Why, you post a blurb and keep going. I don’t much care for either scholars pronouncements, finding them both wrong on more than a few things, it is of interest regardless to watch them go at it.
Ehrman pompously ignores my considerable analytical discussion, which was rooted in a wide-ranging, comparative literary classification and analysis of the Old Testament and ancient Near Eastern inscriptions. Apparently to him, the more than 40 years I have devoted to research in my study of the primary fields of Old Testament exegesis, ancient Near Eastern literature and ancient history—not least in regards to questions of historicity’leaves me unqualified and lacking the essential competence to address such questions because they also come to include a comparison of such an analysis with these same stereotypical literary tropes as they occur in the Gospels.
Read it here: http://www.bibleinterp.com/articles/tho368005.shtml