Archives for August 2020

Learning Logos: Quickly See How a Word Is Translated in Multiple Bibles

A fellow Logos user contacted me with this question:

I’m studying the word “note” in Romans 16:17 in my preferred Bible, which is the NKJV. How can I see how the underlying Greek word is translated in other Bibles?

This is a great Bible study question, and the solution can be achieved with different methods. In this blog, however, I’ll focus on perhaps the quickest way, which is the Information Tool: [Read more…]

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Logos Tech Tip: Find Daniel’s Contemporaries Fast

Did Habbakuk prophesy before or after Daniel? Our English Bibles are not arranged chronologically, so it can be difficult to keep track of which biblical characters were contemporaries or what events were happening when a particular book was written. [Read more…]

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Here a Verse, There a Verse: 4 Steps to Studying the Bible in Context

Context is king, as they say. But when it comes to studying the Bible, context is far and wide.

A verse is contextualized in a passage; a passage in a biblical book; a biblical book in a particular place and time; and each time and place is characterized by language and culture.

Yet the biblical writings are not limited to the ancient world. “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable . . . for training in righteousness” (2 Tim 3:16). The Bible is both ancient and eternal. It is contextualized to then and applicable now. [Read more…]

Learning Logos: How to Open Logos on One Computer the Way It Closed on Another

Perhaps like a lot of Logos users, you use your software on multiple computers such as a desktop and laptop. Did you know you can open Logos on one the way you closed it on another?

Let’s take a look at a common scenario: [Read more…]

Scholars Agree: The Paideia Commentaries Stand Out

The series name alone sold me on this commentary set: paideia (παιδεία) in Greek means “education,” or “instruction intended for a person who is in the process of growing up.”[note]Sigve K. Tonstad, Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament, volume on Revelation, (Baker Academic, 2019), Preface.[/note] And that’s that goal of the Paideia commentaries publisher: to come alongside contemporary students in that lifelong journey of “growing up” by giving them a basic grounding in academic New Testament studies and guiding their engagement with New Testament text.[note]Tonstad, Preface.[/note] [Read more…]

Logos Tech Tip: How to Quickly Spot Differences in Gospel Accounts

The Gospels tell the rich story of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection from four different perspectives—but discovering the similarities and differences in the Gospel accounts can seem like a hefty task.

With the Parallel Gospel Reader, you can find those similarities and differences quickly. [Read more…]

How to Study the Bible: 9 Tips from Top Bible Teachers

As Bible Study Magazine has interviewed some of the best Bible teachers and writers over the years, we’ve had the opportunity to ask for tips and advice from people with a deep love for Scripture and a long history of faithful study. Here’s what they had to say. [Read more…]

Going to Seminary? 3 Mercifully Simple Tips for the Journey

Seminary will challenge you beyond what you might imagine—spiritually, intellectually, and even physically.[note]http://www.goingtoseminary.com/2015/05/19/how-to-succeed-in-seminary[/note] For me, going to seminary was the hardest and most wonderful experience of my life.

Whether you are already going to seminary or plan to start soon, here are three things you can do now to help smooth out potential bumps in the road and make the journey a pleasant one. [Read more…]