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On Personal Concordances

Feb 13, 2021

Developing your own biblical concordance can be quite useful:

Some might understand what my title is about – others might not have a clue. I refer here to something most Christians are aware of: Bible concordances. For those still not

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Bible Study Helps: Habakkuk

Jan 22, 2021

Here are some helps on a very relevant book for days like these:

This is a brief but important Old Testament book. While we know almost nothing about the author of this book, we do know a bit about the

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Bible Study Helps: Galatians

Dec 27, 2020

Here are some helps to assist you as you read and study Galatians:

This letter of Paul has been called ‘the epistle of liberty’ and the like since it so strongly defends Christian freedom, and forcefully wars against those who

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Bible Study Helps: Ephesians

Dec 26, 2020

This should be of help as you read through and study Ephesians:

All up the Apostle Paul wrote 13 canonical letters, making up almost half of the New Testament. Ephesians is one of four letters of Paul that we refer

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Bible Study Helps: Philippians

Dec 22, 2020

This should be of some help to you as you read and study the book of Philippians:

The short book of Philippians (only four chapters) is a key book in the New Testament. It is clear that Paul wrote this

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Bible Study Helps: Colossians

Dec 21, 2020

These helps to the study of Colossians should be of use:

This is another book commonly attributed to the Apostle Paul that in more recent times has been challenged as to its authorship. Those discussions are found in the critical

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Bible Study Helps: Ecclesiastes

Dec 18, 2020

Ecclesiastes can be a difficult book to comprehend. This might be of help:

This is one of those Old Testament books that many Christians struggle with, find too troubling, or ignore altogether. The gloomy, pessimistic message seems to run counter

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Bible Study Helps: Song of Songs

Dec 18, 2020

This should be of help as you read through the Song of Songs:

These are several poetic books, or wisdom literature books, in the Old Testament. Two of these brief books – Ecclesiastes and Song of Songs – may be

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Bible Study Helps: Jeremiah

Dec 12, 2020

Here are some aids as you read and study Jeremiah:

The book of Jeremiah is a vitally important Old Testament book. He is one of the most well-known and most-read prophets, and for good reason. His persistence in proclaiming the

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Bible Study Helps: Lamentations

Dec 11, 2020

Here are some tools to help you read and study the book of Lamentations:

The book of Lamentations is usually grouped in the wisdom literature. If it were placed in the prophetic books, we would then have 17 books, instead

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Bible Study Helps: Ezekiel

Dec 10, 2020

Some useful helps as you read the book of Ezekiel:

The book of Ezekiel is a key prophetic book in the Old Testament, but it may not get as much attention as it deserves. Indeed, many Christians tend to shy

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Bible Study Helps: Daniel

Dec 10, 2020

This can be of help as you read and study the book of Daniel:

The last of the four so-called major prophets is quite a significant book, even though much shorter than the first three. While prophecy buffs and eschatology

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Bible Study Helps: James

Dec 6, 2020

Those reading through the book of James will find these resources of some real help:

Although only five-chapters long, James is an interesting and perplexing book for so many reasons. Questions abound as to almost everything about the book, including

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Bible Study Helps: Hebrews

Dec 5, 2020

Here are some helps as you read and study the book of Hebrews:

After the four gospels, the book of Acts, and the thirteen Pauline epistles, we come to the final nine books of the New Testament. The first one

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On Expository Commentaries

Dec 3, 2020

Here is some useful info on recommended expository commentaries:

‘Bill, you did it again: you picked a topic hardly anyone will be interested in!’ Yes I know. But for that rather small audience out there who may be interested, this

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Bible Study Helps: Ezra

May 26, 2020

Here is some help for your study of the book of Ezra:

Ezra and Nehemiah were originally one book, broken up sometime during the early church. Along with Esther, these make up the final three historical books which appear just

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Bible Study Helps: Nehemiah

May 26, 2020

Here are some aids to assist you as you study Nehemiah:

Nehemiah continues the story we find recorded in the book of Ezra. Just as with Samuel, Kings and Chronicles, Ezra and Nehemiah were originally one book in the Hebrew

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Bible Study Helps: Esther

May 25, 2020

Here are some helps as you read through the Old Testament book of Esther:

Having just reread the Old Testament book of Esther, I am again struck by its many unique features. It is the only book, along with Daniel,

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Bible Study Helps: Ruth

Mar 25, 2019

Although Ruth is just a short book of only four chapters, it is an important part of the Old Testament story line and deserves careful reading and study. The short and simple story of Ruth is well known. It is

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