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The 50 Most Important Teachings of the Bible: An Interview with Jim George

It’s been said that what you believe is how your behave. What you believe about God, his written revelation—the Bible—and his ultimate revelation—Jesus—will define how you live your life. Having a grasp of what the Bible teaches, then, is crucial to living life to its fullest. What are the key teachings every Christian should know […]

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CNN: A Catholic Reads the Bible

Laura Bernardini (@laurabernardini) is director of coverage in CNN’s Washington, DC, bureau. She’s a lifelong Catholic but had never read the Bible from cover to cover. For the next year, she’s reading every word, from Genesis to Revelation. [Select from any of our many Bible versions to read the Bible yourself on Bible Gateway.] [Select […]

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Accolades for the New NIV Zondervan Study Bible

“…a magnificent achievement. The illustrations are stunning and the maps are expertly done. Most important, the content in both the articles and the commentary is superb. Every Bible reader and person in ministry should turn to it often for help.” Dr. Thomas R. Schreiner, Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Associate Dean, The Southern Baptist […]

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A Wicked Birthday Party: The Story of Herodias and Salome

What can Jezebel, the Bible’s wickedest queen, reveal about God’s holiness and power and even about his sense of humor? What about the Woman at the Well—the one with five husbands and a live-in lover? And what of the prostitute whose tears bathe the feet of Jesus in front of people who despise her? There […]

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The BE Commentary Series – New Study Feature on Bible Gateway

Bible Gateway provides many free resources to help you understand the Bible. We’ve now added commentary volumes for the books of Genesis, Psalms, Proverbs, John, and Romans from the popular BE Bible study series by Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe, published by David C Cook. [See our blogpost: Read More Than One Bible Version Side-By-Side] Dr. […]

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Cultivating the Wonder of God: An Interview with Dr. William Brown

Scripture is often read only to find answers to life’s perplexing questions, to prove a theological point, or to formulate doctrine. But if read properly, what the Bible does most fundamentally is arouse a sacred sense of life-transforming wonder; encouraging us to linger in wide-eyed awe. Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. William Brown about his book, […]

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How to Understand the Bible: A Complete List of Articles

The How to Understand the Bible series has wrapped up! If you’ve been following along since the beginning, you’ve taken a tour of the entire Bible, and given thought to the major themes and questions raised by each section of Scripture. If you missed out on some or all of the series, this is a […]

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A Word About Faith

This is part of Mel Lawrenz’ “How to Understand 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. One day some religious people, a group known as the […]

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What Are Some Good Disciplines for Reading Scripture?

As we near the end of this part of the series of “How to Understand the Bible,” we take up one very practical question: what can we do to make sure we are reading Scripture regularly? I still cherish my boyhood memories of going fishing with my grandfather. It seems like it was yesterday. One […]

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Invitation to the New Testament: An Interview with Ben Witherington III

One way to understand the New Testament and its world is to enter into that world and begin to think as the people living then thought. For example, modern culture is primarily text-based with a preponderance of books and documents. But in ancient cultures the oral word was primary and documents were secondary (due, in […]

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