A Week in the Life of Corinth

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InterVarsity Press, Mar 30, 2012 - Religion - 159 pages
Ben Witherington III attempts to reenchant our reading of Paul in this creative reconstruction of ancient Corinth. Following a fictitious Corinthian man named Nicanor through an eventful week of business dealings and conflict, you will encounter life at various levels of Roman society--eventually meeting Paul himself and gaining entrance into the Christian community there. The result is an unforgettable introduction to life in a major center of the New Testament world. Numerous full-page text boxes expand on a variety of aspects of life and culture as we encounter them in the narrative.
 

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Paul, the apostle, spent several years teaching and preaching in Corinth. He worked with Aquilla and Priscilla. He lived with and converted Jewish temple leaders along with hundreds of other Jews and ... Read full review

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Very informative. Witherington splices together historical fiction and scholarly commentary to produce an excellent teaching aid. The result is fiction that is too choppy and short for a captivating ... Read full review

Contents

Poseidons Revenge
7
Isthmia and Its Games
22
Paulos Priscilla and Aquila
33
The Home of Erastos
45
The Enmity of the Enemy
55
Gallios Gall
62
Erastos Goes Missing
73
The Proposition
79
Julias Prayers and Nicanors Protection
105
The Subura and the Sabbath
112
Paulos Priscilla and Erastos
118
The Morning of the Day of the SunSon
125
The Afternoon of the Day of the Sun
133
The End of the Day
140
Post Scriptum
157
Image Credits and Permissions
159

The Trial of Paulos
91

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Ben Witherington III is Amos Professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary and a well-known expert in his field. He is the author of over forty books, including Conflict and Community in Corinth and a two-volume New Testament theology, The Indelible Image. He speaks widely, is a frequent guest on radio and television, and blogs at patheos.com.

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