Perseus and the Greek Background of the New Testament

On September 30 we released over 1,700 free books in the seven Perseus collections. With all the collections available for free download, a lot of people are asking “How can I use Perseus for Bible study?”

Dr. David Instone-Brewer, Senior Research Fellow in Rabbinics and the New Testament for Tyndale House, recently published an informative article on the combined efficacy of Perseus and Logos 4 in studying the Greek context of the New Testament.

“The combination in Logos of the Perseus material and the Duke Databank of Papyri makes this Logos collection more useful for NT research than any other collection of Greek literature,” says Dr. Instone-Brewer. “In my opinion, the Logos implementation of Perseus is now the best tool available for studying classical Greek background of the Bible.”

In the article, Dr. Instone-Brewer digs into the submission of women in the New Testament, and how to study this topic using Scripture alongside Greek classical literature from the Perseus collections.

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3 Responses to “Perseus and the Greek Background of the New Testament”

  1. Chris Hartman December 1, 2011 at 10:30 pm #

    Thanks for the info. The Duke Databank aspect was helpful to know regarding usefulness for NT koine greek research.

  2. Gary Dearing December 2, 2011 at 8:55 am #

    How do I get these things off if I downloaded them? Biggest waste of time ever.

    • Philana Crouch December 2, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

      You can call Logos Customer Service, they can remove the liscence from your account. It will delete once it resyncs.