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Logos 5This is it: today is your last chance.

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You know you’re eligible for multiple discounts. You’ve heard all about Logos 5′s powerful tools, innovative datasets, and sought-after resources. You know that upgrade discounts will never be this big again—and that you have just a few hours left.

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You have absolutely nothing to lose by upgrading now—and so much to gain.

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Last Chance: Get up to $370 off the Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library

anchor-yale-bible-reference-libraryYou have only a few days left to save on the Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library! Use coupon code AYBRL13 to get up to $370 off the entire collection, depending on what you already own.

Expand your biblical knowledge

The Anchor Yale Bible series presents modern scholarship in a way that’s accessible not only to academics, but to anyone looking to know the Bible better. The series is committed to sound philological and historical scholarship, supplemented by insights from such modern methods as sociological and literary criticism.

Learn from respected scholars

You’ll learn from well-known contributors like:

  • Joseph Blenkinsopp
  • Raymond E. Brown
  • James H. Charlesworth
  • John P. Meier
  • Susan Ackerman
  • And others

And with such a diverse range of authors, you’ll find insights into a wide range of topics with volumes like Education in Ancient IsraelArchaeology of the Land of the BibleJesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls, and more.

Don’t miss out—use coupon code AYBRL13 and get the Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library for up to $370 off!

Upgrade to Logos 5 and Get Top Commentaries

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As Logos 5 base packages grow in size, they increase in quality. Each step up gives you not only more resources (and all the titles from the previous level), but better resources—valuable content that can be hard to find anywhere else. The higher you go, the more powerful your library becomes.

Let’s look at some of the most popular commentary sets included in the higher base packages:

The United Bible Societies’ Old Testament & New Testament Handbooks

the-united-bible-societies-new-testament-handbook-seriesRegularly $799.90 combined | included in Gold and higher

Gold offers 26 commentary sets, including the UBS OT Handbooks (29 vols.) and UBS NT Handbooks (20 vols.). Created to aid Bible translators, the UBS Handbooks offer comprehensive, verse-by-verse guides to exactly what Scripture is communicating.

Preaching the Word Collection

Regularly $359.95 | included in Platinum and higher [Read more...]

The Real Message of David and Goliath

Rethinking GoliathYou’ve known this story since you were a kid sitting in front of a flannel board in Sunday school. David, the Israelite shepherd boy armed with a sling and a few stones, defeats Goliath, the giant Philistine warrior.

This seemingly mismatched battle between a plucky little guy and an invincible big guy has captured imaginations to the point that even people who have never set foot in church know that a “David and Goliath” situation involves an underdog taking on a titan.

Rethinking David and Goliath

But what lesson should we take away from the story of David and Goliath? Is it about courage? Faith? Humility? All of the above? As is often the case with narrative portions of the Bible—and particularly the Old Testament—the message for readers is not explicitly stated.

In Rethinking David and Goliath, Lisa A. Eary brings the method of evangelical narrative criticism to bear on this familiar tale. Following OT scholar J. Daniel Hays, Eary describes evangelical narrative criticism as “a modified form of literary criticism that adopts the standard techniques of literary analysis to enhance close reading of the text but rejects the postmodern presuppositions.” It looks at a text’s literary features, history, and theological elements to help readers see how their own lives might be transformed. [Read more...]

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. [Read more...]

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.” [Read more...]

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
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Pre-order These 9 Resources Before They Ship!

Get the newest Logos resources at great prices: take advantage of these nine Pre-Pubs! Many of them are getting close to production, so you’ll want to pre-order today before the prices go up.

Zondervan Biblical Studies and Theology Collection

zondervan-biblical-studies-and-theology-collectionRegularly $241.89—get it for $180.95 on Pre-Pub

This resource provides an excellent selection of contemporary Old and New Testament resources. These texts introduce theological perspectives, interpretive processes, and various ecclesiastical traditions and practices to prepare you for more advanced theological studies. The collection also includes intense, focused studies for experienced scholars.

Augsburg Fortress Old Testament Studies Collection

Regularly $189.95—get it for $139.95 on Pre-Pub

This collection presents eight volumes on Old Testament theology and various Old Testament books. It provides new insights from both Christian and Jewish communities on each major section of the Old Testament, and illustrates how the Old Testament addresses modern concerns. [Read more...]

How to Do Smarter Word Studies

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The Bible Sense Lexicon is a revolutionary tool for understanding biblical words and their meanings. This tool brings together three critical aspects of biblical word study: contexts, words, and meanings.

These relationships can be quite complex. The traditional approach to word study is to start by looking up the Greek or Hebrew word in a dictionary. But dictionaries often don’t reference specific verses, and they offer so many different meanings—how do you know which is right in context?

For example, if we open the ESV to Genesis 9:6 and turn on the inline display, we can see the Strong’s numbers associated with the Hebrew words:

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Free Perseus Update: Understand Scriptural Context with Ancient Texts

Two years ago, Logos made nearly 1,500 Perseus Project books available for free. Now we’re pleased to announce an update that makes the Perseus Classics Collection—a library of some of the West’s most influential, enduring works—even more valuable.

A wealth of primary sources

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If you’re looking to understand Scripture’s context, the Perseus Classics Collection provides a rich assortment of primary documents from the ancient and classical worlds.

Upon release, the Greek Perseus texts already included lemma and morph tagging. That means they enhance your Bible Word Study reports, which pull not only from the New Testament but also from Perseus’ hundreds of Greek texts, helping you understand Greek words’ context.

Additionally, lexicons that cite classical sources link to the Perseus texts. In the Liddell and Scott Greek–English Lexicon, for example, you can jump from citations of Aristotle or Aeschylus to the Perseus editions themselves, saving you time and providing insight into particular instances of a word’s use. [Read more...]