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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.
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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.
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
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.
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