This Feature Makes Searching Your Logos Library a Breeze

One of the greatest benefits of Logos is the ability to find anything in your library.

When you open the Search panel and set the search type to Basic (A), you can select All Resources (B) or Everything (C).

Everything Search

 

I’m often asked, “What’s the difference between these two search types?”

Simply put, All Resources searches all of your books while Everything searches all of your books plus the Factbook, Atlas, Community Tags, and more!

Imagine you’re studying Jesus’ prayer in Matthew 26:36. When you read that he was in the Garden of Gethsemane you say to yourself, “I know I need info about Gethsemane, but what do I need—and where do I start?”

In times like these, try an Everything Search:

  • Open a Bible to Matthew 26:36 (D)
  • Right click on the word Gethsemane (E)
  • Select the English word Gethsemane on the right side of Context menu (F)
  • Select Search: everything from the left side of the context menu (G)

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When the Search opens, it is set to Basic (H) and Everything (J). As you peruse the search results, notice:

  • Preferred Bible lists occurrences of the word in your designated Bible (J)
  • Factbook links you to reports containing your word (K)
  • Topic shows links to articles about your word (L)
  • Media displays images related to your word (M)
  • Atlas Results provides links to relevant maps (N)
  • Library Results presents every occurrence of your word in the Library (the same as searching All Resources) (O)

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As you can see, the Everything Search provides a buffet of choices to further your study.

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Join Us for a Weeklong Preaching Workshop at Faithlife HQ

Master-Class-Biblical-PreachingAre you regularly researching and preparing sermons?

Does it ever feel like you’re working alone?

Preaching God’s truth is a skill that needs to be developed with practice and guidance from other teachers just like you.

That’s why you’re invited to Master Class: Biblical Preaching, a weeklong preaching workshop where you’ll receive exclusive teaching from respected experts and have the chance to practice preaching alongside peers.

 

Exactly what you need

Effective biblical preaching is worth the investment. Here’s why our Biblical Preaching workshop will give you exactly what you need to stay on track: after participating in a full week of powerful preaching workshops, you will return home energized and better equipped to effectively communicate Scripture to your congregation, and understand it better yourself.

Workshop with experts

Join Dr. Kent Edwards, Dr. Stephen Gunn, and Dr. Patricia Batten to sharpen your skills with sessions and activities where you will:

  • learn how to analyze and adapt to different audiences;
  • preach your favorite sermon and receive personalized feedback;
  • discover the secrets behind preaching in a way that ensures your listeners are fully engaged and learning;
  • see how to identify “big ideas” in the Epistles;
  • experience the best way to take the truth found in Scripture and release it into the world to transform lives.

Register today

Logos Mobile Ed is offering two Master Class sessions, June 8-12 and June 15-19. Come spend a week at the Faithlife headquarters in beautiful Bellingham, Washington and learn to preach the Word with clarity, creativity, and passion.

Seating is extremely limited, so don’t wait—invest in your preaching and register for Master Class: Biblical Preaching today.

 

3 Reasons to Get April’s Top Product

Blog Image 400x400There’s only one week left to save on the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series: New Testament. Here are three reasons to add this series to your library today:

1. You’ll get 32% off the series’ regular price—a savings of $80. Already have some of the volumes? You’ll pay only for what’s new to you.

2. You’ll get commentary on the New Testament books from Larry W. Hurtado, Craig A. Evans, F.F. Bruce, Gordon D. Fee, and other top scholars.

3. You’ll get a deeper understanding of the New Testament with volumes that present the best scholarship and make the ancient world understandable to modern readers.

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Don’t miss this chance to enrich your New Testament studies with this acclaimed commentary series—at a great discount. Get Understanding the Bible Commentary Series: New Testament today!

Get More Books for Less Money with New Collections

Collections are the best way to get related books on topics you love at better prices. With that in mind, you’ll be happy to know that we recently introduced several newly-expanded collections.

Baker Academic New Testament Backgrounds (27 vols.)
Deepen your understanding of the New Testament with 27 volumes from today’s finest New Testament, Greek, and Judaic scholars—including Craig S. Keener, Michael F. Bird, Ben Witherington III, Bruce Metzger, and others.

This collection provides insight into the cultural, social, and religious contexts surrounding the Greco-Roman World, analyzes the credibility of the biblical canon, miracles, and exorcisms, and explores the history and impact of Judaism. Each volume is clear, comprehensive, and readable, and will benefit pastors, students, scholars, and laypeople interested in the most pressing topics in New Testament studies.

You may qualify for an ownership discount. Get it now!

Knowing the Bible Series Knowing the Bible Series (12 vols.)
Edited by J.I. Packer and Dane C. Ortlund, these study guides connect the story of God’s grace through Scripture to practical application, challenging questions, and theological discussions. Each volume in the series consists of a 12-week instructional course that offers significant ways to learn and study the Bible. Perfect for anyone who wants to enrich their Bible study, these enlightening Bible guides can be used for personal or group study.

Here are Gospel-minded pastors and scholars doing Gospel business from all the Scriptures—this is a biblical and theological feast preparing God’s people to apply the entire Bible to all of life with heart and mind wholly committed to Christ’s priorities.
—Bryan Chappell, president emeritus, Covenant Theological Seminary

You may qualify for an ownership discount. Get it now!

The Anchor Yale Bible (88 vols.)
The prestigious Anchor Yale Bible commentary series was recently updated with two new volumes: one on Revelation and one on Judges 1-12. This 88-volume series represents the pinnacle of biblical scholarship, drawing from the wisdom and resources of Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish scholars from around the world. These massive commentaries are written with the most exacting standards of scholarship, reflecting the highest technical accomplishment.

Get 10% off this premier series through Friday, May 1.

You may qualify for an ownership discount. Get it now!

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Ready to get more books for less money? Get all three collections right now!

1.3 Million Words Added to the Lexham Bible Dictionary

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At the end of 2014, we shipped a massive update to the Lexham Bible Dictionary (LBD) that pushed the article count to over 5,000 articles and its word count to over 2.7 million words. In a few weeks, we’ll ship another update that includes over 1.3 million new words across over 1,800 more articles.

Have you ever picked up Wayne Grudem’s massive 1,300-page Systematic Theology? This update is the equivalent of adding two of those huge tomes to the LBD.

The most advanced Bible dictionary in existence is bigger than ever.

Not just more . . . better

In addition to adding 1,800 more articles, we’ve also revisited LBD’s most crucial and popular articles to ensure the content is up to our high standards. Our academic reviewers have tirelessly pored over thousands of articles, reviewing research and editing content so that you can find all the information you’re looking for—quickly and easily.

We’ve also updated thousands of links, enhancing the interconnectivity that can only be found in your Logos library.

Let’s say you want to see every dictionary article related to the canon. Our new mapping articles give you an overview of all the biblical traditions and the various critical issues related to canonization. From there, you can hone in on the particular area of research you’re most interested in. For example, here’s an excerpt from the “Overview of the Canon” article regarding the New Testament:

The New Testament consists of writings by Christians about Jesus, the early church, and the early church’s teachings. The New Testament canon of almost all present-day Christian groups includes 27 books ascribed to the apostles or people closely associated with them. Some of these books were universally accepted as part of the canon of the New Testament as far back as the earliest surviving canon lists, while others, such as Revelation, were disputed for centuries before ultimately being accepted. Only one present-day church, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, has a different New Testament canon. Two versions of the Ethiopian Orthodox New Testament canon exist; the “narrow canon” includes the same 27 books as other New Testament canons, while the “broader canon” includes several additional books. (However, the additional books of the broader canon are not necessarily viewed as having the same level of authority as the books of the narrow canon.)

For information about how the 27-book New Testament canon was established, the role heresies played in accelerating the process, and the relationship of the church fathers to the sacred texts, see this article: Canon, New Testament.

For more information on the books in the Ethiopian Orthodox broader canon of the New Testament, see these articles: Canon of the Bible, Traditions of the; New Testament; Sinodos; Didascalia, Ethiopian; Ethiopian Book of Clement; Book of the Covenant, Ethiopian.

We’ve also added links to related articles and updated thousands of bibliography entries with links to original sources that appear in Logos.

Information at your fingertips

Finding the most relevant information is easy with the LBD. The most relevant information is placed at the beginning of each article, letting you dig deeper as you continue reading. This makes it a great tool for Bible studies, Sunday school classes, small groups, and individual study.

Because digital books have no back cover, we’ll continue to add content that expands the scope of LBD and ensures it never goes out of date. When this new update ships, the dictionary will include 6,800 articles and over 4 million words. That’s the equivalent of a 10,000 page book in print!

All of this amazing content and functionality is completely free. The Lexham Bible Dictionary is included in every Logos 6 base package and the Faithlife Study Bible app.

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Start using the Lexham Bible Dictionary now. Download the Faithlife Study Bible app.

Logos Pro—It’s Friday Night & Your Sermon Isn’t Working

In two days, you’ll stand behind the pulpit and preach from John 12—the beautiful story of Mary anointing the feet of Jesus.

It’s Friday night, but Sunday’s sermon just hasn’t come together yet.

After hours of studying the text—consulting commentaries, doing word studies, and wrestling with the literary context—you’ve hit a wall. What are you missing?

There’s got to be more to this passage, and you have a hunch that it has something to do with the cultural phenomenon of anointing. You know that in the ancient world of Jesus, anointing was both profoundly important and commonplace.

If you could just access other ancient literature and biblical texts that deal with this cultural concept, you’d have a strong grasp of the significance of Mary’s anointing of Jesus.

But time is running out.

Get everything instantly with the Logos 6 Cultural Concepts tool

The Cultural Concepts tool in Logos 6 quickly reveals cultural concepts of the biblical world such as music, food, death practices, economic structures, marriage rituals—and, yes: anointing. We’ve cataloged more than 1,000 cultural concepts across 80,000 hand-labeled tags! Because the Logos team has done the research for you, contextual work that used to take hours can now be done in seconds by anyone.

Watch as I show you how this feature gathers literature on cultural concepts relevant to the text you’re studying—all in one place.

Get the resources you need

When you pull up the Cultural Concepts tool in your passage guide, Logos draws together literature from across your Logos library. Here are some resources that have been a huge help to me as I’ve investigated cultural concepts in Scripture.

  • Cultural Concepts Collection—We’ve hand-tagged a slew of resources with cultural concepts—and this 20-volume collection curates the indispensable resources you didn’t know you needed until now. You’ll find everything from the Pseudepigrapha and the Dead Sea Scrolls study edition to Hallo’s and Younger’s comprehensive The Context of Scripture.
  • IVP Bible Dictionaries Bundle—These eight volumes from InterVaristy Press give you nearly 9,000 pages of historical and cultural background to power the Cultural Concepts section in the Passage Guide.
  • Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary—This is it: the gold standard of Bible dictionaries. Your Logos library is incomplete without it—and the Logos team has tagged this authoritative resource to power your research of cultural concepts.
  • The Social World of Ancient Israel—This resource looks at the most prominent social institutions of early Israel, and then shows how properly understanding them is essential for sound biblical interpretation.

Get started right now!

The Cultural Concept tool is available in Logos 6 Bronze and above, but to get the most out of this tool, I recommend Logos 6 Gold or higher. Get started with Logos 6 and Cultural Concepts now.

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Learn Greek and Hebrew without Going (Back) to Seminary

Many pastors who attend seminary find that the traditional approach to learning Greek and Hebrew does not work for them. First-year courses usually focus on memorizing charts, paradigms, vocabulary, and more. The overwhelming amount of memorization causes many to quit before reaching their end goal: learning how to use Greek and Hebrew to interpret Scripture.

Even after making it all the way through their original-language coursework, many pastors find that years of ministry slowly chip away at the paradigms and rules they worked so hard to master—leaving only a vague recollection of declensions, tenses, and grammatical constructs they spent years (and thousands of dollars) struggling to retain.

This is a frustrating situation—why memorize something you’re not going to use? In this video you’ll hear the story of a student who experienced these frustrations and how that inspired the creation of the Mobile Ed courses Learn to Use Biblical Greek and Hebrew with Logos 6.

The New Approach to Learning Greek and Hebrew

LA_151-161_310x335These Mobile Ed courses eliminate the need for memorization. You’ll learn the same grammatical concepts you’d study in your first year of seminary, but you’ll jump right in to how to use those concepts to interpret Scripture.

Because the courses are a part of your Logos library, you’ll learn how Logos’ language tools and resources can do the heavy lifting for you so you can focus on your exegesis. Instead of memorizing complicated paradigms, you’ll focus on understanding Greek and Hebrew in a practical way that helps you interpret the Bible.

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Save $400 when you get these courses on Pre-Pub. Pre-order now!

Mark Dever Explains How to Grow a Healthy Church

BSM_Blog_MayJuneIn the new issue of Bible Study Magazine, we sat down with Mark Dever to learn how to put our churches on the road to spiritual health. But where to start? Read on to discover the first steps every church must take.

You can read the whole interview in the May–June issue. Get Bible Study Magazine for only $19.99 when you subscribe today!

Mark Dever on developing healthy churches

Pastor and author Mark Dever has dedicated his ministry to building and encouraging healthy churches. He warns that developing a healthy church can take years.

It’s not like a light switch that can just be turned on. The process is as varied as an individual beginning to work toward health. But, generically speaking, churches should begin to preach God’s Word expositionally, regularly, and faithfully from the pulpit. Begin to understand what a church is, what church membership is, and what it means to join a local church. Begin to encourage growth and discipleship. A healthy church should always be clear on what the Bible actually teaches—particularly about the gospel, conversion, and evangelism.

Read our full interview with Mark Dever here!

Jules Martinez: Re-Evangelism in Puerto Rico

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I think we still struggle with illiteracy of the whole story of the Bible. People often tell me that they know what the gospel is and that there’s nothing new for them to learn there. You know what? You never will be able to graduate from the gospel. There’s no ‘next level’ of Christianity beyond that. The gospel is sufficient to encompass all your life and eternity. And it’s complex enough to keep you amazed at what God is doing in Christ to reconcile all things to himself.

Read the full interview here!

This issue of Bible Study Magazine is packed with content that will transform your Bible study.

You’ll get an interview with Mark Dever on building healthy churches, an eight-week Bible study on 1 Peter, an exploration of the themes of 1 Samuel, book reviews, a devotional, and so much more!

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How to Uncover the Bible’s Literary Context

Ancient Literature Collection (25 vols.)

Everyone who takes Bible study seriously understands the importance of the Scripture’s ancient literary and historical context. The Word of God was not written in a vacuum—countless ancient documents cite, allude to, quote, or echo it.

Unfortunately, many profound insights from Scripture remain hidden to us when we don’t have the tools to uncover allusions to God’s Word in other ancient works.

Revealing the ancient context

Logos 6’s new Ancient Literature section in the Passage Guide connects the Bible passage you’re studying to the ancient world that cited it, alluded to it, quoted it, or echoed it.

Take Isaiah 54:3 as an example. You wouldn’t know it from a cursory reading—or even an in-depth study of the passage alone—but this verse is cited throughout the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Talmud. More importantly, those citations provide profound insight into the significance of this passage to the ancient Jews—and Christians today.

Why you’re not getting the most out of the Ancient Literature Tool

Maybe you noticed in the video: we’ve tagged a ton of ancient resources to feed into this tool. But to get the most out of it, you need to be sure those resources are in your Logos library.

To make it easier, we’ve compiled a must-have collection of ancient works that are specifically tagged to feed into your Ancient Literature section. This Ancient Literature Collection contains 25 books to supplement your Logos 6 base package.*

These are essential resources for doing the kind of study you saw in the video, and you can get them here at a steep discount. If you were to buy these one-by-one, the cost would really add up.

On its own, the three-volume Context of Scripture costs $299.95.

The Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmud Collection is $279.95.

James H. Charlesworth’s Pseudepigrapha? Another $119.95.

For less than the cost of these resources combined, the Ancient Literature Collection gives you these plus 18 more. And if you already own some of these resources, you’ll only pay for the ones that are new to you.

With works from a wide range of sources—Jewish writers like Josephus, early Christian writings from the apostolic fathers, the Pseudepigrapha, and more—you’re sure to find insights into the early theological development of any passage you study.

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Get the Ancient Literature Collection today!

*Note: Logos 6 Silver or the Core Crossgrade is required to be able to use this feature with the Ancient Literature dataset.

Your Logos Bible App Just Got Better

This post highlights one of the newest features in the Logos Bible App. If you aren’t using this free app on your mobile device, you’re missing out! Download it for iOS or Android now!

Faithlife Today episodes showcase powerful insights, biblical inspiration, exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, and more. These short, fun, and educational videos are the perfect way to start your morning.

Now you can watch the latest episode of Faithlife Today—right inside your Logos Bible app!

Get valuable teachings each day before you dig into the Word. Gain insight into evangelism, understand the background of the Old Testament, watch interviews with Bible scholars, and more. You can even learn how to get the most from your Logos 6 base package

Now the latest episodes show up right on your Logos Bible app home screen! Check your app daily and you’ll never miss a single one!

Watch it now

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Get new Faithlife Today videos in your app every day (and so much more) when you download the free Logos Bible App!