Published on February 1, 2017 by Kristen Padilla  
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Renowned New Testament scholar Ben Witherington III will present the 28th annual Biblical Studies Lectures Feb. 7–8 for Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School. 

Witherington is Jean R. Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky, and author of six commentaries and more than 40 books. He is perhaps best known for his books The Jesus Quest and The Paul Quest.

Witherington will preach on Revelation 4 at a 11 a.m., Feb. 7, in Andrew Gerow Hodges Chapel. At 6 p.m., he will give a lecture entitled “A Singular Jesus in a Pluralistic Culture” in 101N Divinity Hall. 

On Feb. 8 at 11 a.m. in Hodges Chapel, he will give a second lecture entitled, “Intertextuality: The Use of the Psalms and Isaiah in the New Testament.” 

This year’s lectures are cosponsored by Tactical Faith, a nonprofit group that seeks to bridge the gap between theology and local churches. 

These lectures are free and open to the public. Learn more about Biblical Studies Lectures

Kristen Padilla is marketing and communication coordinator for Beeson Divinity School.

 
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.