Customize Your Bible Study

Most students seem to have their own method of studying the Bible. Some people love to mark up their Bibles with pens and highlighters; others fill up every square inch of a desk with lexicons, commentaries, original language texts, and theological works. One seminary student I know preferred to study by lining the walls of his small apartment with notes and article clippings; he would then pace the room, adding his own comments in the white spaces. [Read more…]

Was Mary a Virgin?


The prophecy of Isaiah 7:14 is among the most well-known passages in the book of Isaiah. It’s also one of the most controversial, for many reasons.

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin (עלמה, almah) shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

It’s difficult to get through the Christmas or Easter season without seeing one of the major news periodicals or educational television networks cast doubt about the meaning of almah (עלמה) in Isaiah 7:14. A favorite argument is that the Hebrew word almah cannot mean “virgin” but instead refers to a young woman of marriageable age—without respect to prior sexual activity. The more precise word for “virgin” is betulah (בתולה), a word not used in Isaiah 7:14. The New Testament author Matthew, we are so often told, mistakenly assumed the term meant “virgin.” His ignorance led to the doctrine of the virgin birth of Jesus. But are these assertions correct? [Read more…]

How to Use Sermon Editor’s New View Settings


I certainly hope you’ve discovered and are enjoying the Logos 7 Sermon Editor! This “multi-document creating word processor” continues to expand with new and improved features.

The recent release of Logos 7.10 contains two big new enhancements: Slides View and Outline View.

To view (and subsequently export) just the slides in the document: [Read more…]

Is Learning Greek Easier Than You Think? Find Out.

Most of us cannot read or recognize this Bible passage in its original language:

Οὕτως γὰρ ἠγάπησεν ὁ θεὸς τὸν κόσμον, ὥστε τὸν υἱὸν τὸν μονογενῆ ἔδωκεν, ἵνα πᾶς ὁ πιστεύων εἰς αὐτὸν μὴ ἀπόληται ἀλλ᾽ ἔχῃ ζωὴν αἰώνιον.

But that could all change in a weekend. And for just a few more days, you can begin your language learning journey—at an unbeatable price.

The new Interactive Greek Alphabet Course from Logos Mobile Education is available at a special introductory price (20% off) through Wednesday, November 22. [Read more…]

Get Paul in the Greco-Roman World, Now on Pre-Pub

When first published in 2003, the two-volume Paul in the Greco-Roman World quickly established itself as the best handbook for understanding the context of Paul’s letters.

Fourteen years later, it remains unequaled in both depth and scope. Its unmatched ability to put the words of the apostle into perspective makes it perfect for any type of study, from sermon preparation to in-depth scholarship.

And for the first time ever, you can access this groundbreaking scholarship in the Logos format. Pre-order the Logos edition before the end of the month, and get 27% off the regular price. [Read more…]

First Time Ever: Save 20% on All Logos 7 Base Packages

Upgrade to Logos 7

There’s never been a better time to get Logos 7. In fact, this is the first time we have ever offered the general public 20% off every Logos 7 base package, and the savings are significant.

How significant? Consider these real-life examples. [Read more…]

Study Paul’s Most Important Epistle Verse by Verse

In his introduction to Romans Verse by Verse, Grant Osborne makes a grandiose claim: “In AD 57 in the city of Corinth, the Apostle Paul wrote the greatest book ever penned in human history: his letter to the Roman church.” While we can’t prove that statement true or false unequivocally, we can say that Romans is Paul’s most dense and complex epistle. It’s had a profound effect on theology and the understanding of Scripture and the themes of the letter inform the core of what it means to be a Christian. [Read more…]

Study Abraham’s Life with Your Church for under $60

Abraham may be remembered as a man of faith, but his life was full of the same ups and downs that characterize our lives. Through it all, he learned to trust God’s promises, and by studying his life, we can learn to do the same.

Now your church can study the life of Abraham together with an all-in-one curriculum package. Abraham: Following God’s Promise: Complete Church Curriculum gives you everything you need for an eight-week sermon series and related small group sessions. It’s an affordable way to help your entire church learn in community. And right now, you can get the complete program for 33% off.

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What Does Philippians Reveal about Paul’s Theology?

What if a single book of the Bible could be a window into Paul’s entire theology? In the course Paul’s Theology and the Letter to the Philippians (just $9.99 this month only), Dr. Robert Sloan reveals how a thorough understanding of this letter will help you grasp the overall thought of the apostle Paul. From his prayer of thanksgiving for the Philippians and the soaring “Christ hymn” of chapter two, to his earnest pleas for peace in the local church, discover how Paul’s theology is revealed through every verse of this epistle.

Dr. Sloan draws on his decades of experience in ministry and the academy to provide a careful exegesis of Philippians and the theology of its author. Through the end of the month, you can pick up the entire 3-hour course for just $9.99. And you can add a course from Dr. Craig Evans for no extra charge. Get both now.

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What Really Happened at the Tower of Babel?

Most children who’ve attended Sunday school classes can tell you what happened at the Tower of Babel. King Nimrod wanted to be famous, so he convinced the people of Babylon to build a great tower that would reach heaven.

God could see that the people were becoming prideful and decided that he should go down and mix up their language so they couldn’t understand each other. This teaches us that pride is bad and helps us understand where all the world’s languages came from.

Most adults don’t really have an understanding of this story that’s any more sophisticated. But Dr. Michael S. Heiser, author of The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible, would like to remedy that. In this post, adapted from his popular book, Heiser explains what really happened at the tower of Babel and unpacks its implications. Then he goes on to show how the New Testament corrects what happened at the tower of Babel. [Read more…]