Celebrating 100,000 Forum Members and 500,000 Posts

Celebrating 500,000 PostsThe Logos forums have reached two important milestones—500,000 posts and 100,000 users. To celebrate, we’re planning something big and exclusive. If you’re not in the forums yet, now’s when you’ll want to join!

Here are four more reasons to get involved:

1. You’ll get answers fast—There are more than 500,000 posts archived in the forums; you’re likely to find that someone else has already asked your question, so you’ll get your answer right away. If not, the forum community (which includes several Logos employees) is large, friendly, and very helpful.

2. You’ll build relationships—Bible scholars worldwide enjoy Logos’ power and convenience. You can meet many of them at Community.Logos.com, learn from them, and grow together.

3. You can suggest products—Have a specific resource you’d like to see in the Logos library? The Suggestions forum is the place to make it known.

4. You’ll be the first to know—All the latest initiatives, like Noet and Mobile Education, have their own forums. When you’re involved, you’ll get the latest news.

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Updates to the SBLGNT Apparatus

When Logos released The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition (SBLGNT) in 2010, we included an apparatus that provided information on which editions of the Greek New Testament differ from the reading found in the SBLGNT. The apparatus included readings from four editions: Westcott and Hort (WH), Tregelles (Treg), Robinson-Pierpont (RP), and the Greek behind the 1984 NIV. Where the NA27 edition differed from the NIV Greek text, the NA was cited explicitly.

The Greek behind the 1984 NIV, published by Zondervan in print in 2003 as A Reader’s Greek New Testament, provided a modern edition of the Greek New Testament that could be used for comparisons. However, it’s clear that most users of the SBLGNT and its apparatus would rather have the Nestle-Aland family of editions represented in the apparatus.

So that’s what we did. If you haven’t already received these updates, you should receive them soon.

With the release of the 28th edition of the Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament (NA28)  in 2012, we had a great excuse to revisit the SBLGNT apparatus and update it to cite readings from NA28 instead of NIV.

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Logos 5: Lexham English Bible Audio

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.

Numerous new features appeared in the recent release of Logos Bible Software 5.1. Without a doubt, the one most pleasing to the ears is the Lexham English Bible Audio. If you haven’t tried this latest addition to the ever-expanding Logos library, follow these steps:

  • Type LEB in the Command box (A).
  • Press the Enter key to open the Lexham English Bible.

5 Years of New Testament Discourse: Celebrate by Saving 25%

lexham-discourse-greek-new-testament-bundleFive years ago this week, we released a product that has changed how pastors and scholars read and study the New Testament.

The Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament has helped thousands of people get behind the text and study the discourse features and devices that speakers and writers of all languages use to convey meaning.

These are devices we use (and rarely notice) every day in our conversation—and the writers of the New Testament used them, too.

Examples of how it works

  1. In Luke 10:2, Jesus says, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few.” There’s a word there designed to create anticipation, but that’s usually left untranslated. It’s a word absent from most English translations, and even if you know Greek, you’re likely to skip over it. But it’s an important discourse device that effectively makes it “although the harvest is plentiful . . .”
  2. All over the Gospels, Jesus says things like “truly, truly” or “truly I say to you.” These words don’t mean that what Jesus is saying is more or less true than words that aren’t prefaced by this phrase. Instead, “truly, truly” is primarily meant to get the audience’s attention and highlight the thing that comes next. It’s a discourse device you’ve probably read a hundred times but haven’t noticed. In the Lexham Greek Discourse New Testament, it will be plainly marked for you.
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Get the New Daily Study Bible NT at the Lowest Price in Years!

the-new-daily-study-bible-new-testamentThis month only, you can take $60 off the internationally respected New Daily Study Bible: New Testament! Use coupon code DSBNT to claim this special offer today.

The New DSB-NT, with roots in the influential Barclay Study Bible, is significantly revised and updated—it’s better than ever. If you’ve been thinking of adding this set to your library, now’s the time!

Perfect for personal study

The New DSB-NT is an ideal help for both devotional and scholarly Bible study. Barclay’s works reveal important background that gives the NT context, and his accessible style will engage readers at all levels of Bible study. The commentaries discuss Scripture a handful of verses at a time, giving you detailed study in each chapter of the New Testament.

More powerful with Logos

Logos sets you up to make the most of the New DSB-NT’s extensive content. You’ll be able to search over 5,000 pages of New Testament insight. You can link commentaries to your favorite Bibles for ease of reference, and reference Scripture on mouseover. Continue Reading…

Lock In Your Custom Discount and Take up to 12 Months to Pay

Logos 5During our upgrade sale, you can save big when you move to Logos 5. If you’ve been thinking about upgrading, now’s the time to act.

Interest-free payment plans

payment plan makes the library you want affordable by breaking up the payments, interest-free.

Use the Custom Upgrade Discount Calculator to find out how big a discount you qualify for, and break up your bill with up to 12 easy payments. Don’t wait to study God’s Word—you can start using Logos 5′s smart, intuitive features right away.

Six extra months to pay

For every purchase over $1,900, we offer an extended payment plan of 18 months—that’s an extra six months to pay! Paired with your custom upgrade discount and special upgrade-sale pricing, this is the perfect scenario for moving to Logos 5.

Just purchase one of our larger base packages, such as Diamond or Portfolio, or even supplement a base package like Gold with a couple of bundles. As long as your total exceeds $1,900, you’ll get the option of an 18-month payment plan. Continue Reading…

Sampling the Wisdom of the Ages

G. K. Chesterton

Whenever you address an audience, your goal is always to find just the right words to convey your message. Finding those words can be a challenge, especially when you’re searching for a quotation to make a concept more memorable or when you want to share wisdom from church history.

We compiled 1,500 Quotations for Preachers to help you at just such times. This five-volume set contains hand-selected remarks from church leaders (and a few others) throughout the centuries. Each volume features quotations from a particular era of church history, and each quote is accompanied by a slide, like the above quote from G. K. Chesterton.

This is not your typical quotation collection

  • Search tools save you time. Find quotations by searching for author, theme, or Scripture reference. This enables you to find exactly what you need—fast. For example, the above quotation is tagged with the theme sin, and the Scripture references Genesis 8:21; Psalm 51:5; Romans 3:11–12, 23; and Ephesians 2:2–3.
  • Sharing becomes easy. All quotations come with a professionally designed slide featuring an excerpt, making it easier to share with others.
  • Language is updated. For some quotations, archaic language (like “thee” and “thou”) has been updated, making the quotations ready to use in a modern context.
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Get 20% off the Reformed Expository Commentary Series

reformed-expository-commentaryRight now, you can pre-order the Reformed Expository Commentary Series for 20% off.

Preaching through the Bible can be challenging, and sermon prep can be time-consuming. Use the Reformed Expository Commentary to aid your research and you’ll find that most of the work is done for you. You’ll get thorough, clear expositions of Scripture, verse by verse.

This Reformed series focuses on Christ through the lens of redemptive history, and applies the Bible to our contemporary setting. Created for pastors, Bible teachers, and anyone who wants substantive devotional materials, these expositions are scholarly but easy to understand.

Useful for both sermon prep and personal study, the Reformed Expository Commentary Series has received extremely positive reviews:

“A rare combination of biblical insight, theological substance, and pastoral application.” —R. Albert Mohler Jr., ninth president, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Those of us who regularly preach need commentaries that provide the best biblical scholarship and that also understand the challenges of today’s pastorate. This series ably speaks to both needs.” —Bryan Chapell, distinguished professor of preaching, Knox Theological Seminary Continue Reading…

Diamond: Save on a Massive Theological Library

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If you’re considering an upgrade to Logos 5, or thinking about taking advantage of our huge upgrade sale to get a larger base package, you can’t go wrong with Diamond. Not only will you get all of Logos 5′s new features, including the Timeline, Bible Sense Lexicon, and Sermon Starter Guide—you’ll also get an enormous theological library.

Why Diamond?

Diamond includes more than 2,000 resources in one convenient collection. All these titles would cost you over $52,500 in print; plus, with the print editions, you wouldn’t get the benefits of Logos 5′s powerful features.

Adding so many features, datasets, and books to your existing library not only increases its size—it exponentially enhances its power. With more tagged, networked resources, you’ll explore rich new territory and experience next-level study.

When you upgrade to Diamond, you’ll get access to some of our best-selling resources. With titles like the Liddell and Scott Greek–English Lexicon, you’ll understand original-language context and meaning. And with a wide variety of commentaries, including Black’s New Testament Commentary, you’ll gain insight into challenging passages. Continue Reading…

Preaching Prophetically with Dr. Warren Gage

Dr. Warren Gage headshotToday’s guest post is by Dr. Warren Gage, professor of Old Testament and senior advisor to the president at Knox Theological Seminary. 

Is the account of the battle of Jericho retold in Revelation?

The church fathers interpreted Joshua’s battle at Jericho as foretelling the end of the world.  Did they understand something we’ve forgotten?

A whore and her scarlet, two spies (witnesses) sent into the great city, seven trumpets sound, a great city falls, the people of God rescued—is Joshua’s battle against Jericho the basis for nothing less than the dramatic narrative of the book of Revelation?

Modern expositors of Revelation have overlooked this completely. What have we missed?

Unravel Revelation with Dr. Warren Gage

These are some of the questions I’ll be covering in my class “Preaching Christ Prophetically,” in Bellingham, WA, October 1418. This class is part of Knox Theological Seminary and Logos Bible Software’s Doctor of Ministry (Preaching & Teaching track). Continue Reading…