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Category Archives: Bible Study

6 Steps to Take Your Bible Study from Dull to Incredible

This guest Bible Gateway Blog post is by John D. Barry (@JohnDBarry), general editor of the NIV Faithlife Study Bible (Zondervan, 2017) (@NIVBible). [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, NIV Faithlife Study Bible Encourages Readers to Stay Curious about God’s Word] Imagine a collection of books that allowed for you to everyday hear the very […]

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How to Methodically Interpret the Bible: An Interview with Craig Blomberg

The Bible is God’s Word, yet it exists through human means. God’s commands appear to be absolute, yet some passages seem ambiguous. How can we understand the Scriptures correctly? That’s where hermeneutics comes in: the theory and methodology of interpreting the Bible. Bible Gateway interviewed Craig Blomberg about the book he co-authored with William W. […]

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4 Ways Examining Multiple Views Will Transform Your Bible Study

This guest Bible Gateway Blog post is by John D. Barry (@JohnDBarry), general editor of the NIV Faithlife Study Bible (Zondervan, 2017) (@NIVBible). [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, NIV Faithlife Study Bible Encourages Readers to Stay Curious about God’s Word] When it comes to Bible study, our tendency is to immediately get to the […]

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NIV Faithlife Study Bible Encourages Readers to Stay Curious about God’s Word

Intriguing Insights from Multiple Points of View Reveals Nuances from the Original Biblical Languages for Modern Readers — Visually Stunning: Filled with Innovative Graphics — No matter where people are on their faith journey, there’s always more to explore in God’s Word. [Read the New International Version (NIV) Bible translation on Bible Gateway] [Sign up […]

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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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