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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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March 6, 2019 | ZA Blog
Did Martin Luther Really Want James Taken Out of the Bible?
Martin Luther, the celebrated catalyst of the Protestant Reformation, famously took issue with the book of James. He didn’t think it express...
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February 19, 2019 | ZA Blog
Who Wrote the Book of Acts?
The following post is adapted from Robert H. Gundry’s online course, New Testament Survey. According to church tradition, Luke wrote the boo...
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February 12, 2019 | ZA Blog
Why Did the Philippians Send Paul a Gift?
One of the reasons why Paul wrote Philippians was to thank them for supporting his ministry—not just in prayer, but with a financial gift. H...
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February 7, 2019 | ZA Blog
Who Wrote Philippians?
The very first verse in Philippians attributes the letter to the Apostle Paul. Right from the beginning, it says who it’s from and who it’s ...
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February 5, 2019 | ZA Blog
What Does the Bible Say about Abortion?
Abortion is a controversial topic. While it’s been settled in the Supreme Court for decades, it remains an actively debated moral issue, pac...
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February 5, 2019 | ZA Blog
The Meaning of Philippians 4:19: "And my God will meet all your needs"
Like Philippians 4:13, Philippians 4:19 is a popular verse that’s often misused. After thanking the Philippians for generously supporting hi...
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February 1, 2019 | ZA Blog
The meaning of Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through him who gives me strength”
Philippians 4:13 is one of the most well-known New Testament verses, but it’s also notoriously misused. After telling his audience that he’s...
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January 29, 2019 | ZA Blog
Why Paul Wrote the Letter to the Philippians
Philippians is a letter about joy. Writing from prison, Paul describes the joys of following Christ and persevering for the gospel, and the ...
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January 10, 2019 | ZA Blog
Women in the Bible: What We Learn from the Book of Luke
Opponents of Christianity will often suggest that the Bible has a low view of women. It’s a patriarchal book with a patriarchal worldview. I...
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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 13, 2018 | ZA Blog
What Is Hypostatic Union?
Hypostatic union is how Christians explain the relationship between Jesus’ divine nature, his human nature, and his being. It means that Jes...
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November 1, 2018 | ZA Blog
What is Docetism?
Docetism is an ancient heresy that says Jesus was not fully human. According to Docetism, he seemed to be human, but because Jesus was fully...
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