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Recapturing the Jewish Roots of God’s Word: Tree of Life Version of the Bible Now Available on Bible Gateway

We’ve just added a new Bible to our online library: the Tree of Life Version! The Tree of Life Version, produced by the Baker Publishing Group and the Messianic Jewish Family Bible Society, invites Christians to explore and understand the Jewish worldview. It began as a seemingly simple project with the idea of using the […]

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The Meaning of Specific Words in the Bible

This lesson is part of Mel Lawrenz’ “How to Study the Bible” series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. It is amazing, when you think about it, that […]

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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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Janelle Hail: Your Journey Through the Bible Reveals Your Destiny

Janelle Hail knows firsthand what it means to struggle with fear, doubt, and spiritual uncertainty: diagnosed with breast cancer at age 34, she came face to face with her own mortality. But in turning to the Bible and her faith in Jesus Christ, she found the strength to press on—and she’s gone on to encourage […]

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Annie Downs: Words That Kill… And Heal

Annie Downs is an author who loves helping young people—especially teen girls and young women—overcome the challenges that life puts in the way of their spiritual development. Today, in the first post of a new series, Annie shares what she learned about the power and challenge of Scripture in the course of writing her new book Speak Love.

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Annie Downs: What Obstacles to Bible Reading do Young Women Face?

Annie Downs is an author who loves helping teen girls and women in college overcome the challenges that life puts in the way of their spiritual development. As part of Bible Gateway’s 20th anniversary celebration, we asked Annie if there are any specific issues and challenges that keep girls and young women from engaging with God’s Word.

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Lee Strobel on Why People Don’t Read the Bible

Why don’t we read the Bible more than we do? We took that question to several leading Christian writers and thinkers this year, and they each offered their own perspective on the question. First up is apologist Lee Strobel with his answer to the question “What prevents people from reading and engaging with the Bible?”

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Stories About Scripture: The Story of a Scribe

What does it mean to have a sense of reverence about Scripture? Pastor Mel Lawrenz of The Brook Network has written a series of short essays called “Stories About Scripture” to explore this question. Here’s his newest essay, about the incredibly daunting task of transcribing the Bible.

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Get to Know Your Bible with The Heart of the Story Devotional

The Bible is the best-selling book of all time—statistically speaking, you probably have at least one copy of the Bible sitting on your bookshelf. Why, then, do so many Christians struggle to actually read and understand Scripture? If that describes your relationship to the Bible, the new Heart of the Story devotional can help.

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In praise of the King James Bible

Monday, May 2 marks the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, and over the last few months there has been much reflection online about the significance and ongoing influence of the venerable KJV. We thought it might be useful to collect links to some of the more interesting KJV-related articles.

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