Bringing God's Word to the Nations

Julian Spriggs
Teaching Ministry
Bible Study Resources
Why 66 books?
NT Background
NT Studies
OT Background
OT Studies
Inductive Bible Study
OT Books
NT Books
Life questions
Julian's Books
Contact Julian
Bible Study Resources
I have included a over one hundred articles covering various areas of Biblical studies. Some contain general information for the historical and cultural background of the Old or New Testaments. Others contain more topical discussions on some controversial subjects. Do take time to browse through them. Over the next months and years, I will be adding many more articles, so do bookmark this site and return again. New articles will normally be added to the top of the list in each category.

I have arranged the articles in a number of different categories. Please select the link on the left:
New Testament Background
   Articles which give additional information about the history and culture of the first century, giving
   helpful background knowledge for the Gospels and Paul's travels.
New Testament Studies
    A collection of in-depth studies on a variety of topics arising from the New Testament.
Old Testament Background
    Information about the different nations surrounding Israel, and other articles concerning Old
    Testament history.
Old Testament Studies
    A selection of studies on topics connected with the Old Testament. 
Inductive Bible Study
    Some practical instruction in how to study the Bible inductively, together with some helpful
    principles for understanding the different types of literature found in the Bible, such as law,
    prophets, gospels and Revelation.
Old Testament Books
     This is a growing collection of introductions to each of the books in the Old Testament. Each
     contains helpful information about the authorship, date, historical setting and main themes of the
New Testament Books
     This is a collection of introductions to each of the books in the New Testament. Each contains
     information about the authorship, date, historical setting and main themes of the book.
Life Questions
     This contains a collection of articles about the more perplexing issues arising from the Christian
     faith, including: the problem of suffering, whether there is such a thing as just war, and the
     question of those who die without hearing the Gospel.
You are welcome to make copies of them, and use them for study, teaching, or to hand out to students. They are not copyrighted. However I would ask that you give credit to me as the author.

If you have any suggestions for articles on any additional topics, please let me know, and I may
be able to write one! If you have any comments, or questions, please send me an email using the Contact Julian link on the left.

I have included a number of articles which were not originally written by me, but by other staff
or leaders of the SBS. I have indicated these by writing “Unknown author” at the top. Please let me know if you are the original author of one of these, and you can receive the credit you deserve.

If you find these articles helpful, please consider giving a donation to support my ministry by going to the "Donations" link to the left.


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Why 66 books?

         A description of the historical process by which the canon of Scripture was decided.