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March 7, 2019 | ZA Blog
Who Is the Suffering Servant in Isaiah 53?
“The Suffering Servant” is a famous passage from Isaiah 53, which Christians claim is a messianic prophecy about Jesus. In the Gospel of Luk...
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January 21, 2019 | ZA Blog
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Right now, save up to 77% on Word Biblical Commentary (WBC) eBooks that deliver biblical scholarship at its best. Get the deals today becaus...
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December 20, 2018 | ZA Blog
For to Us a Child Is Born: The Meaning of Isaiah 9:6
Isaiah 9:6 is a prophecy about a future child who would bear the government on his shoulders and be called by titles that could only rightfu...
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December 11, 2018 | ZA Blog
Who Was Isaiah?
Isaiah was a Jewish prophet who lived during the eighth century BC. The Book of Isaiah claims to be written by him, and scholars believe he ...
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December 6, 2018 | ZA Blog
Who Wrote the Book of Isaiah?
Scholars generally accept that the Book of Isaiah was at least partially written by the prophet Isaiah, during the eighth century BC. Howeve...
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December 4, 2018 | ZA Blog
Comfort, Comfort My People: The Meaning of Isaiah 40:1
After 39 chapters of narrative, the Book of Isaiah makes a dramatic shift: it becomes a book of poetry. But it makes another, perhaps more r...
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November 21, 2018 | Jeremy Bouma
David and Goliath: 6 Lessons (1 Samuel 17 Commentary)
“The book of Samuel is one of the great literary works in human history,” writes Paul Evans in 1-2 Samuel (Story of God Bible Commentary). “...
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November 20, 2018 | Jeremy Bouma
How Does Genesis 1–11 Speak Truly? Six Insights
What does it mean to say Genesis 1-11 speaks truly? Is Genesis a historically accurate, scientific narrative? What does it mean to be a good...
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October 18, 2018 | ZA Blog
5 Tips for Reading Apocalyptic Literature in the Bible
Apocalyptic literature is a challenging genre. In the Bible, we find this genre in the Book of Revelation and in the second half of Daniel. ...
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October 12, 2018 | Jeremy Bouma
Psalm 121 Commentary: Where Does Our Help Come From?
When your world turns dark and your journey turns rugged, where do you turn for help? What is your source for the confidence you need to fac...
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October 11, 2018 | ZA Blog
Who Was Nebuchadnezzar?
Nebuchadnezzar was a powerful king of Babylon who reigned from about 605 BC until around 562 BC. By submitting your email address, you u...
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October 4, 2018 | ZA Blog
What Does "Mene, Mene, Tekel, Parsin" Mean?
Mene, mene, tekel, parsin, is an Aramaic phrase found in chapter five of the Book of Daniel, the story of Belshazzar and the handwriting on ...
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September 27, 2018 | ZA Blog
Genesis 1: In the Beginning
“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” The Bible begins with these famous words in Genesis 1, laying the foundation for ...
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September 13, 2018 | ZA Blog
Cain and Abel: A Story of Rebellion, Judgment, and Grace
The story of Cain and Abel is one of sibling rivalry and murder. It’s shocking to realize that there is only one generation between the Bibl...
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September 11, 2018 | Jeremy Bouma
Psalm 100 Commentary: Seven Commands and Two Motivations of Our Praise
Shout. Worship. Come. Know. Enter. Give thanks. Praise him. These seven commands form the backbone of one of the most instructive psalms on ...
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September 7, 2018 | Jeremy Bouma
Psalm 139 Commentary: God's Pervasive Presence, Intimate Knowledge, and Faithful Comfort
Psalm 139 is one of the more well-known and well-beloved psalms—and for good reason. This psalm speaks of the pervasive presence of God, and...
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