This week, we’re walking through five different views on the question of biblical inerrancy, all of them drawn from the appropriately-named book Five Views on Biblical Inerrancy. Yesterday, we posted the perspective of Al Mohler, who believes that inerrancy is critical to a proper understanding of the Bible. Today, we turn to a very different […]
Is the Bible true? Is the Bible inerrant (without error)? Are those the same thing? These are important questions that influence how we read and understand Scripture, and Christians have historically answered them in different ways. Last month, we liveblogged a friendly roundtable discussion between five Christian thinkers and leaders, each of them with a […]
Don’t forget: starting tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 8:30am EST, we’ll be live-blogging the Biblical inerrancy panel discussion at the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) conference! “Biblical inerrancy” is a term that encompasses a lot of important questions about the Bible—questions about its accuracy, reliability, and trustworthiness. These are questions that every Christian should ask, and we […]
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness…. — 2 Timothy 3:16 (NIV) What does it mean to profess that the Bible is “God-breathed”? Does it mean the Bible is “true” and “perfect”—and if so, what do those words mean in this sense? Does it mean the Bible […]
Last week, in talking about ways that Bible Gateway can be useful to students, we mentioned the existence of Bible commentaries on Bible Gateway. For the benefit of those of you who haven’t ever used (or known about) our Bible commentaries, I thought it might be a good idea to review how to access them. […]
Over the last month, we’ve been talking about alleged contradictions in the Bible. It’s a common charge that the Bible is filled with discrepancies and contradictory statements; several weeks ago, we looked at an impressive-looking chart of Bible contradictions that’s been making the rounds—and we shared insights from theologian Darrell Bock and apologist Lee Strobel […]
Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day, an annual event that gives everyone the opportunity to let out their inner child and have some fun. There’s even an online tutorial to learn the language. If you’ve read Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson, you’ll remember words uttered by Long John Silver such as, “Matey, […]
Last week’s guest post by Darrell Bock talked about the challenging issue of apparent contradictions in the Bible. One of the points Bock made was that many initially-confusing “contradictions” lose their force when they’re more carefully examined. I thought it would be fitting to follow up Bock’s post with a few specific examples of not-so-constradictory contradictions, as described by apologist Lee Strobel.
A list of apparent contradictions in the Bible is making the rounds again online. To help Christians think through this challenging but important issue, we asked Darrell Bock, Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, to offer his thoughts; he graciously agreed. Here’s his response.
Pastors, Bible students, and Greek language learners, rejoice: Bible Gateway now has a complete interlinear Greek-English New Testament! As you read the Mounce Reverse-Interlinear New Testament, you can now click on any word to get a detailed breakdown of its meaning in the original biblical language. We added the English half of this Bible to […]