Ben Witherington III attempts to reenchant our reading of Paul in this imaginative rebuilding of primitive Corinth. Following a fictitious Corinthian male named Nicanor with an eventful week of service dealings and dispute, you will certainly encounter life at various levels of Romale society—ultimately meeting Paul himself and getting entrance into the Christian area tbelow. The outcome is an unforgettable development to life in a major facility of the New Testimony civilization. Many full-page message boxes expand on a variety of aspects of life and also society as we encounter them in the narrative.


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Ben Witherington III is Amos Professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary and also a famous skilled in his field. He is the writer of over forty publications, including Conflict and Community in Corinth and also a two-volume New Testimony theology, The Indelible Image. He speaks commonly, is a regular guest on radio and tv, and also blogs at patheos.com.

Table of Contents

1. Poseidon"s Revenge 2. Isthmia and also Its Gamings 3. Paulos, Priscilla and also Aquila 4. The Home of Erastos 5. The Enmity of the Enemy 6. Gallio"s Gall 7. Erastos Goes Missing 8. The Proplace 9. The Trial of Paulos 10. Julia"s Prayers and Nicanor"s Protection 11. The Subura and also the Sabbath 12. Paulos, Priscilla and Erastos 13. Dies Solis: The Morning of the Day of the Sun/Son 14. The Afternoon of the Day of the Sun 15. The End of the Day Blog post Scriptum Image Credits and also Permissions

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David A. deSilva

"Like the valley of dry bones being covered once even more through sinews and also flesh, Corinth rises from its overgrown damages to its former vibrancy, shade and also intrigue, permitted to re-live one week of its history. Witherington masterfully mingles the pleasant and the advantageous as he introduces readers to the social establishments, family members customs and also public life of the Roguy colony of Corinth by telling a delightful story centering on the attempts of one Erastus to win a public office and one Paul to prepare for his trial before the Roman proconsul, Gallio. I understand of no other advent to the Greco-Roman atmosphere of Paul"s mission that could also qualify as entertaining "beach analysis.""


Alanna Nobbs

"This very readable—indeed, gripping—book provides us an imagiindigenous understanding right into the Greco-Romale human being of Paul"s mission to Corinth. The details of everyday life for Paul and those he met are collection in their historic context by an expert scholar that knows the New Testament and also its background very well. I recommfinish it to all who want to understand the establishing in which beforehand Christianity flourished and also flourimelted."


Brandon D. Crowe

"This imaginative narrative brings the New Testament civilization to life by complying with the freedmale Nicanor approximately ancient Corinth, relating his encounters through religious beliefs, gladiators, national politics, domestic life and the nclimb Christian activity (consisting of several biblical characters). Though it may not settle all the riddles of the Corinthian correspondence, here is an engaging and informative arrival to Corinth and the broader social conmessage of the first-century Roguy Realm."


Craig Keener

"This book gives a uniquely enjoyable means to learn about ancient culture and also Paul"s mission in Corinth by immersion. Although I discovered the story delightful and also intriguing, I might also watch behind it careful research on a big array of details."


Michael F. Bird

"If you desire to recognize what it would have actually been choose to live in primitive Corinth, spfinish a week in the life of a freedman, traverse the olive groves and also cobblestone roadways, endure the cutthroat national politics of a Greek city, enrespond to pagan priestesses and also converse via a Jewish tentmaker named "Paulos," then Ben Witherington has actually composed the book for you. This short novella, with photos and explacountries of customs in primitive Corinth, gives a window into the human being of Paul"s Corinthian letters. Witherington creatively brings the establishing of Paul"s Corinthian minisattempt to life via historical rigor and also narrative artisattempt. Witherington brings to us the sights, smells, sounds and also culture of Corinth as the apostle Paul knew it."


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Editorial Reviews

"Ben Witherington III, an excellent artistic writer and completed NT scholar, has actually offered us a treat in his short novel A Week in the Life of Corinth. Rather than offering a list of facts about life and society in NT times, Witherington has written an amazing story in which we deserve to check out and also learn this indevelopment alengthy the means. This will be a fun method to enhance our expertise of the world in which the NT takes place—and it would be useful for preachers to read some excellent fiction along the way!"

Ray Van Neste

"his is an appealing watch of the social human being of Paul and Corinth. I have actually no doubt that it will certainly arouse the interest and capture the creativity of readers."

Sarah Whittle

"Whether you"re well acquainted with Paul"s letters to the Corinthian church or are encountering them for the first time, this book will lug the biblical message to life."

Matthew M. Whitehead

"I extremely recommfinish this fresh technique to familiar territory: it will illuminate as well as entertain!"

Michael A.G. Haykin

"The book would certainly be an ideal arrival to a course on 1 Corinthians, or to a course on Paul and his mission. It is easy to read, yet very well informed by Witherington"s scholarship."

David Wenham

"As I have been teaching on 1 Corinthians, I found this work-related exceptionally valuable. Not just is the storyline intriguing, yet this book additionally presents itself as a pedagogical tool. Here students deserve to "feel" what life should have been like in initially century Graeco-Roguy society—a society international to many type of of us this particular day. Witherington"s book brings biblical times alive and is therefore a wonderful gift to the church. It brings us closer to our spiroutine ancestors and their suffer of the risen Lord in a society hostile to the gospel."

Benjamin Marx

"This is historical fiction at its ideal."

World Magazine

"This imaginative narrative brings the New Testament people to life by adhering to the freedguy Nicanor approximately prehistoric Corinth, relating his encounters with religion, gladiators, national politics, domestic life and the nclimb Christian motion (including numerous biblical characters). Though it might not resolve all the riddles of the Corinthian correspondence, here is an engaging and indevelopmental development to Corinth and the bigger social conmessage of the first-century Roguy Realm."

Brandon D. Crowe

"This book offers a uniquely enjoyable means to learn around ancient culture and Paul"s mission in Corinth by immersion. Although I found the story delightful and also intriguing, I might additionally view behind it cautious research on a huge range of details."

Craig Keener

"If you want to recognize what it would have actually been like to live in primitive Corinth, spfinish a week in the life of a freedguy, traverse the olive groves and also cobblestone roads, survive the cutthroat politics of a Greek city, enrespond to pagan priestesses and converse with a Jewish tentmaker named "Paulos," then Ben Witherington has composed the book for you. This short novella, with pictures and explanations of personalizeds in prehistoric Corinth, gives a window right into the human being of Paul"s Corinthian letters. Witherington creatively brings the establishing of Paul"s Corinthian ministry to life via historical rigor and also narrative artisattempt. Witherington brings to us the sights, smells, sounds and society of Corinth as the apostle Paul kbrand-new it."

Michael F. Bird

"This incredibly readable—indeed, gripping—book gives us an imaginative insight right into the Greco-Romale world of Paul"s mission to Corinth. The details of day-to-day life for Paul and also those he met are set in their historic context by an expert scholar that knows the New Testimony and also its background exceptionally well. I recommend it to all who desire to understand the setting in which early on Christianity grew and also flouriburned."

Alanna Nobbs

"Like the valley of dry bones being covered when more through sinews and also flesh, Corinth rises from its overgrown ruins to its previous vibrancy, shade and also intrigue, enabled to re-live one week of its history. Witherington mastertotally mingles the pleasant and the valuable as he introduces readers to the social institutions, family members customs and also civic life of the Roguy swarm of Corinth by informing a delightful story centering on the attempts of one Erastus to win a public office and one Paul to prepare for his trial prior to the Roguy proconsul, Gallio. I recognize of no other development to the Greco-Roman setting of Paul"s mission that could additionally qualify as entertaining "beach reading.""