Archives for August 2017

Logos Pro Summer Training: What Can We Learn about Mary from an Old Testament Law?

Each week this summer the Logos Pros will teach you how to master the tools and resources of Logos Bible Software. You’ll get some pointers and some study questions. 

The Passover is an Israelite celebration with tremendous significance across both testaments. Today the Passover echoes through Christian churches every time the Lord’s Supper is celebrated—because the original Lord’s Supper was itself a Passover meal (see Luke 22:7–22).

It was no accident that Christ established his New Covenant—“this is the new covenant in my blood”—during the celebration of a Jewish feast. There are rich connections between Yahweh’s deliverance of his enslaved people at the exodus from Egypt and Yahweh’s deliverance of his people from much more persistent chains, chains of sin, in the New Covenant. The slaughtering of a lamb is, obviously, a resonant image from the beginning to the end of Scripture.
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2 Days Left to Get 2 John Stott Books for Under $2

Time’s running out to get this month’s free book, Why I Am a Christian by John Stott. And don’t miss your chance to pick up another book by Stott for just $1.99. Pick up both before August 31 at 11:59 p.m. (PT). Get both now.

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How to Find Every Time Peter Addresses Jesus

A fellow Logos user recently presented me with the following scenario:

Peter, of course, is traditionally labeled the outspoken apostle. He spoke to Jesus where others didn’t (at least based on what we have recorded). How can I find the verses in which Peter directly addressed Jesus?

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Now or Never: Save on August Deals While They Last

There’s less than a week left to take advantage of big savings during August’s Monthly Sale. Save up to 40% on works by Simon Kistemaker, Kevin Vanhoozer, Joel Greene, and other great scholars. Here’s a rundown of the can’t-miss deals. Hurry! They all disappear on August 31 at midnight!

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Logos Pro Summer Training: One-Hit Wonders in the Bible

Each week this summer the Logos Pros will teach you how to master the tools and resources of Logos Bible Software. You’ll get some pointers and some study questions. 

Shakespeare used around 17,000 different words to write his plays; some of them he used only once, such as imbecility. Words that appear just one time in a given text are called hapax legomena. The New Testament contains quite a number of these. (A Logos user made a full list here.)

Biblical hapax legomena present a unique challenge to translators, because we discover what words mean by observing how they’re used. When these rare words occur, translators are forced to search usage outside of the Bible to discover their meaning.

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The Twist in the Sermon on the Mount That You Probably Missed

Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount amazed its original hearers; it subverted their expectations on multiple levels. It’s the meek who win the world. Believers are supposed to be happy when persecuted. And then this: Jesus, this new teacher with authority, came not to abolish but to fulfill the Old Testament.

His six famous “antitheses” (“You have heard . . . but I say to you . . . “) help explain what he means by “fulfilling” the law. But I think you, like me, may have missed something else unexpected in his comments—specifically those about anger.

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Get 39% off Select Works of Simon Kistemaker

We’ve slashed prices on dozens of Christian resources for August’s monthly sale. Browse all deals now, or read on to learn more about this month’s featured resource.
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Does Archaeology Contradict the Gospels?

In Mark chapter 8, Jesus heals a blind man at a pool in Bethsaida. But what if no archaeological evidence for Bethsaida exists? Would you question the Gospels? Or what if first-century crucifixion practices weren’t actually how Scripture describes them?

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Get the Free Version of Logos, Just for Scholars

Logos 7 Academic Basic is available now for immediate download. Get original language tools and a library of resources custom-built for scholars and academics—completely free.

Perhaps you’ve been wanting to try serious Bible software, but haven’t yet made the commitment. Maybe you’ve wondered if the price was worth it, or if it would sync with the way you study. We understand. We made Logos 7 Academic Basic with you in mind.

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How to Tidy Up Your Logos Library

Recently, I received an e-mail from a seasoned Logos user who presented the following scenario:

I’ve been with Logos for many years and amassed numerous resources. As I surveyed my Library I realized some of these resources I may not use. Is there a way to remove them from my Library?

For various reasons you may find yourself in a similar situation. For example, perhaps you don’t read Latin, yet you discover you have Latin resources.

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