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How can an ancient book that seemingly condones slavery and patriarchy be considered a reliable source of truth? In today's video, Dr. Bill Arnold and Dr. Ben Witherington challenge the common assumption that the Bible condones these practices.

In this Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Scott T. Carroll shows how whether it be athletic references, or family structures, familiarizing ourselves with the ancient world can help us understand the Bible's message more profoundly.

How do we deal with passages that are difficult to interpret or that rub us the wrong way? In this video, Dr. Bill Arnold and Dr. Ben Witherington help us understand that we should view the entirety of the Bible as the primary source for truth related to salvation.
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How should Christians relate to the Old Testament? In this video interview, Dr. Bill Arnold and Dr. Ben Witherington instruct us to appropriate the Old Testament through the ethical lens of the New Testament.

Where is Jesus in the Old Testament? Watch as Dr. Bill Arnold and Dr. Ben Witherington explain the forward-looking anticipation of the Old Testament and how it finds its fulfillment in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The Bible must be read in context. This seems obvious enough, but how does that work out in terms of its literary and historical context, and how does this make a difference? Watch more as Dr. Bill Arnold and Dr. Ben Witherington help us understand why context matters.
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The Bible is a book like no other, with both divine and human authorship. Watch this video interview with Dr. Bill Arnold and Dr. Ben Witherington as they help illuminate the significance of this remarkable claim.

Is your understanding too narrow, and is it really based on what the Bible teaches? Read these 5 passages of Scripture, referenced by Richard Middleton in his lateset book, A New Heaven and a New Earth.

For centuries the church has properly noted the social location of various parts of the Bible. But what about the social location of the readers? In today's Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. Mark A. Powell illustrates how our own cultural backgrounds color what we see in the biblical text.

The New Testament and the gospel of Jesus claim theological continuity with the Old Testament, but what does this mean for our own reading of sacred Scripture? Read this post by Andrew Dragos, summarizing insights from Richard B. Hays' recent book, Reading Backwards.

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