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Is There a Doctor in the House?: An…

Is There a Doctor in the House?: An Insider's Story and Advice on Becoming…

by Ben Witherington III

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Wonderful book that gives you insider info on how to become a Biblical Scholar from a seasoned veteran of Biblical Scholarship. Should be required reading for all the christians who are called to be a Scholar
  Theodore.Gebretsadik | Feb 8, 2015 |
I wanted to love this book. I certainly did love the sheer Christianness of it's approach which was very refreshing. I loved his continued advocacy for biblical scholars to be generalists not just specialists — amen to that! And I loved the chapters on the character of a Bible scholar — much needed. But I was disappointed both with the size of the book (just 150 pages), but more importantly, it simply felt rushed. It was as if Witherington had simply sat down on half-a-dozen evenings and written a chapter each night. The writing style was average, and the content rarely gripped. It's a shame, because there's certainly wisdom here. Nevertheless, it's well worth a read for aspiring Biblical scholars. ( )
  markbarnes | Nov 10, 2011 |
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Many people assume that becoming a serious student of the Bible merely requires diligent study of English Bible translations, but biblical scholarship is much more complex. Is There a Doctor in the House? demonstrates what it takes to be a responsible Bible teacher, a well-published Bible scholar, or even a good student of the Bible: exacting knowledge of biblical languages and the languages in which most Bible scholarship is done; a love for history and archaeology; a sensitivity for literature and literary genres; and an understanding of theology, ethics, and ancient religions and philosophies. In one sense, every Bible scholar has to be a general practitioner---the foundation of biblical scholarship must be both broad and well built. Through the course of this book, Witherington invites would-be Bible experts to pursue excellence for the sake of the Bible's world-altering message. From students considering a Ph.D. to lay Bible teachers, Is There a Doctor in the House? promises to be an informative, engaging, and often humorous resource.

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