Paul of Arabia (Hardcover)

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Paul of Arabia (Hardcover)

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What does a person do when his life has just taken a complete U-turn? This was the question Paul faced after his conversion on Damascus Road. In the end, he decided to go to Petran Arabia, where he stayed for more than two years. In this exercise in reconstructing what Paul's time in Petra would have been like, Ben Witherington recreates the scene of various interesting possible episodes in Paul's life, about which the New Testament says little, filling in the gaps of "the hidden years." Who would he have met in Petra? Would he have practiced his leather working trade? Might he have gotten married? What did he do to raise the ire of King Aretas IV, and cause him to be chased all the way back to Damascus and out again? Why did he wait so long to go up to Jerusalem and visit with Peter? This and much more is addressed in this fast-paced novella, with sidebars explaining the context of the events in the story.
Ben Witherington is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary and on the doctoral faculty at St. Andrews University in Scotland. He is now considered one of the top evangelical scholars in the world, and is an elected member of the prestigious SNTS, a society dedicated to New Testament studies. Witherington has written over fifty books, including The Jesus Quest and The Paul Quest, both of which were selected as top biblical studies works by Christianity Today. He also writes for many church and scholarly publications, and is a frequent contributor to the Patheos website. Jason A. Myers is Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Greensboro College and lecturer in New Testament at Westminster Theological Centre (UK). He has taught extensively around the world in India, Nigeria, Estonia, Turkey, Italy, and England. Jason is active in both the academy and the church. He lives with his wife Lisa and their son Augustine Matthew, in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Product Details ISBN: 9781532698231
ISBN-10: 1532698232
Publisher: Cascade Books
Publication Date: November 19th, 2020
Pages: 192
Language: English