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Bible Study Magazine—July–August 2016 Issue

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Bible Study Magazine is a print magazine (not an emagazine) published by Lexham Press. Six times a year, Bible Study Magazine delivers tools and methods for Bible study as well as insights from respected teachers, professors, historians, and archeologists.

Read pastor profiles, author interviews, and stories of individuals whose thoughtful engagement with Scripture has shaped their thinking and defined their ministries. Bible Study Magazine reveals the impact of God’s Word in their lives—and the power of Scripture in yours.

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  • Feature Stories
    Discover new ways to connect the Bible with your ministry and life through in-depth interviews and articles from the biggest names in the church and biblical scholarship.
  • Bible Study Tips
    Explore the Word—thoughtful and engaging authors tackle the tough passages in Scripture, explain difficult concepts, and confront complex interpretations in a way that helps the Gospel make sense in your life.
  • On the Cutting Edge
    Keep up to date on the latest news in biblical research, including archaeological and historical findings.
  • A New Kind of Bible Study
    Encounter God by yourself or with other believers with an ongoing Bible study in each issue.
  • On Teaching
    Get advice on how to preach or teach the Bible in any setting from well-known pastors and teachers who use the Bible every day.
  • Tool Box
    Learn how to effectively use the latest Bible study tools with our how-to guides.
  • In the News
    Keep informed about the latest news in biblically related topics, discoveries, and events.
  • Thoughts from the Ancients
    Read the Bible together with those who have come before you, and learn from the wisdom of the early church—in its own words.
  • Word Studies
    Get a close-up view of the Bible! Each issue contains insights about specific words found in the Bible and tutorials on how to do word studies.
  • If Only Someone Would Explain It to Me
    Enrich your understanding of the Bible with explanations of biblical and theological concepts by top scholars.
  • Did You Know?
    Discover interesting facts about the place of the Bible in the contemporary and the ancient world.
  • What They Don’t Tell You in Church
    See things you never noticed in biblical passages you have read dozens of times.
  • Biblical Humor
    The funniest stories and the best comics related to the Bible, useful for any setting.
  • Book Reviews
    Stay on top of the latest books about Bible study. Each issue contains reviews of books and commentaries to equip you in your study of God’s Word.

Elyse Fitzpatrick Invites Women to Live in the Light of God’s Truth

Elyse Fitzpatrick developed a heart for ministry not because she had all the answers, but because she had a lot of questions. As a young woman with only a passing acquaintance with Christianity, Fitzpatrick says, her life was a train wreck when she came to Christ. 'I needed answers that would calm my own troubled heart. As a believer, as I saw how much help I needed, I began to see that there were a lot of other women out there who needed the same kind of help.'

—Jessi Strong

Keeping the Faith in a Place of War

All followers of Christ are called to forgive, but few are put to the test like Christians in war-torn countries. Ivan Rusyn, president of Ukrainian Evangelical Theological Seminary, says his country’s prolonged conflict with Russia has given believers in Ukraine a new perspective.

—Jessi Strong

From Intercessors to Advocate

We seldom think of angels as intercessors, but the notion that they mediated between God and humans is an ancient one. The holy ones were part of God’s assembled council (Psa 89:5–6; compare 82:1), which was conceived as a heavenly courtroom (Dan 7:10). Angels could even be called to testify before God and served to accuse, to plead on someone’s behalf, or to pass judgment (Job 1:6–11; 11:7–10; 33:23–24).

—Michael S. Heiser

Twist of Faith: Irony in Job

Speaking at Julius Caesar’s funeral, Mark Antony praised Brutus—Caesar’s main assassin—for being an 'honorable man.' Asked about a popular restaurant, Yogi Berra replied, 'Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.' Irony surrounds and entertains us. Biblical authors also loved to squeeze a twist into their writings. In the book of Job, we encounter three kinds of irony: verbal, situational, and dramatic.

—Greg Trull


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