7 Educational Sunday School Posters
The right Sunday school posters can inspire students and adults to think about the Bible in new ways. Encountering your posters every week in class can also help reinforce important details like who wrote the Bible, the names of every book of the Bible, and where...
Oppression and Social Justice in the Bible: A Beginner’s Guide
If you want to understand the Bible (and if you want to understand the world), you need to understand the problem of oppression. It's one of the key problems that the writers of Scripture address from the first book of the Bible to the last. In this guide, we're going...
The 12 tribes of Israel: a quick guide
The 12 Tribes of Israel in the Bible: a Quick, Illustrated Guide The nation of Israel was made up of tribes---the families descended from Jacob's sons (and grandsons). To the earliest readers of the Old Testament, these names were common knowledge. Which means when...
Who Were the Pharisees? The Beginner’s Guide
The Pharisees were an ancient Jewish group who laid the foundation for what would become rabbinic Judaism. Here’s what you should know about them.
The Tower of Babel and the Other Gods of the Bible
The first eleven chapters of Genesis form the prologue for the rest of the Bible. In these chapters we find some of the Bible's most famous stories, like Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, and Noah's Ark. This prologue culminates with the united people of earth attempting...
Poetry and Wisdom Books of the Bible: The Beginner’s Guide
Six books in the Christian Bible are known as books of poetry: Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, and Lamentations. These books are almost entirely made up of poems, songs, and wise sayings that the ancient Jews (and the Christians who followed) used...
Who Were the Judges of Israel?
Before Israel had a king, it had a series of tribal leaders called judges. God used these men and women to save the Israelites from their enemies and lead them back to him. In this guide, we’ll look at each of the 12 judges of Israel, exploring what the Bible says about them and the role they played in delivering Israel.
Who Was King Nebuchadnezzar? The Beginner’s Guide
Nebuchadnezzar (also called Nebuchadrezzar) was king of Babylon from around 605 BC to 562 BC. He was the most important ruler of the Neo-Babylonian Empire and a renowned builder. He’s also one of the most well-known Old Testament villains.
How Did the Apostles Die? What We Actually Know
The apostles were all real people who lived and died in the first century AD. But only two of their deaths are recorded in the Bible. Here’s what we know from tradition, history, and Scripture.
The Beginner’s Guide to the Prophets in the Bible
When modern folks talk about "prophets" and "prophecy," they're often referring to someone foretelling future events. However, in the Bible, the prophets played a much larger role. In this guide, we're going to cover a few important points: What is a prophet? What is...