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Category Archives: Old Testament

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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Wicked Women of the Bible: An Interview with Ann Spangler

What can Jezebel, the Bible’s wickedest queen, reveal about God’s holiness and power and even about his sense of humor? What about the Woman at the Well—the one with five husbands and a live-in lover? And what of the prostitute whose tears bathe the feet of Jesus in front of people who despise her? Bible […]

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A Wicked Sorceress: The Story of the Medium of Endor

What can Jezebel, the Bible’s wickedest queen, reveal about God’s holiness and power and even about his sense of humor? What about the Woman at the Well—the one with five husbands and a live-in lover? And what of the prostitute whose tears bathe the feet of Jesus in front of people who despise her? There […]

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CNN: A Catholic Reads the Bible

Laura Bernardini (@laurabernardini) is director of coverage in CNN’s Washington, DC, bureau. She’s a lifelong Catholic but had never read the Bible from cover to cover. For the next year, she’s reading every word, from Genesis to Revelation. [Select from any of our many Bible versions to read the Bible yourself on Bible Gateway.] [Select […]

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Accolades for the New NIV Zondervan Study Bible

“…a magnificent achievement. The illustrations are stunning and the maps are expertly done. Most important, the content in both the articles and the commentary is superb. Every Bible reader and person in ministry should turn to it often for help.” Dr. Thomas R. Schreiner, Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Associate Dean, The Southern Baptist […]

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The BE Commentary Series – New Study Feature on Bible Gateway

Bible Gateway provides many free resources to help you understand the Bible. We’ve now added commentary volumes for the books of Genesis, Psalms, Proverbs, John, and Romans from the popular BE Bible study series by Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe, published by David C Cook. [See our blogpost: Read More Than One Bible Version Side-By-Side] Dr. […]

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Cultivating the Wonder of God: An Interview with Dr. William Brown

Scripture is often read only to find answers to life’s perplexing questions, to prove a theological point, or to formulate doctrine. But if read properly, what the Bible does most fundamentally is arouse a sacred sense of life-transforming wonder; encouraging us to linger in wide-eyed awe. Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. William Brown about his book, […]

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Holy Resilience: An Interview with David Carr

Human trauma gave birth to the Bible, suggests religious scholar Dr. David M. Carr (@davidcarrbible). He says the Bible’s ability to speak to suffering is a major reason why the sacred texts of Judaism and Christianity have retained their relevance for thousands of years. He’s studied how the Jewish people and Christian community have adapted […]

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Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither?

In recent years the nature of the Genesis narrative has sparked much debate among Christians. The book Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither? (Zondervan, 2015), in the Counterpoints book series, introduces three predominant interpretive genres and their implications for biblical understanding. In point/counterpoint arguments, each contributor identifies and defends his position on the genre of Genesis […]

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Did God Really Command Genocide?: An Interview with Drs. Paul Copan & Matthew Flannagan

Would a good, kind, and loving deity ever command the wholesale slaughter of nations? We often avoid reading difficult Old Testament passages that make us squeamish and quickly jump to the enemy-loving, forgiving Jesus of the New Testament. And yet, the question remains. How can we understand the biblical, theological, philosophical, and ethical implications of […]

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