How to Access Rich Content from the Oldest Commentaries

What’s the oldest commentary you own? Perhaps something from the church fathers?

You may be surprised to find you have something even older—something you may not have realized could be useful for you: ancient Jewish writings such as the Talmud, Philo, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. These contain a wealth of insight into the Hebrew Bible: simply by watching the way it has been interpreted over time, you gain perspective on your own reading.

In this video we’ll discover early interpretations of Isaiah 5:1-7. If you don’t own some of these resources in Logos, be sure to check out the links below to add them to your Library today.

Recommended Resources:

  • The Ancient Literature Collection presents a comprehensive library of resources that populate your Passage Guide with ancient parallels, quotations, and allusions from the Apostolic Fathers, the Talmud, the Mishnah, apocryphal writings, and more.
  • The Cultural Concepts Collection offers Bible students greater understanding of the events and details of Scripture—such as birth and death practices, food, holidays, legal standards, and religious rituals.
  • The Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmud Collection record oral traditions from ancient Jewish interpreters.


  1. howard diehl says

    Why does this video start automatically? I find it annoying, especially when I go to my blog aggregator and this clip continually starts playing.

    Thanks for your response.