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Category Archives: Introduction to the Bible

Now You Can Read the Bible in One Hour: An Interview with Philip Law

Enter to possibly win a copy of The One Hour Bible! Five winners will be selected at random. One entry per person; legal residents of the USA 18 years of age and older. Entry period: October 11, 2018 (8:00 am ET) – November 11, 2018 (11:59 pm ET). Enter here. Adam and Eve and the […]

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How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth Online Bible Course

This post comes from Gordon Fee, Douglas Stuart, and Mark Strauss’s How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth online course (save $20 when you enroll before 11:59 pm EDT on Sept. 28, 2018). By Mark Strauss Have you ever heard someone say, “You don’t have to interpret the Bible; just read it and […]

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What is the Bible?: An Interview with Ryan M. Reeves and Charles Hill

What is the history of the Bible from its beginnings to the present day? How was the Bible written and its various books chosen? How reliable is it? How were the Old Testament and New Testament formed? Bible Gateway interviewed Ryan M. Reeves (@RyanMReeves) and Charles Hill about their book, Know How We Got Our […]

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Billy Graham’s Wrestle with the Bible

The following article is excerpted from Just As I Am by Billy Graham with permission from HarperOne/HarperCollins, copyright 2007. By Billy Graham One of God’s hidden stratagems to prepare me for Los Angeles was an engagement I had made for late summer that I was not enthusiastic about keeping. At the end of August, the […]

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Read the Bible with the Jewish Eyes of Jesus: An Interview with Lois Tverberg

Wrinkles and grey hair in the mirror. Rain in the forecast. Gaining a clothing size. Modern Bible readers view all of these as negatives, but in the biblical world, just the opposite would have been true. Old age was an advantage when elders were chosen as leaders, and rain was an occasion for rejoicing in […]

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Emergency Bible Verses: When You Need Them Most

Just as you would call 9-1-1 (in the USA) in a physical emergency, there may be crisis times in your life when you need to be able to quickly “dial” uplifting messages from the Bible to help keep you going. Here’s a brief emergency list of Bible verses on Bible Gateway that may be just […]

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How 66 Books Became the Bible—and Why Some Books Were Left Out

What is the composition of the Bible? How was it created? Who decided which books should be included? Why do Jewish, Protestant, Catholic, and Eastern Orthodox Bibles differ? This video, produced by the Museum of the Bible, seeks to answer those questions. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, World’s Largest Museum of the Bible Now […]

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How to Encounter God When Reading the Bible: An Interview with Tim Chester

Do we approach the Bible believing that the One who spoke and brought the universe into existence, whose voice thundered from Mount Sinai, and whose words healed the sick is the same God who speaks to us today through Scripture? Are we reading the Bible not merely to learn information about God but to hear […]

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A Tour Through the Bible: An Interview with John Goldingay

Approaching the Bible for the first time can be intimidating. At 66 books, nearly 800,000 words, and numerous kings, prophets, and deliverers, as well as priests and apostles, where should you begin? In what order should you read it? Is there an alternative to reading the Bible from Genesis to Revelation? [Select the right Bible […]

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Overview of the Bible from 30,000 Feet: An Interview with Skip Heitzig

How does the entire Bible fit together? How do so many individual books connect, despite being written by different people over thousands of years? What does a sweeping aerial overview of the landscape of God’s Word look like? Bible Gateway interviewed Skip Heitzig (@skipheitzig) about his book, The Bible from 30,000 Feet: Soaring Through the […]

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