The Significance of Tel Dan in the Genesis Narrative

The land God promised to Abraham and his descendants is a beautiful mosaic of rocky deserts, green valleys, rolling hills, and snow-capped mountains.

These locations are home to familiar and beloved biblical sites frequented by pilgrims touring Israel, like Capernaum, Mount Tabor, and Jerusalem. [Read more…]

Why Did Jesus Choose to Live in Capernaum?

Quiet Capernaum (Kfar Nahum or “Nathan’s village”) wraps around the northwestern shore of the Sea of Galilee. It’s surrounded by lush, rolling hills that invite easy living—likely the reason a large number of Jews migrated there from Jerusalem after returning from Babylon.

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3 Reasons to Study the Biblical Geography of Israel

Geography of IsraelThe geography of Israel is more than side trivia for the events in the Bible—it’s the stage God chose to place the characters of his story.

The narrative unfolds across many different landscapes, from the Mediterranean coastal region to the lower Galilee to the southern desert and beyond. It’s an epic story of God’s kingdom expanding from a garden to the whole known world.

The Bible’s original audience would’ve known these places and regions and why they were important to the story. [Read more…]

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4 Easy Ways to Breathe New Life into Bible Study

Most of us desire to study the Bible, but sometimes we get into a rut. Bible study can become more of a chore than an exciting time of learning and growing in your understanding of God’s Word and in your relationship with Jesus.

Author, Bible study teacher, and radio host Nancy Leigh DeMoss shares four tips for keeping Bible study fresh and exciting—adapted from the free guide Study the Word: 12 Christian Leaders on Bible Study. [Read more…]