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The Bible’s women’s rights activists

The Bible’s women’s rights activists

For International Women’s Day let us remember the biblical story of the five daughters of Zelophehad, who got an unfair law changed and were the world’s first recorded women’s rights campaigners.

What is Lent all about?

What is Lent all about?

Lent is a traditional period in the Church calendar which marks the advent of Easter. When it technically starts and ends depends on the Church tradition.

Jesus the Refugee

Jesus the Refugee

What do we know about the flight into Egypt?

The Bible: just a ‘spiritual’ book?

The Bible: just a ‘spiritual’ book?

In the wider world, the Bible – and religious faith in general – is sometimes dismissed as a ‘private’ thing, designed to feed someone's personal spiritual life but with no wider relevance.

Who was William Tyndale?

Who was William Tyndale?

The English reformer, William Tyndale (1494–1536), was the first person to translate the New Testament directly from Greek to English.

How did God inspire the Bible?

How did God inspire the Bible?

The usual way that Christians understand the Bible to be a book from God is to say that he inspired it.

Hard questions for Bible translators

Hard questions for Bible translators

Translating the Bible can be a difficult task. Unfortunately, it’s impossible to keep everyone happy.

Does the New Testament get the Old Testament wrong?

Does the New Testament get the Old Testament wrong?

Most Christians believe that the Old Testament should be interpreted in the light of the New Testament.

Bible banquets: What's different about Psalm 23?

Bible banquets: What's different about Psalm 23?

‘You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.’

Amazing grace: the gospel in Psalm 23

Amazing grace: the gospel in Psalm 23

Inspired by Psalm 23.5 – ‘You prepare a banquet for me, where all my enemies can see me’ – Bible Society is encouraging churches to host banquets for those who might have been particularly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. This is one of ...

Ten ways to approach family Bible time

Ten ways to approach family Bible time

What does reading the Bible look like in your family? Do you set aside time to read it together?

‘You anoint my head’: what does Psalm 23 tell us about welcome?

‘You anoint my head’: what does Psalm 23 tell us about welcome?

Inspired by Psalm 23.5 – ‘You prepare a banquet for me, where all my enemies can see me’ – Bible Society is encouraging churches to host banquets for those who might have been particularly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. This is one of ...

Bible banquets: how much do you know?

Bible banquets: how much do you know?

Inspired by Psalm 23.5 – ‘You prepare a banquet for me, where all my enemies can see me’ – Bible Society is encouraging churches to host banquets for those who might have been particularly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. But how much do...

'The presence of my enemies'? Translating Psalm 23.5

'The presence of my enemies'? Translating Psalm 23.5

Inspired by Psalm 23.5 – ‘You prepare a banquet for me, where all my enemies can see me’ – Bible Society is encouraging churches to host banquets for those who might have been particularly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. This is one of ...

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