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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Get 30% off the Westminster Bible Companion Series

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Every month, we offer a special discount on one of our top products. September’s deal is the Westminster Bible Companion Series (33 vols.). This series offers something different from many commentaries. Instead of lengthy technical discussion, it offers concise, highly readable discussion that explains the biblical book in its original historical context and explores its significance for faithful living today. Much like William Barclay’s Daily Study Bible series, it’s a commentary that lends itself well to devotional reading.

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The Unseen Realm: Now Available!

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The threads of the unseen realm are woven throughout Scripture. They begin before creation, can be seen throughout the Old Testament, and have major implications for Jesus’ mission in the New Testament. However, because of our modern perspective, these threads are often overlooked, ignored, or misunderstood.
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Zondervan/Thomas Nelson Sale Is Here!

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It’s here! Dynamic Pricing and discounts are now available on all Zondervan and Thomas Nelson collections. Now is the perfect time to complete collections like Word Biblical Commentary, the John MacArthur Treasury, and the Zondervan Counterpoints Series. See your custom price now!

Here are the top 7 Reasons to get Zondervan’s Word Biblical Commentary (WBC) during this unprecedented event.
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Find Verses Featuring All Persons of the Trinity

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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.

Ephesians is one of my favorite books in the Bible. While reading it recently I came again to the wonderful verse of 2:18 which reads in the NASB:

for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father.

I noticed all three persons in the Trinity are mentioned: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As I meditated on the truth of the Trinity, I wanted to discover other verses in the New Testament in which all three persons are mentioned.

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