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Category Archives: New Testament

What was Family Life Like in New Testament Times?

Jesus had a lot to say about families. But what was his own family life like? And what was family life like more generally during New Testament times? [Go deeper into the Bible with Bible Gateway online courses taught by leading scholars] In this video, Dr. Mark Strauss explains what family life was like: Respecting […]

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Greek New Testament Aims to be ‘World’s Most Accurate’

Crossway, Tyndale House (Cambridge), and Cambridge University Press Introduce Greek New Testament 10 Years in the Making In a significant contribution to biblical scholarship, Crossway has released The Greek New Testament, Produced at Tyndale House, Cambridge (Crossway, 2017). [Browse the Biblical Greek language section in the Bible Gateway Store] The Greek New Testament is a […]

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A Tour Through the Bible: An Interview with John Goldingay

Approaching the Bible for the first time can be intimidating. At 66 books, nearly 800,000 words, and numerous kings, prophets, and deliverers, as well as priests and apostles, where should you begin? In what order should you read it? Is there an alternative to reading the Bible from Genesis to Revelation? [Select the right Bible […]

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Who Was Herod?

One of the central figures in the Christmas story is Herod the Great, who was king of the Jews when Jesus was born. Herod and his sons ruled Judea during Jesus’ life and ministry. But who was this man? And why was he so hostile to the news of the birth of Jesus? [Go deeper […]

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Charting the Bible Chronologically: An Interview with Dr. Ed Hindson

The Bible follows the rise and fall of kingdoms and governments, covers millennia of ancient history, and reveals God’s plan for humanity through powerful accounts that are still relevant today. How can having a panoramic view of the events recorded in Scripture help in your own study of the Bible? Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. Ed […]

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Paul Behaving Badly: An Interview with E. Randolph Richards and Brandon O’Brien

The apostle Paul was kind of a jerk. He was arrogant and stubborn. He called his opponents derogatory, racist names. He legitimized slavery and silenced women. He was a moralistic, homophobic killjoy who imposed his narrow religious views on others. Or was he? Bible Gateway interviewed E. Randolph Richards and Brandon J. O’Brien (@brandonjobrien) about […]

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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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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 Good Samaritan

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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