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The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Revised Edition

       Based on the original 12-volume set that has become a staple in college and seminary libraries and pastors’ studies worldwide, The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Revised Edition gathers the most current discoveries in Bible scholarship and archaeology. Of the 56 contributors, 30 are new; all are committed to the divine inspiration, complete trustworthiness, and full […]

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Leading a Bible Study? Bible Gateway Plus Makes Your Job Easier

Are you the leader of a regular Bible study or church small group? If so, you probably spend a fair amount of time getting ready to lead weekly or monthly discussions about Bible topics and passages. That preparation is hard but rewarding work. And unless you happen to be a pastor, you probably prepare for […]

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“Which Bible Translation is Best?” — Part 2: Word-for-word Bibles on Bible Gateway

Recently, we offered a few thoughts in response to the common question “Which Bible translation is the best?” Today, we’ll continue the discussion with a look at one type of Bible translation that you can find here at Bible Gateway: word-for-word Bible translations. A word-to-word Bible translation is a Bible that aims to hew as […]

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The NIV Application Commentary on Genesis is Now Available for Bible Gateway Plus Members (February Only)

We’re excited to announce that throughout the month of February, the NIV Application Commentary on Genesis is available as part of the Bible Gateway Plus digital library! The NIV Application Commentary on Genesis is as deep as it is accessible: you can confidently use it for everything from personal Bible study to sermon preparation. If […]

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Exploring the Apocrypha at Bible Gateway

If you watched Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony earlier this week, you saw that it started with a prayer offered by Cardinal Timothy Dolan. But did you recognize where in the Bible that prayer came from? The inaugural prayer in this case drew from the Bible, but perhaps not from a passage you know. Here’s how […]

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Fear and Joy to the World – Guest Post by Philip Yancey

A guest post by Philip Yancey. [See books by Philip Yancey in the Bible Gateway Store] A friend of mine named Angela told me about a time when her faith was just awakening. Raised Catholic, she had a wistful interest in spirituality though scant knowledge of the Bible. As she started reading the Gospels she […]

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“Storying” Scripture: Don’t Just Read Bible Stories—Speak and Listen to Them!

Last week, we shared a video about “timelining” Scripture—the practice of organizing the diverse stories of the Bible into a larger narrative to make it easier to see how they all fit together. Did you have a chance to try it out? If not, take a few minutes to watch the video to see how […]

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“Timelining” Scripture: How to Connect the Bible’s Stories Into a Thematic Whole

Stories are important! We all tell stories to express ourselves to others and learn what it means to be human. And it’s therefore no surprise that the Bible is full of stories—God uses stories to reveal himself to us in ways we can understand and relate to. But sometimes, it’s not clear how all of […]

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What the Bible Says About Storms

Hurricane Matthew has wrecked parts of Haiti and now bears down on the U.S. Big storms are ominous. They arrest our attention. They remind us how small and powerless we are. In the Bible the storm is a symbol of many different things. Non-destructive wind is an apt picture of the presence of God because […]

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How to Boost Your Bible Study with The Reformation Study Bible for Free on Bible Gateway

Next year will mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation—specifically, of Martin Luther’s famous act of defiance against what he perceived to be unbiblical trends and practices within the church. Luther wasn’t the first or only “reformer,” but his actions catalyzed what we call the Protestant Reformation. The spirit of the Reformation is alive and […]

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