Oct 13, 2007

Ben Witherington: Sacred Texts in an Oral Culture

Another great post by Dr. Witherington. He talks about the importance of understanding the rhetorical function of biblical texts that were transmitted orally to their original audiences. Helpful read.

One comment notes the work of Richard Bauckham, The Gospels for All Christians, that attempts to overturn some long-held presuppositions about the assumed audience or "community" of the Gospel writers. These are interesting times for Gospel interpretation.

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