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April 8, 2013

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BCF Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew James Newell.

James Newell, Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at The Baptist College of Florida (BCF) in Graceville, has recently written another article for the Biblical Illustrator, the quarterly Bible study magazine for leaders and learners featuring articles to assist in explaining Biblical events, people, customs, and Bible texts.

In his latest article titled "Dreams and Visions in the Old Testament," Newell describes the purpose of dreams and visions in the Old Testament era and how God used them to communicate to his people. In many instances, God used dreams and visions to send some type of warning or revelation of God's character or will. The article emphasizes dreams and visions as a key method in which the Old Testament people experienced God.

When it comes to God relating to us in the Old Testament via dreams and visions, Newell writes "God may still speak through a dream or vision. If He does so, we can be assured He will not contradict what he has spoken through the written Word or the living Word."

This was not the first time that the BCF Professor has been invited to write for the Illustrator, having been published more than 16 times prior in the prestigious magazine. Newell's commentary will appear in the Summer 2013, Vol. 39, 4th edition.

The Biblical Illustrator is published quarterly by LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention and is intended to supplement the Sunday School lessons. Each article is based directly on the passages studied in the Sunday School material and Biblical scholars such as Professor Newell are requested to comment and offer insight.

For more information articles written by BCF professors, contact 800.328.2660 ext. 460.