The Bible and Culture

There’s some discussion now about Brent Landau’s Revelation of the Magi: The Lost Tale of the Wise Men’s Journey to Bethlehem, a new and previously inaccessible translation of a (Syriac) Christian fictional, fantastical text about the magi. Patheos is hosting a commons on this very book. Since we know so little about the magi, they…

Jesus and Women from CPX on Vimeo.

One would think that one of the pre-requisites for a critic who reviews movies based on novels, is that they were actually literate in the most basic sense— namely, that they had actually read the novel, and oh yes, knew a little bit about which comes first— the chicken or the egg, or in this…

                Let’s make one thing clear from the start.  It really shouldn’t be called the virgin birth.  Yes a virgin gave birth in this story, but the miracle took place at the point of conception,  not at the point of birth.   And another thing, Isaiah 7.14 in the Hebrew really didn’t adequately prepare anyone, even…

Jesus and Money from CPX on Vimeo. Here you will learn of Poland’s attempt to out Jesus South America. And could the Statue of Liberty be a Jesus in disguise statue with a really big crown of thorns???

Jesus and Wisdom from CPX on Vimeo.

  When it comes to signs of the second coming, you need to know how and where to look.  For example remember the story in the OT about manna from heaven,  God’s Krispy Kreme doughnuts, fresh every morning, but don’t try to stock pile.   Jesus told us in the parable of the leaven that God…

Jesus and History from CPX on Vimeo.

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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