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What Do We Learn From the Exile and Return?

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. The grand narrative of Scripture speaks to the most urgent […]

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The Whole Story of the Bible in 16 Verses: An Interview with Chris Bruno

Even though the Bible is the world’s bestselling book, it can be intimidating for new, as well as seasoned, readers to know where to begin reading it and how to best understand it. Dr. Chris Bruno (@chrisbruno1) has written The Whole Story of the Bible in 16 Verses (Crossway, 2015) to help readers grasp the […]

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What is Important About the Era of the Kings?

This week is the beginning of Lent. See Knowing Him: Devotional Readings for the Easter Season for a new way to draw closer to Christ. You can also sign up for the email version of Knowing Him. I remember when I first read the Old Testament books that recount the stories of the kings of […]

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Literary Forms in the Bible: An Interview with Leland Ryken

Truly comprehending the Bible involves knowing both what it says (content) and how it says it (form). Being able to identify and appreciate the many literary forms in which the Bible is written assists readers in more fully understanding God’s Word. Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. Leland Ryken about his book, A Complete Handbook of Literary […]

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Inductive Bible Study: An Interview with David Bauer

You want to study the Bible but you’re not sure where, or how, to begin. You’re concerned that it might be a complicated process. How can you best understand what the Bible says and how to apply it to your life? Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. David Bauer about his book (together with the late Dr. […]

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“How to Understand the Bible” Weekly Lessons Begin Soon

Don’t forget—our How to Understand the Bible lesson series begins in just a few days! If you wish you understood the Bible better (and that covers just about everyone, whether they’re brand-new to the Bible or have been reading it for decades) How to Understand the Bible is a series of practical, weekly guides to […]

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Halley’s Bible Handbook: A Classic, Relevant, and Handy Resource

This guest post is by freelance writer Jeremy Bouma (@bouma) with Zondervan employee Adam Forrest (@ZonderAcademic). If you haven’t read all of the books you own, you’re not alone. I (Adam) worked in a bookstore for five years, and I used to joke with coworkers that owning a book is the best excuse for not […]

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MacArthur Study Bible Notes and More Now Available at the Bible Gateway Digital Store

Three new digital Bible study titles are available for purchase at the Bible Gateway Digital Store! Here are the newest additions to our library of digital content: MacArthur Study Bible: The perfect companion to serious online Bible study, drawing on decades of pastoral and scholarly work by respected scholar Dr. John MacArthur. NKJV Chronological Study […]

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How to Understand the Bible: An Interview with Mel Lawrenz

This November, Bible Gateway invites you to join our first-of-its-kind free weekly Blog and email newsletter series, How to Understand the Bible: Guidance for Ordinary Bible Readers (click to sign up for it now). It’s comprised of simple, practical lessons that walk you through the incredibly rewarding experience of reading and understanding God’s Word. To […]

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Do You Wish You Understood the Bible Better? New Weekly Lessons Launch Soon!

Do you find the Bible hard to understand at times? Does the Bible seem mysterious, complex, or impenetrable? If so, you’re not alone—and we can help! This November, we invite you to join Bible Gateway for How to Understand the Bible: Guidance for Ordinary Bible Readers, a free weekly series of simple, practical lessons that […]

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