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Did You Know That God is Missing From One Book in the Bible?

You’d think that the Author of the most famous book of all time would take center stage on every single page, from Genesis to Revelation. Remarkably, he doesn’t! Did you know that mention of God is completely missing from one book in the Bible? True story! The book of Esther—an often-overlooked book nestled between the […]

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The Daniel Code: An Interview with O. S. Hawkins

Are you struggling to live out your faith in a rapidly changing culture that seems to have lost its way? The ancient book of Daniel speaks of how he survived and thrived in a pagan, permissive, and perverted society. [Sign up for The Daniel Code free email devotional] Bible Gateway interviewed O. S. Hawkins (@OSHawkins) […]

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Living History: Explore the Culture and History Behind Famous Bible Stories in Our New Devotional

You’ve heard many Bible stories hundreds of times. But as those stories have become more and more familiar, what background details might you be missing? Christians believe that reading and understanding the Bible requires no special knowledge of history. But while that’s true, it’s also true that many familiar Bible stories take on fresh meaning […]

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The Ten Commandments Past and Present: An Interview with David L. Baker

The Ten Commandments, or Decalogue (see below), have long been a pillar of Western law and culture. In more recent times they’ve become a point of controversy in the public square. What place do these “Ten Words” that God delivered at Sinai millennia ago have today? Bible Gateway interviewed David L. Baker about his book, […]

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The NIV Application Commentary on Genesis is Now Available for Bible Gateway Plus Members (February Only)

We’re excited to announce that throughout the month of February, the NIV Application Commentary on Genesis is available as part of the Bible Gateway Plus digital library! The NIV Application Commentary on Genesis is as deep as it is accessible: you can confidently use it for everything from personal Bible study to sermon preparation. If […]

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Exploring the Apocrypha at Bible Gateway

If you watched Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony earlier this week, you saw that it started with a prayer offered by Cardinal Timothy Dolan. But did you recognize where in the Bible that prayer came from? [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, CNN: A Catholic Reads the Bible] The inaugural prayer in this case drew from […]

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Thriving in Babylon: A New Devotional About How to Live for Christ in a Godless Society

Are you anxious about the results of today’s US presidential election? It’s natural to feel a bit nervous about whether or not “your team” will carry the day. As Christians, we know that with God firmly in control, anxiety and worry should not have any controlling hold on our minds. But that’s a truth that […]

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Reminder: “Holy Land Moments” Devotional Begins Soon!

The season of Passover is April 22-30, 2016.Browse resources for Passover in the Bible Gateway Store. In just a few days, we launch our newest devotional: Holy Land Moments, a devotional experience that explores the Jewish roots of Scripture and faith! There’s still time to sign up—click here to do so. Holy Land Moments runs […]

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Unlocking the Secrets of the Old Testament Feasts: An Interview with Michael Norten

The season of Easter began March 27, 2016 and ends May 15, 2016 (Pentecost). Passover is April 22-30, 2016.Browse resources for Easter and Passover in the Bible Gateway Store. Amazing prophecies of God’s plans for the world can be found embedded in the customs of the feasts of Israel. The intricate detail of the prophecies […]

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Chart of Israel’s and Judah’s Kings and Prophets

Blogger Grid member Craig T. Owens (@craigtowens) has created the helpful chart below delineating the Old Testament prophets and kings of Israel and Judah: [See the updated version of this chart] Owens says: One challenging point in history is the divided kingdoms of Israel (the 10 northern tribes) and Judah (the 2 southern tribes). What […]

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