Israel’s First Capital Is Not Where You Might Think

Shiloh, an ancient city in Samaria, was the major Israelite place of worship
before the First Temple was built in Jerusalem.

 

By Scott Stripling

The ruins of ancient Shiloh, first identified by the American explorer Edward Robinson in 1838, lie 18 miles north of Jerusalem at Khirbet Seilun, just west of the modern town of Shiloh and south of ancient Lebonah. [Read more…]

Last Chance for a Free ‘Top of the Food Chain’ Commentary

For a few more days, you can pick up a highly rated commentary on Isaiah for free. (It’s usually nearly $50.) [Read more…]

Learning Logos: Quickly Display Lemmas Sharing a Common Root

A Logos user contacted me with this Bible study scenario:

I’m studying the word “equip” in Ephesians 4:12. A commentary I’m using says this Greek word is related to the word “mending” in Matthew 4:21 and “restore” in Galatians 6:1. Is there a way to see all related words at once?

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5 Memorial Day Prayers for Our Country, Our Service, and Our Enemies

Memorial Day Prayers

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First Thessalonians beckons us to pray without ceasing. As we think of those who’ve given their lives for our country and those they’ve left behind, we sense the need for prayer more deeply. These five Memorial Day prayers below weren’t written for the holiday, but they address many needs we feel today and focus us on the God who provides every day. [Read more…]

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Logos Tech Tip: Find Everywhere Jesus Is Referred to as ‘the Word’

In the first chapter of the Gospel of John, the author refers to Jesus as “the Word” (ho logos). This formulation has resonances in the Hebrew Bible, Greek philosophy, and Hellenistic Jewish thought.  But does this formulation appear anywhere else in the New Testament? [Read more…]

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Free Church Library Open Now (Because Discipleship Isn’t Canceled)

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Because of COVID-19, you and your church members have had to be online like never before for work, church, and school. With congregations struggling emotionally, financially, and spiritually because of the pandemic, wouldn’t it be wonderful if something else could be online—the church library? [Read more…]

30 Years of John Piper’s Works—and More on Sale This May

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Tattoo-Inspired New Testament Exegesis

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I was at Costco getting gas. The guy across from me had a tattoo that caught my eye—it was ancient Greek: ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ.

And suddenly, the meaning of a famous saying of Jesus became clear in my mind. [Read more…]