Expand Your Study of the New Testament and the Early Church

study the New Testament and the early church

June has been a busy month for expanding and updating our products. Of particular note are the recently updated Teach the Text Commentary series, the Gordon Fee New Testament Studies Collection, as well as these four brilliant gems in the study of the New Testament and the early church:
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What’s New in the Word Biblical Commentary Upgrade

Word Biblical Commentary

In a few days, we’ll be shipping the newest Word Biblical Commentary Upgrade (3 vols.), which contains entirely new editions of existent volumes in the WBC series. Why bother upgrading? Let’s take a look at 2 Corinthians.

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How to Uncover the Bible’s Literary Context

Ancient Literature Collection (25 vols.)

Everyone who takes Bible study seriously understands the importance of the Scripture’s ancient literary and historical context. The Word of God was not written in a vacuum—countless ancient documents cite, allude to, quote, or echo it.

Unfortunately, many profound insights from Scripture remain hidden to us when we don’t have the tools to uncover allusions to God’s Word in other ancient works.

Revealing the ancient context

Logos 6’s new Ancient Literature section in the Passage Guide connects the Bible passage you’re studying to the ancient world that cited it, alluded to it, quoted it, or echoed it.

Take Isaiah 54:3 as an example. You wouldn’t know it from a cursory reading—or even an in-depth study of the passage alone—but this verse is cited throughout the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Talmud. More importantly, those citations provide profound insight into the significance of this passage to the ancient Jews—and Christians today.

Why you’re not getting the most out of the Ancient Literature Tool

Maybe you noticed in the video: we’ve tagged a ton of ancient resources to feed into this tool. But to get the most out of it, you need to be sure those resources are in your Logos library.

To make it easier, we’ve compiled a must-have collection of ancient works that are specifically tagged to feed into your Ancient Literature section. This Ancient Literature Collection contains 25 books to supplement your Logos 6 base package.*

These are essential resources for doing the kind of study you saw in the video, and you can get them here at a steep discount. If you were to buy these one-by-one, the cost would really add up.

On its own, the three-volume Context of Scripture costs $299.95.

The Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmud Collection is $279.95.

James H. Charlesworth’s Pseudepigrapha? Another $119.95.

For less than the cost of these resources combined, the Ancient Literature Collection gives you these plus 18 more. And if you already own some of these resources, you’ll only pay for the ones that are new to you.

With works from a wide range of sources—Jewish writers like Josephus, early Christian writings from the apostolic fathers, the Pseudepigrapha, and more—you’re sure to find insights into the early theological development of any passage you study.

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Get the Ancient Literature Collection today!

*Note: Logos 6 Silver or the Core Crossgrade is required to be able to use this feature with the Ancient Literature dataset.

Language Specialists, This One’s for You!

Grammars Collection (94 vols.)

We’re proud to announce our new Grammars Collection—a steeply discounted package of 94 biblical-language grammars to help students and scholars unpack any syntactic or semantic challenge in the study of the biblical text.

For merely $8 per grammar (many of which cost between $20 and $40 individually), this massive collection can enhance your original language studies.

This collection includes essential volumes such as Stanley Porter’s Idioms of the Greek New Testament and Fundamentals of New Testament Greek, Ernest de Witt Burton’s Syntax of the Moods and Tenses in New Testament Greek, James Hope Moulton’s five volumes on New Testament Greek, Mark Futato’s Beginning Biblical Hebrew, Bruce Waltke’s An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax, and over 80 more volumes in 9 different languages.

Results from all your grammars, all at once

Logos 6 doesn’t just leave grammars in your library, waiting for you to open them one by one. When you perform a search on a passage in your Exegetical Guide, Logos 6 queries all of the grammars in this collection for references to the passage you’re researching.

All of these grammars contain Bible references, ensuring that your research on any verse of the Bible will contain results discussed by grammarians and biblical-language scholars.

Dynamic pricing and great discounts

Those of you studying Greek or Hebrew intensely probably already own many of these grammars—so when you’re signed into your account at Logos.com, you’ll see a custom price tailored to discount the books you own, while still getting the rest of the books in the collection at a huge discount!

Refuel your study with nearly 100 original-language grammars. Get the Grammars Collection today!

Why You Should Get These 3 Expanded Series

We’ve recently expanded and compiled three new series—and until April 2, you can take more than 33% off each of these collections!

Get commentaries on Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians, critical studies on Paul’s writings, and introductions to the philosophical background of modern theological conversation—all at steep discounts.

Here are three reasons you’ll love each of these series:

Paul in Critical Contexts Series (8 vols.)

paul-in-critical-contexts-seriesRegularly $149.99—get it for $99.99

  1. Get in on the most recent conversations on Paul in postcolonial, gender, and power contexts—and see the Bible’s interpretation in the world today.
  2. Study Paul’s writings one book at a time (Romans, Philemon, Galatians, 1 Thessalonians, and more) from modern sociocultural lenses.
  3. Get a 33% discount—just use coupon code PCCS15 before April 2.

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Eerdmans Interventions Series (7 vols.)

eerdmans-interventions-seriesRegularly $149.99—get it for $99.99

  1. Introduce yourself to modern philosophers such as Žižek, Heidegger, and Hauerwas, as well as philosophical movements such as naturalism and scientific realism.
  2. Understand how these philosophies underlie academic and popular contexts, from biblical interpretation to philosophical apologetics to contemporary social issues.
  3. Save 33% when you use coupon code INTS33 before April 2.

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Classic Commentaries and Studies on 1 & 2 Thessalonians (21 vols.)

classic-commentaries-and-studies-on-1-and-2-thessaloniansRegularly $259.99—get it for $169.99

  1. Get access to a number of rare commentaries, including Puritan minister John Jewel’s exposition on the Thessalonian letters, Samuel Hick’s sermon on sanctification, and the Westminster New Testament’s Thessalonians and Corinthians volume by Robert Mackintosh.
  2. Explore studies on Thessalonians that provide a wide array of material—theology and doctrine, Greek exegesis, devotional application, preaching illustrations and aids, sociohistorical background, and more.
  3. Take 35% off this commentary until April 2 with coupon code CCS12TH33 at checkout.

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Want bigger discounts? If you own any of the volumes in these collections already, you qualify for a Dynamic Pricing discount, so you’ll only pay for those volumes that are new to you.

And to make these series even more budget friendly, you can add these to payment plans and download them today for a low monthly rate.

Add these series to your Logos library today!

Pro Tips: Factbook and Bible Book Guides

factbook-collectionLogos 6 cuts straight to the meat of Bible study.

Let’s say you wanted to begin a study of the first letter to Timothy. How would you begin such a study using Logos?

With paper-and-ink books, you’d have to open up each individual commentary on Timothy and read through their introductions to begin to get a grasp on this Pauline epistle—then you’d open up your Bible dictionaries to learn about Timothy and his relationship with Paul.

Even in Logos, one might be tempted to open up each commentary individually and begin reading. But this doesn’t save time—it’s actually no different than owning all of the print volumes on Timothy and studying manually.

Where the Factbook comes in

The Factbook sorts relevant information on the Bible’s books and characters so that you can begin any study with ease.

For example, you can get instant access to what your library has to say about the authorship and date of composition of 1 Timothy or the major themes running through this epistle. You can also look up Paul’s disciple Timothy and get links to all the articles on him in your dictionaries and encyclopedias. Everything you want to know about Timothy, the date of composition of 1 Timothy, and on the themes of the epistle is all a click away.

Search results coming up empty?

We’ve always said that a bigger library brings better results.

If your Factbook results are looking slim, we recommend expanding your library with more reference works, especially high-profile commentaries, such as the Word Biblical Commentary, the New American Commentary, and the International Critical Commentary, or dictionary series that pay dividends in the long term, such as The IVP Bible Dictionaries Series.

And now we’ve made it even easier to get the results you want with Factbook. With the Factbook Collection, you’ll get 22 volumes of commentaries, Bible handbooks, and dictionaries that are each specifically tagged to bring articles into your Factbook.1 You’ll boost your study with such works as the revised International Standard Bible Dictionary (ISBE), the Tyndale Concise Bible Commentary, the Holman Concise Bible Commentary, and the Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible.

Not only will you get top-notch reference works, but in this collection they come at a deeply discounted price. The ISBE alone would cost you $129.95, so for $80 more you can add 18 other modern dictionaries and commentaries to your library and round out your study with expert research on any biblical topic. And if you already own any of these volumes, your own custom price will be even lower!

Get detailed Bible study delivered to your fingertips

Get the Factbook Collection today and grow your library’s research capacity at an unbeatable price!

  1. This collection does not contain the Logos 6 software that comes with each base package. A Logos 6 base package or crossgrade is required to access the Factbook tool, and for best performance, we recommend Logos 6 Bronze or higher. []

Stay Up to Date with Themelios, Preaching the Word & More

We recently expanded five noteworthy collections with the newest volumes that have shipped from Pre-Pub. Now’s the best time to get into the most up-to-date commentaries and journals in Logos—download them immediately and use a payment plan to fit your budget.

Sign in to your account and check out these products to see if your library is up to date!

Preaching-the-WordPreaching the Word Series (36 vols.)

Proclaim the truths of Scripture as you guide your congregation or classroom through the Bible. The Preaching the Word commentary series was written for you, enriching even your personal study of the Bible with page-turning exposition on 43 New and Old Testament books. Written by preachers for preachers, this down-to-earth series meets pastors and teachers at any level, without compromising Scripture’s significant theological and practical meaning.

BrazosBrazos Theological Commentary on the Bible (19 vols.)

Now including Christopher R. Seitz’s volume on Colossians, this commentary tackles exploring theological interpretation—a potentially divisive chore most commentaries shy away from—on some of the most theologically packed books of the Bible. Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox scholars contribute a wellspring of knowledge in a widely accessible, but broadly academic way.

PhilippiansClassic Commentaries and Studies on Philippians (33 vols.)

Combining our previous two Classic Commentaries and Studies on Philippians collections—as well as six other classic works—this giant collection is ideal for any level of exegetical or hermeneutical study on Philippians. Familiar authors like Alfred Plummer, John Calvin, F.B. Meyer, and C.J. Ellicott join 29 other authors to bring you 33 different perspectives and scholarly backgrounds for approaching and interpreting Philippians.

Themelios-1975-2014-117-issuesThemelios 1–39 (1975–2014) (117 issues)

Now updated through 2014, Themelios provides in-depth theological work on a variety of issues—from the study of Scripture to contemporary movements in the church. Book reviews, editorials, and opinion pieces provide thought-provoking insights into challenging contemporary issues. And with articles written by D.A. Carson, Rodney Decker, J.V. Fesko, Wayne Grudem, Stanley Porter, and many others, these articles are guaranteed to keep you coming back. You’ll especially want these in Logos 6, as this journal is tagged to appear in the Journals section of your Passage Guide and Factbook, automatically bringing the relevant discussions right into your own studies.

Christian-History-MagazineChristian History Magazine (issues 1–108)

From Augustine to C.S. Lewis and Francis of Assisi to Jonathan Edwards, Christian History Magazine spans 2,000 years of tumultuous history, from the dangers of early American missionary work to the growth and persecution of Christians in Russia, India, China, Nazi Germany, and beyond. Get fascinating articles on the Puritans, the Huguenots, and the Waldensians. Study the birth of Western monasticism and the medieval shift that facilitated the Crusades. These 108 magazines will flood your library with very readable biographies, events, movements, and periods relevant to the legacy of every Christian. And when studying significant movements and Christians in your Logos 6 Factbook, related articles from this magazine appear as links.

Visit Logos.com and sign in to see if you qualify for Dynamic Pricing discounts, and update your collections today!

Get the Most out of Your Favorite Logos 6 Features with Specialized Collections

Ever wonder how to get the best performance and the most results out of your Passage and Exegetical Guides?

We’ve always said that having a bigger library helps get better results as you study the Bible. But now, for the first time, we’re creating collections around maximizing the performance of specific features in your software. Don’t just get a bigger library—get a library tailored to the type of study you do.

If you use any of these features regularly, these collections are especially for you!1

ancient-literature-collectionAncient Literature Collection

Turn your Silver library into a library that specializes in finding ancient-literature parallels to Bible passages. With this collection, you’ll have access to 25 additional volumes in your search for ancient texts that have implicit or explicit parallels and quotations of canonical Bible texts.

Find the Jewish and early Christian writings that engage your passages—add these volumes to your library today.

textual-variants-collectionTextual Variants Collection

Enhance your Gold library to maximize the Textual Variants results you’ll see in your Exegetical Guide. With these resources, you’ll fill out your Textual Variants section in its different resource categories, such as Apparatuses, Textual Commentaries, Ancient Versions, and Editions.

See ancient Aramaic, Latin, and Greek fragments that witness the variant readings we have in modern translations when you get this collection.

cultural-concepts-collectionCultural Concepts Collection

Augment your Bronze library’s potential for research on societies that both engaged with and were engaged by the Bible. With this collection, you’ll have additional source material to show how certain cultural values and standards are exhibited throughout ancient texts, as well as secondary material that studies the sociocultural aspects of the ancient world.

Sign in to your Logos.com account and check out your custom price on this essential collection.

timeline-collectionTimeline Collection

Travel from historical events in your Timeline to your library to find the event discussed at length. Put your study of historical theologies and ideas into context with detailed discussion of key events in biblical or world history.

Get the Timeline Collection: see your personalized price now, and grow your Bronze library’s scope of history and events.

Customize your library for your favorite features

Make sure you’re signed into your account so that you’ll see your custom Dynamic Price—a discount which takes into account any resources you already own. What’s more, you can get these on a payment plan to make the price right for you.

Add these collections to your library today!

  1. These collections do not contain the Logos 6 software that comes with each base package. A Bronze base package or higher is required to use the Timeline and Cultural Concepts tools; a Silver base package or higher is required to use the Ancient Literature section of the Passage Guide; and while Gold is not necessary to access the Textual Variants section of your Exegetical Guide, it does unlock the Online Manuscripts Dataset, allowing you to see high-quality images of the fragments and manuscripts that witness that text, giving you the full experience of Textual Variants feature. Any base package or crossgrade will get you at least the minimal experience of Textual Variants. []

Bigger Library, Better Research

If you’ve been with us for a while, you’ve probably noticed something about using Logos:

Bigger libraries produce better research.

We are committed to serving a body of believers who preach, teach, write, and research for the good of the church. To that end, we love making new ways for the church’s preachers and theologians to expand their libraries. Lately, we’ve updated several series—check them out and enhance your library with the latest collections today!

anchor-yale-bible-reference-libraryAnchor Yale Reference Library (33 vols.)

Fans of the Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary and the Anchor Yale Bible love the Anchor Yale Reference Library, so we’ve recently expanded it from 29 volumes to 33! In this collection, you’ll find the three-volume Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, Raymond Brown’s two-volume The Death of the Messiah, from Gethsemane to the Grave, John Meier’s four-volume A Marginal Jew, and dozens of other monographs and introductions to specific philosophical, theological, or exegetical topics.

analytical-bible-expositorAnalytical Bible Expositor (27 vols.)

The Analytical Bible Expositor is made for preachers and teachers of the Word. Covering almost every book in the Bible, these commentaries expound the main points of Scripture in a teachable way, allowing you to adapt and build your own sermons around John G. Butler’s outlines. And with verse-by-verse commentary and book introductions, the details of Scripture are at your fingertips so that nothing is overlooked.

the-fathers-for-english-readersThe Fathers for English Readers (14 vols.)

Get scholarly biographies of the early Church Fathers. These are the figures who shaped and formed Christian theology in the early years of Christianity and formed the first exegesis of Scripture as it was being canonized. If you own a base package, you probably own Schaff’s translation of their works—now get classic biographies to help put those works into context. Written by Cambridge and Oxford scholars—the fathers of modern scholarship—these volumes provide essential insights into Christian historical theology and patristics.

the-works-of-st-thomas-aquinasThe Works of St. Thomas Aquinas (18 vols.)

Thomas Aquinas was a pioneer of Christian theology and the philosophy of God. He influenced Christian thought and culture by reintroducing Aristotelean methods and processes to the theological sciences, thus setting Christianity’s course for the next 800 years. No theologian today grapples with Christian theology without passing through Thomistic influence. Get these essential works and see for yourself the indelible intellectual shift Aquinas brought to the church.

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Why wait? Add any of these to your existing payment plans so you can begin reading and writing today! And with Dynamic Pricing, any volumes you own in these collections will be discounted from your personal price—make sure you’re signed in on Logos.com, and your custom price will display on the product page.

Newly Updated Series for 2015

The new year has kept us busy keeping updated the collections you know and love—check out these favorite commentary and sermon products to make sure you’re not missing key resources in your Bible study and sermon prep!

Tim Keller Sermon Archive (1989–2013)

Now updated to include sermons from 2012 and 2013, this sermon archive from expository preacher Timothy Keller features over 1,300 sermons across dozens of books of the Bible. His rich Bible-first preaching now engages readers with expository hermeneutics and applicable illustrations. Tagged to populate the Sermon Starter Guide, these sermons will engage and enlighten readers studying any passage from which Keller has preached.

46541Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (BECNT) (17 vols.)

This series is now updated with Jeffrey A.D. Weima’s volume on 1 and 2 Thessalonians. BECNT is a favorite of many, offering sound scholarship for New Testament exegesis and providing the tools you need for language studies, theological interpretations, and pastoral application.

Classic Commentaries and Studies on 1 & 2 Corinthians (49 vols.)

Get 49 volumes of exegetical, theological, and critical studies on these major Pauline epistles. Charles Hodge, Charles J. Ellicott, John Calvin, and Frédéric Louis Godet are just some of the commentators who’ll fill out your Passage Guide, providing verse-by-verse insight as practical today as it has been in centuries past.

Welwyn Commentary Series (56 vols.)

This series now includes three new volumes on Deuteronomy, Joshua, and Ruth. Expand your Old Testament analysis with an Evangelical favorite. These volumes are designed for preaching and teaching, providing history, hermeneutics, and the cultural context around each pericope and passage.

Social-Science Commentary (6 vols.)Social-Science Commentary

This series covers the majority of the New Testament, providing a thorough sociocultural lens through which to read the New Testament as one would from the first century. Dig into the New Testament as an anthropologist and study the cultural idioms, customs, and lifestyles of those who first received the letters and Gospels of the New Testament.

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Always wanted to have one of these collections in your library, but the price tag put a damper on your purchase? Get them with a monthly payment plan to add them to your library today with manageable increments! Add these books to your library and start using them right away, but spread the payments out over time.

Update your favorite series today!