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Category Archives: Bible Reference

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) […]

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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 Old Testament Is Dying: An Interview with Brent A. Strawn

The Old Testament constitutes the majority of the Christian Bible and provides much of the language of Christian faith. Are churches and Christians dangerously neglecting it? Bible Gateway interviewed Brent A. Strawn (@brentstrawn) about his book, The Old Testament Is Dying: A Diagnosis and Recommended Treatment (Baker Academic, 2017). How is the Old Testament like […]

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How to Live The Bible — The Ten Commandments and Our Relationship with God

This is the twenty-third lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. Just released: A Book of […]

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Why the Apostle Paul Is One of My Heroes

By Choco De Jesús The best example of someone who was called for more and constantly lived out of the more God had for him was Paul. His story amazes and inspires me. When I think I can’t do something or I have to do something I don’t want to do, I remember Paul and […]

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He Is Risen! — Resurrection Sunday

Alleluia, Christ is risen; he is risen indeed! Read the Scriptures that tell of Jesus’ stupendous resurrection Browse resources for Easter in the Bible Gateway Store. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Infographic: What Happened During Holy Week Day-By-Day] Learn about the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus with the valuable Bible reference resources you’ll […]

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What Does It Mean to Walk by Faith?

The following article by Dr. Jerry Vines is taken from The Vines Expository Bible (Thomas Nelson, 2018). The Journey of Faith | Genesis 12:1-8 All of us are on the journey of life. We can make the journey in one of two ways. We can make the journey on the basis of what our eyes […]

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Purim and the Book of Esther

The Jewish holiday of Purim is from sunset Feb. 28 to sundown Mar. 1 this year. The commemoration is based on the biblical story that’s familiar to most churchgoers: the deliverance of the Jews from planned genocide at the hands of the Persian official Haman. The agent of that deliverance is Esther, one of the […]

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Explore the New Bible Commentary with Bible Gateway Plus

The New Bible Commentary (InterVarsity Press) is the most recent addition to our growing library of study resources available in the Bible Gateway Scripture sidebar when you sign up for a Bible Gateway Plus membership! Voted one of Christianity Today‘s Books of the Year, the New Bible Commentary has set the standard for works of its kind […]

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