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The Theology of Work Bible Commentary Added to Bible Gateway’s Free Online Study Library

We’re pleased to announce that the Theology of Work Bible Commentary is now freely available online at Bible Gateway! Work is important. It gives us an outlet for our skills and talents. It can earn money. But there’s much more to the idea of work than simply earning a paycheck or feeling productive! The work […]

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The Bible Table of Contents

To help you become more familiar with the arrangement of the books of Scripture, here’s a virtual Table of Contents of the Bible in their canonical order. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Bible Translation Reading Levels] [Browse the Bibles section in the Bible Gateway Store, where everything is always on sale] [Read the Bible […]

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Died: C. Peter Wagner, Theologian, Bible Teacher, and Church Growth Specialist

C. Peter Wagner (@cpeterwagner), 86, died Oct. 21, 2016. Author or editor of more than 70 books, he was a Christian theologian, Bible teacher, missiologist, missionary, and church growth specialist. [Browse books by C. Peter Wagner in the Bible Gateway Store] According to Wikipedia, Wagner was a missionary in Bolivia from 1956 to 1971 and […]

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Infographic: A Visual Harmony of the Gospels

The Bible’s four Gospels—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John—emphasize the life of Jesus from each of the Gospel writer’s unique perspective, focusing at times on similar events and teachings by Jesus and on dissimilar descriptions at others. A typical harmony of the Gospels lays out all the events and lists Bible passages in parallel. Analytics consultant […]

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Exploring the Jewish High Holy Days

When most Christians think of the “holiday season,” they think of the Christmas season—the stretch of time beginning around Thanksgiving and ending with the New Year. But for Jews, “holiday season” comes a bit earlier in the year: the High Holy Days, a period of repentence and reflection that includes the holidays of Rosh Hashanah […]

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26 Bible Verses of Comfort and Courage

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Remembering Renowned Old Testament Pastor-Scholar J. Alec Motyer

J. Alec Motyer, renowned Old Testament author, pastor, and scholar, died August 26 at the age of 91. Motyer devoted much of his academic life to the study of the Old Testament, particularly the book of Isaiah. He was the editor or author of more than ten books, including the award-winning The Prophecy of Isaiah […]

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50 Major Events in the Bible Storyline

We thought it would be helpful to identify where in Scripture you can quickly read major stories of the Bible’s grand narrative. Click each one’s Bible reference link to read more about it. To deepen your understanding of the Bible, become a member of Bible Gateway Plus, with which you’ll have unlimited 24/7 instant digital […]

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The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible: The Last Supper

The Bible was originally written to an ancient people removed from today by thousands of years and thousands of miles. The Scriptures include subtle culturally-based nuances, undertones, and references to ancient events, literature, and customs that were intuitively understood by those who first heard the Scriptures read. For us to hear the Scriptures as they […]

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The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible: The Tower of Babel

Thousands already have! Try your 30-Day free trial today!Remove banner ads and expand your Bible reading experience using our valuable library of more than 40 top resources by becoming a member of Bible Gateway Plus. Try it free for 30 days! The Bible was originally written to an ancient people removed from today by thousands […]

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