3 Days Left to Save $100 on the Definitive Encyclopedia of the Early Church

While encyclopedias and dictionaries on the Bible are plenty, encyclopedias on early Christianity are either outdated or have not been translated into English. Over the course of the past few decades, scholars and teachers have discovered the richness of the Christian tradition and have sought to make resources available to help Christians recover their missing heritage.

Finally, thanks to IVP Academic, a key resource for understanding the first eight centuries of the Church is now available in English for the first time ever.

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How Faith Becomes Trust When Your World Falls Apart

This is a guest post by Dr. Daniel Bush. Daniel is the author of Live in Liberty: The Spiritual Message of Galatians, May’s Free Book of the Month.

Seven years ago, my world fell apart.

At the time I was living in Scotland and, for deeply personal reasons, had to leave on the heels of my residency. I’d spent weeks packing all of my household goods and books. I sold my car. The movers finally came and took my boxes.

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A Simple Tip for Keeping Your Greek & Hebrew Skills Sharp

Even professors who teach biblical languages typically teach just one of those languages. They must put forth some effort to maintain their skills in the language they don’t teach. Pastors, too, must take practical steps to retain their knowledge of and facility with Greek and Hebrew. One practical thing I have done for 15 years now is to keep my Greek and Hebrew Bibles (including the LXX) open every time I look at the Scripture text. Doing so has helped me keep my Greek and Hebrew from growing rusty.

There’s a simple way to make sure the original languages are always visible to you in your Bible study: creating a virtual Greek/Hebrew Bible in Logos. Let me show you how and why you should do it.

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There’s a Devil in the Details of the Day of Atonement

Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement described in Leviticus 16, is a central element of the Jewish faith, even though it is not practiced today as it was in ancient times. Although many Christians have heard of the day, most would be startled to learn that a sinister figure lurks in the shadows of Leviticus 16.

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How to Use the Concordance to Discover Themes in a Biblical Book

The subject of today’s blog I owe to a pastor-teacher, seasoned Logos user, Camp Logos alumnus, and especially my friend, Dr. Robert Dean. Allow me to set it up for you.

Before doing detailed exegesis of passages in a biblical book, it’s a good idea to get a bird’s-eye view of the book. We should read the book numerous times looking for possible subjects, themes, or important topics covered in the book.

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Master Tough Topics & Save up to 70% on Mobile Ed

When it comes to the Bible, we can’t give in to fuzzy logic. We need the courage to have conviction; we can’t shy away from the perplexing passages or tough topics.

To help you tackle the tough stuff, we’ve hand-picked some of Mobile Ed’s most popular courses from trusted Christian scholars—and put them on sale for up to 70% off.

Tackle the tough stuff with Mobile Ed now.

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Last Day to Save Hundreds on the WBC

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This is it: the last day you can get the Word Biblical Commentary for just $399.99. That’s 66% off! This is the lowest price the WBC has been in years, and a deal like this isn’t likely to come around again anytime soon. Get it while you still can.

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Save Time & Money with the Lexham Bible Guides

There are only so many hours in the day, and every one counts. For pastors, this tension is particularly difficult. According to research conducted by Thom Rainer of Lifeway, pastors spend around 13 hours per week on sermon preparation. With all the other church and ministry responsibilities on their plate, that’s a sizable chunk of time devoted to research and writing. How much of your time and effort would be saved by making the research process easier and more accessible? Just think about all the other things vying for attention that could be prioritized with all the time that was previously wrapped up in research.

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Why We Need a New Kind of Hebrew Lexicon

Most of the time you look up a Hebrew word you probably don’t want the extreme depth and complication afforded by the top lexicons. Neither do you want to wade through a tight paragraph of tiny print full of abbreviations you don’t use often enough to remember. Paper lexicons were not designed for easy reading but for saving ink and paper.

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The Best Deals from Lexham Press This Month

Throughout May we’re shining the spotlight on Faithlife’s own Lexham Press. You can save 30% on some of our most popular collections—including big bundles of commentaries, theology, and more. Here are three bundles that can save you hundreds off the regular price if you get them this May:

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