Category Archives: Frequently Asked Questions

Find What You’re Looking For: A Tour of Bible Gateway’s Keyword Search Feature

As we noted in yesterday’s post about the most popular keyword searches on Bible Gateway, one of the core features of Bible Gateway is its keyword search feature: the ability to search the Bible for a particular word or phrase. … Continue reading

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Is Easter Based on a Pagan Holiday?

Is the word “Easter” derived from the name of a pagan goddess? Is it appropriate to use that term to refer to the Resurrection day of Jesus Christ? We hear these questions each year during Lent. We’ve asked Mel Lawrenz to address this issue. Continue reading

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Where Do Bible Chapter and Verse Numbers Come From?

Chapter and verse numbers are such a familiar (and useful) part of Bible reading that we rarely give them much conscious thought. In fact, verse numbers are so integral to the way we talk about Scripture that it’s hard to imagine the Bible without them. But those numbers haven’t always been there! Continue reading

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How to Share Verses and Devotionals on Twitter, Facebook, and via Email

Did you know you can share any Bible passage on Twitter, Facebook, or by email with just a few clicks? Here are step-by-step instructions for doing so. Continue reading

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Questions About Easter: Do the Resurrection Accounts in the Four Gospels Contradict Each Other?

A cursory reading of the resurrection in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John reveals a few differences in the recorded facts. Do the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ resurrection really match up? Continue reading

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Frequently-Asked Questions About the Bible Gateway Mobile App

Since we launched the Bible Gateway app for iPad, we’ve been thrilled by all the excitement! We’ve also gotten a number of good questions about the app. Here are some answers. Continue reading

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Answers to your questions about the new Bible Gateway

Since we announced the upcoming launch of the new Bible Gateway site, we’ve received a number of questions from Bible Gateway users about the transition to the new site. Here are some frequently-asked questions about the new Bible Gateway, with accompanying answers Continue reading

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How to read commentaries alongside Scripture at the new Bible Gateway

Did you know that Bible Gateway has a library of Bible commentaries online? At the new Bible Gateway, we’ve made it easy for you to see what Bible scholars have to say about the Bible passage you’re reading. Continue reading

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Is there a Bible Gateway iPhone app?

Many of you have written to ask us if there is an official Bible Gateway app for the iPhone (or other mobile device)…. Continue reading

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Parallel Passages: Reading Different Translations Side by Side

We’re often asked if it’s possible to read the same passage in multiple translations side by side on Bible Gateway. Fortunately, the answer is yes! Here’s how. Continue reading

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