The Bible and Culture

  Under a leaden sky                 The geese in V formation                 Head for warmer climes                 An annual migration.   Under  a snowy blanket The earth is hard as rock Yet  it can hear the ticking Of every season’s clock.   Under a shining star The weary Magi travel Visiting two kings  And one…

THE BONDING     A cold and listless season, And full of cheerless cheer, When hopes are raised and dashed again And joy dissolves in tears.   The search for endless family The search for one true Friend Leaves questers tired, disconsolate With questions without end.   Best find some potent pleasure quick Some superficial…

If you will magnify this image a bit, you will get an aerial shot of the reconstruction of Hobbiton, complete with a bit of a sneak peak on the cast and related matters. This is indeed precisely the same farm in the middle of the northern island of New Zealand where the Shire was filmed…

See the related article about Peter Greenway’s vision.

(Disclaimer—- This conversation between my friend and OT colleague Lawson Stone and me was strictly off the cuff chatting, not refined and carefully edited discourse.  Caveat emptor) Stone: Puzzling, as I often do, over alternatives to the usual approaches to warfare and violence in the OT.  Our modern notions of non-combatants, collateral damage, etc. complicate…

Well it isn’t the cover of the Rolling Stone, but I am proud to say the newspaper in Jackson Ms. was smart enough to interview our friend and colleague Sandy Richter, who taught for us for many years (still does online, I believe) and is now full time at Wesley Biblical in Jackson.   Here the…

  Here are four shots of an ancient object I bought from an antiquities dealer in Jerusalem some years ago.  The first person to correctly identify this object wins a free copy of my recent book on Revelation.   The winner will need to send a mailing envelope big enough for a small thin book, self-addressed…

Ben Witherington
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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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