March is Women’s History Month, which includes International Women’s Day, to “celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievement of women.” Consider the ways in which women shaped the history of the Bible and Christianity, and continue to lead and influence the faith today. Let’s begin with the following fun quiz! Can you name these women in the Bible? Many of the key figures of biblical history were women. Women of the Bible is a good place to start: it’s a free email devotional series that looks at a different woman from the Bible each week, summarizing their accomplishments, evaluating…

Read this week’s Bible Gateway Weekly Brief newsletter ⇨ Bible Gateway Weekly Brief ⇨ Newsletter signup ▼ Support Bible Gateway—Browse the Bible Gateway Store ⇨ BibleGatewayStore.com ▼ SIL International and Zondervan Academic Working Together to Aid Global Bible Translation Efforts ⇨ Bible Gateway Blog ▼ Archaeologists Find Evidence Under Jonah’s Tomb of Biblical Assyrian King, Esarhaddon, Who Reigned 681—669 BC ⇨ LiveScience ⇨ Read about Esarhaddon in 2 Kings 19:37, Isaiah 37:38, and Ezra 4:2 on Bible Gateway ⇨ Read about Esarhaddon in Smith’s Bible Names Dictionary on Bible Gateway ⇨ Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Latest Biblical Archaeology…

       Zondervan Academic (@ZonderAcademic) is supporting SIL International® (@SILintl), a faith-based nonprofit organization committed to serving language communities worldwide, by providing to SIL some of the world’s top biblical resources to support efficient and accurate Bible translation work around the world. [See the many Bible translations in multiple languages on Bible Gateway and on the Bible Gateway App] SIL has developed Translator’s Workplace software platform so that those in a Bible translation role who are part of a private, managed group can access resources to aid their translation efforts. Translator’s Workplace acts like a library with unlimited loaning and loan…

Easter is the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection. But did it really happen? Is the supernatural real? In his new book, The Case for Miracles: A Journalist Investigates Evidence for the Supernatural (Zondervan, 2018), Lee Strobel (@LeeStrobel), with his trademark investigative approach, examines whether New Testament miracles pass for historical facts; if near-death experiences offer a glimpse into the afterlife; whether paranormal activity has any credibility; and more. [Sign up to receive Lee Strobel’s free email newsletter, Investigating Faith] As a pastor or church leader reading this, the following 3-minute video is perfect to use in your church’s Easter service! It…

The King James Version (KJV) Bible has shaped the church, our worship, and the English language for over 400 years. But what should we do with it today? Bible Gateway interviewed Mark Ward (@mlward) about his book, Authorized: The Use and Misuse of the King James Bible (Lexham Press, 2018). Sign up to receive Bible Gateway’s free email Verse of the Day every day in your inbox in up to five different translations, including the KJV [Read the Bible Gateway Blog post, Celebrate James I’s Birthday by Reading the King James Bible] Where did the King James Version (KJV) of…

This is the nineteenth lesson in author and pastor Mel Lawrenz’ How to Live the Bible series. If you know someone or a group who would like to follow along on this journey through Scripture, they can get more info and sign up to receive these essays via email here. Just released: A Book of Prayers for Kids by Mel Lawrenz. [For the Easter season: Knowing Him: Devotional Readings About the Cross and Resurrection by Mel Lawrenz] Some of the most dramatic stories we tell in our books and movies and legends involve the transformation of a person into something…

In an effort to give girls aged 4-10 positive role models from the Bible, Erin and Brent Weidemann created the Bible Belles series (@BibleBelles). Erin’s life experiences as a five-time cancer survivor, wife, and mother inspired her to create a brand focused on inspiring girls and women of all ages to fulfill their destiny, redefine the world’s messages of beauty and worth, and promote positive, powerful female role models in Scripture and modern culture. [Sign up to receive the Women of the Bible free email devotional newsletter from Bible Gateway] The Bible Belles series uses five remarkable women from the…

Following the journeys of God’s people throughout Scripture can provide us with a fuller picture of the intricacy of his plan for our salvation. It can also deepen our trust in a Creator and Protector whose understanding of time is not our own understanding. As you read through this series of 25 journeys throughout the Bible (to mark Bible Gateway’s 25th anniversary), may our prayer be that we appreciate God’s timing as it fulfills his plan instead of our own short-sighted scurrying. 1. In Genesis 11:1-9, Noah’s descendants migrate from Mount Ararat to Babel: Now the whole world had one language and…

What does it mean when the Bible describes Jesus as the friend of sinners? And what are the implications of that for those who follow Jesus? Bible Gateway interviewed Rich Wilkerson Jr. (@richwilkersonjr) about his book, Friend of Sinners: Why Jesus Cares More About Relationship Than Perfection (Thomas Nelson, 2018). What were the implications to Jesus being called the “friend of sinners”? Rich Wilkerson Jr.: People were implying that Jesus was in the wrong place at the wrong time; that he was doing something that wasn’t right. However, when they called Jesus the “friend of sinners” they were actually declaring…