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Category Archives: Bible Reference

[Infographic] See How the Bible Fits Together: An Interview with Tim Challies and Josh Byers

Do you view the Bible as dated, obsolete, and irrelevant to your daily life? Or are you intimidated by the Bible and find it difficult to read? Or do you have difficulty seeing how different parts of the Bible fit together? Bible Gateway interviewed Tim Challies (@challies) and Josh Byers (@joshbyers), authors of the book […]

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Understanding Genesis 1-3: An Interview with Dr. Vern Poythress

How can we faithfully read and understand Genesis 1-3? What are the implications related to divine authorship, historical background, genre and structure, and chronology? Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. Vern Poythress (@vernpoythress) about his book, Interpreting Eden: A Guide to Faithfully Reading and Understanding Genesis 1-3 (Crossway, 2019). [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Reading the […]

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An Introduction to the Newest Additions to Bible Gateway Plus

This month, Bible Gateway added to its resource library 2 new Study Bibles and another volume from the NIV Application Commentary series. They are: The NKJV Maxwell Leadership Bible NIV Storyline Bible NIV Application Commentary for the book of Acts [See how Bible Gateway Plus works here] We’re excited to be able to share the […]

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Rahab: Desperate Enough to Change

by Kasey Van Norman When we first meet Rahab in the book of Joshua, she has no idea that she is about to go down in history as one of the most faithful women in the entire biblical narrative. She knows only two things—she is desperate and she is greatly in need of deliverance. Rahab’s […]

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Can We Trust the Gospels?: An Interview with Peter J. Williams

Why does the Bible have four Gospels—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John—that each tell about the life of Jesus? How reliable are they? How were the accounts handed down throughout history? What are the answers to skeptics who say the Gospels are merely historical fiction and were simply created to fit existing messianic prophecies? Bible Gateway […]

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New Additions to Bible Gateway Plus in Time for Easter

Bible Gateway has recently added no less than 4 Study Bibles and Commentaries to its extensive resource library, Bible Gateway Plus. Those additions are: How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens The NIV Application Commentary for the book of Mark The NIV Application Commentary for the book of Proverbs And The NRSV Cultural […]

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Purim and the Bible

The Jewish holiday of Purim, based on the Bible’s book of Esther, commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from genocide at the direction of the Persian official Haman. [Read about Esther in the Encyclopedia of The Bible on Bible Gateway] According to the Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible (one of the many study references available […]

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What Is the Book of James About? Here Are 10 Key Themes

Today’s post is adapted from Dr. Karen H. Jobes’ Letters to the Church, available in MasterLectures, a new video-streaming platform that offers unlimited access to thousands of videos on the Bible and theology. The Book of James is a short letter full of practical insights into Christian living. James was a prominent leader of the […]

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The Bible Explained with Infographics: An Interview with Karen Sawrey

For centuries, visual imagery has been used to communicate the textual stories and teachings of the Bible. Hand-painted illumination, illustrations, fine art have all helped make Scripture more quickly accessible to the common person. In today’s world, infographics are one more way to share that message. Bible Gateway interviewed Karen Sawrey (@karensawrey) about The Infographic […]

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How to Interpret the Book of Genesis: An Interview with C. John Collins

What does it mean to be a good reader of Genesis 1-11? What does it mean to take these ancient stories seriously and how does that relate to taking them literally? Can we even take any of this material seriously? How can we have a responsible conversation regarding science and biblical faith? Bible Gateway interviewed […]

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