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Grammar Lookup on the Fly

The Exegetical Guide is perfectly suited for digging deep into the grammar and syntax of a passage of Scripture. It provides you with a wealth of information from your grammars, critical apparatuses, lexicons, and more.

When you’ve landed on a particular portion of Scripture that you’re going to study in depth in the original Greek or Hebrew—perhaps for a sermon or paper—the Exegetical Guide is the tool for the task. But sometimes you may just want to see what your grammars have to say about a verse here and there as you’re jumping from passage to passage following cross references and looking at parallel passages. Did you know that you can use the Exegetical Guide for this kind of study as well?

All you need to do is link your Bible to the Exegetical Guide by setting them to share the same link set (e.g., Link Set A), and the Exegetical Guide will follow you wherever you go—providing nearly instant access to every place your grammars discuss the passage you’re looking at. Just click the chain icon at the top of both windows, and set them to the same letter.

To keep the Exegetical Guide as speedy as possible, you can collapse the sections that you’re not as interested in. Just click the minus sign to collapse a section and the plus sign to expand it again.

This is perfect for the times you’re moving around and haven’t settled on just one passage to dig into to. Give it a try. It’s like having someone looking over your shoulder while you’re studying the Bible and finding every occurrence of the passage you’re in in all of your grammars—only instantly!

By the way, you can also do this with the Passage Guide to always have your favorite commentaries just a click away, or with the Reference Browser to have instant access to the places your passage occurs in your favorite collections of books like the Church Fathers, Systematic Theology texts, Old and New Testament Introductions, etc.

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What’s in My Library: Analytical Lexicon

Today’s guest post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos training seminars. In this series, Morris answers the question, “What’s in my library?”

Analytical Lexicon

Definition: In addition to providing definitions for Hebrew or Greek words, an analytical lexicon examines the various forms of words used in the original texts. In other words, it not only provides definitions for the lemmas (root words), it also offers information about the inflected or manuscript forms of the Hebrew or Greek words used in the Bible. The analytical lexicon is arranged alphabetically according to the Hebrew or Greek words.

Example: Analytical Lexicon of the Greek NT

Application: Imagine coming to the word “logos” in your study of John 1:1. You notice the word is used as a subject of a sentence but you’re curious if the word is ever used in a different case as a direct object. An analytical lexicon will get you well on your way to discovering the answer.

For more tips like this, be sure to visit Morris Proctor’s mpSeminars website and his Tips & Tricks blog.

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New Build of the Lexham Greek-English Interlinear LXX

There’s a brand new build of the Lexham Greek-English Interlinear Septuagint on our FTP ready for download. It adds draft versions of 7 new books, and moves 8 books from draft to edited status.

If you already own a copy of the Lexham Greek-English Interlinear Septuagint, then all you need to do is run the resource auto-update script, or if you’re on a Mac, download the new file and put it in your resources folder (Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Libronix DLS/Resources on the startup volume). If you haven’t purchased it yet, then you can order your copy today. (Check out this post for some reasons you should consider buying this resource, and these posts for why you should study the LXX.)

Because we want to get more content to you sooner so you don’t have to wait until the final version is ready, we’ve been releasing the books in various stages: draft and edited. Books in the draft stage are finished translations from the individual contributors and have not yet been reviewed by the general editor. Books in the edited stage are the final versions.

Here is a complete list of all of the books in the most recent build listed by stage. If a title is bold, then it is new to that stage.

24 Edited Books

  1. Genesis
  2. Exodus
  3. Numbers
  4. Ruth
  5. Judith
  6. II Maccabees
  7. III Maccabees
  8. Psalms
  9. Additional Psalm (Psalm 151)
  10. Proverbs
  11. Ecclesiastes
  12. Song of Solomon
  13. Job
  14. Wisdom of Solomon
  15. Psalms of Solomon
  16. Obadiah
  17. Jonah
  18. Haggai
  19. Zechariah
  20. Malachi
  21. Jeremiah
  22. Lamentations
  23. Letter of Jeremiah
  24. Ezekiel

12 Draft Books

  1. I Samuel
  2. Esther
  3. Additions to Esther
  4. IV Maccabees
  5. Sirach (Ecclesiasticus)
  6. Hosea
  7. Micah
  8. Joel
  9. Nahum
  10. Habakkuk
  11. Zephaniah
  12. Baruch

To make sure not to miss the next round of updates, follow us here on the blog, regularly run the resource auto-update script, and check the product page.

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2 New Free Hebrew Vocabulary Lists

The post from two weeks ago about the 2 New Free Greek Vocabulary Lists led to some new Hebrew vocabulary lists surfacing. I guess the OT guys didn’t want to be outdone by the NT guys. :) We now have the lists from Zondervan’s Basics of Biblical Hebrew by Gary D. Pratico and Miles V. Van Pelt and Baker’s Introducing Biblical Hebrew by Allen P. Ross.

This brings our total number of vocabulary lists up to 26: 14 Greek, 9 Hebrew, 2 Aramaic, and 1 Akkadian. Visit our Vocabulary Lists page to download these new lists.

Once you’ve downloaded them, you can access your new lists in Logos by going to File > Open, selecting “Vocabulary List” from the Types column, and then selecting the list of your choice from the Documents column. For additional help using them, see the previous post.

Have a vocabulary list from a Hebrew or Greek grammar that you’d like to see us make available? Send an email to suggest@logos.com, and let us know.

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SESB 3 Now Shipping

Stuttgart Electronic Study Bible (SESB), Version 3.0We now have the brand new Stuttgart Electronic Study Bible, Version 3 (or SESB 3 for short) in stock and ready to ship. SESB, which is a co-production of the German Bible Society and the Bible Society of the Netherlands, has been one of our most popular third-party products and is a standard for academic users around the world. Just read some of the many SESB reviews to see for yourself.

If you don’t already have an earlier edition of the SESB, you can get everything from the previous editions plus all of the new content by purchasing SESB 3. If you already have a previous version of SESB (i.e., SESB 1, SESB 1 (Logos Edition), or SESB 2), you can upgrade to SESB 3 for only $159.95.

Here’s a list of the more than 20 titles that are new to SESB 3:

  • Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia: WIVU Syntactic Analysis (Note: This is a new syntax database like Andersen-Forbes, not a resource in My Library.)
  • Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia: Workgroep Informatica Constituency Tree Analysis
  • Biblia Sacra Vulgata (Apparatus)
  • Biblia Sacra Vulgata (SESB)
  • Biblia Sacra Vulgata: Psalmi iuxta Hebraicum et Varia Lectio (Apparatus)
  • Das Thomasevangelium: Originaltext mit Kommentar
  • Das wissenschaftliche Bibellexikon im Internet
  • Den Hellige Skrifts Kanoniske Bøger 1931/1948
  • The Gospel of Thomas: Original Text with Commentary
  • King James Version
  • King James Version Apocrypha
  • Lightfoot’s Apostolic Fathers in English
  • Lightfoot’s Apostolic Fathers in Greek
  • Luther Bibel (1912)
  • Russian Modern New Testament
  • Russian Synodal Bible Translation
  • Septuaginta: Apparatus Criticus
  • Septuaginta: Apparatus Criticus (Alternate Texts)
  • Septuaginta: SESB Edition
  • Septuaginta: SESB Edition (Alternate Texts)
  • A Textual Guide to the Greek New Testament
  • Zürcher Bibel

To see the complete contents, visit www.logos.com/sesb.

Note: We have a limited stock of these. Once we run out, it’ll take a few weeks to get more in stock. So it’s first come, first served!

Update: The SESB 3 Upgrade is temporarily out of stock. We have more on the way.

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New Free Content from Bible Study Magazine

Bible Study at BatIf you don’t subscribe to Bible Study Magazine—or have just started—be sure to check out all of the free articles that are available at BibleStudyMagazine.com. Every month at least one new article gets posted on the Preview page.

The latest article, “Bible Study at Bat,” looks at the role of chaplains and Bible study in Major and Minor League Baseball. Past articles include

  • “Does the Author of Ecclesiastes Need Prozac?”
  • “Facing Today with the Book of Hebrews”
  • “Choosing a Bible Translation”
  • “Bible Study and Rock Music”
  • “Bible Study in Hollywood”
  • “NLT Study Bible”

We’ve also just launched a new Word Studies page, which features word study articles on πρωτότοκος (prototokos), נפשׁ (nephesh), and δύναμις (dunamis). If you don’t read Greek and Hebrew, don’t worry; the articles are useful for English-only Bible students as well.

  • “Figuring Out the Firstborn in Colossians 1:18”
  • “Soul Searching in Deuteronomy 6:5”
  • “Discovering the Power of Luke’s Gospel”

Head on over to the Preview page and the Word Studies page to view the new articles.

2 New Free Greek Vocabulary Lists

If you’re learning a new language, mastering the most commonly used words is an essential task. Did you know that Logos makes available 24 different vocabulary lists taken from the most popular grammars to help you? We currently have 14 different Greek vocabulary lists, 7 Hebrew, 2 Aramaic, and 1 Akkadian. The best part is that all of these lists are free. Just download them and save them to C:\. . .\My Documents\Libronix DLS\VocabularyLists.

The two latest additions are the lists from Learn to Read New Testament Greek by David Alan Black and Essentials of New Testament Greek by Ray Summers. Visit our Vocabulary Lists page to download these new lists—and any of the others you’d like. You don’t have to own the corresponding resources to make use of the vocabulary lists.

Once you’ve downloaded them, you can access your new lists in Logos by going to File > Open, selecting “Vocabulary List” from the Types column, and then selecting the list of your choice from the Documents column.

With your list opened, you have the ability to add to it, edit it, and print out vocabulary cards that you can carry with you and review between classes or when you’re away from your computer.

If you’re not a fan of print vocabulary cards, you can work through the lists right in Logos. Just grab another Window and cover up the right column. Move it down after you guess the meaning for each Greek word.

Visit our Vocabulary Lists page to download the available lists.

The Great Bible Giveaway

giveawaythumb.jpgWe’re about to give away 72 ultra-premium versions of the most amazingly bound Bibles ever printed. From the finest you can imagine top-end offerings in leather and calfskin—to the limited production run—“only a handful in existence” type heirloom quality of ultra-premium goatskin in a custom-carved Rosewood box imported from England!

Wow, was that breathless or what? …but seriously, if you are used to the feel of the paperback Bible you got from church the first day you visited youth-group as a teenager, you won’t believe how different these bindings can be.

We know “…the Word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” and we love it no matter what it is printed on and no matter what it is bound with. In fact, some of the most “heirloom quality” Bibles in the world are the most plainly bound, simple, worn and weathered Bibles. What makes many Bibles “heirloom quality” is the deep personal connection to God’s Word that they represent for those privileged to steward them.

So why are we giving away such high-end Bibles? Well, it all started when I received an ESV Study Bible in Premium Calfskin. I literally had no idea that leather could feel so supple, so smooth and so cottony-soft. I found myself wondering if it was fair to say that my new Bible could actually be creamy, velvety, and like butter all at the same time. When it came time to launch Bible.Logos.com I wanted to do something spectacular. I wanted to highlight the brand-new ultra-premium access to the Bible that Bible.Logos.com provides, with some ultra-premium print Bibles that people would be more familiar with.

Over the next 6 months Logos is giving away 72 premium print Bibles on Bible.Logos.com—worth over $11,500.00!

Every month from July thru December, we will give away 12 premium Bibles featuring the most popular translations from Bible.Logos.com, including ESV, KJV, NIV, NASB, NLT, and NKJV. These Bibles are the top-of-the-line versions and feature the highest quality leather and binding—some are valued at over $400.

This month we will be giving away these 12 Bibles:

  1. ESV Study Bible, Black Calfskin (Retail $239.99) from Crossway
  2. KJV Concord Wide Margin Reference, Black Goatskin (Retail $229.99) from Cambridge Bibles
  3. NASB In Touch Ministries Wide Margin Edition, Burgundy Calfskin (Retail $149.99) from Lockman Foundation
  4. NASB Large Print Ultrathin Reference, Black Calfskin (Retail $149.99) from Lockman Foundation
  5. NASB Side Column Reference Wide Margin Limited Edition, Black Calfskin (Retail $149.99) from Lockman Foundation
  6. NIV New Women’s Devotional, Espresso Renaissance Fine Leather (Retail $59.99) from Zondervan
  7. NLT Tyndale Select, Black Calfskin (Retail $135.00) from Tyndale
  8. NIV Study Bible, Black Goatskin (Retail $229.99) from Cambridge Bibles
  9. NIV Study Bible, Black Renaissance Fine Leather (Retail $124.99) from Zondervan
  10. NKJV UltraSlim Bible Signature Series, Black Calfskin (Retail $129.99) from Thomas Nelson
  11. NLT Tyndale Select, Black Calfskin (Retail $135.00) from Tyndale
  12. TNIV Reference Bible, Black Renaissance Fine Leather (Retail $99.99) from Zondervan

For details on how to enter, as well as the full contest rules and prize list, visit The Great Bible Giveaway page.

ESV Study Bible Coming to Logos

ESV Study BibleThe ESV Study Bible from Crossway is one of the best study Bibles on the market. This carefully crafted volume packs in 2 million words (including the ESV Bible text), 20,000 notes, 50+ articles, 200+ charts, 200+ full-color maps, 80,000 cross-references, 40 illustrations, and more. The ESVSB brings together a wealth of evangelical scholarship in a concise and refreshing way and is sure to help you understand God’s Word better.

This award-winning study Bible is about to get even better. It’s now available on our Pre-Pub page in two different versions—a notes-only version for those who already own the ESV Bible (which is included in all of our base packages) and a complete version for those who do not yet have the ESV.

The Logos edition of the ESV Study Bible puts the Bible text in one resource and all of the other content in a second resource. This enables you to view the Bible and study Bible content side by side—and even scroll synchronously when both resources share the same link set. The ESV Study Bible Notes resource will function just like any other commentary and will show up in the Passage Guide along with your favorite study Bibles and commentaries. So no matter what passage you’re studying, the ESV Study Bible with all of its rich content is always just a click away.

Watch the video below to find out why you should add the ESVSB to your digital library.

People behind the Product: Meet the Anchor Yale Bible Team

The Anchor Yale Bible was our biggest Pre-Pub ever in terms of its size, the number of hours it took to get it from print to digital, and the team assembled to tackle it.

Pictured below are the folks in our Electronic Text Development department who did the lion’s share of the work.

Several others are not pictured here because they forgot to wear their t-shirts! Many more were involved in other ways like working with the publisher and doing things like marketing, sales, testing, shipping, and support.

Since this was a special Pre-Pub, we did something out of the ordinary. One of our artists designed a t-shirt that those who worked closely on the project received. Here’s a close-up of someone wearing his new t-shirt proudly.

I know some of you are thinking how much you’d like to add this to your wardrobe. Well, if you wear a medium, you just might be able to. We have three medium t-shirts left. If you bought the Anchor Yale Bible and want one of these cool shirts, leave a comment below. We’ll randomly pick out three winners and send out the shirts in the next day or two.