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Ben Witherington III

Prominent Biblical Scholars on Women in Ministry

June 30th, 2015

Leon Morris, F.F. Bruce, and many more prominent and well-respected biblical scholars, can hardly be accused of playing loose with the scriptures, but they all believed that suitably gifted women should be leaders and teachers in the church. Continue reading»

Male-Female Pairs and Parallelism in Luke’s Gospel

April 8th, 2014

Luke often presents the material in his gospel using male-female pairs. He paired people, parables and points in order to highlight an important principle concerning gender. Luke’s aim was to show that Jesus included women in every aspect of the gospel. Continue reading»

Interpretations and Applications of 1 Corinthians 14:34-35

July 9th, 2011

In this article I present several summaries of a range of interpretations of 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 proposed by well-known Bible scholars. These interpretations are examined in the light of the context of 1 Corinthians chapter 14, and in the context of the entire letter of First Corinthians. First-century Corinthian culture is also used to evaluate the validity of the various interpretations. [3000 words plus endnotes. ] Continue reading»

Ben Witherington on “Jesus and Women”

November 23rd, 2010

Watch Ben Witherington III (Professor of Biblical Interpretation at Asbury Theological Seminary, Kentucky) talk to Simon Smart from the Centre for Public Christianity, about the revolutionary nature of Jesus’ (and Paul’s) treatment of women. [video] Continue reading»

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