Tag Archives: Ben Witherington III

Literacy in the Ancient World

A while back a friend and I were discussing literacy in the ancient world. We were entertaining questions such as, two thousand years ago, how many people could read? Could write? Owned books? I never was able to find an answer online, or even a guess. Well, last weekend while on the TGV to Paris […]

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Witherington on Familial Language in the NT

Ben Witherington III offers some clear and concise thoughts on familial and gender language in the NT in a recent article in the Biblical Archaeological Review Magazine. While the article cited is not extended or detailed enough to offer a convincing argument in favor of his thoughts, it is nonetheless interesting to read what Dr. […]

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