October 12, 2009 — Dr. Ben Witherington

Paul believed that his preaching was a conveying of the living word of God orally to some audience, and his documents… are not transcripts of letters. They are speeches with epistilary frameworks. They are ancient pieces of oral proclamation. They are ancient sermons.

Dr. Ben Witherington — “Oral Texts and Rhetorical Contexts in Paul’s Letters”

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