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A New Way to Study the Old Testament: Engage Your Eyes and Ears

hebrew-audio-pronunciationsAfter years of waiting, your dream of hearing Hebrew pronunciations during your original-language studies has finally come to fruition. Now you can hear the language, study the text, and uncover a new layer of linguistic study with Hebrew Audio Pronunciations.

This resource’s production was painstaking, but we’ve created a product we know you’ll love—a product that gives seasoned language scholars and beginning Hebrew students alike the ability to see and hear Hebrew in its original form, giving anyone a distinct advantage in Old Testament language studies.

DAL, a Logos user, states:

“Like others, all I can say is ‘Wow, wow, wow!!!’”

Learn from Dr. Randall Buth

Dr. Randall Buth is a leading expert in Hebrew and Aramaic and is the head of the Biblical Language Center in Israel. He has dedicated his life to studying God’s Word and his pursuit to understand Scripture’s original context led him to the Holy Land for biblical-language training.

Since then, Dr. Buth has worked with the Wycliffe Bible Translators, as well as the United Bible Societies as a Bible translator and consultant, but Dr. Buth’s quest doesn’t end there. More recently, he’s become a pioneer in developing curriculum and methodologies for teaching biblical languages—and we were blessed to work with him on this project. It was his knowledge and expertise that helped bring this project together.

More than just a book

The Hebrew Audio Pronunciations resource is more than an MP3 file, more than the Hebrew alphabet, and more than vocabulary. This resource also includes a thorough description of accents, symbols, and characters in the Hebrew language and provides the audio sounds in isolation for each one.

This resource is integrated into Logos 5, and you’ll find it within your interlinears and Hebrew Bibles. Simply right click, select the lemma in the context menu, and pronounce—you’ll hear the Hebrew pronunciation as spoken by Dr. Buth.

This powerful audio tool is featured in your Exegetical Guide under the word-by-word section, your Bible Word Study tool in the lemma section, and in the show-information panel next to the Hebrew lemma indicated by the small speaker icon.

Study Hebrew pronunciation as a whole by selecting Pronunciation from the tools menu, then click Hebrew Pronunciations (Buth) from the drop down menu. There the entire Hebrew alphabet, accents and symbols are further defined.

Intricately tagged throughout your Logos 5 library, Hebrew Audio Pronunciations will take your language studies even further.

Access Hebrew Audio Pronunciations on your mobile device

Hebrew Audio Pronunciations is featured on our mobile apps. Generate a word list from any tagged Hebrew Bibles or reverse interlinears, and the Hebrew Audio Pronunciations resource adds an audio-enabled section for your study. Export these word lists to the Flashcards for Greek and Hebrew app on your mobile device for an enhanced Hebrew study—word by word, wherever you are.

Download Hebrew Audio Pronunciations today!

Get 2 Bonhoeffer Books for Just $0.99!

Get August's free book!Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a man of academic excellence, theological insight, and spiritual fortitude. During August, you can get his inspiring insight free—download Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works, vol. 3: Creation and Fall today!

The life of Bonhoeffer

On February 4, 1906, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was born to an aristocratic family with a rich history and noble character. Bonhoeffer’s father was a psychiatrist and neurologist, his mother was a teacher, his great-grandfather—Karl von Hase—was a popular protestant theologian, and his brother was a renowned chemist. Dignity and honor ran thick in his family’s veins and Bonhoeffer laid at the crux of it all.

As Bonhoeffer matured, he began blazing a trail in Christian history. He pressed on toward theological studies at the University of Tübingen, where he completed his Staatsexamen (the equivalent of a master’s degree). But Bonhoeffer had no plans of halting his education—by 25, Bonhoeffer had completed two doctorates at Berlin University. Still wanting more, he traveled to America where he studied under Reinhold Niebuhr, an American theologian, at Union Theological Seminary in New York.

Shortly after returning from his postgraduate studies at Union Theological Seminary, Bonhoeffer began to pen his series of lectures on Genesis 1–3, which he presented as a professor at the University of Berlin. This series has since been compiled into Creation and Fall, August’s free book.

In Creation and Fall, Bonhoeffer juxtaposes our origin to the fall of mankind. He emphasizes the earth’s creation as the middle of eternity, which belongs to the eternal God. Furthermore, Bonhoeffer anchors Christ at the center of it all.

Carrying on against all odds

Not long after Bonhoeffer’s return to the University of Berlin came the Third Reich’s rise to power. By 1936, the Nazi suppression of the Confessing Church—a church that Bonhoeffer and a colleague formed in resistance to the Nazi-controlled state churches—intensified and revoked Bonhoeffer’s authority to teach at the University of Berlin. Bonhoeffer was deemed an enemy of the state by Theodor Heckel.

In response, Bonhoeffer boldly moved forward by creating underground seminaries, securing the necessary funds from supporting benefactors. It was through one of these benefactors that he met Maria von Wedemeyer, who he pledged to marry just months before his arrest. It was also during this time that Bonhoeffer composed The Cost of Discipleship.

After being arrested for his involvement with the Abwehr—a German intelligence agency at the center of the anti-Hitler resistance—and the 20 July plot on Hitler’s life, he was sent to Tegel Prison. He spent a year and half awaiting trial, during which he wrote Fiction from Tegel Prison. Though this volume is fictional, Bonhoeffer disclosed to his friend and biographer, Eberhard Bethge, “There is a good deal of autobiography mixed with it.” This book discloses much of Bonhoeffer’s aristocratic childhood, social world, and cultural milieu—all of which shed light on his theology. Characters and situations that represent the Nazi regime form a social criticism and help explain Bonhoeffer’s participation with the Abwehr and the plot to kill Hitler. This month only, you can get Fiction from Tegel Prison (a $27.95 value) for only 99 cents. 

Learn from Bonhoeffer’s legacy

Eighteen months later, Bonhoeffer was moved to the house prison of the Reich Security Head Office. In secrecy, he was then transferred to Buchenwald concentration camp, and finally to Flossenburg concentration camp where he was condemned to death by hanging without witnesses, records, or a defense on April 8, 1945—just two weeks before the camp was liberated by the US infantry.

Though Bonhoeffer’s life was cut short, he left a legacy that has spans generations, and reaches across broad denominations.

Download both Creation and Fall and Fiction from Tegel for only $0.99!

Then, explore all of Bonhoeffer’s works and enter to win the entire collection.

3-Day Sale: Get 30% Off Commentaries on Romans!

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Here’s the deal: you have three days to get 30% off our most popular commentaries on Romans! This sale is exclusive to Romans commentaries, so it’s likely you’ll find your favorites among the nearly 60 products.

Don’t wait—you have until Monday at 11:59 p.m. (PST) to take advantage of this offer!

Here are four of the most popular commentaries on sale:

baker-exegetical-commentary-on-the-new-testament-romans1. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament: Romans

Get to know Romans with this clear, comprehensive resource by Thomas Schreiner, which wrestles with the book’s theological issues. You’ll also get a four-part exegetical guide to simplify your study.

2. The NIV Application Commentary: Romans

Join Douglas Moo in examining Romans paragraph by paragraph. You’ll look at how Paul’s first-century concerns relate to contemporary issues.

the-new-american-commentary-romans3. The New American Commentary: Romans

A fundamental tool for teachers and expositors seeking to interpret Romans, this commentary illuminates the book’s historical and contemporary significance.

4. Word Biblical Commentary, Volume 38a: Romans 1–8

The WBC stands out for its thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. This widely acclaimed volume is an exceptional resource for theologians, instructors, students, ministers, and anyone else interested in building a thorough understanding of Romans.

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Martin Luther considered Romans to be as much a theological essay as a letter to a church. Because of the book’s rich theological insight, Luther even asserted that it would be beneficial for every Christian to memorize the letter.

This three-day sale’s selection of nearly 60 commentaries gives scholars, pastors, and laypeople the tools they need for a thorough study of this important epistle. You don’t want to miss your chance to get resources on Romans at a great price.

The sale ends Monday at 11:59 p.m. (PST)—get your favorite commentary on Romans right now! 

Free Book! Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church: A Guide for Ministry

biblical-theology-in-the-life-of-the-church-a-guide-for-ministryFebruary has begun, and it’s time for another free book. We’ve teamed up with 9Marks to give you a free copy of Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church: A Guide for MinistryGet yours now.

“I thoroughly appreciated Lawrence’s fresh approach to ecclesiology. While there are many treasures in this book, its primary richness comes from following the flow of redemptive history five times over . . . Looking at biblical theology like one stone with many facets was an exceptionally enlightening approach. This is a book to be read and reread.” —John MacArthur, pastor at Grace Community Church

Ideal for scholars and students

Michael Lawrence assesses the pastor’s tools of the trade—exegetical, biblical, and systematic theology—and commends biblical theology as the most useful. He helpfully distinguishes between biblical and systematic theology, but also emphasizes the importance of their collaboration in ministry.

Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church gives you an understanding of how each part of the Bible fits together. It presents the practical importance of biblical theology for ministry, using the discipline to give a complete history of the Bible from multiple angles. The book is rich in application and practical insight into counseling, missions, caring for the poor, and church relations.

Lay the foundations for more thoughtful ministry, or revisit the basics of your theology. Get your free book today!

Then enter to win the entire 9Marks series.

Your Last Chance to Pre-order Camp Logos 2 on DVD

camp-logos-2-dvd-romUntil February 6, you can save $25 on the Camp Logos 2 DVD. After that, though, the price goes up—pre-order today and save 10%!

Thousands of pastors, students, scholars, and other learners have used Camp Logos to get the most from their Bible study. Camp Logos 1 is the perfect place to begin, and Camp Logos 2 takes you even further into what Logos has to offer.

Why Camp Logos 2 is a must-have for Logos 5 users

The Camp Logos 2 DVD picks up where the first Camp Logos left off. Not only does it help you master the software—it guides you through customizing it to maximize your study.

You’ll receive practical training on:

  • Organizing and indexing your library
  • Text comparisons
  • Original-language searches
  • Understanding morphology
  • Passage lists
  • And much more

What others are saying about Camp Logos

Here’s what people love about Camp Logos 1:

“Absolutely the best in Logos training; each new session builds on the previous one, and you can watch it over and over again!!!”

“It is a very good course. I have had Logos for several years, but I am using it far more effectively since going through these DVDs. I did not know how much I did not know until I finished going through the DVD training. If you already payed for the Logos software and the books, the cost of the training so you can use the material more effectively only makes sense.”

“I’ve studied the Camp Logos 1 DVD-ROM; the training is amazing, simple, concise . . . After following the first camp, I realized that, ‘Did you know that most Logos users only utilize 10% or less of Logos 5’s full potential?’ is really true.”

Don’t wait—after February 6, you’ll miss your only chance to pre-order Camp Logos 2 at the best price. Pre-order the Camp Logos 2 DVD now!

January Deals End Tomorrow!

All January long, we’ve offered over 300 resources at huge discounts, but these deals end tomorrow. You don’t want to miss the best prices on your favorite books, and to make it easy, we’ve gathered all of January’s deals into one place. Check them out—this is your last chance to take advantage of January sales!

studies-in-the-dead-sea-scrollsStudies in the Dead Sea Scrolls

Regularly $219.95—on sale for $164.95 (that’s 25% off)

The Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls collection gives both students and scholars a look at the scrolls’ historical and contemporary significance for the Christian faith. This 12-volume collection rediscovers the purity texts, war texts, exegetical texts, temple scrolls, and more, all in easy-to-read language.

Studies in Jesus and the Gospels

Regularly $349.95—on sale for $274.95 (that’s 21% off)

Reconstruct the world and person of Jesus and his followers with this 23-volume collection. In each volume, the authors apply the latest critical and methodological practices to the synoptic gospels, revealing a wealth of fascinating issues surrounding the life of Jesus.

ivp-evangelical-theology-collection (1)IVP Evangelical Theology Collection

Regularly $189.95—on sale for $129.95 (that’s 32% off)

Gain insight into the biggest issues facing the contemporary church with the IVP Evangelical Theology Collection. InterVarsity Press assembled essays from 11 conferences, featuring respected Christian thinkers like Dennis L. Okholm, Timothy R. Phillips, and Mark Husbands.

The Expositor’s Bible

Regularly $199.95—on sale for $98.95 (that’s 51% off)

The Expositor’s Bible brings together the body of Christ around the essentials of the Christian faith. It’s the standard among expository commentaries, and its authorship represents every branch of Protestantism. Warren W. Wiersbe urges, “If you can locate the six-volume edition of the Expositor’s Bible, buy it immediately!”

college-press-biblical-studies-collection (1)College Press Biblical Studies Collection

Regularly $79.95—on sale for $54.95 (that’s 31% off)

The College Press Biblical Studies Collection covers a multitude of topics, including baptism, challenges faced by the church in Acts, and difficult cultural issues in the Old Testament, as well as what the Bible says about the challenges Christians face in everyday life.

P.S. don’t forget to pick up your free book this the month—the Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges: Hebrews.

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Act now—this sale end tomorrow! 

Want to see if your favorite products are on sale? Check out the complete list of over 300 deals.

12 Days of Logos Deals End Monday!

12 Days of Logos 2013 BlogChristmas is over, and the new year has begun. For many, this marks the end of the holiday season—but the celebration isn’t over yet. You still have time to get huge savings on all the 12 Days of Logos deals!

You have to act now, though—all deals end this Monday, January 6.

Save 20% on The Works of Dwight L. Moody

Regularly $119.95—get it for $95.96 with coupon code 12DAYS2013

From the man whose legacy brought about the Moody Church and the Moody Bible Institute come the collected Works of Dwight L. Moody. Charles Spurgeon once said, “there can be no need for us to commend the living, blazing speech of our brother Moody. Who can equal him in natural simplicity all aglow with holy passion?” Join Spurgeon in appreciating Moody’s eloquence, transform your sermons with excerpts from Moody’s, and inspire others with his books on Christian living—pick up The Works of Dwight L. Moody today!

the-new-international-greek-testament-commentaryGet up to $200 off The New International Greek Testament Commentary

Regularly $599.95—get it for $399.95 with coupon code 12DAYS2013

Establish a rich theological foundation with the sound exegesis in the New International Greek Testament Commentary. The NIGTC pays specific attention to the historical, linguistic, and contextual themes of the New Testament in its original language. The best part is that you don’t need to be a scholar or theologian to use the NIGTC—it’s written to equip those with little previous understanding of NT Greek.

Save 25% on the Bible Exposition Commentary

Regularly $44.95—get it for $33.71 with coupon code 12DAYS2013

This commentary helps you take your Bible study from theology to practice. You’ll get 23 books from Warren Wiersbe’s New Testament “Be” series, acclaimed for its practical focus on applying biblical principles in your life. Do more practical Bible study with the Bible Exposition Commentary, 25% off for just a few more days.

charles-spurgeon-collection (1)Get up to $120 off The Charles Spurgeon Collection

Regularly $399.95—get it for $279.97 with coupon code 12DAYS2013

Get all the best Charles Spurgeon material in this 86-volume collection. It includes his commentaries, lectures, and autobiography, the Sword and the Trowel, and much more. Charles Spurgeon was one of the church’s most famous preachers and Christianity’s most prolific writers—it’s estimated that he spoke to over a million people. Learn from the pastor who led the largest church of his time: get the Charles Spurgeon Collection today!

Get A. W. Tozer’s And He Dwelt among Us—free!

Regularly $11.95—get it FREE with coupon code 12DAYS2013

In And He Dwelt among Us, Tozer writes as a great teacher who appreciates the mystical nature of John’s Gospel, all the while keeping his feet on solid doctrinal ground. His explanations will help you elevate your thoughts into adoration of the One who became flesh so that we could know him, become his, and worship him forever. Get And He Dwelt among Us free!

Time is running out. Check out all the 12 Days Of Logos specials, but don’t hesitate—these deals end on January 6!

Free Book! Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges: Hebrews

WebAll month long, you can get F. W. Farrar’s Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges: Hebrews for free!

An in-depth analysis of Hebrews

The Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges: Hebrews focuses on the Greek text of Hebrews in relation to the book’s history and the questions surrounding it. It’s part of the 21-volume Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges, written by 15 prominent scholars.

“We could not point out better handbooks for the student of the Greek.” —Expository Times

Farrar’s volume is known for its easy-to-understand style and its exegetical richness. The collection features verse-by-verse interpretation, historical facts, doctrinal discussion, word studies, and much more. Among the contributing scholars are Alfred Plummer, H. C. G. Moule, and Arthur Carr: recognized authorities on biblical Greek, who pass on their understanding of the Scriptures to you.

Get your free book, and then enter to win the whole collection!

Examine Hebrews’ theology and canonicity with Farrar’s trusted scholarship—get the Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges: Hebrews for free. Then enter to win the entire CBGTSC collection before the end of the month!

Get 10%+ Off the Cornerstone Biblical Commentaries

Cornerstone CommentariesRight now, you can get 11% off the 20-volume Cornerstone Biblical Commentaries. Use coupon code CBC2014 to lock in your sale price!

The CBC series is famous for its evangelical scholarship. It equips you with important exegetical and theological knowledge: you’ll study the message and history of each key passage of Scripture, learning about both text and context.

Valuable for all students of the Bible

For pastors and other Christian leaders, the CBC is a big help in understanding, applying, and explaining God’s Word. For scholars, it’s a great way to look at the Bible’s core themes. And its readability even makes it a good choice for personal Bible studies.

Plus, with 40 contributing scholars, the CBC is theologically balanced. Author and scholar Tremper Longman praises the collection as:

“. . . a treasure house of insight into the biblical text. Written by some of the best scholars working today, it is an essential tool for pastors, students, church leaders, and lay people who want to understand the text and know how it relates to our lives today. Like the New Living Translation text it uses as its base, this commentary series is extremely readable.”

Both accessible and scholarly, the Cornerstone Biblical Commentaries series will become one of your go-to resources for Bible study.

Don’t miss out!

This deal is good only through the end of January, so don’t wait! Start learning from some of the best in OT and NT scholarshipuse coupon code CBC2014 to get 11% off the Cornerstone Biblical Commentaries today.

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Time’s running out! Take advantage of Christmas discounts on new base packagesspecial bundles, and some of our most requested products!

Then enter to win a one-of-a-kind MacBook Pro and Logos 5.