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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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Digging Deeper: How to Use Commentaries on Bible Gateway to Enhance Your Bible Reading

Christians talk a lot about reading the Bible. We routinely lament that we aren’t reading it as much as we’d like; we make New Year’s resolutions to read it more; we pay close attention to studies and surveys about who is and isn’t reading it. We all know that reading the Bible is important. But […]

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Ask Bible Scholar Peter Enns Anything

Do you have tough questions about the Bible? (Who doesn’t?) Bible scholar Peter Enns is well known for talking honestly and insightfully about the doubts, problems, and questions that occur to many readers of the Bible as they explore Scripture. His latest book, The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable […]

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Robin Williams’ Death an Opportunity to Look at Depression in the Scriptures

By Mel Lawrenz, Director of The Brook Network and creator of The Influence Project. “The human spirit can endure in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear?” (Proverbs 18:14). The shocking news of the suicide death of actor Robin Williams has left millions of people all over the world with a mystery: how could […]

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