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I just read this book. This is the first book by Ben Witherington III I've read. I've heard of him, but have never read anything by him before. Read morePublished 9 months ago by James Watrous
I really do like the book, but I am a bit conflicted.
On the one hand it does totally demolish the non-historical `historical Jesus', pro-Gnostic extra-biblical books that are... Read more
Ben Witherington masterfully overcomes the flood of weird add-ons tacked to the life of Jesus of Nazareth by so many of the uninformed. Read morePublished on October 21, 2010 by Grace Disciple
Ben Witherington is a professor of New Testament studies. He has written many books and in this one he deals with the "rumor, conjecture, salacious gossip, conspiratorial plots,... Read morePublished on August 1, 2010 by rowley32256
This book is a good resource for all Christians to read and gain a better understanding of what is to be said of new documents being discovered and their validity. Mr. Read morePublished on September 30, 2009 by W. Williams
If the Bible can be relied upon for knowing the "True Jesus," there arise large problems:
(1) 38,000 PROTEST-ant sects each vying and subdividing and reforming and... Read more
Witherington certainly has a fine writing style that keeps the reader engaged with precise scholarship sprinkled with learned speculation and Columbo like inquiry to discern... Read morePublished on December 17, 2007 by rodboomboom
Though I wouldn't say this is light reading it is certainly accessible for the lay person; what a worthwhile read it is too. It is written as an uncovering of the evidence. Read morePublished on November 11, 2007 by Laura D
Regardless of where you stand, Ben Witherington III is considered by biblical scholars to be a heavyweight contender. Read morePublished on August 2, 2007 by E. Johnson