Laodicea of course is a city familiar to all bibliophiles, since it famously is the city referred to in Rev. 3 for its wealthy citizens of diffident faith.  It also has connections with the Pauline churches mentioned in Colossians. But we would not necessarily guess from these passing references how truly remarkable and large this…

Christopher Bryan, Render to Caesar, (Oxford: O.U. Press, 2005), pp. viii+ 185, $35.00.               I must confess from the outset that I have a particular inclination to like Christopher Bryan’s recent book, as he is a man after my own heart (and sharing a similar education and profession).  He analyzes the NT with the…

            Jealousy’s a cancer             It’s rotten to the core,             It’s never ever satisfied             It always begs for more.               It poisons even friendships             Puts marriages on the spot             As if what others seem to have             Surpasses what you’ve got.               The worm within an apple             The…

(image from Disney/Pixar) I must confess that I have a certain bias towards Pixar films. They are some of the most creative computer generated features out there, and not just because of their technical prowess.  Often the stories are moving or at least meaningful and the result is movie magic. So it was with a…

Ben Witherington

Ben Witherington

Bible scholar Ben Witherington is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary and on the doctoral faculty at St. Andrews University in Scotland. A graduate of UNC, Chapel Hill, he went on to receive the M.Div. degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from the University of Durham in England. He is now considered one of the top evangelical scholars in the world, and is an elected member of the prestigious SNTS, a society dedicated to New Testament studies.

Witherington has also taught at Ashland Theological Seminary, Vanderbilt University, Duke Divinity School and Gordon-Conwell. A popular lecturer, Witherington has presented seminars for churches, colleges and biblical meetings not only in the United States but also in England, Estonia, Russia, Europe, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Australia. He has also led tours to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Jordan, and Egypt.

Witherington has written over thirty books, including The Jesus Quest and The Paul Quest, both of which were selected as top biblical studies works by Christianity Today. He also writes for many church and scholarly publications, and is a frequent contributor to the Beliefnet website.

Along with many interviews on radio networks across the country, Witherington has been seen on the History Channel, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, The Discovery Channel, A&E, and the PAX Network.

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