Category Archives: Ben Witherington

Is a History of Ancient Israel Possible? Pt 1

Is it possible to speak of the ancient history of Israel? I frequently encourage my congregation not to watch television documentaries about the Bible and history. Their mission is entertainment and controversy, not education. But through internet, television, and other … Continue reading

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Synagogues, Church Buildings, Early Christianity

Here is a great article by Ben Witherington, one of my favorite New Testament scholars. If you don’t mind a long article and you like to know about historical and cultural backgrounds of the Bible, you will like this one. … Continue reading

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Bockmuehl: Jesus' Jewishness and the Historical Quest

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Academic Theories about Yeshua

This is a list I am preparing for the first chapter of Messiah, a book I am working on for next year. I will add a few more examples by the time it is done. I would be glad to … Continue reading

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Musings on Some Academic Portrayals of Jesus

I am working on an upcoming book, Messiah, and enjoying a great deal of reading and some re-reading of academic portraits of Jesus. I appreciate the wide variety of voices trying to get back to who Jesus was. I even … Continue reading

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Rob Bell and Yeshua's Education

I chose this topic today because of something Ben Witherington III said on his blog while reviewing the writings of Rob Bell. Rob is the pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville, Michigan. He is a wildly popular communicator … Continue reading

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