Copyright and Use

Unless otherwise indicated, all papers, articles, posts, and books available on are authored by Sam A. Smith, and are covered under U.S. and international copyright law.

If you would like to copy posts and/or articles (articles are extended posts of five hundred words or more) the copyright notice that appears at the bottom of the web page on which the post or article appears (e.g., Copyright 2017, by Sam A. Smith) and the domain name ( must be reproduced on all copied material except for brief excerpts of five hundred words or less, which you may simply credit.

For papers and e-books (PDF documents that carry their own copyright notice), see the terms and conditions that appear in their individual copyright notice.

Commercial use and/or redistribution, including electronic redistribution of books, papers, or articles  without express written permission is prohibited.

Print reproduction (i.e., photocopying) of less than five hundred copies of any one item is permitted for non-profit educational or non-profit religious use, as long as the full copyright notice appears on each copy; for such use written permission is not needed.

If you are a Bible teacher or pastor, and you’re looking for lesson material, I would encourage you to download my booklet, How to Study the Bible: A Guide to Systematic, Exegetical Bible Study; you’ll find it on the e-book page.

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