Archives for July 2020

12 Verses: Where Is the Promised Land? and 4 Other Questions

View from Mount Nebo, Jordan, where Moses was granted a view of the promised land. Source: commons.wikimedia.org

 

In Genesis 12, God promised Abram:

I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed. (2–3) [Read more…]

Was Joseph in Egypt? When Archaeology and the Bible Converge

By David B. Schreiner

Because Christianity is built upon certain historical events, discussions about Scripture’s historical truthfulness are constant. Regarding Genesis, such discussions revolve around several issues, including the flood and patriarchal narratives. People want to know, “Did a global flood actually happen? Did the patriarchs really exist?” Frustratingly, these discussions are complicated by the lack of explicit evidence from outside the Bible that could serve as historical verification. [Read more…]

Put on Your Party Hat: the Logos Blog Turns 15 Today

If you scroll way, way back on the Logos blog—all the way back to our very first post—you’ll see that the Logos blog turns 15 years old today. 

Whether you’ve been following the blog since day 1 or you’re a new reader, we’re glad you’re here! The internet is a crowded place, and we don’t take your engagement for granted. Thank you for reading, commenting, and sharing our posts.  [Read more…]

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Learning Logos: Free Training Webinar for Layouts

A subscriber to mpseminars.com recently submitted this question:

I like opening the Passage Study Layout from the Go box. The Exegetical Guide, however, is not included in the Layout, so I have to manually open it. Is there a way to include this Guide in the Layout so I don’t have to open it myself each time? [Read more…]

Logos Tech Tip: Discover What God Says about the Poor with One Search

By Chris Pennington

If you’re like most people, you notice only things that are important to you and miss things that don’t resonate with your life experience. It’s only natural; humans are limited by their humanity, after all.

But what happens when you miss something that’s important to God? What if you’re minimizing something God cares about? Logos Bible Software helps you quickly gather verses on any topic or theme with powerful searches across your library so you’ll always know what God says. [Read more…]

26 Bible Verses about Justice

Paul David Tripp says justice “is close to the heart of our Savior-King.”[note]Tripp, Paul David. “The Gospel, the Church, and Racial Injustice,” July 14, 2020, https://www.youtube.com/watch? [/note] The concept permeates the Bible, verses about justice appearing as early as Genesis and culminating with God’s “true and just judgments” in Revelation that lead to the wedding of the Lamb (Rev 19:1–10).  [Read more…]

What Are the 6 Dreams in the Story of Joseph?

By Wendy Widder

Dreams dominate the story of Joseph, but their importance in the narrative derives from the significance of dreams in the culture and theology of the ancient Near East. While many of us dismiss dreams as a mental reworking of the day’s events or as the result of indigestion, ancients considered dreams to have potential revelatory significance. Dreams were one way the gods communicated from the divine realm to the human realm—a belief that is clearly evident in the Joseph narrative. [Read more…]

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Learning Logos: How to Create a Daily Journal with Notes

I received this question from a MP Seminars subscriber:

I want to use the notes tool as a personal journal. Is there a way to anchor the daily note to the date? [Read more…]