For years, Lexham Press has been creating innovative, high-quality resources for Logos Bible Software. These resources are designed from the ground up to take advantage of the most powerful Bible software in the world. Thousands have already enjoyed the insightfulness and usefulness of resources like the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the Lexham Discourse Series, and the Lexham Bible Guides.
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With July winding down, you’re running out of time to equip yourself with great resources during the Lexham Press Summer Sale. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get incredible deals on all the right resources for whatever you’re studying.
Whether you’re a pastor, a student, or just someone who is serious about their Bible study, there’s a great deal for you.
Summer is upon us, and that means it’s time to hike, camp, swim, and enjoy the great outdoors. I just recently got back from climbing Mt. Baker, and to prepare for that excursion, I had to have all the right equipment. Backpack, boots, rope, crampons, clothing, food—all in all I was carrying over 40 lbs of gear up the mountain. I wouldn’t have been able to successfully make it up the mountain without all of it.
Sometimes, our Bible study can feel like climbing a mountain—there’s just so much to learn, to read, and to process. Whether you’re a pastor, a student, or just someone who is serious about their Bible study, Lexham Press is committed to helping you study the Bible, better. And during the Lexham Press Summer Sale, you’ll get incredible deals on all the right resources for whatever you’re studying.
At the end of 2014, we shipped a massive update to the Lexham Bible Dictionary (LBD) that pushed the article count to over 5,000 articles and its word count to over 2.7 million words. In a few weeks, we’ll ship another update that includes over 1.3 million new words across over 1,800 more articles.
Have you ever picked up Wayne Grudem’s massive 1,300-page Systematic Theology? This update is the equivalent of adding two of those huge tomes to the LBD.
The most advanced Bible dictionary in existence is bigger than ever.
Not just more . . . better
In addition to adding 1,800 more articles, we’ve also revisited LBD’s most crucial and popular articles to ensure the content is up to our high standards. Our academic reviewers have tirelessly pored over thousands of articles, reviewing research and editing content so that you can find all the information you’re looking for—quickly and easily.
We’ve also updated thousands of links, enhancing the interconnectivity that can only be found in your Logos library.
Let’s say you want to see every dictionary article related to the canon. Our new mapping articles give you an overview of all the biblical traditions and the various critical issues related to canonization. From there, you can hone in on the particular area of research you’re most interested in. For example, here’s an excerpt from the “Overview of the Canon” article regarding the New Testament:
The New Testament consists of writings by Christians about Jesus, the early church, and the early church’s teachings. The New Testament canon of almost all present-day Christian groups includes 27 books ascribed to the apostles or people closely associated with them. Some of these books were universally accepted as part of the canon of the New Testament as far back as the earliest surviving canon lists, while others, such as Revelation, were disputed for centuries before ultimately being accepted. Only one present-day church, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, has a different New Testament canon. Two versions of the Ethiopian Orthodox New Testament canon exist; the “narrow canon” includes the same 27 books as other New Testament canons, while the “broader canon” includes several additional books. (However, the additional books of the broader canon are not necessarily viewed as having the same level of authority as the books of the narrow canon.)
For information about how the 27-book New Testament canon was established, the role heresies played in accelerating the process, and the relationship of the church fathers to the sacred texts, see this article: Canon, New Testament.
For more information on the books in the Ethiopian Orthodox broader canon of the New Testament, see these articles: Canon of the Bible, Traditions of the; New Testament; Sinodos; Didascalia, Ethiopian; Ethiopian Book of Clement; Book of the Covenant, Ethiopian.
We’ve also added links to related articles and updated thousands of bibliography entries with links to original sources that appear in Logos.
Information at your fingertips
Finding the most relevant information is easy with the LBD. The most relevant information is placed at the beginning of each article, letting you dig deeper as you continue reading. This makes it a great tool for Bible studies, Sunday school classes, small groups, and individual study.
Because digital books have no back cover, we’ll continue to add content that expands the scope of LBD and ensures it never goes out of date. When this new update ships, the dictionary will include 6,800 articles and over 4 million words. That’s the equivalent of a 10,000 page book in print!
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With Logos’ Pre-Pub program, you can get great deals on books before they’re produced—an early adopter advantage! Lexham Press has a number of awesome projects currently on Pre-Pub and some of them are shipping soon. Lock in your Pre-Pub price today!
Here are seven Lexham Press titles on Pre-Pub you don’t want to miss:
New Lexham Press Titles
Embracing God as Father: Christian Identity in the Family of God (47% off)
In this theologically rich and deeply personal book, Daniel Bush and Noel S. Due show us the loving heart of the Father toward his children. Jesus said, “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father” (John 14:9)—he and the Father are one in their love and joy and desire to bless. Embracing God as Father helps us see God as he truly is and see who we are as his sons and daughters.
Projected release date: May, 2015
Live in Liberty: The Spiritual Message of Galatians (40% off)
The message of Galatians takes us into the heart of an experience—the enjoyment of God’s presence and everlasting peace—one which sets us free to love and be loved. In Live in Liberty, Daniel Bush and Noel Due bring out the spiritual message of Paul’s words, helping you apply it to your mind and soul so that you may experience the liberating presence of God.
Here’s what Tullian Tchividjian has to say about this book:
I travel a lot and meet a lot of people, and I’ve never been more convinced that the message of Galatians needs to be recovered in all of its liberating glory. Everywhere I go, people are exhausted. They’re exhausted relationally, emotionally, and spiritually. After talking to the spiritually exhausted people, I discover that their exhaustion is due to what they think they need to be doing in order to gain and maintain God’s love and favor. In theological terms, most Christians live their lives as if their justification depends on their sanctification: ‘if I do and become all that I must do and become, God will love me and accept me.’ The message of Galatians is that God’s love for sinners like you and me is one way—it is not dependent on what we do, but on what Jesus has done for us. We are accepted and approved by God because of Christ’s work, not our work. Church should be the one place in all of society where the weary and heavy laden should be able to go and find rest. But all too often they get to-do lists. This needs to change. We need a new Reformation. And that’s why I love Live in Liberty. Thank you Noel and Dan for reminding that ‘It Is Finished.’ I keep forgetting.
Projected release date: July, 2015
300 Illustrations for Preachers (43% off)
Following in the footsteps of our popular quotations and prayers volumes, 300 Illustrations for Preachers will help pastors effectively craft memorable and fresh sermons. These illustrations are tagged with preaching themes and Scripture references making them easy to incorporate directly into your sermon. With 300 Illustrations for Preachers, you’ll no longer need to comb through multiple books looking for an appropriate illustration.
Projected release date: June, 2015
Walking with C.S. Lewis (50% off)
In Walking with C.S. Lewis, Tony Ash opens a door for those who have never been introduced to Lewis or his writings. And those already familiar with Lewis will appreciate Ash’s thought-provoking commentary.
Projected release date: Q3, 2015
Steve Runge’s discourse resources are some of our most popular titles. By examining the linguistic and literary clues in the text, Dr. Runge is able to expose insights that are often overlooked. This linguistic and exegetical expertise is then illustrated in the High Definition Commentary series to further highlight the critical ideas in the text. Watch the Animated High Definition Commentary: Philippians in action:
There are three discourse resources currently on Pre-Pub:
Projected release dates: Q4, 2015
Make sure you get the best price—pre-order these Lexham Press titles today!
Lexham Press built a number of original resources specifically for Logos 6. We’ve made the Lexham Bible Dictionary bigger and better than ever, and DIY Bible Study helps you step into the story of the Bible.
But one of the most exciting new resources we’ve built is the Lexham Theological Wordbook. This resource is designed to make the original biblical languages accessible to people from all interest levels. Plus, it’s designed to work seamlessly with your Logos Bible Software library.
A new spin on a lexicon
For any serious student of Hebrew and Greek, there are a number of lexical resources that are required for study—resources like the Hebrew–Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament (HALOT) and the Greek English Lexicon of the New Testament and Early Christian Literature (BDAG). These resources are geared toward intense academic work, which can make them less accessible to students and virtually inaccessible to anyone without formal training.
That’s where the Lexham Theological Wordbook aims to fill the gap. We’ve designed this wordbook to be useful for students who are learning the biblical languages, as well as accessible to a general audience who might be interested in understanding the Bible in its original context. The wordbook accomplishes this by organizing entries by concepts rather than Greek or Hebrew lemmas.
For example, the entry on “truth” begins with a brief summary of the concept and its theological applications:
Once you’ve seen the overview of the concept, the lexical information is listed to give you an understanding of how individual words or phrases affect the meaning of the overall concept. Each lemma is glossed and defined, and example scriptural uses are provided:
And since this resource was designed with Logos 6 in mind, all the concepts are linked to the Bible Word Study tool, the Sense Section, and other relevant Logos tools.
An amazing tool for original-language study
Whether you’re a student, a pastor, or just interested in the Bible in its original context, the Lexham Theological Wordbook is an invaluable resource:
The Lexham Theological Wordbook is an excellent tool. It is easy to use, provides precisely the lexical information one is looking for, and is completely reliable. No student or scholar of Scripture should work without it. Highly recommended!
—Craig A. Evans, Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Acadia Divinity College
The Lexham Theological Wordbook uniquely blends together the benefits of lexicons and theological dictionaries while simultaneously showing how the meaning of Greek and Hebrew words informs biblical theology.
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The Lexham Theological Wordbook is exclusively available in most Logos 6 base packages. Right now, you can get 15% off any Logos 6 base package—but hurry, this offer ends soon.
Lexham Press has 16 new books shipping before the calendar turns over to 2015! All of these books are on currently on Pre-Pub—by ordering now, you could get up to 40% off the regular price.
Hurry—all of these books will ship before the end of the year!
Spurgeon Commentary Collection
We’ve already shown you what makes these commentaries different—they’re more than just a collection of Spurgeon’s writings and spoken word. They’re directly connected to your Logos Bible Software tools that you use on a regular basis, filled with the inspiring wisdom of one of the most influential preachers of the modern era.
The revolutionary Spurgeon Commentary Collection ships December 30. Get it for 40% off on Pre-Pub.
Vos’ Reformed Dogmatics
For the first time ever, Geerhardus Vos’ Reformed Dogmatics will be available in English. The first two volumes have been completed and the third one is almost ready. We’re shipping all three of these volumes—Theology Proper, Anthropology, and Christology—now so you can benefit from this groundbreaking translation project.
The final two volumes are scheduled to be finished by July, 2016. If you order now, you’ll receive the first three volumes when they ship December 29 and the other two volumes automatically as they’re finished.
Transformative Word series
The first two volumes of the Transformative Word series are finished and ready to ship.
The first volume, When You Want to Yell at God, helps us see the book of Job with fresh eyes. Looking at Job as the height of biblical poetry, Craig Bartholomew helps us see just how beautiful this man’s struggle with God really is.
The second volume, Cutting Ties with Darkness, examines the painful relationship between the Apostle Paul and the church in Corinth. How can we deal with the scars we’ve picked up from our own relationships in light of Jesus’ example?
The Transformative Word series is written by a global cast of church leaders to help you reflect on how the Bible can transform your life. A conversational tone and thought-provoking questions guide you through each biblical book.
These two volumes will ship December 30. Get them both for 20% off on Pre-Pub.
Lexham Press has two additional stand-alone books that will ship before the end of the year, The Lion of Princeton: B.B. Warfield as Apologist and Theologian and Confronted by Grace: Meditations of a Theologian.
In the Lion of Princeton, Kim Riddlebarger examines B.B. Warfield’s theological, apologetical, and polemical writings, bringing clarity to the confusion that surrounds one of the most significant American theologians. Riddlebarger provides a biographical overview of Warfield’s life and traces the growing appreciation for Warfield’s thought by contemporary Reformed thinkers.
Confronted by Grace is a collection of beautifully and thoughtfully written sermons from John Webster, a leading contemporary theologian. These reflections, born from years of theological and biblical study, demonstrate the complexity of the realities we face in the Christian life and the depth of the grace of God. Thoroughly accessible, Webster points us toward Christ so that we may grow in our understanding of the truth of the gospel.
These two books ship on December 31. Get them both for 20% off on Pre-Pub.
We’ve worked tirelessly to expand the Lexham Bible Dictionary to its current size—over 5,000 total articles and over 2.7 million words—and we’re still not finished. One of the amazing things about a digital Bible dictionary is the lack of a back cover. We’re able to quickly and easily add content to continue to expand the scope of the dictionary and to make sure it never goes out of date.
By early 2015, we’re planning on adding an additional 2,000 articles and another 1 million words, increasing the totals to over 7,000 articles and 3.7 million words. That’s an incredible amount of content!
Quality over quantity
The Lexham Bible Dictionary would not exist without the amazing contributions of over 800 scholars from around the world. These are some of the best and brightest biblical scholars working on articles that fall directly in their area of expertise. Here’s just a glimpse at some of the scholars who have worked on the dictionary:
- Emanuel Tov, PhD, J.L. Magnes Professor of Bible Emeritus, Hebrew University, and editor in chief of the Dead Sea Scrolls Publication Project
- Mark Goodacre, PhD, associate professor, Duke University, editor of NTGateway.com, and editor of Library of New Testament Studies
- Leonard Greenspoon, PhD, professor of classical and Near Eastern studies and of theology, Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization, Creighton University, and editor of The FORUM (Society of Biblical Literature)
- Daniel B. Wallace, PhD, professor of New Testament studies, Dallas Theological Seminary, and executive director, Center for Study of New Testament Manuscripts
- Walter C. Kaiser Jr., PhD, president emeritus and distinguished professor of Old Testament and ethics, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
All of the Lexham Bible Dictionary‘s content is at your fingertips in Logos Bible Software and the Logos suite of mobile apps. Each article is organized so that you get the most relevant information first and can dig deeper into the topic as you continue reading. This makes it a great tool for Bible studies, Sunday school classes, small groups, and individual study.
Even better with Logos 6
Since we designed the Lexham Bible Dictionary to be a digital resource, the value of each article is exponentially increased with hand-curated links to other articles, resources, books, and datasets. It integrates seamlessly with your Logos library to help you make connections between related topics.
The Lexham Bible Dictionary is included in every Logos 6 base package.
For a limited time, you can get 15% off any Logos 6 base package—plus you can get introductory gifts with your Logos 6 purchase. Get the Lexham Bible Dictionary and hundreds of other amazing resources today!
Logos 6 is packed with awesome new tools and resources to make your Bible study smarter, easier, and faster.
Lexham Press built a number of these amazing resources from the ground up, specifically for Logos 6. Explore the biblical world with stunning media and curriculum and dig into the biblical text with these revolutionary resources.
Here’s a rundown of what’s new from Lexham Press in Logos 6:
Enhance your Bible study
It all starts with DIY Bible Study. This highly visual curriculum leverages Logos Bible Software and Lexham Press products to deepen your Bible study—or to help you begin. Video lessons explain Bible study principles and survey every book of the Bible. And application-focused content, accompanied by stunning graphics, helps you see what the Bible meant to its original readers and what it means for us today.
Paired with DIY Bible Study are two curated collections of Bible Study Magazine content:
- Moment with God: A Devotional on Every Biblical Book: We all have our “God moments,” but the intimacy doesn’t always last. Each author in Moment with God captures this beautiful struggle, as they draw on their own stories and the Bible itself. This hand-curated collection of some of the richest devotionals from Bible Study Magazine celebrates God’s faithfulness, no matter what the moment looks like.
- Study Like a Pro: Explore Difficult Passages from Every Book of the Bible: “Why don’t I have the insight into the Bible that he has?” “Where did she learn to interpret the Bible so well?” We’ve all asked ourselves these questions. This collection of tried and true articles from Bible Study Magazine, written by experts, walks you through Bible difficulties and teaches you to study like a pro.
We’ve also designed spectacular media to enrich your Bible study. With the Lexham Bible Background Slides, you’ll get a slide presentation on every book in the Bible. Each slide collection includes the book’s theme, authorship, and context, and offers easily digestible maps, timelines, and content outlines.
Revolutionary Bible resources
If you’re digging deep into the Bible’s text, Lexham Press has designed some groundbreaking resources specifically designed for Logos 6 and optimized for your Bible study.
The Lexham Theological Wordbook takes a new approach to explaining important concepts and categories used in the biblical languages. Unlike most lexicons that organize by lemmas, this wordbook groups entries according to meaning, broadly construed by semantic domain, with the related lemmas from Hebrew, Aramaic, or Greek placed together. Each article explains a concept and defines the words and idioms used to express that concept in the Bible.
We’ve also updated the Lexham Bible Dictionary with 2,192 new articles, taking the total article count to 5,159. There are now more than 2.7 million words in the Lexham Bible Dictionary.
There are also five new glossaries giving you a quick overview of hundreds of biblical concepts and terms:
- Lexham Glossary of Theology: This glossary provides brief definitions for hundreds of terms from the Bible and from theology, giving you a quick overview of various theological topics.
- Lexham Glossary of Semantic Roles: The Semantic Roles and Case Frames dataset tags the text of the Bible according to roles played by each part of a given statement. This glossary defines the labels used to describe these semantic roles.
- Lexham Cultural Ontology Glossary: The Bible references many cultural concepts from the ancient world that are unfamiliar to us today. This glossary defines these concepts as used in the Cultural Concepts dataset.
- Lexham Glossary of Literary Types: Several literary types and devices are used throughout the Bible’s text, including allegories, parables, psalms, and letters. This glossary defines the types and devices identified in the Tooman Literary Type Analysis of the Old Testament and the Mackie Literary Type Analysis of the New Testament.
- Lexham Propositional Outlines Glossary: The Propositional Flow Outline dataset organizes the text of the Bible onto separate lines that are indented relative to their subordinate or superordinate relationships. This glossary defines the labels used to identify those relationships.
Get Logos 6 today!
Many of these features and resources are exclusive to Logos 6. With Logos 6 and Lexham Press, you’ll advance your Bible study to whole new level.
And for a limited time, you can get 15% off any Logos 6 base package: now’s the perfect time to get Logos 6!
Recently, Lexham Press collected its best content into two massive bundles: the Lexham Press Pastor’s Bundle and the Lexham Press Scholar’s Bundle. Both bundles include 50 volumes and qualify for Dynamic Pricing, so if you’ve invested in Lexham Press resources before, you won’t have to pay for them twice! Plus, you’ll get over 25% off the regular price of each individual volume when you get these amazing libraries.
Digital resources, interconnected
Since these resources are designed for use in a digital library, we leverage the power of Logos Bible Software to make your Bible study more efficient and comprehensive. Today, I want to show you how I’ve been able to utilize the resources contained in the Lexham Press Pastor’s Bundle to enhance my study.
Let’s say you’re working through the Not Your Average Bible Study volume on Ephesians with a Bible study group at your church. You’re halfway through the second section of the study and you’ve started lesson 6, “Gifts Designed for Edifying.”
After the lesson, one of your fellow group members asks a question about spiritual gifts that you’re just unable to answer on the spot. You want to help them come to a deeper understanding of spiritual gifts, but without some research, you’re just not comfortable answering their question at this point.
Your starting point for research
The first place you go to begin your research is Lexham Bible Guide: Ephesians. Here you’ll find all of the major viewpoints on a passage, curated for you with annotations and links to the original sources. You also know that Paul discusses spiritual gifts in both Romans and 1 Corinthians, so you open those Bible guides, too.
Now that you have an overview of all the interpretations of these critical passages, you’ll be better equipped to answer your friend’s question.
Find precisely the words you need
You want to thoroughly answer your friend’s question, and you remember that the Lexham Press Pastor’s Bundle comes with 2,500 quotations and prayers. Using the power of Logos Bible Software, you’re able to search through all eight volumes of quotes and prayers for Scripture references to Ephesians 4:7–16. Sure enough, you’ve found the perfect quote to hammer your point home.
Digital-first resources for you
You don’t have to be a pastor or scholar to reap the benefits of these two Lexham Press bundles. Whether you’re simply aspiring to deepen your Bible study or you’re preparing sermons weekly or writing academic papers for a seminary class, Lexham Press will help you make your study more efficient and comprehensive.