Resource Updates: August 2015

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Whenever a resource you own is updated, you’ll get that new content—for free—so your Logos library is always becoming more valuable and staying up to date with the latest improvements.

Here’s a list of Logos resources that were updated throughout August.

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Find All the Women Mentioned in Paul’s Letters

IMG_1570_620x413Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

I recently received this question from a Logos user: I am trying to find Paul’s co-laborers who are women. Is there a way to search just for the women in Paul’s letters? Excellent question! Happily the answer is “yes” with the Concordance tool found in Logos Now.

If you’re not familiar with Logos Now please check it out because, in my humble opinion, the Concordance feature by itself makes Logos Now a worthy investment. Among many other things, the Concordance tool can build master lists of people in Scripture. Then we can filter those lists according to numerous characteristics including gender! If you are a subscriber to Logos Now, try this out:

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An Inductive Study of Amos with Logos and a Free Commentary

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The September Free Book of the Month is here! Download Mentor Commentary: Amos, absolutely free!

When commentaries meet inductive study

The book of Amos is full of unfamiliar references, beginning in the very first verse. The inductive method of Bible study—the one that focuses on simply asking questions of the text—is an incredibly valuable and rewarding way of understanding what Amos is saying. Download this month’s free book, open it up in Logos, and follow along with today’s study by clicking the red links.
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Introducing the Most Comprehensive Anglican Base Package Yet

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We are excited to announce the release of our most robust Anglican base package yet—Anglican Portfolio.  This new package is packed with important resources to fill out your library and enhance your study of Scripture. Get started today and save 15% on this enormous Anglican library.

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Why Bible Typography Matters

LogosPro_blogThe style and arrangement of words in your Bible is like wallpaper for most people: you only notice it if it changes, and maybe not even then. But in fact, the typography in our Bibles matters a great deal—and it matters because it means. For instance, when editors place line breaks between two sentences, they are communicating that there’s a shift in the flow of thought. We use paragraphs in modern typography to group related sentences together.

The biblical authors, as far as we know, didn’t use paragraph breaks as we do. And ancient biblical manuscripts have relatively few breaks of any kind. But like periods, quotation marks, and other modern conventions, they have to be there in today’s writing. Their absence communicates something as much as their presence. So editors at Bible publishing houses are forced to choose where to put breaks, and standard editions of the Greek New Testament even notate where paragraphs occur in various major Bible translations.
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Introducing Ashland Theological Seminary’s Graduate Diploma in New Testament with Faithlife

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Mobile Ed and Ashland Theological Seminary have partnered together to offer a graduate diploma in New Testament. This unique distance learning program consists of five masters-level courses incorporating presentations by Ashland faculty, group discussions, webinars, course readings, and assessments, while also utilizing Mobile Ed courseware and the Logos Bible Software Gold base package. The program focuses on engaging the texts and contexts of Scripture, developing a solid foundation in New Testament studies, and encountering the words behind our English translations. Students will also have the opportunity to explore specific topics of interest by utilizing Mobile Ed and the Logos Bible Software Gold base package. Ashland Theological Seminary and Logos Mobile Ed are training students for ministry together.

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Locate the “One Another” Admonitions

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Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

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How to Get the Most out of Logos Features

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What’s your favorite Logos 6 feature? Ancient Literature tool? The Factbook? Textual Variants?

There is a smart way to make your favorite features even more powerful, and 1,063+ Logos users have already started enhancing their libraries with these exciting new collections. They’re called the Feature Expansion Collections.
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Reveal the Worldview of an Ancient Hebrew

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The Bible is composed of disparate pieces, each with their own author, audience, and purpose. It can be hard to come to full understanding of Scripture when we focus on each piece separately. Only when we step back to see the wider context can we begin to understand the mosaic of Scripture.

What happens, though, when we encounter a passage that doesn’t fit into our understanding of the full picture of the Bible? Dr. Michael Heiser helps us understand these difficult or troublesome passages in his new book, The Unseen Realm.

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The Surprising History of Calvin’s Institutes

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John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion is among the most important works of theology in church history. It’s a central text for Protestantism, especially the Reformed tradition, and continues to be read and referenced widely today, just as it was in Calvin’s day.  But it was a long and winding journey that led to the version of the Institutes we now know.
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