Dr. Ben Witherington

Dr. Witherington joined the Asbury Seminary faculty in 1995 after teaching at Ashland Theological Seminary for more than a decade. He has also taught at High Point College, Duke Divinity School and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

A prolific author, Dr. Witherington has written more than 40 books and six commentaries, including The Gospel Code: Novel Claims About Jesus, Mary Magdalene and Da Vinci (2004), The Problem With Evangelical Theory: Testing the Exegetical Foundations of Calvinism, Dispensationalism, and Wesleyanism (2005), and The New Testament Story (2004).

Dr. Witherington, who has led numerous study tours through the lands of the Bible, is known for bringing the text to life through incisive historical and cultural analysis. He is a John Wesley Fellow for Life, a research fellow at Cambridge University and a member of numerous professional organizations, including the Society of Biblical Literature, Society for the Study of the New Testament and the Institute for Biblical Research.

Education

Ph.D., University of Durham, England, 1981
M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 1977
B.A., University of North Carolina, 1974

Major publications

The Jesus Quest: The Third Search for the Jew of Nazareth (InterVarsity Press, 1995)
The Gospel Code: Novel Claims About Jesus, Mary Magdalene and Da Vinci (2004)
The New Testament Story (2004)
The Problem With Evangelical Theory: Testing the Exegetica
Psalms Old and New: Exegesis, Intertextuality, and Hermeneutics (2017)
Philemon, Colossians, and Ephesians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary [SRC] (2007)
Revelation (2017)
Isaiah Old and New: Exegesis, Intertextuality, and Hermeneutics (2017)
Reading and Understanding the Bible
Invitation to the New Testament: First Things
Revelation and the End Times: Unraveling God's Message of Hope
1 & 2 Thessalonians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary [SRC]
Letters and Homilies for Hellenized Christians, Volume 2: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on 1-2 Peter
New Testament Theology and Ethics, 2 Volumes
Letters and Homilies for Jewish Christians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on Hebrews, James and Jude
Ephesian Miracle
Jesus the Seer: The Progress of Prophecy
A Week in the Life of Corinth