Review of Bart Ehrman, Forgery and Counterforgery

Review of Bart D. Ehrman, Forgery and Counterforgery: The Use of Literary Deceit in Early Christian Polemics. Oxford: University Press, 2012, in: Novum Testamentum 56 (2014) 428-431:

… Ehrman has rightly joined the growing number of scholars who have raised substantial doubts regarding the (once) popular thesis of innocent ancient pseudepigraphy. At the same time, his assertion that in antiquity a text’s authenticity was assessed not on the basis of its content but always on the basis of its wording goes one step beyond what the numerous relevant sources reveal.