Logos 9 Is Here! See What’s New

Put on your festal robes—the newest version of Logos Bible Software has arrived!

Logos 9 is here with all-new features and resources to take the busywork out of your ministry. Watch the trailer to see what’s new! [Read more…]

3 Great Old Testament Prayers That Could Redirect Your Life

By Walter Kaiser Jr.

Prayer has always been the way God has chosen to show himself strong on behalf of those who called upon him. If prayer is that powerful and has that kind of value, then the practice and habit of prayer ought to set a whole new direction for each of us. 

The brief expositions that follow illustrate how three Old Testament prayers instruct us in this principle. As you continue reading, I suggest you have your Bible open to the appropriate passages, so you can refer to the text of each prayer.  [Read more…]

The One Podcast No ‘Bible Nerd’ Should Miss

 

Do you love a great conversation about the Bible? Then today—National Podcast Day!—there’s one you need to give a listen: the Bible Study Magazine podcast.

Join host Mark Ward (author of Authorized: The Use and Misuse of the King James Bible) as he asks excellent questions of noted Bible scholars like Vern Poythress, Craig Evans, and Leland Ryken. [Read more…]

Over 3,000 NEW Reasons to Love Logos

The Logos catalog of titles is growing!

We’re proud to announce that Wordsearch Bible is transitioning to Logos and that Wordsearch users are currently being migrated to the Logos platform.

As a result, we’ll be able to add thousands of Wordsearch titles to the Logos catalog—including B&H content—by the end of the year. [Read more…]

Here a Verse, There a Verse: 4 Steps to Studying the Bible in Context

Context is king, as they say. But when it comes to studying the Bible, context is far and wide.

A verse is contextualized in a passage; a passage in a biblical book; a biblical book in a particular place and time; and each time and place is characterized by language and culture.

Yet the biblical writings are not limited to the ancient world. “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable . . . for training in righteousness” (2 Tim 3:16). The Bible is both ancient and eternal. It is contextualized to then and applicable now. [Read more…]

How to Study the Bible: 9 Tips from Top Bible Teachers

As Bible Study Magazine has interviewed some of the best Bible teachers and writers over the years, we’ve had the opportunity to ask for tips and advice from people with a deep love for Scripture and a long history of faithful study. Here’s what they had to say. [Read more…]

Pandemics Aren’t New—Just Look at Plagues in the Bible

image of the plague of hail, a plague in the Bible during the exodus

Many Bible readers are familiar with the plague in Egypt at the time of the Exodus (Exod 7:14–12:32)—water turning to blood and infestations of frogs, lice, flies, locusts, and the like. With coronavirus on everyone’s mind, questions abound of whether the word “pandemic” appears in the Bible, too. [Read more…]

7 of the Best Exegetical Bible Commentaries

People have been asking, “Which Bible commentary is best?” for as long as anyone can remember. They’re such a well-loved and useful Bible study tool that entire commentaries have been written—about commentaries

We won’t try to dive into all the best exegetical Bible commentaries here or even all the best exegetical Bible commentary series. So you can explore them all in just a few minutes, we’ve narrowed it down to only seven exceptional selections. [Read more…]

What Psalm 84 Teaches Us about Home

Our family has made several major transitions in the past few months—from our home in the Middle East to Europe briefly and then to the United States—while also considering new options abroad for the near future. There has been so much change that when my elementary-age children were asked where they lived, they stared blankly and then turned to me for the correct answer. The primary question in our family right now is, “Where is home?”  [Read more…]

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…]