Word-for-word is probably the easiest translation method to explain. At its most rigid, this simply means that a translator takes a Hebrew, Aramaic, or Greek word and renders it as an English word or phrase.
When you're looking back at Galilee in Scripture, you see hints of the tensions that existed, cultural, social, and theological. But really understanding this area where Jesus grew up requires a bit more digging.
You may want to pick a different type of Bible reading plan to keep things interesting, and we've added a number of new ones for 2013. There's certainly something to fit any lifestyle. So, how do you change plans? It's easy.
This year, we've focused a great deal of attention on producing helpful videos that provide solid answers about faith, the Bible, and Christian living. Here are just three to help you in your walk with Christ.
If you've looked around our site, you'll probably notice that we don't have a way to select a "default" version of the Bible. Maybe you thought we didn't have a way to do that. Actually, we do, and it's very easy.
While it's true that most people start a Bible reading plan in January, that doesn't mean you can't jump in at any time. You can either sign up for an automated one... or, by using this tip, you can set your own pace for summer Bible reading.
Recently, we received a few emails from people who wanted to know if they could quote from our commentaries and Bibles for projects they're working on. If that's you, too, here's what you need to know.
You may know that our site includes tons of free Bible study resources to help you dig into God's Word. But you may not know that there's more to BST than commentaries and dictionaries. In fact, our site is loaded with some classic Christian books to help you in your spiritual journey.
For many Christians, the command in 1 Thessalonians 5:17 to "pray without ceasing" seems... well... impossible. But in this video from Mark Dever, you'll see that it's not so out of reach as you might think.
According to a recent LifeWay study, many Christians in America truly desire a close relationship with Christ. They even think about God's Word. But that desire hasn't translated into engagement with the Bible.