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Category Archives: Bible Study

By Popular Demand: The Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible is Now In Bible Gateway Plus

The Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible is back by popular demand! After a temporary placement earlier this year, this highly accessible award-winning study Bible is available again as part of the perpetual Bible reference collection in the Bible Gateway Plus library. If you’re a Bible Gateway Plus member, you now have full access to this book […]

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Cherishing the Bible’s Complexity Using Sidebar Study Notes in Bible Gateway Plus

When reading the Bible on your own, where do you usually turn? If you’re like me, you have your favorite passages and books. You might have Romans stuck on repeat. Or the Sermon on the Mount. Or maybe you picked up the habit of flopping the leather binding open anywhere, entrusting your eyes to providence. […]

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Read These Five Verses on Reformation Day

One of the most important doctrines to rise from the Reformation is known as sola scriptura, which is Latin for “by Scripture alone.” The Reformers argued that the Bible is the sole, infallible authority of faith. And although the Reformation was not a single, unified movement, most of the reformers were motivated by similar desires. One of […]

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How to Freely Access the Reformation Study Bible

One of the best ways to commemorate the anniversary of the Reformation this year is to read the Reformation Study Bible. You can access it free on Bible Gateway. The Reformation Study Bible, which collects thousands of Bible study notes and insights from more than 50 distinguished Bible scholars, epitomizes the reformative movement’s insistence that Scripture should […]

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“How to Live the Bible” Weekly Lessons Begin Soon

In just a few weeks, author and pastor Dr. Mel Lawrenz—who previously wrote the series How to Understand the Bible and How to Study the Bible—begins a new weekly email series called How to Live the Bible. Everyday life includes highs and lows, accomplishments and failures, gains and losses. Whatever our circumstances, we need what […]

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Intimacy with Jesus in Song of Songs: An Interview with Dee Brestin

Why is there an epic love poem in the middle of the Bible? How does the Song of Songs use marriage and romantic love as a metaphor for the intimacy Jesus longs to have with each person? Bible Gateway interviewed Dee Brestin (@deebrestin) about her book, He Calls You Beautiful: Hearing the Voice of Jesus […]

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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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Did You Know That God is Missing From One Book in the Bible?

You’d think that the Author of the most famous book of all time would take center stage on every single page, from Genesis to Revelation. Remarkably, he doesn’t! Did you know that mention of God is completely missing from one book in the Bible? True story! The book of Esther—an often-overlooked book nestled between the […]

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InterVarsity Christian Fellowship Focuses Students on Bible Study

InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA is an interdenominational ministry to students and faculty on US college and university campuses, working with more than 41,000 core students and faculty on campuses nationwide. [Sign up for free email devotionals for students on Bible Gateway] [Browse the Back to School section in the Bible Gateway Store] Bible study is one […]

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Readers Turn to the Bible to Understand the 2017 Solar Eclipse

On Monday, August 21, the sun went dark for a few remarkable minutes—and people around the world looked to the Bible to find out what it might mean. Given the rarity and spectacular nature of total solar eclipses, it’s no surprise that people throughout history have wondered if eclipses held theological significance—and so it seems […]

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