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Bible Study Magazine—November–December 2011 Issue

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Get the November–December 2011 Back Issue of Bible Study Magazine for $3.95. That’s 20% off the newsstand price of $4.95!

Bible Study Magazine is a brand new print magazine (not an e-magazine) 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 on their lives and the power of Scripture in yours.

We have a limited supply of back issues for the November–December 2011 issue of Bible Study Magazine. Get your copy while you still can!

  • Tony Evans emphasizes the importance of applying biblical principles to every aspect of your life
  • Biblical narratives are explored
  • Athena Gorospe illustrates the impact storytelling has
  • Feature Stories
    Discover new ways to connect the Bible with your ministry and life through reading great interviews with and articles from the biggest names in the church and biblical scholarship.
  • Bible Study Tips
    Thoughtful and engaging authors tackle the tough passages in Scripture, explain difficult concepts, and confront complex interpretations in a way that helps God’s Word make sense to 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 along with those who have come before you, and learn from the wisdom of the early church—in their 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 Bible in the contemporary and 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 the books and commentaries to equip you in your study of God’s Word.

Excerpts from the Nov–Dec 2011 Issue!

Sacred Secular: Tony Evans on Living Life without Bounds

Born into an environment marked by racial segregation and social disparity, Dr. Tony Evans saw the need for something more in his community—something that could not be provided by the government. He looked to the “hands-on-church” for help. “The Church is the best social service delivery system in the country. It is the largest social institution and has the greatest potential volunteer force. It also has a standard to judge right and wrong—the Bible.”

The Old Testament in 20 Minutes

When studying the Bible, it’s tempting to favor the New Testament—it feels comfortable, the application isn’t such a stretch, and it’s where we find Jesus’ redemptive work. In contrast, the stories of the Old Testament can easily confuse or intimidate us. As modern readers, we don’t understand the genres, the ancient Near Eastern culture, or the ancients’ worldview. But we can’t escape the connection. The New Testament stories we’re familiar with draw on Old Testament concepts, narratives, and prophecies. Understanding pivotal Old Testament events can help us see where each piece fits. Here are the events of the Old Testament in twenty minutes.

Faith and Family in the Philippines

Storytelling is part of the fabric of Asian society, says Athena Gorospe. So it is no surprise that the tapestry of Old Testament stories resonates well in her native Philippines. Themes of strong family ties and reverence for the land are particularly relevant to Filipino society, where “the family is very influential.” The importance of hospitality stressed throughout the Bible is familiar too—“Filipinos would give you their bedrooms while they sleep in the living room.”

Is It God or Is It Satan?

Toward the end of his career, King David conducted a census, which turned out to be a bad idea (2 Samuel 24 and 1 Chronicles 21). Censuses in the Old Testament were associated with preparation for war (Numbers 26:2; 31:49), but David had not been commanded to go to war and thus suffered the consequences for pride and self-reliance. What is not clear in these passages is who suggested it. Did God incite David to number Israel, or did Satan? We can resolve this issue by using a concordance and a Bible dictionary.

  • Title: Bible Study Magazine—November–December 2011 Issue
  • Editor-in-Chief: John D. Barry
  • Academic Editor: Michael S. Heiser
  • Art Director: Sean Fields
  • Graphic Designers: Sarah Knepper and Kayla Soper
  • Managing Editor: Rebecca Kruyswijk
  • Advertising Sales: Santiago Galeano
  • Senior Writer: Karen Jones
  • Columnists: Johnny Cisneros and Eli T. Evans
  • Marketing: Dan Pritchett, Phil Gons, Jayson Bradley, Scott Lindsey, and Adam Navarrete
  • Publisher: Lexham Press


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