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30 Days to Understanding the Bible
Editor’s note: As I was sitting at my kitchen table preparing for this Bible study from 30 Days to Understanding the Bible, my husband picked up the book next to my cup of coffee, scanned the first few chapters, and pronounced, “This is a Bible Study for exactly how my brain works.” Now granted, he’s an environmental […]

The Bible books laid out as a chemistry periodic table
You may be familiar with the chemistry periodic table, which lays out all the elements in relation to each other. Tim Challies has placed all the books of the Bible in a similar layout, and given people the freedom to reuse or publish it in any way.

What was Old Testament music really like?
When the Bible speaks of King David singing with his harp, or of Temple worship, what did it sound like. Probably not so different to today's synagogue cantors, minus the modern instruments and amplifiers. Listen to them here.

True Woman: Tuesday’s Highlights From The Gospel Coalition Conference
"This is a foreshadowing of Christ, who in Himself is the only One who has the right to take as His own all that spoils and ruins, all our loss, hurt, disaster, alienation, brokenness . . . all our sinful mess of things. He takes our diseases and bears them in Himself."

Nehemiah LifeGuide Bible Study
As Don Fields leads you through twelve sessions to dig into the Old Testament story of Nehemiah, you will discover how this leader's courage and faith can inspire you as you struggle to live a life pleasing to God.

Hosea LifeGuide Bible Study
As Dale and Sandy Larsen lead you through the fascinating Old Testament story of Hosea, you'll see how a godly man's unfailing love for his wayward wife illustrates God's unconditional, "no-holds-barred" love for you, too.

The IVP Bible Dictionary Series
Unique among reference books on the Bible, the volumes of the IVP Bible Dictionary Series bridge the gap between scholars and those pastors, teachers, students and lay people desiring in-depth treatment of select topics in an accesible and summary format. Articles cover traditional and contemporary topics, including cross-sectional themes, methods of interpretation, significant historical or cultural background, and each Old and New Testament book as a whole.

Do Old Testament laws and restrictions still apply to us today?
Do Old Testament rules about things like tattoos and hair length apply to us today, or were they intended only for their original pre-Christian audience? What do you do when you come across a passage that contains some rules that seem timeless and others that seem specific to the culture of Old Testament Israel?

The Holidays Of God: The Spring Feasts
The spring feasts of Israel--Passover, Unleavened Bread, Firstfruits, and Pentecost--help paint a powerful portrait of the work of Christ as Messiah, and encourage us in our worship as well.

This introduction to the book of Joshua talks about the conquest and the ethical question of war. It also reports on the books title, theological theme, author, and date, the life of Joshua, the historical setting, and outline. Joshua is a story of conquest and fulfillment for the people of God. After many years of slavery in Egypt and 40 years in the desert, the Israelites were finally allowed to enter the land promised to their fathers.