How the Book of Psalms Is Like No Other Biblical Book

How the Book of Psalms Is Like No Other Biblical Book
Read the English Standard Version (ESV) Bible translation on Bible Gateway Read the book of Psalms (ESV) on Bible Gateway The Psalms are the only extended portion of Scripture written directly to God as a collection of heartfelt prayers. As such, the layout of the Psalms provides the reader with a wonderful platform for meditation ...

The NIV Application Commentary on Genesis is Now Available for Bible Gateway Plus Members (February Only)

The NIV Application Commentary on Genesis is Now Available for Bible Gateway Plus Members (February Only)
We’re excited to announce that throughout the month of February, the NIV Application Commentary on Genesis is available as part of the Bible Gateway Plus digital library! The NIV Application Commentary on Genesis is as deep as it is accessible: you can confidently use it for everything from personal Bible study to sermon preparation. If ...

Exploring the Apocrypha at Bible Gateway

Exploring the Apocrypha at Bible Gateway
If you watched Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony earlier this week, you saw that it started with a prayer offered by Cardinal Timothy Dolan. But did you recognize where in the Bible that prayer came from? The inaugural prayer in this case drew from the Bible, but perhaps not from a passage you know. Here’s how ...

The Mysterious Festival of Hanukkah

The Mysterious Festival of Hanukkah
This guest Bible Gateway Blog post about Hanukkah is by Michael Norten, author of Unlocking the Secrets of the Feasts: The Prophecies in the Feasts of Leviticus (Thomas Nelson, 2015). Hanukkah Is Intriguing Everyone has some awareness of the holiday called Hanukkah, because of its proximity to Christmas. You hear people say, “Merry Christmas and ...

Thriving in Babylon: A New Devotional About How to Live for Christ in a Godless Society

Thriving in Babylon: A New Devotional About How to Live for Christ in a Godless Society
Are you anxious about the results of today’s US presidential election? It’s natural to feel a bit nervous about whether or not “your team” will carry the day. As Christians, we know that with God firmly in control , anxiety and worry should not have any controlling hold on our minds. But that’s a truth ...

Exploring the Jewish High Holy Days

Exploring the Jewish High Holy Days
When most Christians think of the “holiday season,” they think of the Christmas season—the stretch of time beginning around Thanksgiving and ending with the New Year. But for Jews, “holiday season” comes a bit earlier in the year: the High Holy Days, a period of repentence and reflection that includes the holidays of Rosh Hashanah ...

Remembering Renowned Old Testament Pastor-Scholar J. Alec Motyer

Remembering Renowned Old Testament Pastor-Scholar J. Alec Motyer
J. Alec Motyer , renowned Old Testament author, pastor, and scholar, died August 26 at the age of 91. Motyer devoted much of his academic life to the study of the Old Testament, particularly the book of Isaiah. He was the editor or author of more than ten books, including the award-winning The Prophecy of ...

50 Major Events in the Bible Storyline

50 Major Events in the Bible Storyline
We thought it would be helpful to identify where in Scripture you can quickly read major stories of the Bible’s grand narrative. Click each one’s Bible reference link to read more about it. To deepen your understanding of the Bible, become a member of Bible Gateway Plus , with which you’ll have unlimited 24/7 instant ...

The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible: The Tower of Babel

The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible: The Tower of Babel
Thousands already have! Try your 30-Day free trial today!Remove banner ads and expand your Bible reading experience using our valuable library of more than 40 top resources by becoming a member of Bible Gateway Plus . Try it free for 30 days! The Bible was originally written to an ancient people removed from today by ...

Joseph, the Accidental Executive: An Interview with Al Erisman

Joseph, the Accidental Executive: An Interview with Al Erisman
Thousands already have! Try your 30-Day free trial today!Remove banner ads and expand your Bible reading experience using our valuable library of more than 40 top resources by becoming a member of Bible Gateway Plus . Try it free for 30 days! Look beyond the Bible story of Joseph’s coat of many colors and discover ...