Is there a Doctor in the House?: An Insider’s Story and Advice on becoming a Bible Scholar

Is there a Doctor in the House An Insider s Story and Advice on becoming a Bible Scholar Many people assume that becoming a serious student of the Bible merely requires diligent study of English Bible translations but biblical scholarship is much complex Is There a Doctor in the House de

  • Title: Is there a Doctor in the House?: An Insider’s Story and Advice on becoming a Bible Scholar
  • Author: Ben Witherington III
  • ISBN: 9780310493020
  • Page: 148
  • Format: Paperback
  • Many people assume that becoming a serious student of the Bible merely requires diligent study of English Bible translations, but biblical scholarship is much complex Is There a Doctor in the House demonstrates what it takes to be a responsible Bible teacher, a well published Bible scholar, or even a good student of the Bible exacting knowledge of biblical languageMany people assume that becoming a serious student of the Bible merely requires diligent study of English Bible translations, but biblical scholarship is much complex Is There a Doctor in the House demonstrates what it takes to be a responsible Bible teacher, a well published Bible scholar, or even a good student of the Bible exacting knowledge of biblical languages and the languages in which most Bible scholarship is done a love for history and archaeology a sensitivity for literature and literary genres and an understanding of theology, ethics, and ancient religions and philosophies In one sense, every Bible scholar has to be a general practitioner the foundation of biblical scholarship must be both broad and well built Through the course of this book, Witherington invites would be Bible experts to pursue excellence for the sake of the Bible s world altering message From students considering a Ph.D to lay Bible teachers, Is There a Doctor in the House promises to be an informative, engaging, and often humorous resource.

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  • Ben Witherington III

    Ben Witherington III PhD, University of Durham is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wil, Kentucky, and is on the doctoral faculty at the University of St Andrews in Scotland He is the author or coauthor of than thirty books, including The Jesus Quest, The Paul Quest, and The New York Times bestseller The Brother of Jesus He has appeared on the History Channel, NBC, ABC, CBS, and CNN.

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  • Very helpful and highly readable. Dr. Witherington gives a lot of helpful examples from his own experience in order to help readers discern whether or not pursuing a doctorate is the right fit for them.The unfortunate thing about the Kindle version of this book is that it has copious errors in punctuation: Periods in the middle of sentences and, more often than not, no periods at all. Don't let this keep you from reading the book, but you may want to get a print copy rather than the Kindle versi [...]


  • The main message of Ben Witherington’s little book is quite simple: Becoming a good Bible teacher and scholar requires great sacrifice, preparation and character. I read this book hoping God would use it to direct me regarding the questions of if and when I should pursue a Ph.D. degree. Some parts helped me clarify questions, a few offered guidance, many told me things I already knew.Witherington’s first and final chapters were a helpful dose of wisdom and perspective wisdom regarding the re [...]


  • I picked up this little book thinking it would only appeal to my interest in academia, but found it to be of value to all involved in Bible handling – students, preachers, teachers, scholars.The label “scholar” gets thrown around a little too easily. If one person in the church is starting to learn biblical Greek, they get labelled a scholar. They may barely even be a student yet! In this book, Witherington reflects on his experiences as a student, pastor, teacher and writing scholar. His [...]


  • Witherington's book is a concise, articulate introduction to the world of Biblical studies. His premise is simple: if you are truly called to be a biblical scholar, know what you are getting yourself into, buckle up, and commit yourself to doing good scholarship in service of the church. However, before attempting to climb into the world of biblical studies, examine yourself because, "not many of you should presume to be teacherse teachers will be judged more strictly." This is an arduous path t [...]


  • I read this book near the end of my undergrad and while I was trying to decide how much schooling I was going to pursue. When I read the book and considered the advice Witherington gives on what it means to be a scholar, I initially thought he was overstating the requirements. Now that I'm actually working through advanced degrees I see that he was dead on in terms of what it takes to truly be a scholar in the field of Biblical Studies. This book convinced me to go all in, and I wouldn't change [...]


  • This is a great book. As the subtitle reveals, this book is about what it takes to become a Bible scholar. It is a very easy read that "simple" lay people can read, even if they have no desire to be a Bible scholar. Witherington makes it clear that a lot of studying/research is required to know and teach the Bible; yet he is also clear that what is most important is for one to have a godly character. The Bible is not simply a work of literature; it is the Holy, inspired Word of God which transfo [...]


  • I wanted to love this book. I certainly did love the sheer Christianness of it's approach which was very refreshing. I loved his continued advocacy for biblical scholars to be generalists not just specialists — amen to that! And I loved the chapters on the character of a Bible scholar — much needed. But I was disappointed both with the size of the book (just 150 pages), but more importantly, it simply felt rushed. It was as if Witherington had simply sat down on half-a-dozen evenings and wri [...]


  • I have been going back and forth about pursuing my doctorate for the last two years. I have had multiple meetings with one of my professors from my Masters program in which he helped me talk through what it would take to get into a respected program, and which schools I may want to consider. Because I kept wavering on whether or not I should go for my doctorate at this point in my life, my professor recently gave me this book to read. He told me that after reading this book, I would have clarity [...]


  • I enjoyed the book for its personal anecdotes from the world of biblical scholarship and its sober words of challenge. It could have been better edited for grammar, and at times it was unclear who was his intended audience. I imagine some of the stories about famous scholars would have been uninteresting to someone who needed the lessons in theology or hermeneutics provided in the later chapters. His testimony is encouraging: "If you were to ask me today whether it was worth it answer would be a [...]


  • I hope to begin PhD studies in the fall and so I picked up this book to help prepare me for what lies ahead. Witherington does a great job instructing his readers that doctoral studies, in the Christian realm, will require perseverance, sacrifice, and, most of all, character. Along the way he provides personal anecdotes from his own life that I found to be very encouraging and helpful (not to mention sometimes humorous). A quick read that is beneficial.


  • Excellent book. I felt like I was sitting in Pastor Ben's office chatting about life. He's a world class scholar, but he spread his poetry, comic anecdotes, and personal stories skillfully throughout the book to help lighten the tone. This book really motivated me as I look to the future, and I would recommend it to seminarians and pastors everywhere.


  • This was great book by a renowned professor in biblical studies. It has loads of practical advice for students considering work towards the doctorate, and lots of autobiographical detail about the author's life to make it very interesting. I recommend it!


  • Wonderful book that gives you insider info on how to become a Biblical Scholar from a seasoned veteran of Biblical Scholarship. Should be required reading for all the christians who are called to be a Scholar


  • Some parts encouraging, and many parts disheartening, this was a pleasant read about renowned scholar Ben Witherington's journey to being a biblical scholar. Helpful as I consider graduate studies and further discern what direction that will take.


  • Excellent book! Anyone desiring to pursue an advanced degree should read this book. Anyone desiring to practice good Biblical scholarship in any fashion should read this book. I am even more motivated to mastering the biblical languages after reading this!


  • This book is helpful in seeing the scope of doctoral work in biblical studies. The list of twenty books to read before even applying was good. Read those twenty books before even considering a PhD. Great advice and well written.



  • A great little book for those considering doctoral work I found it to be insightful, honest, and at times even humorous








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