The History of the Bible

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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 Theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and instructor for the Know How We Got Our Bible online course, to discuss the origins, history, and misconceptions about the Bible.

How we got the Bible

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The Bible we have in our hands and on our phones comes through a series of…

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God Speaks – An Excerpt from Visual Theology

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We live in a visual culture. Today, people increasingly rely upon visuals to help them understand new and difficult concepts. The rise and stunning popularity of the Internet infographic has given us a new way in which to convey data, concepts and ideas.

Applying a unique blend of writing and infographics, writer Tim Challies and artist Josh Byers have created a fresh, beautiful, and informative presentation of the deepest truths of the Bible. This book will help you see the truth and live the truth. In this excerpt, Challies and Byers get to the core of how a relational God communicates with the relational humans he created. Follow along as the authors unpack this concept using visual graphics and accessible terms.

Visual Theology is available now…

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How Scripture Reveals God – An Excerpt From I (Still) Believe

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I (Still) BelieveCan serious academic study of the Bible become threatening to one’s faith? I (Still) Believe answers this question with a resounding “Far from it!” Faith enhances study of the Bible and, reciprocally, such study enriches a person’s faith. With this in mind, this book asks prominent Bible teachers and scholars to tell their story reflecting on their own experiences at the intersection of faith and serious academic study of the Bible.

In today’s excerpt, R. W. L. (Walter) Moberly (Professor of Theology and Biblical Interpretation, Durham University) shares how his faith journey is intertwined with his work as a biblical scholar.


My professional life as a biblical scholar at Durham has been a continuing process of learning, trying to find categories and frames of reference that…

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5 Last-Minute Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Academic Friend

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If you haven't finished your Christmas shopping yet, there's good news and bad news.

The bad news: You have less than five days to find a gift.

The good news: You'll find more than one good gift suggestion before this post ends.

We know what you're thinking: "You don't understand. The person I'm buying for has very niche interests, so they're really hard to buy for!"

We've got you covered.

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1. Gift an eBook from our Holiday Sale

Did you know you can send an eBook to arrive Christmas morning? (Find a brief tutorial below.) Now is a great time to order, because we're selling new and classic eBooks starting at $2.99.


The Holiday eBook Deal includes:

Michael Bird's Evangelical Theology for $7.99…

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Get Half Off “A Reader’s Hebrew & Greek Bible” + Last Week in Review

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50% Off A Reader's Hebrew & Greek Bible - good through 7/26We were excited to see hundreds of you share your favorite biblical word in our giveaway of A Reader's Hebrew & Greek Bible! Since we only had a handful of books to give away, we wanted to offer you this deal. 

HOW TO GET 50% OFF  1) Use Source Code 750178 at checkout 2) Offer good through 7/26

Learn more about A Reader's Hebrew and Greek Bible

Koinonia Highlights 7-12 to 7-16 Learn More about Introducing the New Testament• In response to…

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Douglas Estes – “Why Is the Bible Hard to Understand?”

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I am convinced the Bible is at times just plain hard to understand. When I was younger, I thought that most people who had a hard time understanding the Bible didn’t read it; I figured they just didn’t make time for it. When I encouraged people to read the Bible, often they came back to me saying they had a hard time understanding it, and I remember at times dismissing this as their unwillingness to ‘open their eyes and ears’. But is it really that simple?

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