All of us have vivid memories of the past. These are the memories we trust the most. We are absolutely certain it happened the way we remember: why else would it be vivid? The answer is that it might be vivid because we have replayed the event in our memory time and time again in the same, wrong, way. So now that’s how we remember it. Vividly.

– Bart D. Erhman, Jesus Before the Gospels: How the Earliest Christians Remembered, Changed and Invented Their Stories of the Saviour (2016)

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