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June 6, 2019 | ZA Blog
What is Zion?
As you read through the book of Psalms, you'll see the word Zion showing up quite a bit. And one of the questions I often get is, what is Z...
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September 20, 2018 | ZA Blog
Sodom and Gomorrah: A Story about Sin and Judgment
Sodom and Gomorrah are two of the Old Testament’s most infamously sinful cities. Genesis 19 tells the story of how God destroyed Sodom and G...
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August 31, 2018 | ZA Blog
Who Wrote the Book of Genesis?
Moses is traditionally considered the author of Genesis. But for over two centuries, one of the most contested questions in biblical scholar...
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June 22, 2018 | ZA Blog
What the Bible Says about the Current Immigration Crisis
How does the Bible speak to the current immigration crisis? Earlier this week we sat down with Scott Rae, Professor of Ethics at Talbot Scho...
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May 2, 2018 | Jeremy Bouma
7 Places We Find Jesus in the Old Testament
From beginning to end, the Bible reveals the glory of Jesus. But for many Bible readers, it isn’t that simple. While we know&nbs...
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May 2, 2018 | ZA Blog
What the Bible Tells Us About the 10 Plagues of Egypt
One of the Bible’s most dramatic scenes plays out in a showdown between God and an Egyptian Pharaoh, resulting in 10 nightmarish plagues. Th...
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May 1, 2018 | ZA Blog
Understanding the Creation Story from Genesis
How did the world begin? Was the world a cosmological mistake or an intentional creation? What existed before the universe as we know it? Qu...
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April 28, 2018 | Jeremy Bouma
How to Read the Bible in Context
 The Bible is not just any book. It is God’s Word to us, given using a number of literary genres, through the stories of a cast of rotati...
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April 12, 2018 | ZA Blog
Who are the Nephilim in Genesis 6?
Genesis 6:4 reads: “The Nephilim were on the earth in those days—and also afterward—when the sons of God went to the daughters of humans and...
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April 3, 2018 | ZA Blog
The History of the Bible
How did we get the Bible? When was the Bible written? How can we trust the Bible? We sat down with Ryan Reeves, Professor of Historical The...
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March 23, 2018 | ZA Blog
Who Wrote the Gospel of John?
The Gospel of John provides no explicit internal evidence concerning its author. John, the disciple, is nowhere identified by name. But the...
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March 22, 2018 | ZA Blog
Who Was John the Baptist?
The New Testament places a very high estimate on John the Baptist and his ministry. John was the greatest figure yet produced under the old...
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February 1, 2018 | ZA Blog
The Basics of Hebrew Numbers
If you’re studying the biblical languages, you’ve probably noticed that numbers are handled very differently in ancient Hebrew than they are...
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January 23, 2018 | Jeremy Bouma
How Does Archaeology Contribute to Biblical Studies?
Whether for personal or professional study, inevitably you will come across something in the Bible that relates to its ancient persons, plac...
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January 12, 2018 | ZA Blog
When Was Acts Written?
This post is adapted from Darrell Bock's Theology of Luke and Acts online course. To determine when Acts was written, we need to evaluate t...
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December 15, 2017 | Fred Sanders
Is the “Trinity” in the Bible?
In recent years, we’ve seen a resurgence of arguments against Christian theology using the doctrine of the Trinity as a proof. Critics arg...
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