The Bible and Culture

The Bible and Culture

December 2009 Archives

LBs… The New Year’s Resolution Song

posted by Ben Witherington

LB’S (A Good ole Southern Country Song by BW3–think Johnny Cash with help from the Beatles– to the tunes of ‘I hear that train a comin’ and ‘Carry that Weight’) It’s sweepin’ cross AmericaThe plague of pulchritudeIt’s gripped the country’s […]

The Ephesian Terrace Houses

posted by Ben Witherington

Probably the most exciting of all the archaeological developments in Turkey is what has been uncovered on a hill overlooking the Celsus Library in Ephesos by the Austrians. And the Austrians are both meticulous and thorough, and their work on […]

Ten 2009 Books on the New Testament You Should have Read

posted by Ben Witherington

Of the making of Biblical studies books there is no end, but not all books are created equal.  One of the questions I often get is what were the best Biblical Studies books that came out this year which should […]

Defaced

posted by Ben Witherington

              The statue stood sentinel,             But had no staring eyes,             Defaced by vicious vandals             The royal line despised.               Erasures are too common,             As if our pasts weren’t past             Enough with mere mortality […]


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