And the Winner Is . . .

The true and better bundle. The great high champion. The winner once and for all.

Ladies and gentlemen, your Logos March Matchup winning bundle is: [Read more…]

3 Sanity Checks for Odd Bible Interpretations

I was just having lunch with some pastors, and we were having a friendly disagreement over exegesis. One experienced expositor said, “The Holy Spirit chose precisely this word and not another, so it must have special significance.” I said, “Yes, but we can’t overinterpret: Greek is a human language; it’s not some perfectly precise mathematics problem.” [Read more…]

Learn Greek and Logos at the Same Time—so That Both Stick

Confession: in seminary I used Logos as a crutch. I hovered my mouse over the word for parsing—and on I went, hover by hover, letting what I had painstakingly learned about Greek grammar slowly drip out of my brain.

My loss. [Read more…]

Sitting with Scribes: An Inside Look at Copying Manuscripts (Watch)

Hunched over a table, writing by candlelight, scribes copied God’s Word letter by letter.

What can we know about this ancient craft, highly responsible for the spread of the Bible? [Read more…]

Did the Gospel Writers Make a Mistake?

Five gospels record the life of Jesus. Four you will find in books and one you will find in the land they call holy. Read the fifth gospel and the world of the four will open to you.

– Eusebius Jerome

Possibly the most beautiful, serene place in all of the Galilee is the Mount of Beatitudes (or Mount Eremos in Greek, meaning “solitary” or “uninhabited”). [Read more…]

How Scholars Date Ancient Manuscripts (Watch)

In this clip from Fragments of Truth, an original documentary from Faithlife Films, scholars explain the various ways manuscripts are dated. [Read more…]

The Top 10 Posts of 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, we first want to thank you for being a Logos Talk reader. We hope the blog has educated and equipped you this year, and we look forward to more of that in 2019.

And now, here are 2018’s most-read posts.

Together we learned a lot about angels, language, and using Logos, and also remembered the legacy of the great evangelist Billy Graham. [Read more…]

Rejoice Always, Pray Constantly, Give Thanks in Everything

 

This post is the fifth in a series adapted from Anticipating His Arrival, a family Advent devotional by Rick Brannan. We will be posting one devotional a day through Christmas. [Read more…]

When Our Mouths Were Filled with Laughter

This post is the third in a series adapted from Anticipating His Arrival, a family Advent devotional by Rick Brannan. We will be posting one devotional a day through Christmas. [Read more…]

Excerpt from the Award-Winning Lexham Geographic Commentary

Each year, Christianity Today honors outstanding books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture.

The Lexham Geographic Commentary on the Gospels, edited by Barry Beitzel, recently received this prestigious award for the category of Biblical Studies. The commentary delivers fresh insight by paying attention to an often overlooked component of the Gospel stories—their geographical setting.

Most houses (be they of a commoner or a king) had a guest–room or lodging place (katalyma) where a traveler could pause to eat or sleep for a period of time.

This excerpt explores—and challenges—the traditional understanding of the location of Jesus’ birth. [Read more…]