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Apologetics
by Darrell Bock This title, Jesus' favorite according to the gospels, is one of the most discussed elements about Jesus' ministry in New Testament studies. Its use in the Old Testament is fairly limited, as the phrase simply means a "human...
Apologetics
By Ben Witherington, III The term "messiah" or in Hebrew, mashiach is in fact very rarely used in the Old Testament, but it does not follow from this that the concept cannot be found there. It in fact occurs in surprising ways and places....
Apologetics
By Ben Witherington III On the surface of things, the title son of David might be taken to refer merely to one of the many descendants of the Jewish royal line. While it is true that the phrase has that connotation, in fact, it means much...
Apologetics
By Ben Witherington, III One of the big mistakes in Christian apologetics is just focusing on what Jesus publicly claimed to be.  The truth is that what a person is and what they claim to be can be two very different things.  In the case of...
Apologetics
By Ben Witherington, III Almost all scholars, of whatever affiliation or persuasion are utterly convinced that Jesus used the phrase "Son of man" to refer to Himself. This phrase is found in all the source layers of the Gospels whether we...