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Category Archives: New Testament

The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible: The Good Samaritan

The Bible was originally written to an ancient people removed from today by thousands of years and thousands of miles. The Scriptures include subtle culturally-based nuances, undertones, and references to ancient events, literature, and customs that were intuitively understood by those who first heard the Scriptures read. For us to hear the Scriptures as they […]

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NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible: An Interview with John Walton and Craig Keener

Remove banner ads and expand your Bible reading experience using our valuable library of more than 40 top resources by becoming a member of Bible Gateway Plus. Try it free for 30 days! Sometimes a little context is needed to discover the rich meaning behind the stories of Scripture. Reading the Bible could be compared […]

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How We Got the Bible: An Interview with Timothy Paul Jones

Who wrote the books in the Bible and how did they end up together? How reliable is the Bible? What languages were used to write the books of the Bible? Where did the word “Bible” come from? Bible Gateway interviewed Timothy Paul Jones (@DrTimothyPJones) about his colorful, 2016 Christian Book Award-winning book, How We Got […]

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A Peculiar Glory: An Interview with John Piper

How do we know that the Bible is true? Best-selling author John Piper examines the Bible’s “self-authenticating” nature and unique ability to showcase God’s unmatched glory, laying a solid foundation for the belief that God’s Word is absolutely perfect and totally reliable. In this interview, John Piper (@JohnPiper) talks about his book, A Peculiar Glory: […]

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Zondervan to Release NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible

Decades of historical and cultural research on the ancient world will soon be accessible in the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible (Zondervan, August 2016). Notes and resources hand-picked by Bible scholars John H. Walton (Old Testament) and Craig Keener (New Testament) complement the New International Version of the Bible, the world’s most read and most […]

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Death and Resurrection: Guest Post by Philip Johnston

Dr. D.A. Carson unpacked the biblical theology of the resurrection on Desiring God’s Ask Pastor John podcast. The New International Version of the Bible translation is available in a variety of editions, one of which is NIV Zondervan Study Bible (website). A team of more than 60 contributors crafted study notes, book and section introductions, […]

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One Thousand Churches BELIEVE

Popular church-wide campaign helps people of all ages understand the big ideas of the Bible In less than a year, more than 1,000 churches in the US have decided to BELIEVE. This book-turned-church-wide experience has engaged congregations in every state and in every denomination to better understand the Bible’s key beliefs, practices, and virtues. BELIEVE: […]

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When Was Each Book of the Bible Written?

Below are approximate dates of when each book of the Bible was written, listed in chronological order with links to each book on Bible Gateway. Also, look for the free chronological Bible reading schedule on our Bible Reading Plans page. [See Chronological Bibles in the Bible Gateway Store] Old Testament Job: Considered earliest, but date […]

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The Bible Project: An Interview with Tim Mackie and Jon Collins

What if you were able to approach the grand narrative of the Bible by viewing brief, entry-level video summaries of each book of the Bible? Would you feel less intimidated and more able to comprehend the Bible’s complexities? Bible Gateway interviewed Tim Mackie (@timmackie) and Jon Collins (@jonpdx) about The Bible Project (@JoinBibleProj). Describe The […]

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The End of Me: An Interview with Kyle Idleman

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus perplexingly teaches an inside-out way of life: brokenness is the way to wholeness, mourning is the path to blessing, emptiness is required for true fullness. In many ways the Bible espouses countercultural, counter-intuitive truths and paradoxical principles. Bible Gateway interviewed Kyle Idleman (@KyleIdleman) about his book, The End […]

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