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Bible Study Magazine—March–April 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.

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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.

Standing on Truth: The Women of She Reads Truth on How the Bible Provides Solid Ground in a Shifting World

Everything changes, from the weather to the political climate, from the ebb and flow of friendships to the rise and fall of the stock market. When catastrophe strikes, we realize how little—if any—control we have over our circumstances.

—Jessi Strong

The Sea of Christ's Blood

With a single word, Luke famously connects Jesus’ suffering, death, and resurrection with God’s deliverance of his people out of Egypt through the Red Sea: 'Moses and Elijah ... appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus (Greek: ἔχοδυς; “departure”), which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem' (Luke 9:31).

—Todd R. Hains

Betrayed with a Kiss

Reading the Bible methodically, verse by verse, might cause us to miss the weighty themes within the text. For example: A hero sets out to change the world, but is falsely accused and betrayed by one of his closest partners. Though the hero has the power to escape, he submits to injustice and accepts his fate in order to save the world. It’s an epic fit for Hollywood—in the pages of Scripture.

—Douglas Estes

Strange and Powerful Signs

The Gospels variously record several unusual events that occurred in conjunction with the death and resurrection of Jesus: the tearing of the temple veil, an earthquake, the opening of local tombs and the resurrection of their occupants, and darkness covering the land (Matt 27:51–56; Mark 15:38–41; Luke 23:44–49). Why did the writers include these details? Although interpreters have suggested theories for each occurrence, these events are best understood as a whole, collectively presenting a picture of God’s judgment of a world thrown into chaos at the fall, as well as affirming the promise of Edenic restoration.

—Michael S. Heiser


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