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Contemplate God’s Provision with Feast of Weeks Free Email Devotional

The Jewish holiday of Shavuot—the Feast of Weeks—is also known in Greek as Pentecost. It’s a holiday celebrated with Bible study. Deuteronomy 26:1–2 When you have entered the land the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance and have taken possession of it and settled in it, take some of the firstfruits of […]

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[QUIZ] Mother’s Day: Honor Your Mom’s Godly Character

In his affectionate second letter to Timothy, the apostle Paul encourages his young protégé to stand firm in his Christian faith as he learned it from his grandmother and his mother. It’s a fitting tribute to the godly character and life-changing importance of maternal instruction; a reminder for us today to continually honor our mothers […]

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Colorful Travel Guide Through Scripture: Zondervan Handbook to the Bible

The recently published fifth edition of the Zondervan Handbook to the Bible (Zondervan, 2017), is a full-color guide to all the books of the Bible. Continuously in print since 1973, with over 3 million copies in print in 30 languages, the Zondervan Handbook to the Bible has earned an outstanding reputation as the most helpful […]

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Esther is the Tale of Evil in a World Where God Seems Absent: An Interview with Mike Cosper

How can Christianity survive in a secular world? How can Christians live without compromise in an increasingly hostile society? And what if Christians have already been shaped by their surrounding culture in harmful, soul-destroying ways? What are the parallels between the modern world and the biblical story of Esther? Bible Gateway interviewed Mike Cosper (@MikeCosper) […]

Filed under Books, Interviews, Old Testament

Bible News Roundup – Week of May 6, 2018

Read this week’s Bible Gateway Weekly Brief newsletter ⇨ Bible Gateway Weekly Brief ⇨ Newsletter signup ▼ Support Bible Gateway—Browse the Bible Gateway Store ⇨ BibleGatewayStore.com ▼ Blacks More Likely Than Others in US to Read the Bible Regularly, See It as God’s Word ⇨ FactTank ⇨ Read the Bible on Bible Gateway ▼ People […]

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Download Bible Gateway’s New Bible Audio App

Bible Gateway’s new Bible Audio App now joins the award-winning Bible Gateway App in making Scripture as convenient and mobile for you as your smartphone or tablet. With Bible Gateway’s Bible Audio App you can hear as well as read (at the same time) the Bible while on your daily commute, doing household chores, or […]

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Quiz: Can You Identify These Bible Prayers?

   ■   The high priest Eli, seeing Hannah praying, initially rebuked her. Why?    ■   Psalm 51 is a heartfelt prayer by David. What’s the theme of the prayer?    ■   While praying for deliverance from an invading army, Hezekiah displayed what item to God? How well do you know prayers in the Bible? The following 10-question quiz […]

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The Bright and Dark Sides of King David: An Interview with Mark Rutland

The Bible describes King David as “a man after God’s own heart,” yet it recounts David’s many indiscretions and sins. Do we really reckon with who he was? Have we reduced him to a shepherd boy with a slingshot? How do we come to terms with this flawed-but-mighty king in all his moral complexity? Bible […]

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The NIrV Seek and Explore Holy Bible: Hunting for God’s Treasure

[See and sign up for Bible Gateway’s free email devotionals for families] The NIrV Seek and Explore Holy Bible: Hunting for God’s Treasure (website) from Zonderkidz (@Zonderkidz) is about engaging the child’s whole being: heart, soul, and mind. Children are joined on their journey through the Bible by nine different animal friends who are each […]

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Bite-Sized Bible Knowledge: An Interview with Michael Heiser

What if aspects of biblical scholarship could be distilled into understandable bite-sized insights you could read each in 60-seconds to unlock the Bible’s individual sections and main teachings? Bible Gateway interviewed Michael Heiser (@msheiser) about the 60-Second Scholar Series (Zondervan, 2018). What is the 60-Second Scholar Series and for whom is it written? Michael Heiser: […]

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