Shelf Life Book Review: A Week in the Life of Corinth

Matthew M. Whitehead

A Week in the Life of Corinth
IVP Academic, 2012

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In his historical novella, Dr. Ben Witherington III helps us travel back to the time of the Bible by illuminating the society, culture and history of Corinth. Travel the seas and walk the streets with Nicanor, a fictitious freedman who handles the business affairs of his master, Erastus. Meet Priscilla and Aquila, the Apostle Paul, and a host of other characters intertwined in a creative plot. You will witness business dealings and political intrigue. Understand the Christian experience in different spheres of Roman society and gain insight into how the Graeco-Roman society of the first century AD viewed Christianity.

Witherington also includes photographs, maps, diagrams and articles that enhance the reading experience. Whether you’re well acquainted with Paul’s letters to the Corinthian church or are encountering them for the first time, this book will bring the biblical text to life.

Article courtesy of Bible Study Magazine published by Faithlife Corporation. Originally published in print, Vol. 4 No. 6