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Torah Old and New: Exegesis, Intertextuality, and Hermeneutics

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Reading the books of the Law, the Pentateuch, in their original context is the crucial prerequisite for reading their citation and use in later interpretation, including the New Testament writings, argues Ben Witherington III. Here, he offers pastors, teachers, and students an accessible commentary on the Pentateuch, as well as a reasoned consideration of how these books were heard and read in early Christianity. By reading “forward and backward,” Witherington advances the scholarly discussion of intertextuality and opens a new avenue for biblical theology.

Resource Experts
  • 1. The “Law” by the Numbers and Its Influence in Early Judaism
  • 2. The Genesis of It All
  • 3. The Exodus and the Entrance
  • 4. Cracking the Levitical Code and Counting Up the Numbers
  • 5. Deuteronomy and the Demise of Moses
  • 6. Coda: Final Reflections
Witherington's convivial writing style will attract a wide readership to this next installment of his "old and new" series. His Christocentric approach to the "old" law will continue to incite dialogue and his explanation of the "new" law will be a help to readers of the New Testament.

-Bill T. Arnold, Asbury Theological Seminary

Completing his trilogy of exploring intertexuality in the Psalms, Isaiah, and now the Torah, this volume puts Witherington's impressive command of the biblical documents and their backgrounds on full display. While I don't agree with all of his proposals, I've learned much from this well-conceived study.

-Andreas J. Köstenberger, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

  • Title: Torah Old and New: Exegesis, Intertextuality, and Hermeneutics
  • Author: Ben Witherington III
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • Print Publication Date: 2018
  • Logos Release Date: 2020
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Bible. O.T. Pentateuch › Hermeneutics; Bible. O.T. Pentateuch › Criticism, interpretation, etc; Intertextuality in the Bible
  • ISBNs: 9781506433516, 9781506446493, 1506433510, 1506446493
  • Resource ID: LLS:TORAHOLDANDNEW
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T03:26:33Z
Ben Witherington III

Ben Witherington III (PhD, University of Durham) is Jean R. Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. A prominent evangelical scholar, he is also on the doctoral faculty at St. Andrews University in Scotland. Witherington has written over forty books, including The Jesus Quest and The Paul Quest, both of which were selected as top biblical studies works by Christianity Today. His other works include The Indelible Image, Women and the Genesis of ChristianityThe Gospel CodeA Week in the Life of Corinth and commentaries on the entire New Testament. He also writes for many church and scholarly publications and is a frequent contributor to Patheos and Beliefnet. Witherington is an elected member of the prestigious Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, a society dedicated to New Testament studies. 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. He previously taught at institutions like Ashland Theological Seminary, Vanderbilt University, Duke Divinity School and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. An ordained pastor in the United Methodist Church and a popular lecturer, Witherington has presented seminars for churches, colleges and biblical meetings around the world. He has led numerous study tours through the lands of the Bible and is known for bringing the text to life through incisive historical and cultural analysis. Along with many interviews on radio and television networks across the country, Witherington has been seen in programs such as 60 Minutes, 20/20, Dateline and the Peter Jennings ABC special Jesus and Paul—The Word and the Witness

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