Jesus the Seer: The Progress of Prophecy

Overview

Increasingly scholars are realizing that prophetic traditions, expressions, and experiences stand at the heart of most religions in the ancient Mediterranean world. This is no less true for the world of Judaism and Jesus. Witherington aims to look at the broader expression of prophecy in its ancient Mediterranean context in an attempt to better understand biblical prophecy in that wider context. Equipped with an impressive appreciation for the cross-cultural nature of prophecy in the ancient world, Witherington ...
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Overview

Increasingly scholars are realizing that prophetic traditions, expressions, and experiences stand at the heart of most religions in the ancient Mediterranean world. This is no less true for the world of Judaism and Jesus. Witherington aims to look at the broader expression of prophecy in its ancient Mediterranean context in an attempt to better understand biblical prophecy in that wider context. Equipped with an impressive appreciation for the cross-cultural nature of prophecy in the ancient world, Witherington is then able to look at the prophetic role of Jesus. Jesus the Seer especially complements Witherington's other volume on Jesus, Jesus the Sage.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801048135
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/1/1999
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Ben Witherington III is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. Among his numerous scholarly publications, he is also the author of The Jesus Quest, The Christology of Jesus, and Jesus the Sage.
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