Expand Your Study of the New Testament and the Early Church

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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 Logos Now 6.4

What’s new in Logos Now

Every day we’re working hard on innovative solutions to the problems you encounter in your Bible study. Our team regularly develops exciting new features, datasets, tools, and more to give you a deeper understanding of God’s Word.

In the past, you had to wait until the next release of our software to access extensive updates like these. But whether you’re a minister, scholar, student, or an everyday Christian with a passion for God’s Word, we recognize that you want the latest and best Bible study tools to help you dig deeper into God’s word, right now.

That’s why we created Logos Now.

Roughly every six weeks, we roll out our newest developments so you can use them in your Bible study immediately. It’s easy to get started with Logos Now; you can even get your first month free.

We recently released our newest features and tools to Logos Now members—if you’ve been waiting, this is the time to start. Here’s what’s new.

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How to Use Inline Search to Discover Figures of Speech

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.

Maybe you’ve noticed that searching in Logos is quite different from searching a print book! We search print volumes one at a time, whereas Logos editions can be searched in bulk. We instruct Logos to search our commentaries or theology books or journals. But with so many books in our Logos libraries, we may overlook the value of a specific resource. One such book you perhaps own is Figures of Speech Used in the Bible by E.M. Bullinger. In this book, the author identifies over 200 types of figures of speech and then provides biblical examples of each. It’s a helpful guide when trying to discover Hebrew or Greek figures of speech we may miss because we’re not as familiar with these languages as we are our native tongue. When I’m studying a biblical passage, I always run it through Figures just to make sure I’m not missing an idiomatic or emphatic expression. One way to do so is with an Inline search:
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5 Reasons to Pre-Order TDOT While You Still Can

Great deal on TDOTIt’s one of the most important and authoritative works of Old-Testament scholarship, and its coming to Logos. The Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament (TDOT) is currently on Pre-Pub, and you can get it for 64% off the print price for a limited time.

Here are five reasons to pre-order TDOT while you still can.
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3 Free Study Guides to Grow Your Faith

3 free study guides to use on the go
This post will help you get the most out of your Logos Bible app. If you aren’t using the free Logos app on your mobile device, you’re missing a premier Bible study experience. Get it now for iOS or Android.
The Logos Bible app is more than your simple Bible reader—it’s an in-depth study tool designed to help you comprehend the Bible’s complex text in a whole new way.

Get the free Logos Bible app right now, and instantly access three valuable study guides that put difficult passages into an understandable context.

Meanwhile, here are three guides included in the Logos Bible app that can help you get more out of your Bible study.
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Streamline Your Study with Customizable Guides

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One of the best things about the guides in Logos is that they’re completely customizable. You can tweak them so they fit better with your work flow. That means that your study can be swift, simple, and distraction free. In this video, one of our Logos Pros shows you how it’s done.

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Three Exciting Ways to Benefit from Charles Spurgeon’s Wisdom

benefit from the wisdom of SpurgeonFriday, June 19 was Charles Spurgeon’s 181st birthday. In celebration, there are three exciting ways we’re helping you benefit from the vast wisdom of “The Prince of Preachers.” You could even win paperback copies of two volumes in the Spurgeon Commentary series or the 10-volume Spurgeon Commentary Collection: New Testament Letters.

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An Apologist Confronts His Doubt

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Mike Licona was at a spiritual crossroads, and he couldn’t have reached it at a more inconvenient time.

As the apologetics coordinator for the Southern Baptist Convention’s mission board, Mike gained the reputation of a stalwart defender of Christianity. He’d written two books on the historicity of the Resurrection. He traveled the country, debating the philosophical merits of Christianity on college campuses and in churches. But as he continued his doctoral studies, Mike felt a familiar presence lurking near the edges of his consciousness. The unsettling specter he thought he had banished had returned.

His wife Debbie could sense it too. Mike describes the moment they acknowledged its unwelcome reappearance. “One night I’m lying in bed and I figured my wife was asleep. We probably hadn’t said anything for half an hour. And then I just heard her voice pierce into the darkness. ‘You’re doubting again, aren’t you?’”

He could avoid it no longer. Doubt had made a dramatic re-entry into the apologist’s life. But this time was different. This time he would face it head on.
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Create About-the-Author Pages for Your Logos Resources

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.

As you well know, before reading a book, it’s helpful to become acquainted with its author. The more we know about the writer, the more we can place the words of the resource in the context of his or her worldview. For example, we enjoy the daily devotional, My Utmost for His Highest, but do we know Oswald Chambers? When did he live? What was his theological bent?

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Understanding Textual Criticism Just Got Much Easier

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Textual criticism can be pretty intimidating. Sometimes, it’s hard to even know where to start. Today, I’ll show you how you can incorporate this essential task into your study using Logos 6. You can investigate textual differences in the Bible at any level, consult textual commentaries, browse all of your apparatuses, compare modern Greek and Hebrew editions as well as ancient versions, or get access to the original manuscripts—all in one place.

Let me walk you through a textual variant in the Gospel of John and show you how to discover the original reading of this text:
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