How did Scripture function in the oral culture?

Ben Witherington: SACRED TEXTS IN AN ORAL CULTURE—How Did They Function?

Here is a must read in depth piece from Ben Witherington about how Scripture operated in the early years of Christianity. Far from our “Bible on every corner of the coffeetable” society, you get a new appreciation for how the texts came into being and what kept them going.

Published by Todd Nelson

I'm one of the pastors at First United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky where I've served for the past thirteen years. The sub-title of this blog is "Grace is no accident" which happens to be the defining reality of my life. God's grace (gift) is the reason we have breath in our lungs and hope in our hearts.

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