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Bible Study Magazine—January–February 2017 Issue

Bible Study Magazine—January–February 2017 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.

There is a limited supply of back issues of the January–February 2017 Bible Study Magazine.

  • 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.

God's Word Changes Things: Blogger and publisher Trevin Wax on the transformative power of Bible study

For Trevin Wax, teaching a congregation to read the Bible effectively goes beyond distilling information. “Pastors are not ultimately seeking only to deliver information or practical application to people,” he says. “Those are both important, but our overall goal is to lead people to an encounter with God. Worship is the end result, and worship is what motivates us to mission.”

—Jessi Strong

Quenching Thirst: Biju Thomas is meeting physical and spiritual needs in Bihar, India

Bijar, India, is known as “the graveyard of missionaries.” A Hindu-majority northeastern state bordering Nepal, Bihar is known as the birthplace of Muslim Kings, Sikh gurus, and a Hindu goddess; it’s home to the tree under which Buddha achieved enlightenment.

—Jessi Strong

A Message for the Rebels

Ezekiel 2:1–3:11 details the prophet’s unusual commission. One interesting feature of this passage—which sets up the entire book—is the repeated description of God’s people as rebellious (eight times in 2:3, 6, 8; 3:9). This leads us to wonder: What specifi c off enses warrant such a negative characterization?

—David B. Schreiner

Whose Sins Caused the Exile?

According to Ezekiel 18, the Lord will judge people on the basis of what they—not their parents—do. But Exodus 20 says God will visit the iniquity of the fathers on the children, to the third and fourth generations. How can we resolve these two views?

—Robert B. Chisholm, Jr.