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Bem-vindo português!

Biblearc is now available in Portuguese! Help us spread the word by sharing this blog entry with your Portuguese-speaking friends.

O Biblearc é um ministério do Bethlehem College & Seminary desde 2009. Foi criado e preparado para auxiliar estudantes da Bíblia que querem o prazer da descoberta pessoal antes de partir para quaisquer comentários. É uma plataforma que serve tanto a pregadores em sua exegese quanto a estudantes da Bíblia que estão famintos pela Palavra de Deus.

Biblearc é uma aplicação baseada na nuvem, ou seja, online, para o estudo profundo das Escrituras. Você encontrará uma integração acessível e poderosa de referências, notas de estudo e pesquisa no idioma original, com as mais avançadas ferramentas disponíveis online. Os métodos visuais do estudo da Bíblia, chamados Arcing, Bracketing e Diagramming tornam a ferramenta Biblearc algo singular. Todo seu trabalho é salvo online em projetos para uso futuro, além do estudante poder ter acesso ao trabalho de outros feito com o Biblearc.

A ferramenta está completamente disponível para uso imediato em português! Isso inclui a integração completa da tradução Almeida Século 21 e também acesso a outras traduções em português por meio da integração do YouVersion. Estamos no processo de trazer ao site em português os recursos de ensino ou cursos de aprendizagem.

E se tudo isto não fosse suficiente, o Bethlehem College & Seminary oferece uma inscrição gratuita para todos que não moram nos EUA. Isto significa que todos os países com idioma de Língua Portuguesa (Brasil, Portugal e outros) terão acesso ao BibleArc 100% gratuito em nosso próprio idioma! Inscreva-se agora e comece a conhecer a ferramenta do BibleArc!

A page a day–Steller, DeRouchie and more…

Checked my Facebook feed and saw pictures of that high-school-friend-that-I-haven’t-seen-in-10 years’ cute baby. Checked Twitter and read everyone’s comments on the recent football game. Checked Instagram and saw wannabe photographer’s artsy pictures of flowers…checked Published Pages and saw the breakdown and arc of Colossians 1:3-8, read the accompanying notes, and was encouraged in my faith through God’s Word.

Don’t waste your Social Media! 

Every Monday for the next few months, Tom Steller, Dean of Global & Alumni Outreach and Associate professor of New Testament at Bethlehem College and Seminary is releasing a published page with commentary walking through the book of Colossians. Go to his first Colossians published page, covering Colossians 1:3-8 and star it. Once starred, you will receive an email each week when the next page is published.

 

cameron crickenbergerAlso on Mondays, and on Thursdays, Cameron Crickenberger, a seminary student at Bethlehem College and Seminary, is publishing a series on 1 Timothy. Check out his first post on 1 Timothy 1:3-11, and continue to read the following posts. Be alerted of his new posts by starring one of his pages.

 

Interested in more? Take a look at published pages by Jason DeRouchie, Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Theology at Bethlehem College and Seminary, as well as series and pages by Nathanael Weller and Christian Giesbrecht, and many more people just like you who are studying God’s Word.

Next step? Dig deep into the Bible and show us what you find. Create a few published pages of your own to share with the Biblearc community.

30% OFF SALE — Arcing Path Course

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From now through Dec 31st, get 30% off course enrollment.

  • $49 Discussion Enrollment* (down from $69)
  • $25 Feedback Enrollment** (down from $35)
  • Free Auditing Enrollment (down from…free)
* Groups starting at a variety of dates.
** Enroll now, but begin when you are ready.

The Arcing Path Course just went from good, to better. What’s new?

  • A revamped ‘What is Arcing’ video (see below) plus four other completely new videos to help you grasp the tough concepts.
  • A ‘History of Arcing’ section, for those of you who have been wondering where and how this study method was developed. 
  • Behind the scenes work refining the technology that facilitates the course.
  • And more…

How about a Resolution to Dig Deeper into God’s Word?

Studying online is convenient, but studying with others is more motivating and encouraging. Can you do both? Yes. Take the Arcing Path Course with Discussion enrollment. Benefit from the flexibility and convenience of a self-scheduled online course, and benefit from interaction with others through discussion groups.

100% of Arcing Path Course students who finished the course recommend the course to others. Here is what they are saying…

“Arcing is not so much a skill to be obtained as it is a gift of discovery that will open your heart, and then open your eyes, to deeper, life-giving meaning in God’s Word.” – David, former student

“I was amazed at how much simpler the process of summarizing a passage became once I put forth the effort of arcing. Deeply thinking through passages, plus writing out the summary, has given me a starting point for meditating over Scripture, and thus allowing it to truly change me through the work of the Holy Spirit.” – Kelly, former student

“Each lesson was fun and different. I’m glad they talked about things like the main point verses your favorite point, finding the deeper logical relations…arcing different genres…other techniques, and arcing extended passages. I also loved the prayer and the devotional at the start of each lesson. Thanks so much! I want all of my friends to arc!” – Robert, former student

1000+ Bible translations now accessible within Biblearc.

Using YouVersion within Biblearc

You can now read, arc, bracket, phrase, diagram and search the Bible in well over 1000 different Bible translations from within your Biblearc projects, using our YouVersion bible.com integration. You do so in two ways:

  1. Our new passage chooser makes it possible (and easy) to select any of bible.com’s countless texts for reading and searching within a Biblearc tab—by making that tab a window into bible.com.
  2. You can easily load any of YouVersion’s texts into Biblearc’s study modules. When you choose a YouVersion text, the app will guide you through a simple copy-and-paste process.

Ready to try it out? Let’s go!

** Not available in Biblearc’s iOS app

Click. Publish. Easier.

Publishing a page on Biblearc is now easier, smoother and doesn’t require an audio nugget.

You like things streamlined. We do too. After reviewing comments and suggestions, we have made some changes to Published Pages and the result is a better publishing experience.

 

1. Share and publish your work from any browser or device. Now including iOS and Safari.

 

2. Share your work with a single click. Share one module or all relevant modules, with just one click. Remember, when you share your work, you are only giving access to particular individuals and groups. With publishing, on the other hand, you are adding your work to your public feed for all to see.

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3. Publish in as little as two steps.

 

4. Personalized and beautiful. We have doubled our font and color selections so you can make your published pages look just right. Additionally, all page elements (arcs, brackets, etc.) are now styled to match your theme colors.

 

…and, of course, much more. Ready to try it out? Let’s publish!

 

* Share or publish–and see it instantly  For those of you who have only published one or two pages, you have noticed that there is a delay while your work is being approved. Now there are no more delays. After you share or publish a page, you will be able to view it right away, without waiting for it to be approved. But don’t worry, we still will be reviewing pages for abuse, and pages will need to be approved to appear on public feeds.

A New Home for Learning Resources Take-Away

Learning Resources is an add-on to the Biblearc Subscription. This add-on provides practical helps for those seeking to learn the Bible study methods available on Biblearc. In addition to the full 10 minute Learning Resources video available to subscribers, we post a shorter (about 2 minute) “Learning Resources Take-Away” video on the blog each Monday available to everyone.

We’re Moving…

As of today, the Learning Resources Take-Away videos are moving! You can find them at the Learning Resources page on Biblearc.com. Take a look at the list of archived videos and visit the site each Monday for a new Learning Resources video.

Ground, Details and Purpose

Learning Resources Take-Away for the week of September 7th, 2015:

We were made to joyfully wonder at the glory of God, and to express that wonder in a variety of ways; in our words, in our gifts, in our songs and in our service…

“…you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood…”  1 Peter2:5

 

What is the Learning Resources Take-Away?
Every Monday we will upload a new video with the main point take-away message from that week’s Learning Resources.

What are “Learning Resources?”
Learning Resources is an add-on to the Biblearc Subscription. This add-on provides practical helps for those seeking to learn the Bible study methods available on Biblearc. Subscribers will receive a fresh, ten-minute Arcing, Bracketing, Phrasing or Diagramming example video each week. In addition, the Learning Resources add-on gives you access to all the example videos archives, and personal feedback on one of your modules each month.

Cornerstone, Keystone, and Stumbling Stone

Learning Resources Take-Away for the week of August 31st, 2015:

There is only one cornerstone. When you encounter it you will either be built up, or else stumble and be broken down.

“Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a cornerstone chosen and precious…”  1 Peter 2:6, cf Isaiah 28:16

 

What is the Learning Resources Take-Away?
Every Monday we will upload a new video with the main point take-away message from that week’s Learning Resources.

What are “Learning Resources?”
Learning Resources is an add-on to the Biblearc Subscription. This add-on provides practical helps for those seeking to learn the Bible study methods available on Biblearc. Subscribers will receive a fresh, ten-minute Arcing, Bracketing, Phrasing or Diagramming example video each week. In addition, the Learning Resources add-on gives you access to all the example videos archives, and personal feedback on one of your modules each month.

Grammatical Flow of Languages

Learning Resources Take-Away for the week of Aug 24th, 2015:

If you are bi-lingual, or have had experience learning a second language, you know that not just words, but also grammatical structures and flow of thought differ between languages…and sometimes things simply get lost in translation…

 

 

What is the Learning Resources Take-Away?
Every Monday we will upload a new video with the main point take-away message from that week’s Learning Resources.

What are “Learning Resources?”
Learning Resources is an add-on to the Biblearc Subscription. This add-on provides practical helps for those seeking to learn the Bible study methods available on Biblearc. Subscribers will receive a fresh, ten-minute Arcing, Bracketing, Phrasing or Diagramming example video each week. In addition, the Learning Resources add-on gives you access to all the example videos archives, and personal feedback on one of your modules each month.

Whose Reproaches did Jesus Bear?

Learning Resources Take-Away for the week of Aug 17th, 2015:

Sometimes you begin digging deep into a passage of scripture and you come to realize that the way you have always read that passage is, well, wrong…

“The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.”  Romans 15:3c, Psalm 69:9

 

What is the Learning Resources Take-Away?
Every Monday we will upload a new video with the main point take-away message from that week’s Learning Resources.

What are “Learning Resources?”
Learning Resources is an add-on to the Biblearc Subscription. This add-on provides practical helps for those seeking to learn the Bible study methods available on Biblearc. Subscribers will receive a fresh, ten-minute Arcing, Bracketing, Phrasing or Diagramming example video each week. In addition, the Learning Resources add-on gives you access to all the example videos archives, and personal feedback on one of your modules each month.

They Sow the Wind

Learning Resources Take-Away for the week of Aug 10th, 2015:

Beware that you don’t spend your life working hard and laboring only to find that the whole time you were sowing nothing but wind.

For the sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind.  Hosea 8:7a-b

 

What is the Learning Resources Take-Away?
Every Monday we will upload a new video with the main point take-away message from that week’s Learning Resources.

What are “Learning Resources?”
Learning Resources is an add-on to the Biblearc Subscription. This add-on provides practical helps for those seeking to learn the Bible study methods available on Biblearc. Subscribers will receive a fresh, ten-minute Arcing, Bracketing, Phrasing or Diagramming example video each week. In addition, the Learning Resources add-on gives you access to all the example videos archives, and personal feedback on one of your modules each month.

What Really Matters

Learning Resources Take-Away for the week of Aug 3rd, 2015:

What was important to Paul personally as he soberly approached the end of his earthly life?

Do your best to come to me soon.  2 Timothy 4:9

 

What is the Learning Resources Take-Away?
Every Monday we will upload a new video with the main point take-away message from that week’s Learning Resources.

What are “Learning Resources?”
Learning Resources is an add-on to the Biblearc Subscription. This add-on provides practical helps for those seeking to learn the Bible study methods available on Biblearc. Subscribers will receive a fresh, ten-minute Arcing, Bracketing, Phrasing or Diagramming example video each week. In addition, the Learning Resources add-on gives you access to all the example videos archives, and personal feedback on one of your modules each month.

Half-Healing??

Learning Resources Take-Away for the week of July 27th, 2015:

Jesus is the eternal and sovereign Son of God. So why does it take Him two tries to heal a man of blindness in Mark 8?

I see people, but they look like trees, walking. Mark 8:24

 

What is the Learning Resources Take-Away?
Every Monday we will upload a new video with the main point take-away message from that week’s Learning Resources.

What are “Learning Resources?”
Learning Resources is an add-on to the Biblearc Subscription. This add-on provides practical helps for those seeking to learn the Bible study methods available on Biblearc. Subscribers will receive a fresh, ten-minute Arcing, Bracketing, Phrasing or Diagramming example video each week. In addition, the Learning Resources add-on gives you access to all the example videos archives, and personal feedback on one of your modules each month.

Beware of the Leaven

Learning Resources Take-Away for the week of July 20th, 2015:

“Watch out; beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.” Mark 8:15b-c

What is the leaven that Jesus warns us about?

 

 

What is the Learning Resources Take-Away?
Every Monday we will upload a new video with the main point take-away message from that week’s Learning Resources.

What are “Learning Resources?”
Learning Resources is an add-on to the Biblearc Subscription. This add-on provides practical helps for those seeking to learn the Bible study methods available on Biblearc. Subscribers will receive a fresh, ten-minute Arcing, Bracketing, Phrasing or Diagramming example video each week. In addition, the Learning Resources add-on gives you access to all the example videos archives, and personal feedback on one of your modules each month.

Jesus is Doing More

Learning Resources Take-Away for the week of July 13th, 2015:

Jesus is always doing more than it first appears, and everything He does has meaning.

“Do you not yet perceive or understand? Are your hearts hardened? Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do you not hear? And do you not remember?” Mark 8:17c-18c

 

What is the Learning Resources Take-Away?
Every Monday we will upload a new video with the main point take-away message from that week’s Learning Resources.

What are “Learning Resources?”
Learning Resources is an add-on to the Biblearc Subscription. This add-on provides practical helps for those seeking to learn the Bible study methods available on Biblearc. Subscribers will receive a fresh, ten-minute Arcing, Bracketing, Phrasing or Diagramming example video each week. In addition, the Learning Resources add-on gives you access to all the example videos archives, and personal feedback on one of your modules each month.