Get the Brand-New EEC Commentary on Lamentations!

evangelical-exegetical-commentaryIn the book of Lamentations, Israel comes to grips with the destruction of Jerusalem and the beginning of exile. Despite wrenching pain and disorientation, there is ultimate hope in God’s faithfulness. In the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary: Lamentations, Abner Chou examines the text to see what it meant in its original context and what it means now. With a new translation, verse-by-verse notes, biblical-theology comments, and devotional insights for each section, this new commentary is invaluable for any student or pastor who wants to study Lamentations and apply it today.

Chou is assistant professor of biblical studies at The Master’s College and Seminary. He’s the author of I Saw the Lord: A Biblical Theology of Vision, and has presented papers at the Evangelical Theological Society. He also is a contributor to the Lexham Bible Dictionary.

Get the most up-to-date version of the EEC!

Evangelical Exegetical Commentary: Lamentations is the latest release in the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (EEC) series. It makes up half the EEC volume on Jeremiah & Lamentations; the Jeremiah portion is forthcoming. If you’ve purchased the EEC, this volume will download to your account automatically.

To get all seven of the published EEC volumes, plus Lamentations and future EEC volumes as they’re released, order the whole set now!

Update: the ship date for this volume has been delayed. We’ll update this post once we have the new ship date.

Last Chance to Get Graduation Deals

Graduation Sale

The end of June means graduation, and—whether you’re graduating or not—education is worth celebrating.

So, in honor of this year’s graduates, we’re offering huge savings on six top commentaries. When June ends, so do these deals: don’t miss your chance to save up to 34%!

There’s something for everybody:

The IVP New Testament Commentary Series

the-ivp-new-testament-commentary-seriesThis scholarly series offers the latest insights into the New Testament. It presents the message of each NT book, addresses tough exegetical issues, and draws out the implications for today’s church. One Logos user calls this “One of the most balanced commentary sets I’ve found in terms of scope. I used this set equally as both a student and a pastor.”

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The New International Greek Testament Commentary

the-new-international-greek-testament-commentaryThis thorough commentary has received six prestigious honors, including—in 2011—the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association’s Gold Medallion finalist for reference/commentary. The NIGTC is famous for its theological and contextual sensitivity, making it a terrific set for Greek scholars. One Logos user says, “This is definitely a set that anyone serious about studying God’s Word would want in their collection of commentaries.”

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Pillar New Testament Commentary

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How to Get Your Dream Library on the Budget That’s Right for You

Logos-5You’re probably keeping an eye on expenses. And big-ticket items, no matter how vital or how good the deal, can seem tough to budget for—that is, when you purchase them all at once.

The solution? Smaller payments!

We introduced payment plans to address this very problem. They let you break up your payments into easy monthly chunks, interest-free.

We recently dropped the threshold for 18-month payment plans down to $900—that’s $1,000 less than it used to be! What’s more, with purchases over $1,900, you can now spread out payments over up to 24 months.

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Let’s say you want to purchase Gold on a payment plan. Normally, you’d probably put it on a 12-month plan, and your payments would be $134/month. Now you can opt for an 18-month plan, and your monthly payments will drop to just $91!

It gets better. If you went with a 24-month payment plan, you’d be able to get Platinum for just $4 more a month! Who wouldn’t take that deal? You’d be getting a library worth $28,000 in print for just a few extra dollars each month. Or you could stick with Gold and add a few bundles or commentaries—as long as the cost ends up being $1,900 or more, you qualify for a 24-month plan.

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So why not find out how big a discount you qualify for, and then break up your bill into easy payments? Don’t wait to study God’s Word—you can start using Logos 5′s smart, intuitive tools today.

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Get $100 Off Spurgeon’s Works for His 180th Birthday

spurgeonCharles Spurgeon was born on June 19, 1834—180 years ago today. Learn from his legacy: use coupon code SPURGEON180 to take 20% off the Charles Spurgeon Collection. If you don’t already own any volumes in the collection, that’s $100 in savings!

Spurgeon’s road to the pulpit

When Spurgeon was 15, a snowstorm forced him to take refuge in a Primitive Methodist chapel. There he heard the passage that began his walk with God: Isaiah 45:22.

He was baptized soon after, and started teaching Sunday school. In the winter of 1850–51, he preached his first sermon. When Spurgeon was only 19, he was invited to preach at London’s famous New Park Street Chapel—at the time, the largest Baptist congregation in London. He quickly became a household name, and people traveled to hear him preach.

Persisting through trials

Along with fame came criticism. His preaching was plain-spoken and direct; not everyone appreciated his style. But, despite negative remarks, Spurgeon kept on preaching and impacting thousands.

By the end of 1856, though, tragedy stuck: while Spurgeon was preaching, someone in the crowd yelled “Fire!” The ensuing panic and stampede left several dead, and Spurgeon was devastated. The event had a deep influence on the rest of his life: he struggled with depression for many years, and even spoke of being brought to tears for no apparent reason.

But still his preaching ministry continued.

In 1861, Spurgeon’s congregation moved to the newly constructed Metropolitan Tabernacle, which seated 5,000 people and offered standing room for another 1,000. In addition to his preaching, Spurgeon founded the Stockwell Orphanage, which continued in London until it was bombed in the Second World War. (The orphanage became Spurgeon’s Child Care, which still exists today.)

Spurgeon continued to suffer from depression, in addition to a combination of rheumatism, gout, and Bright’s disease. Yet he kept preaching through June 7, 1891, less than eight months before his death.

Charles Spurgeon left a lasting impact not only on the people around him, but also on all of us who—years later—have learned from his insight.

Learn from his legacy: get $100 off his works

The Charles Spurgeon Collection gives you 86 volumes of Spurgeon’s commentaries and lectures, his autobiography, The Sword and the Trowel, and much more. It’s a terrific way to learn from his many years of teaching and pass his wisdom on to generations to come.

Learn from Spurgeon’s legacy: use coupon code SPURGEON180 and get $100 off the Charles Spurgeon Collection today!

 
P.S. Want more Spurgeon? For a limited time, you can pre-order the nine-volume Spurgeon Commentary Collection: New Testament Letters for over 40% off!

How to Unveil Obscure (and Surprising) Bible Characters in Just 5 Minutes

Do you know who Ehud is?

Me neither, before I started writing this post.

In fact, when I sat down to research him, I wouldn’t have had a clue where to start—or which resources to trust—without Logos 5. (Well, that or the Bible Study Magazine blog!) With Logos 5, though, it took only a single click to track down all the information I needed.

Five minutes later, I understood Ehud’s family tree, knew his biblical role and significance, and even had a list of clickable, relevant resources to go deeper in my research—all thanks to Logos 5′s Bible Facts tool.

Bible Facts empowers you to know biblical events, people, and places. It only draws from trusted resources, so you can be confident in your insights and your teaching. Don’t know the name of the person you’re researching? Bible Facts covers important unnamed characters, too, like the spies Joshua sent into Jericho and the Samaritan woman at the well.

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The most exciting story you’ve never heard

Thanks to Bible Facts, I understood Ehud’s character—he was an Israeli judge whose name meant “where is the glory?” But I wanted more of his story, which turned out to be better suited for an action movie than for an obscure biblical figure.

After jumping straight to the Bible verse he’s mentioned in and reading it side-by-side with the Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (just one of 24 Bible-dictionary links provided), I discovered that Ehud was a lefty whose claim to fame was plunging a fatal message from God into the belly of a king.

The story goes that while escorting Eglon, the Moabite king, to Jericho, Ehud tricked Eglon by promising a confidential revelation. Eglon foolishly dismissed his court attendants, giving Ehud (and the double-edged sword he had secretly bound to his right thigh) a private audience. As Ehud slowly ascended Eglon’s throne, he said, “I have a secret message for you, O king.” The message, it turned out, was plunging his sword all the way to the hilt into the portly king’s stomach.

Ehud snuck out of the palace and sounded his trumpet in the hills of Ephraim, calling the Israelites down to encircle the Moabite troops west of the Jordan. Under Ehud’s leadership, they killed 10,000 Moabites, freeing them from 18 years of oppression and ushering in 80 years of peace in Israel.

Not bad for an “obscure” character.

Even more insights await . . .

Finding this information was simple. Going even deeper into the story and connecting it to other resources was a breeze. Why? Because Logos 5 lifts the curtain on stories and people considered “obscure” and “mysterious” and lets you enjoy an unparalleled look at Scripture.

What’s more, Bible Facts is just one tool included in Logos 5—here are all the other tools you get.

Learn how Logos 5 equips you to be an even better student of the Word: for a limited time, get a new base package for 15% off!

Already have Logos? Take advantage of your custom upgrade discount on Logos 5 and get a deeper look at Scripture.

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3 Days Left: Get $670 Off the Fathers of the Church Series

Fathers of the Church SeriesIn just three short days, we’re shipping a massive collection of influential texts from the early church. Through June 19, you can pre-order the 127-volume Fathers of the Church Series for $670 off! 

The Fathers of the Church Series gives you the primary texts you need to become an expert on early Christian thought, understand the history behind modern theology, and appreciate Christianity’s impact on history. After it ships, though, the price will never be this low again.

A rare look into 5 centuries of church history

The series covers a vast swath of Christian history: it includes works from both the Ante-Nicene and the Post-Nicene eras, from both the Greek and the Latin Fathers of the Nicene era, and especially from Augustine of Hippo. You’ll get an unparalleled look at Tertullian’s foundations for Latin apologetics and Christianity, Chrysostom’s homilies, Jerome’s profoundly influential Commentary on Matthew, and much more.

Studying these texts in Logos 5 equips you to get more from your research. You won’t read in a vacuum; instead, you’ll explore these documents alongside the best Bible dictionaries, maps, and timelines, so you can fully immerse yourself in ancient culture. Links to other patristic writings bring you straight to the source—not just to the right book, but to the right page—giving you instant context. Footnotes appear on mouseover, as well as references to Scripture and extrabiblical material in your library, and you can perform near-instant searches across all these volumes.

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Learn from some of Christianity’s most important texts

AugustineThe Fathers of the Church Series includes some of the most compelling, revolutionary thought in Christian history. Here are a few of the “firsts” included here:

  • Justin Martyr’s First and Second Apologies represent some of the first Christian philosophical writings, including the first philosophical exposition of the logos and one of the first attempts to reconcile faith and reason.
  • Origen’s Commentary on the Gospel according to John, Books 13–32 is widely thought to mark the beginning of Christian scriptural exegesis. This version offers the first full English translation.
  • Augustine of Hippo’s most influential work, the Confessions, is arguably the first Western autobiography. City of God also offers one of history’s most profound treatises on Christianity and government.

The Fathers of the Church Series offers brilliant scholarship and an unparalleled look at historical, literary, and theological advances in Christian history.

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Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Machen’s Ordination with Discounts on His Works

J.G.MachenToday is the 100th anniversary of J. Gresham Machen’s ordination. To celebrate, you can use coupon code MACHEN2014 to get 33% off the J. Gresham Machen Collection!

Who was J. Gresham Machen?

John Gresham Machen (July 28, 1881–January 1, 1937) was a professor of New Testament at Princeton Seminary from 1915 to 1929. After arguing against the emerging modernist theology at Princeton, Machen became one of the principal founders of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, where he taught until his death. Machen is considered the last of the great Princeton Theologians (after Archibald Alexander, Charles Hodge, A.A. Hodge, and B.B. Warfield), and his works reflect their tradition of conservative Calvinist orthodoxy.

Machen’s influence can be felt today through the existence of the institutions he founded—Westminster Theological Seminary and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. In addition, his textbook on basic New Testament Greek is still used in many seminaries, including schools in the Presbyterian Church USA.

Get 33% off a selection of his works

2014Machen_Promo_Blog400x400To celebrate, through July 7, we’re giving you 33% off the J. Gresham Machen Collection! Just use coupon code MACHEN2014 to get your discount.

These seven volumes reflect Machen’s Calvinist views and reveal the depth and complexity of his thought. You’ll get 20 of his most influential sermons: What Is Faith, Christianity and Liberalism, The Origin of Paul’s Religion, and others. Throughout these resources, Machen illuminates the Bible’s teachings on the foundational tenets of the Christian faith.

Learn from Machen’s legacy—use coupon code MACHEN2014 and get 33% off the J. Gresham Machen Collection today!

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Improve your library’s research power: add these fascinating titles, many of which leave Pre-Pub in the next week. Once they do, the price will go up. Don’t wait—pre-order yours today!

fathers-of-the-church-series1. Fathers of the Church Series

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The rich Christian heritages of East and West alike come alive in The Fathers of the Church, a series widely praised for its brilliant scholarship and its historical, literary, and theological depth. The series gives you 127 volumes—the longest modern run of translated Church Fathers on the market.

2. Reformed Expository Commentary

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Scholarly yet practical, the Reformed Expository Commentary’s expositions are accessible to both pastors and lay readers. Each volume pays careful attention to the biblical text, is doctrinally Reformed, focuses on Christ through the lens of redemptive history, and applies the Bible to our contemporary setting.

fortress-press-studies-in-mark3. Fortress Press Studies in Mark

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This collection analyzes oral tradition and the social history surrounding Christianity’s origins. It imagines Mark’s story as performance—the author as composer, the narrator as performer, the audience as gathered community. It provides an interpretive retelling of the Markan version of Christ’s life and parallels Mark’s Gospel to the Parable of the Sower—a call to nonbelievers to have faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

4. Fortress Press Studies in John

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Fortress Press Studies in John provides a thorough introduction to the Gospel of John’s literary, historical, and theological aspects. It analyzes the scholarly and religious implications of the Gospel’s use of symbolism, studies its narrative elements through a literary-critical lens, and addresses the resurrection and afterlife controversies in Thomas’ and John’s Gospels.

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Logos Mobile Education allows you to further your biblical education, wherever you are, equipped with a vast theological library and teaching from renowned professors. You’ll keep your home, church, and job—and you’ll avoid traditional education’s years of debt.

If you haven’t tried it yet, now’s the perfect time! We’ve put one of our newest courses on Community Pricing to help get it into the hands of more people. For an incredibly low price, you can own an amazing course from a top scholar—Ben Witherington III.

Know the context, background, and theology of John’s Gospel

logos-mobile-education-nt221-the-wisdom-of-john-a-socio-rhetorical-commentary-on-johannine-literatureWe worked closely with Ben Witherington III to produce NT 221: The Wisdom of John: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on Johannine Literature. You’ll join Dr. Witherington in exploring the context, backgrounds, textual issues, and rich theology of John’s Gospel, his three epistles, and Revelation.

Dr. Witherington, one the world’s top evangelical scholars, walks you through one-third of the New Testament and covers several genres—you’ll encounter these familiar passages with fresh eyes. He examines the NT books not only as a group but also individually, with an emphasis on social and historical context.

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This course is sure to enrich your preaching, teaching, and devotional life. You’ll come back to these lectures time and time again to benefit from Dr. Witherington’s insights into the wisdom of John.

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