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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
It’s not a secret that many people, Christians included, find the Old Testament more challenging and difficult to understand than the New Testament. The reasons for this are many and much-discussed; foremost among them is the great cultural and literary gap between our era and Iron Age Mesopotamia. What it means is that while Christians […]
Today marks the first day of the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year—also known as the Feast of Trumpets.
The Dead Sea Scrolls have been upgraded from desert to digital! Thanks to Google and photographer Ardon Bar-Hama, you can now view the the celebrated manuscripts online at the Digital Dead Sea Scrolls project.
Were the Ten Plagues actual historical events? Were they natural phenomena that God triggered for his purposes, or were they overly supernatural in nature? Is this “just” a historical account, or is there theological significance in the different plagues?
Last week we revived our Tour of the Bible series to examine the Major Prophets. Today, we’ll take a look at the so-called Minor Prophets–and we’ll conclude our tour of the Old Testament while we’re at it.
Was God married? Was the Old Testament revised to hide evidence that God ruled alongside a heavenly queen? These questions are in the news this week due to a flurry of stories about the alleged relationship between Yahweh and the Ancient Near Eastern fertility goddess Asherah. Drawing on ancient inscriptions that mention “Yahweh and his […]