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He is thorough, researched, full of references, and well organized.
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.
And the best way to do that, argues New Testament scholar Ben Witherington, it to get back to the inner circle of Jesus.
Very well written but not for the casual reader. I stopped reading because I found myself overwhelmed with the references to so many idiologies that I could not keep straight. Read morePublished 13 days ago by rfortney
Recently, I received an announcement in my email that this book was on sale on Kindle. Unfortunately, it is no longer at the sale price, but I scooped it up as soon as I saw it... Read morePublished 1 month ago by ApologiaPhoenix
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 21 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