domingo, 13 de agosto de 2017

Review: A Week in the Fall of Jerusalem by Ben Witherington III


  • 192 pages
  • Publisher: IVP Academic (August 22, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0830851739
  • ISBN-13: 978-0830851737

The fall of Jerusalem was one of the events that marked the history of Judaism and Christianity. But not only marked the religious sphere but also history itself.
Voluminous books have been written about the fall of Jerusalem in AD 70, but Witherington's work offers us a very interesting perspective, that is, to be part of the story.



The book has 12 chapters in which the author mixes the fiction and the history, with the objective to captivate the reader and to transport it to the fall of Jerusalem in the hands of the Roman empire.

The story of our week begins with Joanna, a woman who suddenly finds that Jerusalem is being besieged by Rome, what will she do? How did the christians react to this event? As we advance in reading, we find characters like Levi, Flavius Josephus and allusions to stories well known by us.

A book full of drama, emotion and history.
It is a historical novel, so the reader will find some sections where the author exposes some historical terms, such as the use of the shofar, Hezekiah's tunnel, etc. Thanks to these sections readers are not only captivated by the narrative but also learn about the history of the fall of Jerusalem.

About the author:
Ben Witherington III (PhD, University of Durham) is a prominent evangelical scholar and Jean R. Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. Witherington has written over forty books, including The Jesus Quest and The Paul Quest, both of which were selected as top biblical studies works by Christianity Today. His other works include The Indelible Image, Women and the Genesis of Christianity, The Gospel Code, A Week in the Life of Corinth,and commentaries on the entire New Testament. He also writes for many church and scholarly publications and is a frequent contributor to Patheos and Beliefnet.

It was a book that I enjoyed very much. Thanks to IVP Academic for the digital copy for review.

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