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In May–June 2013:
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
Special Section: How We Really Got the Bible
9 Books Not Included in Your Bible, and Why
“It’s happened more than once. A seemingly game-changing religious text is unearthed—the Gospel of Judas, Gospel of Mary or Gospel of Thomas. Speculation starts flying, canonical debates reignite, and faith in God’s Word falters. Inevitably, the “experts” chime in with their claims that a council or emperor (interested in protecting territory or manipulating people) removed valuable material from our Bibles. While it’s true that our oldest Bibles contain books we don’t recognize, the overall narrative told in mainstream media is more fiction than fact. Here are the books that once made the cut, and then eventually didn’t, and why.”—John D. Barry
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
Do the Dead Sea Scrolls Answer the Canon Question?
“The Dead Sea Scrolls, discovered between 1947–1956, transformed biblical studies. Found in a series of caves near an archaeological site on the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea known as Qumran, they contributed to research on ancient scribal practices and the history of the Hebrew language. But beyond this research, the scrolls also directly affected an issue that has long been debated—the Old Testament canon. Did this find solidify what should or should not be included in our Bibles?”—Michael S. Heiser
Each issue of Bible Study Magazine includes:
Great interviews and articles with the biggest names in biblical scholarship and the church, including Josh McDowell, John Piper, Kay Arthur, Mark Driscoll, Randy Alcorn, Mark Goodacre, Daniel Wallace, Lee Strobel, N. T. Wright, Elizabeth George, and John MacArthur, plus off-the-beaten-path Bible study stories like “Rock Music and Bible Study,” “Bible Study in Hollywood,” and “Bible at Bat.”
Bible Study Tips
Thoughtful and engaging authors tackle the tough passages in Scripture and explain difficult concepts in a way that helps God’s Word make sense.
On the Cutting Edge
Read the Bible like never before with the aid of leading archaeological and historical findings. Includes articles like “God’s Word through Multiple Voices: The Case of Sennacherib’s Invasion of Judah” and “The Real Ten Commandments?,” which looked at Exodus 34 as the possible real Ten Commandments—not the traditional Exodus 20.
Not Your Average Bible Study
Encounter God by yourself or with other believers with an ongoing Bible study in each issue. Currently featuring “Hope for the Afflicted. A Study in the book of Ruth.”
D.I.Y. Bible Study
Learn how to effectively use Bible study tools with our how-to guides. This section tackles tough problems using commentaries, dictionaries, handbooks, and many other tools.
Thoughts from the Church Fathers
Read the Bible along with those who have come before you and learn from their wisdom.
Get a close-up view of the Bible! Each issue teaches you about significant Greek and Hebrew words and tells you how to examine the words without knowing the original languages.
What They Don’t Tell You in Church
Features articles like “What’s in Your Bible?,” this section graphically illustrates which books each church tradition considers part of their Bible. Also includes articles like “Counting the Ten Commandments,” exploring how each major religious tradition divides the Ten Commandments.
I Dare You Not to Bore Me with the Bible
See things you never noticed in biblical passages you have read dozens of times. Includes articles like “Paul’s Lost Letters” and an article exploring the question “Did Jesus believe in Reincarnation?”
A Moment with God
Devotions at their best—in-depth, but personal and applicable.
Bible Comics & Puzzles
The best comics and puzzles related to the Bible.
Weird, but Important
Strange passages explained and made culturally relevant. A previous issue included “Sanctified Dirt,” which explained why Naaman asked Elijah to take dirt from Israel back to his country.
The Bible as Art
Learn how the biblical writers used literary forms such as metaphors and irony.
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.