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With so many different kinds of resources out there to help you study the Bible, it can be challenging to know what is a good fit for you. A good place to start is with a study Bible. So, answer these four questions to find out if a study Bible…

A new year can encourage you to try new things or start old things up again. Here are some Bible reading tips we put together for the start of 2018. 1) PRAY PRAY PRAY It can be easy to pick up the Bible, skim it, and never actually participate in…

We hear this question a lot: “What are some great resources to get me started with the Olive Tree Bible App?” We’ve decided to share our recommendation because there might be others asking the same question. So, here are 3 resources for a starter library! 1) STUDY BIBLE WHAT…

When you don’t know a word, your first inclination is to find a dictionary definition of it. Although that information is helpful, you can learn so much more by hearing the word used in a sentence. When you experience the word being used, you learn how to use it…

The following content can be found in the introduction notes of the ESV Literary Study Bible. The Bible is not a totally unique book. In general, its literary forms function in the same way that these forms function beyond the Bible. A story is a story, whether in the…

APPROACHING THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE There’s no doubt you’ve realized that the Bible is a book, but have you ever thought about what that means? If you took a literature class is high school or college, you may remember that there’s a lot more to studying books than simply reading…

There are SO many Biblical resources out there—but how do you know which ones will be helpful to you?  Especially if you’re a pastor, you don’t have a lot of time or money to waste! The Christ Centered Exposition Series makes its purpose clear just from the title. This…

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