“A Commentary Written by a Churchman, for the Church”

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Ephesians presents modern readers with a difficult interpretive challenge. The themes found within the letter are deeply theological and the Apostle Paul writes with a complex writing style that is hard to decipher. Working through this biblical book is hard for even the most experienced biblical scholar.

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Listen: Logos Bible Software on the Shaun Tabatt Show

I recently had the chance to sit down with Shaun Tabatt and discuss Logos Bible Software. We talked about some of my favorite features in Logos, as well as the all-important issue of how to pronounce “Logos.”

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Mark L. Ward, Jr. received his PhD from Bob Jones University in 2012; he now serves the church as a Logos Pro. He is the author of multiple high school Bible textbooks, including Biblical Worldview: Creation, Fall, Redemption.

Why a 1,600-Year-Old Translation Belongs in Your Bible Study

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Image: St Jerome in His Study by Domenico Ghirlandaio, 1480

By the end of the fourth century, the common language of the Western world was Latin, but a complete and cohesive Latin translation of the Bible had yet to materialize. It wasn’t until A.D. 405 that a scholar named Jerome completed a Latin translation that would become a true standard for the Western world. By the thirteenth century, Jerome’s Bible was so ubiquitous, it became known as the versio vulgata: “the version commonly used.”

Today, we call it the Latin Vulgate.

But this historically important translation is often neglected by Protestants. Back in December 2015, I sat down with Faithlife’s Latin Editor Andrew Curtis to learn why (and how) Protestants should study the Latin Vulgate. At the time, Andrew was neck deep in the work of creating an unprecedented Latin-English interlinear Bible. Now that the project is complete, I asked him to remind us of the importance of the Vulgate and to provide some practical tips on how to use this important translation in Bible study.

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What Does It Really Mean to Read the Bible in Context?

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Cuneiform tablets changed my life. I’m not kidding. As I look back on my 15 years of graduate school in biblical studies, the turning point in how I view the Bible was my course in Ugaritic, a cuneiform language very similar to biblical Hebrew. This class compelled me to transform “read the Bible in context” from a naïve platitude to an issue of spiritual integrity.

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3 Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss February’s Featured Deal

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This month only you can save on the J.C. Ryle Collection: 18 volumes from a classic preacher and writer with insights that resonate with Christians to this day. Here are three reasons you’ll want to pick up this month’s featured deal.

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What’s the Best Evangelism Strategy? Some Wisdom from John Piper

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Christians and non-Christians argue about the truth of the Bible all the time. (Because Internet . . .)

Christians even argue with other Christians about how to argue about the truth of the Bible: what’s the wisest strategy?

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Logos Base Packages Are Now Available in 6 Languages!

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Our vision at Faithlife is to increase increase biblical literacy and accessibility for every Christian around the world. To truly fulfill that vision, it’s not enough to continue creating new versions of Logos Bible Software in English. We want to reach as many people as possible in their own language. That’s why today, we’re pleased to announce the release of a Korean version of Logos Bible Software.

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To Celebrate 25 Years, We’re Giving You $25 to Spend on Logos.com

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The first copy of Logos Bible Software shipped 25 years ago. There wasn’t much fanfare when that first batch was dropped into the mail: just a few hand-stuffed manila envelopes that found their way to the right people.

If it wasn’t for our customers, we wouldn’t be here to serve you today. Like you, we’re passionate about the Bible, and your commitment to God’s Word serves as a daily example to all of us here at Faithlife.

As a thank you for letting us serve you for all these years, we’re giving you $25 to spend on Logos.com. Just use coupon code 25YEAR. But hurry: this offer is only available until March 1.

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Free Ebook: Stress-Free Tips for Getting Started with Digital Bible Study

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It was a little less than 600 years ago when a German goldsmith transformed the way we experience the Bible.

Gutenberg’s printing press put the Bible in the hands of Christians who never had access to it before, and it kicked off a revolution in Bible study.

Now, with Bible software and other digital study tools becoming increasingly common, we’re in the midst of another shift in the way Christians engage with God’s Word.

But getting started with Bible software can be intimidating. That’s why Dr. Mark Ward wrote a new book: to help you discover ways you can use digital tools in your study today. (And now that you can get a free version of Logos Bible Software, getting started has never been simpler.)

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Track When & Where You Preached That Sermon with the Sermon Editor

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Someone once said, If a sermon is worth preaching once, then it’s worth preaching again. May I quickly add, though, Probably not in the same church.  At least not in the same year!

To help prevent sermon repetition and perhaps an embarrassing situation, the Sermon Editor in the recently released Logos 7.4, contains 2 additional fields for keeping track of when and where we deliver messages.

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