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Quiz: Test Your Old Testament Knowledge

Do you need to brush up on your Old Testament knowledge? Take the Ultimate Old Testament quiz and find out!

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Getting to Know the Major Characters of the New Testament: Part 2 (Peter, Stephen, Paul, John)

By Christopher Reese This is the final article in our series that introduces 7 major characters of the New Testament of the Bible. In the previous post, we surveyed the lives of Jesus, Mary (the mother of Jesus), and John the Baptist. Now, we’ll get to know Peter, Stephen, Paul, and John (the apostle). You […]

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Getting to Know the Major Characters of the New Testament: Part 1 (Jesus, Mary, John the Baptist)

By Christopher Reese The Bible is composed of 66 separate books that tell one overarching story and this story is The True Story of the World. This Story explains why the world exists, the reason you and I are here, and how it will all end. Thus, it’s the most important Story of all and […]

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Getting to Know the Major Characters of the Old Testament: Part 2 (Moses, Joshua, David)

By Christopher Reese This is the second part of our series introducing the major characters of the Old Testament. In our first article we looked at the lives of Adam and Eve, Abraham, Jacob, and Joseph and also suggested some lessons we could learn from their stories. Moving forward chronologically, we’ll now consider the lives […]

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Getting to Know the Major Characters of the Old Testament: Part 1 (Adam and Eve, Abraham, Jacob, Joseph)

By Christopher Reese One of the best ways to get better acquainted with the Bible is to become familiar with some of its main characters. In this series we’ll take a brief look at 11 major people of the Old Testament, learning who they are and why they’re important. In future articles, we’ll also survey […]

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How to Use the Bible Gateway Plus Atlas

The Bible Gateway Plus Atlas features scrollable, zoomable, interactive maps that help you orient your understanding of the location of places mentioned in the Bible as you’re reading Scripture. Each map is synchronized with Bible verses, so it’s conveniently accessible with a click of your mouse to help you quickly get your bearings. For example, […]

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Bible Verses About Pentecost

While the Christian church recognizes the Day of Pentecost as the birth of the church when the Holy Spirit descended on the disciples, the Jewish holiday has its roots in the Old Testament (Exod 34:22; Num 28:17; Deut 16:10; 2 Chron 8:13). As the second of the three great pilgrimage feasts in Israel (the other […]

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New Feature for Bible Gateway Plus Members: Reverse Interlinear

New to Bible Gateway Plus? $3.99 a month puts a library of commentaries, study notes, and Greek & Hebrew language tools right in your pocket. It’s the easiest way for Bible Gateway lovers to simplify and deepen their personal or group study of the Bible! And we’ve just added a new feature that will change […]

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What Is an Interlinear Bible?

An interlinear Bible is a word study tool for those interested in the Bible’s original languages and how the Bible was translated into English (or any other language). The Bible was written primarily in Hebrew and Greek, and translating it into another language is naturally not a word-for-word task. Many Greek words require the use […]

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Want a Transparent, Resilient, and Fearless Life of Faith? Read the Psalms: An Interview with W. David O. Taylor

How does the book of Psalms help make sense of life, art, metaphor, violence, suffering, and mortality? How do the Psalms reflect God’s attributes of justice, grace, goodness, healing, power, and refuge? How are the millennia-old psalms a guide to living faithfully the modern Christian life in the midst of joys, sorrows, angers, doubts, praises, […]

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