus the Actual Son of Joseph

Was Jesus really the son of God or actually the human son of Joseph? Is it possible he was both? Explore evidence from The New Testament itself...

Paul and Jesus: The Great Divide ™

Jesus and Paul New Course by Bart Ehrman

This course addresses one of the most controversial issues of early Christianity: Did Paul and Jesus have the same religion? Should they be considered the “co-founders” of Christianity?

The Unknown Gospels ™

A closer look at the Gospels from a scholarly perspective. How do we know when the Gospels were written? Why do scholars think Matthew and Luke copied Mark? And much more...

Jesus The Secret Messiah™

Jesus The Secret Messiah Online Course by Bart Ehrman

Mark is the most brilliant AND most underrated Gospel of the New Testament. But, did Mark have first-hand knowledge of Jesus’ life or was he just makin’ stuff up? Explore the answer in this course.  

Did the Christmas Story Really Happen?

We all know the stories of Jesus' birth in Bethlehem, the Virgin birth, and the wisemen.  But what do historians actually know about the birth of Jesus?

The Other Virgin Births in Antiquity™

Other Virgin Births in Antiquity

Was Jesus of Nazareth the ONLY miracle-working Son of God to be born of a Virgin? What does an expert who has studied the ancient sources say?


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New Insights into the New Testament - Virtual Bible Conference

We have recently recorded a groundbreaking bringing together 10 world-renowned biblical scholars, each a compelling expert in their field, to reveal the latest and most captivating insights into the New Testament Gospels!

Join us for the live replay of this inaugural event that promises to revolutionize your understanding of biblical scholarship...

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Did Peter Hate Paul? ™

Did Peter Hate Paul - A New Course by Dr Bart Ehrman

Delve into the intriguing debate surrounding the relationship between Peter and Paul. This course explores lesser-known early Christian texts and scrutinizes the evidence to answer the pivotal question: Did Peter hate Paul? Join us as we uncover the truth behind this historical puzzle!

Did Matthew, Mark, Luke and John Actually Write Matthew, Mark, Luke and John?

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Explore the latest scientific evidence to uncover the fascinating realities behind the Gospel narratives in this exclusive free webinar hosted by esteemed scholar Dr. Bart Ehrman. 

Why I Am Not A Christian: How Leaving The Faith Led To A Life Of More Meaning And Purpose

Why I am Not a Christian - Webinar by Dr Bart Ehrman

Embark on a captivating journey with Dr. Bart Ehrman as he shares his personal transformation from a life of faith to a life without.


Did the Resurrection of Jesus Really Happen? 

Jesus Resurrection Debate

Enjoy this lively debate between Dr. Bart D. Ehrman and leading Christian apologist, Dr. Mike Licona on the topic of the resurrection.  

Did Jesus Think He Was God?  - A Closer Look at the Evidence

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Soon after Jesus’ death, his disciples claimed that he was God.  What did they mean by that? Was he the One and Only God, Yahweh?  Did he himself think so?

Will You Be Left Behind? 

Does the book of Revelation predict our future, the Rapture, the Antichrist, or the coming Tribulation?  Is it meant to be prophecy?   

Will You Be Left Behind - Online Course


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Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Immerse yourself in a journey through history with Dr. James D. Tabor. Discover the profound connections between the Dead Sea Scrolls and Jesus' teachings in this ten-part lecture series. The course includes live Q&A sessions, bonus content from Qumran, and supplementary materials to enhance your learning experience.

Unforgetable Footprints of the Pauline Legacy

Join Dr. Robyn Faith Walsh for an enlightening journey into the life and legacy of the Apostle Paul. Discover the true impact of his letters on early Christianity, decode historical mysteries, and transform your understanding of this pivotal figure.

The Quest for the Historical Jesus

Join Dr. Dale C. Allison Jr. in an eight-part lecture series that dives deep into the quest for the historical Jesus. Explore ancient texts, archaeological evidence, and scholarly debates to gain a clearer understanding of Jesus’ life and teachings. 

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Dr. Bart D. Ehrman has written or edited thirty-three books, including six New York Times bestsellers:  How Jesus Became God, Misquoting Jesus, God’s Problem, Jesus Interrupted, Forged, and The Triumph of Christianity.  Bart is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he has taught thousands of students and won numerous awards. 

Bart's work has been featured in The New York Times, the Washington Post, the Times Literary Supplement, 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. 

Since 2000 he has recorded nine courses for The Great Courses.



Dr. Ehrman receives glowing reviews of his webinars and courses.  The Christmas course, for example, received a 9.2 out of 10 rating in a survey with over 300 respondents.  You san see the results here.

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"Dr. Ehrman is a respected scholar of early Christianity. This is a great opportunity to learn from him!"

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"I always enjoy Dr. Ehrman’s courses.  Bart is so seasoned in his pace and choice of words during his presentations."

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"It was impressive to learn what an objective approach can teach us! The course is a very professional production and a great value."

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In the Beginning:  History, Legend, and Myth in Genesis

"Mesmerizing! Professor Ehrman's presentation and breadth of knowledge are astounding. I won't give away the best parts, but some of his insights are transformative. Whether you've never read the Bible or can read it in Hebrew, you're bound to expand your thinking." Stacey Morris

"It was so interesting to hear about the criteria historical researchers use and impressive to learn what an objective approach can teach us! Who knew!! The course is a very professional production and a great value. More please!" Chuck Higgins

"Bart brings entirely new insights into the history, myths, and legends of Genesis. His scholarship is impeccable and he's just plain so much fun to listen to!" Karen Weiland

"I’ve been waiting for this one. We all thought Bart was a NT scholar but now we realize that one can’t fully understand the NT without understanding the OT. Dr E you have enlightened me again. Again, brilliantly made!" Bill Sutherland

"Dr. Ehrman is a fantastic lecturer. He is insightful, lucid, and clear in his objective of historical examination of Bible sources." Scott Cassingham

"When I saw Bart Ehrman was providing instruction on the origins of the Old Testament, I was excited to get his scholarly perspective. The lectures were exactly what I hoped for — providing perspective, history, and context to help understand the contradictions, and confounding realities within these writings." Stephen Fox

"This is my third course, and I can’t wait for more. These are informative and educational lectures providing insight into the Bible not opinions. Thank you." Michele Kemper

"Dr. Ehrman is most known as a New Testament scholar, but he's well-studied in the Old Testament as well. This course is full of great insights for believers and non-believers alike; but perhaps mostly for Christians who are less familiar with the Old Testament than they would like to be." Anthony Dominello

"Enjoyed it very much! Chris Huntley orchestrated it superbly, and Bart did his usual informative teaching job. Thanks again." Steve Sutter

"This was a very good course and it was very well presented. I have read a lot of Dr. Ehrman's books and as usual, his depth of knowledge of the topic is excellent and well prepared. This is a 10 out of 10 course!" Mike C.


WHAT's included when you purchase a course?

You will typically get the following with all Bart Ehrman courses, but please check the sales page for each individual course for slight variations:

  • Lifetime access to the course
  • Video and text lessons from Dr. Bart Ehrman
  • Recordings of Live Q&A
  • Audio downoloads for listening "on the go"
  • Text overviews of lessons and questions for reflection
  • Additional resources like chat transcript from the live recording and special discounts

who should purchase bart's courses?

Bart's courses are designed for lay people (or non-scholars) who are interested in early Christianity, the New Testament, and the historical Jesus.  All truth-seekers, whether atheist, conservative Christian, progressive Christian, skeptic, Jew, Muslim, will enjoy and by challenged by Bart's courses.


If for any reason you are unsatisfied with your course, send an email to [email protected] and we will give you a full refund within 30 days of purchasing the course.

are any discounts available?

There are many discounts available for Bart Ehrman fans.  

  • Repeat customers - We offer a 30% discount for all courses in our "How Scholars Read the Bible Series" once you have purchased just one course in the series.  Current courses in the series are:  In the Beginning, Finding Moses, Jesus the Secret Messiah, The Unknown Gospels, and Paul and Jesus.   
  • Upsell offers (deepest discount) - We typically offer an additional course for a one-time deeply discounted price.  For example, if you buy "In the Beginning," we offer "Finding Moses" at nearly 50% off.  It's quite the bargain.  Just be aware that when you see those deals, you should grab them because no other offers will come close to those deals!
  • Live recording offers - We often record our courses for a live audience and we often announce our next upcoming course for the live attendees and offer a great discount to buy it.  It pays to attend the live recordings!
  • Early-bird and launch specials - When you purchase any of our courses, you'll be added to our email list where we announce all new courses.  Most come with special early-bird pricing.


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is bart a christian?  does he try to persuade anyone away from their beliefs?

Bart is not a Christian but in no way tries to persuade anyone with religious belief to change their mind.  His goal is simply that people will have a better understanding of the Bible and Jesus through a historical scholarly approach.  Regardless of your beliefs, there are some things we can say about the historical Jesus just like we can about any historical figure such as Mohommad or Joseph Smith.  And you could embark on such a historical examination whether you believe these men were prophets or not!  Bart has a way of making the scriptures come alive regardless of your faith.  In fact, we have many Christian course buyers who have claimed that Bart's courses have strengthened their faith.

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