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John's Wisdom
     

John's Wisdom

by Ben Iii Witherington
 

Jesus as depicted in the Fourth Gospel is remarkably dissimilar to the Jesus found in the Synoptic Gospels. In this book, Ben Witherington III places the Gospel of John within its proper literary, historical, social, and theological contexts, especially those dealing with the wisdom traditions of Hellenistic Judaism. What emerges is a compelling argument that the

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Jesus as depicted in the Fourth Gospel is remarkably dissimilar to the Jesus found in the Synoptic Gospels. In this book, Ben Witherington III places the Gospel of John within its proper literary, historical, social, and theological contexts, especially those dealing with the wisdom traditions of Hellenistic Judaism. What emerges is a compelling argument that the Gospel of John has an agenda for mission in addition to concerns for discipleship and community life.

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J. Ramsey Michaels
...[T]he book is more successful as a commentary than as a monograph on wisdom....[T]his is a useful and innovative exposition of John's Gospel for the general reader. Perhaps its most valuable feature is a section at each chapter's end on "Bridging the Horizons" (that is, between the first century and today)....Witherington's purpose is not, after all, so different from John's: "that you might believe" (or "come to believe," John 20:31).
Society of Biblical Literature

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664256210
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
11/01/1995
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
0.94(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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Ben Witherington III is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He is also on the doctoral faculty at St. Andrews University in Scotland.

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