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Bible Q&A

Our Bible Q&A series explores the questions you’ve asked us about the Bible.

These articles represent the authors’ personal views. They accord with Bible Society’s values, but are not intended to express our position as an organisation. They’re also intended to add to the discussion rather than end it, so we invite you to join us on Facebook and Twitter to share your thoughts, too.

Bible Q&A: What does the Bible say about tithing?

Bible Q&A: What does the Bible say about tithing?

Tithing is the practice of setting apart one-tenth of one's earnings as an offering to God. Numbers 18 tells us that the tithes were to be given to the Levites, the Israelite tribe who were set apart as priests.

Bible Q&A: What’s the most accurate Bible translation?

Bible Q&A: What’s the most accurate Bible translation?

Occasionally, Bible translators struggle to accurately translate a word, phrase or sentence. As a reader you may try reading more than one English translation, side by side, to appreciate the range of meanings a word or phrase can have.

Bible Q&A: How do we reconcile the differences between the four Gospels?

Bible Q&A: How do we reconcile the differences between the four Gospels?

I suspect more people than usual will currently be asking this question. Christians naturally turn to the Bible, yet the Bible offers no seamless answer to the problem of pain. It speaks in stories and images, and tackles this thorny issue in more ways than one.

Bible Q&A: Why doesn’t God stop all bad things from happening?

Bible Q&A: Why doesn’t God stop all bad things from happening?

I suspect more people than usual will currently be asking this question. Christians naturally turn to the Bible, yet the Bible offers no seamless answer to the problem of pain. It speaks in stories and images, and tackles this thorny issue in more ways than one.

Bible Q&A: Why did Jonah not go to Nineveh when God told him to?

Bible Q&A: Why did Jonah not go to Nineveh when God told him to?

One answer is that arguing with God and wrestling with his word is a thoroughly Jewish thing to do. Israel, the name of a nation founded as late as 1948, reveals something of God’s relationship with his people since ancient times.

Bible Q&A: Did Jesus really expect his followers to ‘hate’ their own family in order to be his disciples?

Bible Q&A: Did Jesus really expect his followers to ‘hate’ their own family in order to be his disciples?

Jesus said, 'If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple' (Luke 14.26).


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