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Category Archives: Introduction to the Bible

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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How Has the Bible Shaped Our World?: An Interview with Steve Green

Why is the Bible the bestselling book of all time? Why does it ignite religious debate, social upheaval, and political controversy? How could one ancient book have so much power through the centuries? [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, The Bible’s Most Outrageous Claims] Bible Gateway interviewed Steve Green (@SteveGreenHL), who, along with his wife […]

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How to Navigate the Bible Gateway Scripture Engagement Section

Do you read the Bible to grow spiritually? Do you read the Bible in order to know God better? J. I. Packer, in his book, Knowing God (InterVarsity Press, 1993), writes that having a relationship with God is our primary purpose. “What were we made for? To know God. What aim should we have in […]

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The Bible’s Most Outrageous Claims

By Steve & Jackie Green (founding family, Museum of the Bible) [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, How Has the Bible Shaped Our World?: An Interview with Steve Green] In 2013, a new miniseries ran on cable TV’s History Channel. It was the most watched entertainment program of the entire year on cable. The name […]

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How the Bible’s Obscure “Coincidences” Demonstrate Its Reliability: An Interview with Lydia McGrew

How do seemingly unrelated details in different books of the Bible come together to form undesigned coincidences that strongly support the eyewitness nature of these books and the overall accuracy of the Bible? Bible Gateway interviewed Lydia McGrew about her book, Hidden in Plain View: Undesigned Coincidences in the Gospels and Acts (DeWard Publishing, 2017). […]

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Charting the Bible Chronologically: An Interview with Dr. Ed Hindson

The Bible follows the rise and fall of kingdoms and governments, covers millennia of ancient history, and reveals God’s plan for humanity through powerful accounts that are still relevant today. How can having a panoramic view of the events recorded in Scripture help in your own study of the Bible? Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. Ed […]

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8 Questions To Ask When Reading the Bible: An Interview with Matthew S. Harmon

What are the questions you should ask every time you read the Bible so that you can understand what you’re reading and apply the Scripture passage’s lessons to your everyday life? Bible Gateway interviewed Matthew S. Harmon (@DocHarmon) about his book, Asking the Right Questions: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Applying the Bible (Crossway, […]

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Summarizing Scripture’s Narrative: The Story of the Bible in 5 Minutes

The Bible Project (@JoinBibleProj) makes animated videos that walk through the structure of every book of the Bible and videos that explain biblical themes that weave through the entire narrative of Scripture. [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, The Bible Project: An Interview with Tim Mackie and Jon Collins] This 5-minute Bible Project video displays […]

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Did You Know? How to Compare Different Bibles Side-by-Side on Bible Gateway

Ever wanted to compare how two or more different Bibles translate the same passage? Bible Gateway makes it easy to compare Bibles! Watch this video introducing this useful feature—and then follow the step-by-step instructions below to learn how to do this yourself for free on Bible Gateway. It’s easy to compare more than one Bible […]

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Top 10 Signs You May Not Be Reading Your Bible Enough

[Browse the Bibles section in the Bible Gateway Store, where you’ll enjoy low prices every day] [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Bible Translation Reading Levels] [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, When Was Each Book of the Bible Written?] Top 10 Signs You May Not Be Reading Your Bible Enough. . .     10) The […]

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