Explore John as a Two-Level Drama in August’s Free Book

August’s free book comes from seasoned scholar and teacher J. Louis Martyn, a contributor to the notable Anchor Yale Bible. This month, you can add his Johannine studies commentary History and Theology in the Fourth Gospel to your Logos library at no cost. [Read more…]

Learning Logos: How to Change Resource Text Size

A Logos user contacted me with this scenario:

I have changed the Content Scaling to 140% but the text size in NASB is unchanged. Why?

His good observation brings up an important distinction regarding text size in resources: a global setting versus a local setting. [Read more…]

Logos Tech Tip: How to See the Big Picture in the Story of Jacob

Keeping an eye on the big picture of a biblical story is important when you are studying the individual parts of an extended narrative. For example, how do the twists and turns of the story of Jacob fit into redemptive history? 

Narrative Character Maps in Logos makes it easy to find out. Narrative Character Maps display the movements and interactions of biblical characters like Jacob in a narrative sequence. You can survey the entire story of Jacob, the crucial points in the plot, and the geographic location of other key players in the narrative through time.

Here’s how:

These maps are linked to Factbook entries and labeled pericopes, which allow you to easily dig deeper into any character or event on the map.

Try it now! Explore maps for other biblical characters and books

Have Logos Starter or above but don’t see the interactive on the Tools menu?  It may be because you don’t have it downloaded. Simply open your Logos library, search for “Narrative Character Maps Interactive,” right-click, and select Download.

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.”1 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…]