Letters and Homilies for Jewish Christians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on Hebrews, James and Jude

Letters and Homilies for Jewish Christians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on Hebrews, James and Jude

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by Ben Witherington III
     
 

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In this commentary on Hebrews, James and Jude, Ben Witherington III applies his socio-rhetorical method to elucidate these letters within their primarily Jewish context, probing the social setting of the readers and the rhetorical strategies of the authors of the letters.

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In this commentary on Hebrews, James and Jude, Ben Witherington III applies his socio-rhetorical method to elucidate these letters within their primarily Jewish context, probing the social setting of the readers and the rhetorical strategies of the authors of the letters.

Editorial Reviews

International Review of Biblical Studies
"A rich commentary."
Angel Manuel Rodreguez
"Very useful for preachers, teachers, and interested church members who may want to know more about the contribution of the socio-rhetorical approach to the study of the Bible and its social background. In that respect, this volume is very rich."
Michael F. Bird
"The value of this book is that Witherington offers a helpful exegesis of the text and wrestles with the issues that each book raises resulting in a commendable resource for students and pastors."
Amy L. B. Peeler
"A perfect volume for those who might want to teach or preach from—but not necessarily specialize in—one of these letters, this commentary serves as an excellent basic reference for these often less familiar and under appreciated New Testament sermons."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830829323
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
11/15/2007
Series:
Letters and Homilies for Hellenized Christians Series
Pages:
656
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.05(d)

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Meet the Author

Ben Witherington III (Ph.D., University of Durham, England) is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He is the author of many books on the New Testament, including Women and the Genesis of Christianity (Cambridge University Press), Jesus the Sage (Fortress Press), The Jesus Quest (InterVarsity Press) and The Paul Quest (InterVarsity Press).

With Hershel Shanks he is coauthor of The Brother of Jesus (HarperSanFrancisco), a book on the controversial James ossuary. A frequent contributor to Beliefnet.com, Witherington has also appeared on numerous TV news programs such as Dateline, 60 Minutes, 20/20 and the Peter Jennings ABC special Jesus and Paul—The Word and the Witness.

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Letters and Homilies for Jewish Christians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on Hebrews, James and Jude 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BruceAB More than 1 year ago
As a preaching pastor for 20 years, I have yet to find a better series of New Testament commentaries than Ben Witherington's socio-rhetorical series. Solid scholarship on the base context allows for dynamic application to today's issues. Ben Witherington's socio-rhetorical commentaries are consistently well done.