The New and Improved Logos Blog

In case you have missed it, there are some excited changes happening on the Logos blog! Not only does it have a sweet new design and layout, it is sporting some incredibly useful (and user-friendly!) features as well.

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At the top page of the blog you can choose from a list of categories and instantly bring up all past content in a particular topic. Are you interested in reading more stories related to Logos’ culture, plans, and employment opportunities? Simply click on the Company tab and you can see a good picture of what has been happening with your favorite Bible software company. You can also choose from categories like Apps, Community, Products, Training, and Web.

Categories are not the only avenues to experience some of the great content you may have missed. In the sidebar we have featured ten posts that we feel are significant to read again or—if you have missed them—read for the first time. We will periodically be highlighting different posts so make sure to keep your eye on the Featured Posts section.

But that’s not all. There are just so many opportunities to catch content that you may have missed. With a lists of popular posts, recent posts, and posts similar to the one you are currently reading you might find it kind of difficult to tear yourself away!

If you haven’t signed up to get the Logos blog delivered to you, then join over 100,000 people who have subscribed to the Logos blog through our RSS feed, Email, Twitter and Facebook! You do not want to miss out on a single blog post. And here’s why:

  • You are going to be the first to know Logos news!
    There’s a lot happening at Logos—new products, hot deals, company events, software releases, and lots of need-to-know information. The blog is the first place to get the latest on everything about Logos.
  • You will learn about deals you won’t find anywhere else!
    If there’s a sale or special promotion happening, we’ll be talking about it on the blog.
  • You will discover the best tools, tricks, and tips for using Logos!
    By reading the blog, you’ll learn how to get the most out of Logos. The blog features posts written by the people who designed and developed Logos, plus all the other power users who work at Logos and use Logos every day. You’ll also find frequent guest posts from Morris Proctor, the certified trainer for Logos Bible Software.
  • You are going to learn more about the books we sell!
    We love books, and we write about them a lot. If you’re interested in learning more about the books you own (or wish you owned!), make the blog your first stop every morning.

So what are you waiting for? If you have received this in a reader and have yet to visit the new Logos blog, then you owe it to yourself to head over to the Logos blog and see what’s new. You will be glad you did. And while you’re there, leave us a comment and let us know what you think.

Camp Logos Live Video Series—Last Chance to Pre-Order!

Camp Logos is now available as a video series! If you can’t attend Camp Logos, or perhaps you’ve already attended and you need a refresher, then Camp Logos Live is for you.

For over thirteen years, tens of thousands of Logos users have attended Camp Logos, a 2-day training event hosted by Morris Proctor. From basic features to advanced tools, Camp Logos helps you hone your use of Logos, taking your Bible study to a whole new level. Even if you’re an advanced power user, you’ll come away with new insights, tips, tricks, and tools for using Logos more effectively.

Now, Camp Logos Live brings Camp Logos to you! This 2-disc set takes Morris Proctor’s training from his seminars straight into your home. That means you can essentially attend Camp Logos from your home or office.

The Pre-Pub discount ends on Monday, so this is your last chance to get Camp Logos Live at the current price—pre-order it now!

Discover the Godly Women’s Collection

We’ve received some honest feedback on why only 7% of Logos users are female. While thinking about how to address this statistic, we’ve come up with some exciting ideas for this year! One way we’re starting off is by offering a special collection of titles focused specifically on women.

The Godly Women’s Collection (14 vols.) appeals to anyone interested in discovering old and new perspectives of the role of women in the church, involved in various women’s ministry, and curious about what the Bible says about being a godly woman.

This collection brings together fourteen diverse titles that address various topics and concerns related to women. Authors such as Elizabeth George, Nancy Leigh DeMoss, John MacArthur, Nancy Wilson and many others (both male and female) discuss becoming a godly woman by addressing a variety of areas like:

  • Women in the Bible
  • Complementarian and egalitarian views on women in the church
  • Troubles that women often face
  • Creating a women’s ministry
  • Motherhood
  • Many more!

This collection is a great way to discover a variety of opinions on the role of women in the church, gain insight on related topics, and learn practical Scriptural ways to address these issues.

We would love your feedback! How can Logos better serve women in the church? Leave a comment and let us know what you think.

50 Volumes of Ancient Religious Texts on Pre-Pub

50 volumes of Sacred Books of the East might seem like an odd offering from a Bible software company, but I’m looking forward to this as a valuable addition to my library. Here’s why you might like it, too:

Bas-Relief in Persepolis

  1. For about 200 years of the biblical timeline, Israel was under ancient Persian rule. Scads of commentaries make observations about various Jewish beliefs and practices that are often seen as influenced by, or even borrowed from, the Persians during this time. Even in the New Testament, the star-following magi may be of Persian origin. Persian influence is discussed in relation to the resurrection and afterlife, judgment, developments in monotheism as well as the kinds of dualism seen in the Dead Sea Scrolls between the ‘Sons of Light’ and the ‘Sons of Darkness’ (with parallels in the theology of the Fourth Gospel). But the writings of the Persians themselves haven’t been available in Logos Bible Software. 8 volumes of the SBE are dedicated to the literature of Zoroastrianism, the religion of ancient Persia. That means with this set, we’ll be able to start linking discussions in commentaries about the Persian influence on Judaism back to the most important source materials, and we’ll be able to read about one of the most ancient monotheistic religions in their own words. [Read more...]

Revised Edition of the Lexham Analytical Lexicon to the Greek New Testament

A few years back, we released something we called the Lexham Analytical Lexicon to the Greek New Testament (see the introductory blog post here). In this resource, we comprehensively listed citations of every form of every word found in the Greek New Testament, broken down by their Louw-Nida classification. We also included glosses of each Louw-Nida “sense”. Since the initial release in 2008, we have included it in the Scholar’s Silver, Gold, Platinum and Portfolio editions.

We’ve spent some time revising and updating the lexicon. The initial edition of the Lexham Analytical Lexicon to the Greek New Testament was based on the NA27 edition of the Greek New Testament, and did not list forms from any other editions. We’ve updated it to use the SBL Greek New Testament (SBLGNT) as its basis, but we are also listing forms from NA27 and Westcott-Hort that are not found in the SBLGNT.

Why do this? It means that many forms you’ll find in untagged text (e.g. advanced or technical commentaries) will have a destination if you KeyLink from the untagged text into the Lexham Analytical Lexicon. Once you’re in the lexicon you can get to the head entry with a click of the lemma (headword) form in the right-most column.

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The High Definition Commentary: Philippians Is Shipping Soon!

High DefGraphics play a huge role in the world around us today; they are everywhere! But one of the places where they are long overdue is in the area of teaching. A picture is worth a thousand words. Graphics provide an engaging alternative to text-only descriptions. Graphics not only make things more understandable, they make them more memorable.

Writing and speaking by themselves often are insufficient to really anchor something in our memories. Imagine that I have preached the standard 30 minute sermon with main points (alliterated, of course!). Prudence demands that I reiterate the big ideas before concluding, right? If I have a graphic associated with each point, including the graphic in my summary helps people call to mind the relevant information. They recall far more of what was said compared to using only a verbal summary.

Here’s what I mean. In the Philippians volume of the High Definition Commentary, 2:1-2 opens with a series of “if” statements designed to make us agree to do whatever it is that Paul is going to ask of us at the end: “If A is true, if B is true, if C is true, then we are compelled to do D.”

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Logos 4: Find OT Verses in the NT

mp|seminars TipsToday’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos training seminars.

A Logos user recently emailed this question to me:

If I wanted to find out where an O.T. book is quoted in the N.T. could it be done? For example, how would I find out all the places in the N.T. where any verse from Habakkuk is quoted?

You’ll be happy to know, a Logos resource supplies all the information so you don’t even have to conduct a search:

  • Open the Library
  • Type this in the Library’s Find box: type:harmony
  • Open the resource: OT Quotations and Allusions in the NT
  • Choose the panel menu on the resource
  • Select Show table of contents
  • Click a book of the Bible, like Habakkuk, in the table of contents

The resource displays the OT passage along with where it’s mentioned in the NT!

Don’t Miss This Huge Sale!

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These prices may be the lowest you’ll ever see, so don’t miss out!

This sale only runs through this Tuesday, April 12—act fast!

Your Guide to Getting Started with Logos 4!

You’ve just received Logos 4. You’ve waited patiently while your resources are installed and indexed, and looked through some of the exciting videos that introduce you to Logos’ great features. You’ll find Logos is incredibly powerful, and the possibilities of study are endless! You’ve probably got hundreds or even thousands of resources, dozens of tools, and millions of words. So where do you start?

You’ll be glad to know that Logos has some wonderfully simple tools which pull together the most relevant information from across your library and present it to you in a matter of seconds. If you’re taking your first steps in Logos 4, there’s one tool you’ll want to make your first port of call—the ‘Go’ box on the homepage.

To use it, just type in the Bible passage you’re interested in, and press go.

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Save Up to 75% on 64 March Madness Titles!

icc-sale.pngVoting is now over for the 2011 Logos March Madness tournament and all 64 titles from the competition are on sale until April 15!

The competition was tough with over 140,000 votes cast in this year’s tournament. However, a winner has been decided. The 2011 champion is Studies in Christology by Martin Hengel and is now 75% off. Retailing at $84.00, this title is on sale for $21.00 using coupon code LMM2011WIN.

The Acts of the Apostles: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary by Ben Witherington III, came in a close second and is now 60% off. Retailing at $55.00 this title is on sale for $22.00 using coupon code LMM20112ND.

Here are all 64 titles you can save on now. These great savings and coupon codes expire on April 15.

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