Archive - September, 2013

Get the Best Price on Matthew Poole’s Commentary

Matthew PooleRight now, you can bid on Matthew Poole’s Commentary on the Holy Bible at 67% off!

“If I must have only one commentary, and had read Matthew Henry as I have, I do not know but what I should choose Poole. He is a very prudent and judicious commentator . . . not so pithy and witty by far as Matthew Henry, but he is perhaps more accurate, less a commentator, and more an expositor.”
Charles Spurgeon

Who was Matthew Poole?

Poole was one of the seventeenth century’s most influential Puritan ministers and thinkers. A clergyman in England during a time of religious persecution, he fled the country because of death threats. Poole was a devoted Christian, full of integrity and perseverance, as well as a great theologian and writer. His commentary series continues to be a trusted resource for pastors and laity.

Poole’s exposition offers verse-by-verse insight into the entire Bible. Characterized by questions and answers, attention to cultural context, and cross-references, it includes a brief introduction and summary for each chapter and book of the Bible. Continue Reading…

Logos 5: Create Your Own Series

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

 With the recent release of Logos 5.1, we can now create a series of books that behaves as a whole, not as separate parts.

For example, the Hebrew and Greek texts are, in a sense, only “half Bibles” because they contain only the Old or New Testaments. If we opened a Hebrew Bible and typed John 3:16, we wouldn’t jump there because there’s no John 3:16 in the Hebrew OT.

The new 5.1 Series feature lets you join the Greek and Hebrew texts, forming a whole Bible.

Try this:

  • Open your library.
  • Click Browse (A).
  • Click the Resource Information icon on the library’s toolbar, which opens a pane on the right (B).
  • Type lhb in the library’s Find box, which lists the Lexham Hebrew Bible (C).
  • Click Set series in the information pane on the right (D).
  • Continue Reading…

Upgrade Sale: Your Last Week to Save!

Logos 5If you haven’t upgraded to Logos 5 yet, you have only a week left to take advantage of your special upgrade discounts!

Be sure to check out your custom upgrade discount, and then visit Logos.com/WhyLogos5 to see why so many people have already upgraded.

Limited-time extended hours

If you’d prefer to talk through your options, call our sales team at 800-875-6467 or send them an email. We’ve even extended our hours over the next week:

  • Monday, September 23: 6 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 24: 6 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 25: 6 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 26: 6 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Friday, September 27: 6 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 28: 6 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Monday, September 30: 6 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Continue Reading…

Preaching Revelation: Learn from an Expert

Dr. Warren Gage headshotDr. Warren Gage, professor of Old Testament and senior advisor to the president at Knox Theological Seminary, will be teaching a one-week intensive class in Bellingham, WA, October 14–18. Dr. Gage would like to formally invite you to attend:

Join us in Bellingham, Washington, next month and learn to preach Revelation as it was intended: namely, as a great encouragement to the people of God to persevere through suffering in hope of the heavenly city. To that end, it gives us the two most magnificent visions of Jesus in all the Bible. We see him in his heavenly splendor, coming to John of Patmos with a glory that causes John to fall at his feet like a dead man. We see the Son of man coming on a white horse of victory as the fulfillment of all prophecy at the head of his heavenly hosts of armies. These visions of Jesus transformed John, and he wrote them with the intent that they should transform us! Continue Reading…

Your Best Deal: Upgrading vs. Buying Individual Collections

Did you know that if you purchase just a handful of the most expensive collections included in each Logos 5 base package, they can more than cover the cost of the entire library?

Here’s how the base packages break down:

Gold: four collections included in the base package cover the entire price ($1,549.95 before upgrade and ownership discounts)

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  1. Exegetical Summaries Series (24 vols.): $499.95
  2. The United Bible Societies’ Old Testament Handbook Series (29 vols.): $399.95
  3. The United Bible Societies’ New Testament Handbook Series (20 vols.): $399.95
  4. The Context of Scripture (3 vols.) $299.95

Upgrade to Gold and you’ll get 1,072 additional resources! Plus, you can take advantage of Logos 5′s advanced features, like Timeline, Bible Facts, and Clause Search. Continue Reading…

Don’t Miss Out on These September Deals

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We have over 200 resources on sale all month long! You don’t need a coupon code to take advantage of these awesome deals—just be sure to get them before the month is over.

Pillar New Testament Commentary: The Letter to the Hebrews

Regularly $44.95: get it for $32.95 through the end of September (that’s 27% off!)

In this carefully crafted commentary, Peter O’Brien looks at the most recent scholarship on the epistle to the Hebrews. O’Brien views this letter as a “word of exhortation”—a homily or sermon that skillfully interweaves exposition and exhortation, encouraging faithful adherence to God’s Word. This commentary is both accessible and informative, making it perfect for experts and new students alike. According to D. A. Carson, “It would be difficult to find a more helpful guide than Peter O’Brien or a guide better endowed with his combination of competence and genial wisdom.” Continue Reading…

Datasets: New & Enhanced in Logos 5

New Logos users often ask, “What makes Logos resources so much more valuable than their print or epub counterparts?”

The answer? Connectivity.

Most scholarly works connect to other resources through in-text citations, bibliographies, and indexes. Logos 5 converts all these connections into clickable links, making it easy to jump from open resources to undiscovered ones. In addition to the in-text connections, Logos 5 links similar information across your entire library. These networks of information are called datasets.

Logos 5 includes some important dataset enhancements, and 10 all-new datasets. You can see the whole list at Logos.com/Datasets, but here are some highlights. Continue Reading…

Good and Bad Arguments: What’s the Difference?

“You can never reach another physical location: to get there, you have to cross half the intervening distance; next, you have to cross half the distance that remains; next, half again—no matter how far you go, half the remaining distance remains.”

That’s Zeno’s dichotomy paradox, and it’s easy to disagree with. It’s much harder to refute.1

It’s what’s called sophistry: “the use of reasoning or arguments that sound correct but are actually false,”2 or at least misleadingly strong.

But sophistry hasn’t always meant something bad, and the sophists—teacher-scholars who flourished first in Greece and later in Rome—are absolutely worth knowing.

  1. They made some key contributions to early Western thought.
  2. They provided the counterarguments against which Plato and Aristotle, pushing for objective truth and virtue, defined philosophy itself.
  3. They can help you learn to recognize misleading arguments, which, unfortunately, aren’t just an ancient phenomenon.
  4. Continue Reading…

  1. Aristotle countered Zeno’s paradox by arguing that as distance decreases, the time needed to cover it decreases correspondingly. Archimedes, and modern calculus, found a way to calculate the sum of infinitely many terms as they get progressively smaller. Diogenes the Cynic simply stood up and walked. []
  2. From Merriam-Webster. []

There’s Still Time to Save on a Platinum Upgrade

platinumIf you’re thinking of taking advantage of upgrade pricing, consider Platinum, which sets you up with a library of more than 1,250 interconnected texts.

The value of networked resources

The books in your library are intelligently tagged to create a dynamic network of resources, available when you need them. Imagine walking into a seminary library and asking that each book be searched for references to Ephesians 4:25–32. Crazy, right? What if you then wanted the relevant books opened to those passages and brought right to you—immediately? Impossible.

With Logos 5, that’s exactly what you get: a vast library, intricately networked with powerful datasets and features so you can find what you’re looking for. The larger your library, the more resources you have to draw on—and the more robust your study.

What’s in Platinum?

Platinum is a practical starting place for insightful research. You get:

  • 558 volumes of Bible commentaries
  • 150 volumes of biblical studies
  • 70 volumes on theology
  • Continue Reading…

Read Aloud with the ESV Audio Bible

A few months ago, we released Logos 5.1 with some exciting additions to the Read Aloud feature. Now you can adjust the reading speed, skip backward 30 seconds if you missed something, drag the progress bar ahead or behind, or scroll through the text to jump the audio ahead with you. With word-for-word audio-to-text synchronization, Logos remembers where you left off anytime you transition from home computer to mobile device.

See for yourself:

 



Now we’re bringing that capability to the ESV.

And even better: it’s free!

Pre-order the ESV Hear the Word Audio Bible free while it’s on Pre-Pub and you’ll have it added to your account once it ships. Continue Reading…

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