What Is A Bible Commentary? Should It Be Used During Bible Study?

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Are Bible commentaries good to use? Do they prove beneficial only during Bible studies?Commentaries Commentaries can be a huge help when you are studying the Bible. They can give us a lot of background information about the geography, the culture, the language, the weather, the biblical characters, the laws, and a multitude of other considerations that can make much more sense of the Bible and certain passages in particular. Bible commentaries are essentially reference books that deal with … [Read more...]

10 Good Christmas Trivia Questions and Answers


Here are 10 good Christmas trivia questions and answers for you to use.Was Christmas observance ever illegal? Yes it was. In England, Christmas was banned for a time by the Puritan Oliver Cromwell in 1649 who outlawed both Christmas carols and Christmas celebrations. This ban lasted until 1660. Even in the Colonies, it was illegal in Boston to observe Christmas from 1659 to 1681.There were three wise men or magi? True or False? False. The Bible doesn’t tell us how many wise men or magi … [Read more...]

Mary Mother Of Jesus: Bible Study and Commentary

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Here is a Bible study on Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ.Mary’s Name Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, is a very important person in the Bible, not only because she was the mother of Jesus but because she made herself available to God for whatever purpose He desired. Her name is from the Hebrew “Miryam” and means “sea of bitterness.” Other suggested meanings taken from her name in Hebrew are “rebelliousness” (מרי m-r-y), or “wished-for child” or “Our Lady” (ש"ע מריה Sha Mrih) and even “belo … [Read more...]

Who Was The Angel Gabriel In The Bible?

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Who was the angel Gabriel? Why was he mentioned in Scripture?Gabriel’s Name Gabriel’s name is Hebrew in origin and is “Gavri'el” and means “man of God” or “strong man of God.” Gabriel is also known in the Bible as an angel of revelation because he was always bringing messages from God or bringing revelations from God that were especially important. Even the word “angel” means “messenger of God” and that is what Gabriel’s main purpose was. Gabriel is an archangel and one of the highest rankin … [Read more...]

What Is Advent?


What is Advent? What does it signify? Is it important for us to know?Advent Defined Advent is what is generally thought to be the season leading up to Jesus’ birth. It’s a time of expectant waiting, anticipation, and preparation for the celebration of Jesus’ birth and often focuses on the nativity of Jesus at Christmas time. Traditionally, Advent begins on the first Sunday of December but sometimes it falls on the last Sunday of November. It’s whichever Sunday is closest to November 30th. Pe … [Read more...]

Does The Bible Say When Jesus Was Actually Born?


Does the Bible actually say when Jesus was born? Can we use the Bible to help determine when He was?The Fullness of Time I don’t know when Jesus was born. Bible scholars can only surmise from biblical text about what time of year it was when He was born. Some believe it was in the autumn since the shepherds were still abiding in the field (Luke 2:8) and shepherds are not normally “in the fields” and at night on December 25th. Others think it was around the spring Jewish festivals, perhaps ev … [Read more...]