Lazarus, Mary, and Martha

Lazarus, Mary, and Martha

I am reading a book titled “Lazarus, Mary, and Martha,” by Philip F. Esler and Ronald Piper.  Philip and I are related only in that we are both humans and therefore have common ancestors – I don’t know him and and I don’t know how we would be related.  In any case, John 11 is one of my favorite passages of the Bible and has great ramifications for believers.  When I saw the title, I knew I had to read it.

This book is a up-close look at John 11 uses a method called “social scientific” perspective.  I am just now getting into it, but already appreciate the focus on reading the story from the viewpoint of the original audience.  I will report back what I am finding…

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