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Bible Study Magazine—May–June 2013 Issue

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Get Bible Study Magazine now by purchasing the May–June 2013 back issue for $3.95. That’s 20% off the newsstand price of $4.95!

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.

We have a limited supply of back issues of the May–June 2013 Bible Study Magazine. Get your copy while you still can!

  • Joni Eareckson Tada: Hope in Any Circumstance
  • From Confusion to Clarity: An Interview with Elyse Fitzpatrick
  • Special Section: How We Really Got the Bible
  • 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.

Excerpts from the May–June 2013 Issue!

Joni Eareckson Tada: Hope in Any Circumstance

“Sitting in a wheelchair with quadriplegia was such a claustrophobic experience. The panic would rise in my heart and choke me—it was so frightening. I filled my head and my heart with as many Scriptures as I could recall, and they bolstered me. I knew the Book of Common Prayer backward and forward, and when I was most fearful, those Scriptures came back to me.”

“The Bible is constantly trying to get us to look at life from an end-time perspective. Yes, life is hard; yes, it’s only human to be discouraged; yes, depressing times will come. But life is wired to be that way—it pushes us to look beyond and above the earthly plane to that glorious time when ‘sorrow and sighing shall flee away, and the anointed of the Lord shall obtain joy and gladness forever’ ” (Isa 35:10).—Jessi Strong

From Confusion to Clarity: An Interview with Elyse Fitzpatrick

“Even growth in Bible study and a desire to read Scripture flows out of understanding what God has done for you and how much He loves you. If you think God’s disposition toward you is based on how well you are getting your act together, then you’re not going to want to spend a lot of time studying the Bible because you’re going to assume God is unhappy with you.”—Jessi Strong

Making the Cut of the New Testament Canon

“Today when we say “New Testament,” we refer to a closed, 27-document collection that Christians view as authoritative. When we hear the New Testament described as “canon,” it’s an acknowledgement that this 27-document collection is limited and has authority for the Church. But how did the Church come to accept only these documents from among other Christian documents of the first century?”—Craig D. Allert

  • Title: Bible Study Magazine—May–June 2013 Issue
  • Editor-in-Chief: John D. Barry
  • Academic Editor: Michael S. Heiser
  • Art Director: Sean Fields
  • Graphic Designer: Kayla Soper
  • Managing Editor: Rebecca Kruyswijk
  • Advertising Sales: Santiago Galeano
  • Marketing: Dan Pritchett, Phil Gons, Scott Lindsey, Jonny Heemstra, and Jeffrey Kranz
  • Publisher: Lexham Press


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