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January 5, 2018 | ZA Blog
What Is the Mark of the Beast?
This post is adapted from material found in Craig Keener’s Revelation online course. The book of Revelation speaks of several beasts. Perha...
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January 1, 2018 | ZA Blog
An Introduction to the Biblical Greek Alphabet
Is understanding Greek essential for having a clearer, more exact, and more persuasive presentation of God’s saving message? If you’re unsu...
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December 19, 2017 | Jeremy Bouma
6 Surprising Things You Need to Know about Matthew’s Christmas Story
There are two versions of the Christmas story: the one reflected in Christmas carols and pageants; the other version most forget—Matthew’s C...
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December 5, 2017 | Jeremy Bouma
Practical Inspiration from New Testament Greek for 2018
There is no shortage of inspiration for making 2018 your best year yet. May I suggest another, if not unusual source for inspiration? New Te...
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December 4, 2017 | ZA Blog
Statement from Zondervan Academic on Dr. Andreas Köstenberger’s John Commentary
December 4, 2017 In October 2017 Dr. Andreas Köstenberger informed Zondervan Academic that his commentary on the Gospel of John in volume 2 ...
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November 30, 2017 | Jeremy Bouma
Why Did Matthew Write His Gospel? Here Are 4 Possible Reasons
Rodney Reeves thinks asking questions of the Bible is important and relevant to preaching and teaching. So he introduces his new Matthew com...
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November 6, 2017 | ZA Blog
NIV Application Commentary Sale: $4.99 eBooks for a Short Time
Save up to 83% on NIV Application Commentary eBooks right now: See the deals. About NIV Application commentaries Some Bible commentaries ta...
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October 25, 2017 | Jeremy Bouma
Biblical Grounds for the Catholic Doctrine of Merit?
Next week Protestants will celebrate the quincentennial anniversary of the Reformation and the rallying cry that emerged from it: Justificat...
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October 20, 2017 | ZA Blog
Transubstantiation, Consubstantiation, or Something Else? Roman Catholic vs. Protestant Views of the Lord’s Supper
What is the nature of the Lord’s Supper? How should it be celebrated? Let’s take a look at the Roman Catholic view of transubstantiation. Th...
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October 10, 2017 | ZA Blog
9 Tips for Learning Biblical Greek from Bill Mounce
William D. Mounce loathes the popular cliché "It's all Greek to me." As the author of the bestselling Greek textbook, Basics of Biblical Gre...
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September 30, 2017 | ZA Blog
How to study the books of James, 1 & 2 Peter, and Jude
You probably already know that the books of James, 1 & 2 Peter, and Jude are some of the most read—and mis-read—books of the New Testame...
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September 29, 2017 | ZA Blog
7 Tips for Understanding Revelation
The Book of Revelation is notoriously difficult to understand. Over the centuries, the church has presented countless interpretations and th...
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September 21, 2017 | ZA Blog
The 3 "Quests" for the Historical Jesus
The gospels give us the most detailed descriptions of Jesus’ life and ministry we have. They’re believed to have been written by eyewitnesse...
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September 14, 2017 | ZA Blog
How Luther discovered the doctrine of justification by faith alone
One of the decisive doctrines to emerge from the Protestant Reformation—and central to Luther’s theology—was the doctrine of justification b...
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September 7, 2017 | ZA Blog
Who wrote Jude?
The book of Jude itself tells us that it was written by “Jude, slave of Jesus the Anointed One, and brother of James.” There is a consensus...
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September 1, 2017 | ZA Blog
What it means to read the General Epistles theologically
We recently sat down with Peter H. Davids to discuss what it a biblical theology of the General Epistles looks like. See his answer below. H...
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