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Report: The Top 25 Schools for Studying the Bible

Biola University, La Mirada, California, is considered first by TheBestSchools.org, an online publication for ranking schools and degree programs, on its list of “The 25 Best Schools for Studying the Bible.” [Learn about Bible Gateway’s Online Bible Learning Program] The list includes Bible schools as well as other educational institutions with strong Bible programs. According […]

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Crossing Cultures in Scripture: An Interview with Marvin J. Newell

From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible is replete with narratives of God’s people crossing cultures in pursuit of God’s mission. What are the lessons for today to be learned from these stories? Bible Gateway interviewed Marvin J. Newell (@marvnewell) about his book, Crossing Cultures in Scripture: Biblical Principles for Mission Practice (InterVarsity Press, 2017). Briefly […]

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Africa Study Bible Launches with Global Events

The Africa Study Bible (Oasis International/Tyndale House, 2017) (@africastudybibl), the first study Bible developed by Africans with over 2,600 notes written by 350 contributors from 50 countries, will be released with ceremonial events in Nigeria in Abuja June 29 and Lagos July 1. These follow similar celebrations in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa; Accra, […]

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The NIV Faithlife Study Bible: An Interview with John D. Barry

A new Bible has been published that includes a combination of robust study notes, state-of-the-art color graphic, charts, and illustrations, and refreshingly fair treatment of multiple points of view on scriptural passages that provide curious readers with the facts they need to form their own opinion on the nuances from the original biblical languages for […]

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One Way to Explore the Rich Nuances of the Bible

This guest Bible Gateway Blog post is a personal reflection on the NIV Faithlife Study Bible (Zondervan, 2017) (@NIVBible) by Dr. Stanley N. Gundry, senior vice president and publisher, Zondervan Academic, and editor-in-chief, Zondervan. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, NIV Faithlife Study Bible Encourages Readers to Stay Curious about God’s Word] Be True to […]

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4 Ways to Fight Bible Illiteracy

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] Bible illiteracy is on the rise, especially in the United States. We desperately need […]

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The Amplified Bible Translation: Available for the First Time as a Full-Featured Study Edition

Helps Readers Grasp the Full Meaning Behind the Original Hebrew and Greek Texts The Amplified® Study Bible (Zondervan, 2017) (@Zondervan) is intended for both beginning and experienced students of the Scriptures who want a Bible that contains the key features of a study Bible combined with the impressive study tools already included in the Amplified® […]

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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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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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Reading the Word of God in the Presence of God: An Interview with Vern S. Poythress

Do you need a practical handbook to help you grow your skill in interpreting the Bible? Are you serious about diving into the deep waters of proper Bible interpretation methodology? Bible Gateway interviewed Vern S. Poythress (@vernpoythress) about his book, Reading the Word of God in the Presence of God: A Handbook for Biblical Interpretation […]

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