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September 4, 2018 | ZA Blog
Abraham and Isaac: A Test of Faith
In Genesis 22, God tests Abraham’s obedience by asking him to sacrifice Isaac, his only son. To modern readers, this passage and this test ...
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May 18, 2018 | ZA Blog
How Did We Get the Old Testament?
The Old Testament is thousands of years old, and contains accounts stretching back to the beginning of time. This ancient collection of book...
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April 11, 2018 | Jeremy Bouma
What Is the New Covenant?
“You must read the book with X-ray eyes, for it is an essential part of your apprehension of any book to grasp its structure." Mortimer Adle...
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March 8, 2018 | ZA Blog
SIL International and Zondervan Academic Working Together to Aid Global Bible Translation Efforts
Zondervan Academic providing dozens of academic resources, including online courses, to support efficient and accurate Bible translation wor...
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February 27, 2018 | ZA Blog
7 tips for learning biblical Hebrew from Miles Van Pelt
Miles Van Pelt recently shared some tips for learning Biblical Hebrew. If you’re thinking of learning Hebrew, you’ll want to take a look at ...
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January 23, 2018 | Jeremy Bouma
How Does Archaeology Contribute to Biblical Studies?
Whether for personal or professional study, inevitably you will come across something in the Bible that relates to its ancient persons, plac...
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January 1, 2018 | ZA Blog
An Introduction to the Aramaic Alphabet
Most Bible readers wouldn’t be surprised to hear that most of the Old Testament is written in Hebrew, but it might surprise them to find out...
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January 1, 2018 | ZA Blog
An Introduction to the Hebrew Alphabet
One of the difficulties of studying the Old Testament is that it represents a culture that’s completely foreign to us: both in terms of its ...
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December 1, 2017 | ZA Blog
5 Disputed Books in the Old Testament
The church hasn’t always agreed on the value of certain canonized books. Martin Luther famously wanted Hebrews, James, Jude and Revelation r...
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November 6, 2017 | ZA Blog
NIV Application Commentary Sale: $4.99 eBooks for a Short Time
Save up to 83% on NIV Application Commentary eBooks right now: See the deals. About NIV Application commentaries Some Bible commentaries ta...
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October 21, 2017 | ZA Blog
Who Wrote Ecclesiastes and What Does It Mean?
The book of Ecclesiastes presents a challenge to casual Bible readers and academics alike. The book’s theme and tone seem so contrary to the...
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October 10, 2017 | Jeremy Bouma
Reading Proverbs In the Context of the Old and New Testament
One of my seminary professors used to cheekily refer to common Christian devotional practices as our “daily bread crumb.” Meaning: we often ...
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August 29, 2017 | Jeremy Bouma
Is the Bible “Patriarchal”? Yes and No - An Excerpt from Gender Roles and the People of God
Patriarchy—literally, “the rule of the father,” from the Greek patriarkhēs—is any systemic structure in which men or the eldest male hold th...
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July 6, 2017 | Lee Fields
Something to Brag About: Jeremiah 9:22-23 (Part 2: Adjectives, Gender, and Number) - Hebrew and You with Lee M. Fields
This month’s post continues from last month. Please see the June 2017 post for an explanation of versification. As mentioned there, this pos...
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May 30, 2017 | Jeremy Bouma
Five Intriguing Insights About Grace and the Old Testament
The language of grace so permeates the Bible and all traditions of Christian theology that to claim that salvation is by grace alone is, in ...
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May 16, 2017 | Jeremy Bouma
How to Apply the Bible to Your Life in Four Steps
One hallmark of biblical interpretation is the meant-means distinction: we need to determine what the Bible meant (to the original author an...
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