Scripture scholar Ben Witherington III is a professor of New Testament interpretation at Asbury Seminary in Kentucky. He has taught at Ashland Theological Seminary, High Point College, Duke Divinity School and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He received an M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell and a Ph.D. from University of Durham, England.

Witherington has written over twenty books, including "The Christology of Jesus." His survey of the contemporary scholarship on the historical Jesus, "The Jesus Quest: The Third Search for the Jew of Nazareth" (InterVarsity Press, 1995), was selected as the top biblical studies book of 1995 by Christianity Today and the Academy of Parish Clergy.

Witherington has also written for many church publications, including the United Methodist publications Quarterly Review and The Christian Advocate. He has developed material for the International Standard Sunday School Lesson and for the Common Lectionary, and is one of the presenters in the Bible study program Disciple IV.

His television presentations include those on A+E, the History Channel, and various Christian networks. He has taught in Estonia, Russia, Europe, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Australia.

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