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Evidence at Jericho Supports Biblical Testimony

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One excellent example of archaeology supporting the truth of the Bible made headlines in the press a few years ago. For several decades the prevailing archaeological opinion about the ancient city of Jericho was that it had been destroyed about 1550 BC and that there was no fortified city in existence in the time of […]

Making use of Bible Commentaries

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A Bible commentary is a written systematic series of explanations and interpretations of Scripture. They are written by some of the most knowledgeable theologians and other experts. A Bible commentary follows the Bible verse order exactly and adds comments on the interpretation of the text and historical details, etc. as it proceeds. Commentaries are very […]

Bible Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Atlases

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Bible Dictionaries and Encyclopedias Bible dictionaries are very practical and useful reference tools that give information about a wide range of Bible subjects arranged alphabetically. They generally provide definitions and proper names. This reference tool can greatly aid your understanding and add to your Bible study. Suppose you just read about King Darius in the […]

All about online Bible software

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Online Bible Software allows you to download Bibles, different versions of Bibles, Bible reading plans, dictionaries, commentaries, lexicons, maps, atlases, and other Bible products to your desktop or mobile device. This makes Bible reading and Bible study very convenient. There are many free software applications, which include the text of the entire Bible, often in several […]

Jesus in all

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Jesus is found everywhere in the Bible – from the New Testament which tells about him, and the Old Testament which prophesies of him. The table below shows just how much there is in the Old Testament about him. He could not have arranged to have these prophecies fulfilled concerning himself. It would also be […]

Consistency between the Old and New Testaments

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The Bible was written over a long period of time and by many different writers and yet there is powerful consistency to it. There are parallel accounts (more than one account of the same events), and while they allow for slightly different perspectives, they do not contradict or disqualify one another. The Bible also remains […]

Figures of speech and symbolic language in the Bible

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The Bible, throughout its pages, uses both figures of speech and symbolic language. There are many symbols. Some of these, what they represent, and where in Scripture they are found, are:- Symbol Literal Passage God’s face His presence Numbers 6:25-26; Psalm 34:16 God’s arm/hand His power Psalm 21:8; Psalm 89:13 God’s eyes His awareness Proverbs […]

The Different Genres of the Bible

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We may tend to think of the Bible as one book, but actually it is made of 66 different ones, which are as diverse as the number of writers of God’s message, or the number of centuries which the books span. As a result there a number of genres, or literary styles, contained within the […]

The story of the Bible

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Let us take the centuries before Christ, and arrange them in groups of five, putting our dividing lines at 500, 1000, 1500 and 2000 BC. Those dates will do, sufficiently accurate for our present purpose, to mark out for us the divisions of Bible history, and with each of them we can associate a name, […]