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

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

Archaeology In The Time Of Jesus ™

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.

The Scribal Corruption of Scripture ™

Based on Dr. Ehrman's best-selling book, "Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why," learn how and why scribes altered the New Testament text. 

Did the Christmas Story Really Happen? ™

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

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New Insights Into the New Testament (2023 Full Replay)

Summer is upon us and that means NINT 2 is coming soon (Sept. 2024). If you missed last year's inaugural conference, this is your chance to catch the full replay. We had 10 world renowned scholars sharing insights into the New Testament gospels. 

Did Jesus Think He Was God?™

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? 


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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.


Please see this video for an insider's peek into one of our courses.

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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