Archives for June 2018

Why Would Jesus Compare Himself to a Snake?

Many people can recite John 3:16, but how many know what John 3:14–15 says? Jesus’ words in these two verses have generated confusion and controversy: “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.”

John 3:15 presents no problem; it declares the gospel—that Jesus, the Son of Man in this passage, is the true object of faith for all who would have eternal life. The difficulty lies in verse 14, where Jesus compares His destiny on the cross to a serpent “lifted up” in the wilderness. [Read more…]

How to Identify Repeated Words in a Passage

During a passage study we’re taught to look for repeated words because repetition may indicate the presence of an important theme or topic. Since the Bible wasn’t originally written in English, we’re not really concerned with English words occurring more than once, but rather repetition in Hebrew and Greek. Several Logos tools assist with identifying repetition, but this blog focuses only one: Emphasize Active Lemmas.

Let’s take a look at this handy, but albeit under-used feature: [Read more…]

Get an Ecclesiastes Commentary for Free, Plus Two More Commentaries—for under $15!

Challenging. Ambiguous. Uncertain. Overlooked. These are just a few of the words that have been used to describe the book of Ecclesiastes.

Yet for those who take up the challenge, Ecclesiastes offers great wisdom and insight into the nature of man, the authority of God, and the eternal dangers of elevating earthly and material pursuits over God’s rightful place of worship—theological topics applicable to all Christians today. [Read more…]

June Publisher Spotlight: Big Discounts on Zondervan!

Our June Publisher Spotlight is focused on one of Logos’ most popular publishers, Zondervan, and that means big savings on some of their most popular resources.

Zondervan has long been a Logos favorite because of its commitment to the historical Christian faith, evangelical scholarship, cultural relevance, and excellence. But savings this big doesn’t happen often for Zondervan resources—so be sure to check out these three featured collections and take advantage of June’s Publisher Spotlight discounts while you can!

Zondervan Biblical Languages Collection (46 vols.) – 30% off

Zondervan’s proven and popular language textbooks continue to transform novices into experts. With tools for understanding grammar, building vocabulary, and even performing better exegesis and word studies, the experts included in this series impart decades of teaching and condense years of learning into materials you can study at your own pace.

Discover nuances in language that were previously inaccessible to you—and get meaning out of it even if you don’t know Greek or Hebrew! With Greek and Hebrew audio readings, interactive workbooks, quick-reference guides, and texts for all levels of Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic learning, this collection is essential for everyone.

NIV Application Commentary Bundle (NIVAC) (42 vols.) – 30% off

The NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC) series will help you communicate God’s Word and understand the Bible in the context of contemporary culture. It explains what the Bible meant and how it speaks so powerfully today. It treats all the elements of traditional exegesis, and its authors bridge the gap between the Bible’s world and the world of today—between the original context and contemporary context—by focusing on both the timely and the timeless aspects of the text.

The exegetical, literary, and grammatical summaries will benefit anyone wanting to dig deeper into God’s Word.

Word Biblical Commentary (WBC) (61 vols.) – 30% off

The Word Biblical Commentary delivers the best in biblical scholarship from the leading scholars of our day who share a commitment to Scripture as divine revelation. This series emphasizes a thorough analysis of textual, linguistic, structural, and theological evidence. The result is judicious and balanced insight into the meanings of the text in the framework of biblical theology. These widely acclaimed commentaries serve as exceptional resources for the professional theologian and instructor, the seminary or university student, the working minister, and everyone concerned with building theological understanding from a solid base of biblical scholarship.

These are just three of the many discounted Zondervan resources available during June’s Publisher Spotlight. Be sure to check out all the deals from Zondervan here.