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Category Archives: Old Testament

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 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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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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Bible Word Study Made Easy: A Conversation with Dr. Bill Mounce—Video #3 Diving Deeper

Watch on demand ChurchSource’s free webcast with Dr. Bill Mounce. The topic: Is Biblical Greek Study Still Relevant to the Church Today?. This is our final conversation with biblical Greek scholar and bestselling author Dr. Bill Mounce (@billmounce), who is one of the translators for the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible. In the […]

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Bible Word Study Made Easy: A Conversation with Dr. Bill Mounce—Video #2 Your First Word Study

Watch on demand ChurchSource’s free webcast with Dr. Bill Mounce. The topic: Is Biblical Greek Study Still Relevant to the Church Today?. Today, we’re continuing our conversation with biblical Greek scholar and bestselling author Dr. Bill Mounce (@billmounce), who is one of the translators for the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible. Last time […]

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The Old Testament in Seven Sentences: An Interview with Christopher J.H. Wright

Do you think the Old Testament is confusing, out of date, and essentially replaced by the New Testament? What if you could capture in a few sentences its grand narrative that reveals God’s work, his purposes, and his wisdom, and understand how the Old Testament Scriptures prepared for the identity and mission of Jesus as […]

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Understanding Genesis 1-3: An Interview with Dr. Vern Poythress

How can we faithfully read and understand Genesis 1-3? What are the implications related to divine authorship, historical background, genre and structure, and chronology? Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. Vern Poythress (@vernpoythress) about his book, Interpreting Eden: A Guide to Faithfully Reading and Understanding Genesis 1-3 (Crossway, 2019). [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Reading the […]

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Rahab: Desperate Enough to Change

by Kasey Van Norman When we first meet Rahab in the book of Joshua, she has no idea that she is about to go down in history as one of the most faithful women in the entire biblical narrative. She knows only two things—she is desperate and she is greatly in need of deliverance. Rahab’s […]

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Purim and the Bible

The Jewish holiday of Purim, based on the Bible’s book of Esther, commemorates the saving of the Jewish people from genocide at the direction of the Persian official Haman. [Read about Esther in the Encyclopedia of The Bible on Bible Gateway] According to the Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible (one of the many study references available […]

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