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Category Archives: The Bible

Is the Bible Abridged? An Interview with Joel Hoffman

Ancient texts that didn’t make it into the canon of the Bible purport to give insight into what happened to Adam and Eve after they left the Garden of Eden, the manner in which Abraham discovered monotheism, and the life of Enoch. Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. Joel Hoffman (@JoelMHoffman and @GodDidntSayThat) about his book, The […]

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‘The Story’ is Improving Bible Literacy in Churches: An Interview with Shelley Leith

The Story is a dynamic, powerful, and rewarding experience produced by Zondervan for churches, families, small groups, and individuals. The Story is helping people everywhere experience Scripture like never before. Carefully selected verses from the Bible are organized chronologically. From Genesis to Revelation, participants come to understand God’s story and how their stories intersect with […]

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Exploring Scotland’s Bible

Scotland has understandably been in the news quite a bit lately. Bible Gateway, alas, has no online Bible in the Scottish Gaelic or Scots languages. But all of the recent discussion of Scottish history and identity prompted me to read up on the history of the Bible in Scotland. The University of Glasgow has an […]

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How to Acquire Bible Savvy: An Interview with James Nicodem

The Bible is often seen as a daunting book, written in ancient times and addressed to a vastly unfamiliar culture. Is it really possible to draw relevant insights from it for our lives today? Bible Gateway interviewed Dr. Jim Nicodem (@JimNicodem) about his Bible Savvy book series, Epic: The Storyline of the Bible, Foundation: The […]

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Making Sense of the Bible: An Interview with David Whitehead

The Bible can seem like an intimidating book, but it may be easier to understand than you think. Bible Gateway interviewed pastor David Whitehead (@PstDave) about his book, Making Sense of the Bible: How to Connect with God Through His Word (Bethany House, 2014). What should be the reason a person reads the Bible? Pastor […]

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8 Great Debates of Bible Prophecy: An Interview with Ron Rhodes

Escalating tensions in the Middle East have sparked renewed interest in last-days Bible prophecy. With fierce fighting reported in the news every day and unsuccessful attempts at brokering a lasting peace agreement, many are asking if this is the beginning of the end. Questions about biblical eschatology—theology regarding the end times—continue to build. Bible Gateway […]

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Reading the Bible with Eastern Eyes: An Interview with Kent Dobson

Is it possible to read the Bible like the earliest believers did? One of the great challenges in reading the Bible is the massive gap—chronological and cultural—between the Bible’s original audiences and modern readers. Is it possible for a modern Bible reader to appreciate the mindset of the Bible’s ancient Jewish and Christian authors and […]

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New American Bible Revised Edition Is Now Available on Bible Gateway

We’re happy to announce that the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine has granted permission to Bible Gateway to include the New American Bible Revised Edition (NABRE) in our extensive online free library of more than 180 Bible translations. The NABRE is most commonly used among English-speaking Catholics in the United States. It’s a modern English Catholic […]

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Mark Noll on Our Changing Understanding of the Bible in America

Yesterday, Mark Noll delivered a public address in conjunction with the Bible in American Life conference. Noll is a respected scholar of the history of Christianity, as well as the author of the influential Scandal of the Evangelical Mind. I thought I’d share just a few of his insights here. In his address, Noll presented […]

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New Videos: Did a Historical Adam Really Exist?

Last month, with the help of our friends at Zondervan Academic, we posted a series of different perspectives on the question of biblical inerrancy. Today, we turn to another topic that relates to the discussion about biblical interpretation: the question of the “historical Adam.” The question of whether Adam and Eve actually existed—as real people […]

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