Great Reading on Nature of Biblical Texts

Ben Witherington is another one of my favorite New Testament scholars, though he, like my other favorite, N.T. Wright, just doesn’t get it when it come to Israel and the Torah. Nonetheless, I buy his commentaries with alarming regularity. Friday, on his blog, he posted a very interesting lecture. I can’t wait for his book to come out in 2008.

Anyway, if you have a few minutes, check out the article “SACRED TEXTS IN AN ORAL CULTURE—How Did They Function?” You may find some of the terminology a little academic and unfamiliar, In fact, I recommend that you read only the first twelve paragraphs unless you are into theology and biblical studies.

You can find Ben Witherington’s blog at:

Look for Friday, October 5, 2007, “SACRED TEXTS IN AN ORAL CULTURE—How Did They Function?”


About Derek Leman

IT guy working in the associations industry. Formerly a congregational rabbi. Dad of 8. Nerd.
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