Asbury Scholar Ben Witherington Explains Why the Bible Can Be Trusted

Michael Foust Contributor
Published: Jun 07, 2023

One of the nation's top biblical scholars says he hopes a new, groundbreaking documentary series about the Bible helps spark a "revival" of the mind among Christians, leading them to want to learn more.

On June 5, CBN Films will release Oracles of God: The Story of the Old Testament, which is the first part in a scheduled four-part series that examines the history and archaeology of the Bible. The first film in the series focuses specifically on the Old Testament. It will be released on DVD and on the CBN Family app.

"It will tease the mind into active thought," Ben Witherington, a New Testament professor at Asbury Theological Seminary, told Christian Headlines. Witherington has written more than 60 books, including commentaries on every book of the New Testament. He is among the biblical experts featured in the film.

"Good critical thinking is lacking these days in the culture, and in the church. ... It's time for us to have a revival, a renewal, not only of the Spirit, but of the mind. And that means getting in more touch with both the context and the content of the Bible."

Oracles of God: The Story of the Old Testament includes reenactments and interviews with multiple biblical scholars. It was written and directed by four-time Emmy nominee Erin Zimmerman.

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Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, the Leaf-Chroniclethe Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.

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