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Category Archives: History

The Biblical Imagery of the Gettysburg Address

Today is the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address. Delivered several months after the bloody, decisive Battle of Gettysburg, the Gettysburg Address put the brutal violence of the American Civil War into a grander civic and spiritual context. Have you read the Gettysburg Address? You might be surprised to learn that it’s actually […]

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Reformation Reading at Bible Gateway

Looking to do some Reformation reading today? You may not realize it, but Bible Gateway’s got a strong library of Reformation-related material, all online and easily accessible. Here are some of our Reformation resources: The Geneva Bible: It seems fitting to start this list with the book that lay at the center of the Reformation: […]

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Five Bible Verses to Read on Reformation Day

Are you ready to celebrate? I’m not talking about Halloween—I’m referring to Reformation Day, which falls on October 31. (Of course, there’s no reason you couldn’t combine the two—I hope you’ve got your Martin Luther costume ready!) Reformation Day is a time to remember and reflect on the Protestant Reformation, a movement of theological reform […]

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More on the Anniversary of “I Have a Dream”

With all the discussion today of Martin Luther King, Jr. and his “I Have a Dream” speech, we’ve gathered a few more links you might find interesting.

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Fifty Years After “I Have a Dream”

Today is the 50th anniversary of the delivery of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, an event remembered as a watershed moment in the American Civil Rights Movement. Here are a few links that highlight the Biblical themes behind King’s call for justice.

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What Can Christians Learn from Ramadan?

With the Muslim period of Ramadan ending today, we consider what lessons and reminders Christians might take away from this Islamic period of fasting.

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Slavery, the Bible, and Our Need for Humility

Does the Bible condone slavery? As we mark the 150th anniversary of the turning point of the American Civil War, it’s a good time to think about the ways people have used, and mis-used, Scripture.

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Biblical Archaeology is in the Air

Summer is here! That means summer vacation, trips to the beach, and (for some of us)… archaeology season! Many archaeological digs—including many with relevance Bible-related archaeology—take place during late spring and summer, so it’s a good time to check in on the latest archaeology projects.

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Shakespeare and the Word

Today is William Shakespeare’s birthday (or at least as near to it as anyone is able to guess). Did you know that Shakespeare’s plays are chock full of Bible references? Some are obvious, but many require very careful reading—and a very thorough familiarity with the Bible—to catch.

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Now on Bible Gateway: the World’s First Study Bible!

We’re pleased to announce that the 1599 Geneva Bible–perhaps the single most significant English Bible translation in church history–is now available on Bible Gateway!

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