Archive - October, 2011

Recommended Commentaries: Numbers

Logos Talk’s Recommended Commentary Series highlights some favorite commentaries by Logos academics and the user community.

We want to hear from you!

Each week we will post a forum thread asking which commentaries, available from Logos, are your favorites for a specific book in the Bible. This is a great opportunity to let other Logos users know which commentaries you have found valuable in your studies.

Numbers Commentaries

We asked Michael Heiser, resident scholar and academic editor for Logos Bible Software, to give us his favorite commentaries on Leviticus. Here are a few of his choices in no particular order:

Logos Community Favorites

Here are a few commentaries suggested by Logos users:

Do you have a favorite Logos resource on Deuteronomy which isn’t listed here? Leave us a comment. Then jump over to the forum and share your favorite commentaries on Deuteronomy!

Logos 4: Help for Pronouncing those Big Names in the Bible

Today’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 and provides many training materials.

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I wish I had a nickel; for every time I’ve been asked, “Does Logos pronounce all the big names in the Bible?” Currently the answer is, No and Yes. How’s that for riding the fence?

What I mean is Logos currently doesn’t have an audible pronunciation for English words the way it does for Greek words. It does, however, have in most of the base collections a resource, That’s Easy for You to Say: Your Quick Guide to Pronouncing Bible Names, with phonetic spellings of all the English names in the Bible.

Here’s one way to use this book:

  • Open the Library
  • Click Prioritize in the upper right hand corner of the Library (1)
  • Type this text in the Library’s Find box: title:easy (2)
  • Drag That’s Easy for You to Say from the left side of the Library to the Prefer these resources list on the right. (3)
    VERY IMPORTANT:
    make sure this resource is in the top five of your prioritized English topical books like Bible dictionaries
  • Close the Library
  • Open an English Bible to a passage containing the name of a person or place such as Isaiah 7:1
  • Right click on the name of the person or place like Uzziah (4)
  • Select on the right menu Selection “your word” like Selection Uzziah (5)
  • Select on the right menu That’s Easy for You to Say (6)

The resource should open to the phonetic spelling of your word!

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If you’re unfamiliar with phonetic spellings, display the table of contents of That’s Easy for You to Say and click Code for Pronunciation which offers excellent explanations and examples.

What’s the most difficult Biblical name to pronounce in your opinion? Leave a comment and let us know!

Weekly Roundup: October 1

The Weekly Roundup is a regular feature alerting you to significant things happening at Logos this week. Take a few moments to check out these newsworthy items for the week of October 1, 2011.

Important Information!


As we have communicated, all upgrade discounts are coming to an end. The response to this news has been overwhelming. Due to higher than expected call volumes, we are extending the discounts for one more day. But act quickly, these discounts end Saturday night, October 1, 2011. Upgrade now!

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Last Chance Pre-Pubs

These are Pre-Pubs shipping next week. Don’t miss your last chance to pick these up at their amazing Pre-Pub prices!

Community Pricing 

New to Community Pricing this week is the massive 34-volume Medieval Preaching and Spirituality Collection which includes many of the most significant spiritual and pastoral writings of the Middle Ages. With 34 volumes worth over $700.00 in print, this collection is sure to be a steal—get your bid in today.

Classic Commentaries and Studies on Genesis (22 vols.) is over 90%—you don’t want to miss out on this collection of classic commentaries which features well known scholars from the late 19th and early 20th centuries such as August Dillmann, John Cumming, and Robert Smith Candlish. And if you’ve been bidding on all of the Classic Commentaries and Studies we’ve been introducing to Community Pricing, then stay tuned this week for the introduction of an exciting new collection. If you haven’t, you still have time to bid on these collections before they leave Community Pricing!

Job Postings

Logos is hiring! Here are just a few of the newer postings on our Careers page:

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Was there anything else from Logos you found interesting this week? Leave us a comment and let us know!

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