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Last chance for Christmas deals!You’re running out of time to take advantage of Christmas savings! For just a few more days, you can get great discounts on limited-time Christmas collections, topical bundles, some of our most-requested products, and more.

Save big on Christmas collections

Packed with over 40 commentary volumes on specific books like Matthew, Luke, Acts, Psalms, and more, Christmas collections are a deal you don’t want to miss! But you have to hurry: these collections are only available through December 31.

You’ll get volumes from popular commentary series like the New American Commentary Series, the International Critical Commentary Series, and the Pillar New Testament Commentary.

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Get 15% off topical bundles

During the Christmas sale, you can save 15% on topical bundles when you use coupon code BUNDLEUP14 at checkout. These bundles include a selection of resources essential to a specific area of study, like Old Testament studies, counseling, and preaching. 

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All 12 Days of Logos deals are live!

For this year’s 12 Days of Logos sale, we put 12 top resources on sale (plus one extra!), and right now you can save on every single one. This is a great opportunity to save on works like the New International Commentary on the Old Testament and New Testament, the Anchor Yale Bible Commentary, and the Timothy Keller Sermon Archive. 

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Christmas collections, 12 Days of Logos savings, bundles on the topics you care about—these deals aren’t gone yet, but they will be at 11:59 p.m. (PST) on December 31.

Take advantage of the Christmas sale before it’s too late!

 

Load Your New Tablet with Great Books

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To get started, download what we’re sure will be your favorite iOS or Android app—Bible by Logos for mobile. It’s free, and it allows you to carry your library along wherever your life takes you.

Then, get the newly constructed Tablet Bundle, designed specifically for reading on your mobile devices. Until January 2, this companion to the Logos app is available at a fantastic price. It features eight classics of Christian living, theology, prayer, and spiritual development, all at 50% off what you would pay for them if you purchased them individually. These classic page-swiping resources are sure to prepare you for a new year, help you live out your resolutions, and revolutionize your personal and group Bible studies.

These books come fully tagged as Logos resources and are integrated into the Logos desktop software, but they’re also ideal for reading cover to cover on your mobile device.

You’ll see familiar names like John Piper, N.T. Wright, R.C. Sproul, and D.L. Moody on the topics of grace, the Christian life, and Jesus.

This collection also includes a resource new to Logos: George MacDonald’s The Gifts of the Child Christ and Other Tales—ideal for reading to your children at their bedside from your tablet or phone. And for those seeking a challenge to grow in their spiritual life, The Imitation of Christ provides that classic in spiritual development and the pursuit of holiness.

But this deal won’t last: get it now before it expires January 2!

Happy Boxing Week: Save on 45+ Resources

boxing-week-saleHappy Boxing Week! We’ve got great deals for you during this shopping holiday.

Save big on over 45 resources by well-loved and respected authors, including D.A. Carson, J.I. Packer, and others. So what are you waiting for—take advantage of Boxing Week savings now!

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maple-leaf-boxing-week-saleIVP Jesus Studies Collection (15 vols.)

Regularly $224.95get it for $200.00 (11% off!)

ivp-jesus-studies-collectionThis series presents 15 contemporary volumes on Jesus’ life and ministry, as well as much-debated topics relating to the interpretation of his deity, significance of his resurrection, and the historical impact he made.

Explore the preexistence of Christ, significance and interpretation of Jesus’ parables, claims made about Jesus and the misguided assumptions behind them, and much more.

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This collection is designed to aid scholars and students alike in gaining a deeper understanding of the New Testament. Two important methods are introduced—rhetorical criticism and discourse analysis—that are currently being utilized to investigate the use of words and phrases within the historical context in which they were written or spoken.

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In doing away with trivialities and clichés, this work by noted evangelical scholar D.A. Carson gets to the heart of this all-important doctrine from an unflinching evangelical perspective. Yet it does so without losing its personal emphasis: for in understanding more of the comprehensive nature of God’s love as declared in his Word, you’ll come to understand God and his unending love for you more completely.

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Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching Isaiah: Chapters 1–39

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This unique commentary allows the interpretation of Isaiah 1–39 to be guided by the final form of the whole book of Isaiah. It focuses on the theological aspects of Isaiah, giving special attention to the role of literary context.

IVP Dictionary of the Old Testament Bundle (2 vols.)

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This two-volume bundle includes the award-winning Dictionary of the Old Testament: Pentateuch and the Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books, both from InterVarsity Press. These dictionaries bring together hundreds of top Old Testament scholars under the editorship of T. Desmond Alexander, David W. Baker, Bill T. Arnold, and H.G.M. Williamson.

Baker Academic New Testament Backgrounds (19 vols.)

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This collection provides insight into the cultural, social, and religious contexts surrounding the Greco-Roman World; analyzes the credibility of the biblical canon, miracles, and exorcisms; and explores the history and impact of Judaism.

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Take advantage of these huge opportunities to save: explore all Boxing Week deals now.

And don’t forget—you can still take 15% off any Logos 6 base package.

Why Stop at 12 Deals?

The Epistle to the RomansWe couldn’t stop with just 12 deals, so we’re adding an extra day to the 12 Days of Logos. This 13th deal is one you’ll definitely want in your library.

Through December 31, get 34% off John Murray’s The Epistle to the Romans. This classic commentary offers timeless, thought-provoking exegesis on Romans, along with meticulously researched background information. Murray’s accessible style makes this volume invaluable for study at any level.

Don’t miss the riches of what John Piper called “the most beautifully written commentary on the planet.”

All 12 Days deals are still available!

28% off the Timothy Keller Sermon Archive

This massive collection includes every sermon Timothy Keller preached from 1989 to 2011—more than 1,200 total. With these transcripts, you’ll be able to incorporate Dr. Keller’s insights into your sermon preparation, research, or personal study.

$500.00 off The New International Commentary on the Old and New Testament

The NICOT/NICNT provides an exposition of Scripture that is thorough and abreast of modern scholarship, yet at the same time loyal to Scripture as the infallible Word of God. This collection is rarely on sale, so don’t miss your chance!

27% off Christian History & Biography Magazine (issues 1–99)

Get nearly 2,000 articles covering every aspect of church history from the early church to our time. Enrich your studies with insightful analysis of key events, important people, and much more.

And there are nine other great products on sale. These deals only last through December 31—don’t wait, or you’ll miss out.

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Merry Christmas! Enjoy a $20 Gift

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To spread a bit of Christmas joy, we’re offering all Faithlife users a $20.00 promotional code to spend on any Logos resource.

Use your gift to take advantage of special Christmas deals, get more from your Bible study with Logos 6, explore history’s greatest works with a Noet Research Library, or advance your theological knowledge with a Mobile Ed course.

If you have a Faithlife or Logos account, just check your inbox for your code, and take $20.00 off your purchase today!* But hurry—this code expires at 11:59 p.m. (PST) on December 31, 2014.

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On Sale: Resources for Examining Christ’s Birth

december-monthly-sale-bannerAs we spend time with our friends and loved ones this Christmas Eve, our thoughts naturally turn to the birth of the Messiah. And yet, so many misconceptions persist about Jesus’ arrival on this earth. With that in mind, here are some resources you can use to explore the Savior’s birth that are on sale this December:

The Interpretation of St. Matthew’s Gospel

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the-interpretation-of-st-matthews-gospelMatthew begins with the genealogy of Jesus. While many modern Christians are concerned with their ancestry and family trees, this would have been of special importance to Matthew’s original audience.

R.C.H. Lenski highlights the importance of genealogy to a first-century audience—and the incredible lineage of Jesus through David, as well as Abraham. In the entire commentary, he goes beyond exegesis, providing linguistic and textual analysis; historical background like information on the author, date, time of writings, authorial intent, and chief themes; and much more. Often addressing difficult text, evading nothing, Lenski evaluates multiple interpretations before choosing one in particular.

The Lenski Commentary will introduce you to a range of interpretations and viewpoints, allowing you to see how other interpretations relate to one another, and will provide the context as to why he settled on a particular viewpoint.

The Anchor Yale Bible: The Gospel according to Luke I–IX

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the-anchor-yale-bible-the-gospel-according-to-luke-i-ixLuke’s Gospel, which is frequently associated with the Christmas story, provides elements like the birth announcement to Zechariah, Elizabeth’s proclamation, and Mary’s song of praise. 

In this first of two volumes on the Gospel of Luke, Joseph A. Fitzmyer provides an exhaustive introduction, a definitive new translation, and extensive notes and commentary on Luke’s Gospel. Fitzmyer brings to the task his mastery of ancient and modern languages, his encyclopedic knowledge of the sources, and his intimate acquaintance with the questions and issues occasioned by the third Synoptic Gospel.

The New International Commentary on the Old Testament: The Book of Isaiah, Chapters 40–66

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the-new-international-commentary-on-the-old-testament-the-book-of-isaiah-chapters-40-66Though many of Isaiah’s prophecies about the Messiah’s birth come in the early portion of the book, chapters 40–66 are replete with prophecies concerning Jesus Christ, including the powerful chapter 53. At this time of celebration, let us not forget that this infant baby whose birth we observe would become the man Jesus, born to die for the sins of the whole world.

In this commentary, John N. Oswalt builds on his earlier argument that the central theme of Isaiah is servanthood. Throughout the book, he keeps readers focused on the character of Israel’s sovereign redeemer, on the blind servant Israel, and on the ultimate work of the suffering servant in whom the world can find its savior.

These are just a few great titles on sale: be sure to check out the rest of this month’s discounted products!

New Lexham Press Titles Shipping Soon

Lexham Press has 16 new books shipping before the calendar turns over to 2015! All of these books are on currently on Pre-Pub—by ordering now, you could get up to 40% off the regular price.

Hurry—all of these books will ship before the end of the year!

Spurgeon Commentary Collection

spurgeon-commentary-collection-new-testament-lettersWe’ve already shown you what makes these commentaries different—they’re more than just a collection of Spurgeon’s writings and spoken word. They’re directly connected to your Logos Bible Software tools that you use on a regular basis, filled with the inspiring wisdom of one of the most influential preachers of the modern era.

The revolutionary Spurgeon Commentary Collection ships December 30. Get it for 40% off on Pre-Pub.

Vos’ Reformed Dogmatics

reformed-dogmaticsFor the first time ever, Geerhardus Vos’ Reformed Dogmatics will be available in English. The first two volumes have been completed and the third one is almost ready. We’re shipping all three of these volumes—Theology Proper, Anthropology, and Christology—now so you can benefit from this groundbreaking translation project.

The final two volumes are scheduled to be finished by July, 2016. If you order now, you’ll receive the first three volumes when they ship December 29 and the other two volumes automatically as they’re finished.

You can get this important piece of Reformed theology for 20% off on Pre-Pub.

Transformative Word series

when-you-want-to-yell-at-god-the-book-of-jobThe first two volumes of the Transformative Word series are finished and ready to ship.

The first volume, When You Want to Yell at God, helps us see the book of Job with fresh eyes. Looking at Job as the height of biblical poetry, Craig Bartholomew helps us see just how beautiful this man’s struggle with God really is.

The second volume, Cutting Ties with Darkness, examines the painful relationship between the Apostle Paul and the church in Corinth. How can we deal with the scars we’ve picked up from our own relationships in light of Jesus’ example?

The Transformative Word series is written by a global cast of church leaders to help you reflect on how the Bible can transform your life. A conversational tone and thought-provoking questions guide you through each biblical book.

These two volumes will ship December 30. Get them both for 20% off on Pre-Pub.

Stand-alone books

the-lion-of-princeton-bb-warfield-as-apologist-and-theologianLexham Press has two additional stand-alone books that will ship before the end of the year, The Lion of Princeton: B.B. Warfield as Apologist and Theologian and Confronted by Grace: Meditations of a Theologian.

In the Lion of Princeton, Kim Riddlebarger examines B.B. Warfield’s theological, apologetical, and polemical writings, bringing clarity to the confusion that surrounds one of the most significant American theologians. Riddlebarger provides a biographical overview of Warfield’s life and traces the growing appreciation for Warfield’s thought by contemporary Reformed thinkers.

Confronted by Grace is a collection of beautifully and thoughtfully written sermons from John Webster, a leading contemporary theologian. These reflections, born from years of theological and biblical study, demonstrate the complexity of the realities we face in the Christian life and the depth of the grace of God. Thoroughly accessible, Webster points us toward Christ so that we may grow in our understanding of the truth of the gospel.

These two books ship on December 31. Get them both for 20% off on Pre-Pub.

24 Perfect Stocking Stuffers for the Theologian in Your Family

stocking-stuffers-christmas-bannerStocking stuffers are just as important as any other gift you give at Christmas. That’s why we’ve taken 24 of your most wished-for resources and put them on sale. Get some of the best deals on the resources you’ve been eyeing all year.

Here are just five of the amazing stocking stuffers you can get this Christmas:

commentary-on-the-new-testament-use-of-the-old-testamentCommentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament

When studying the New Testament, you may encounter quotes or allusions from the Old Testament that are unfamiliar or obscure. In this resource, G.K. Beale and D.A. Carson have brought together a distinguished team of scholars to isolate, catalog, and comment on both the obvious Old Testament quotations and the more subtle allusions found in the New Testament. The result is a comprehensive commentary on the Old Testament references that appear from Matthew through Revelation.

a-new-testament-biblical-theology-the-unfolding-of-the-old-testament-in-the-newA New Testament Biblical Theology: The Unfolding of the Old Testament in the New

Whether you’re a student, scholar, pastor, or professor, A New Testament Biblical Theology provokes you to read the Bible honestly—to let it surprise, challenge, and correct you as you apply the many steps of interpretation. By using the tools included in A New Testament Biblical Theology, you’ll approach Bible study with a more in-depth understanding. Integrate the practical methods found in this resource with your preferred Bible, the Passage Guide, and the other Bible study tools in Logos Bible Software, then dive into Bible study with a vast knowledge base right before your eyes.

bible-study-magazine-philip-yanceyBible Study Magazine

Make your Bible study more effective, organized, and relevant. Bible Study Magazine shares tools and methods for Bible study, as well as insights from respected Bible teachers, professors, historians, and archaeologists. In every 48-page issue, you’ll get sound advice and enriching insights from the pastors and scholars who have spent a lifetime applying the Bible to their lives and teaching others how to do the same.

the-select-works-of-jonathan-edwardsThe Select Works of Jonathan Edwards (2 vols.)

In this resource, you can get The Select Works of Jonathan Edwards in two volumes—the same two-volume set that underlies both the Hendrickson and Banner of Truth editions. In addition to nearly 50 sermons and dozens of theological treatises, these volumes also contain Edwards’ memoirs, his discussion of revivals in New England, and his comprehensive history of redemption. This collection also includes the three works for which Edwards is most famous: A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections, The Life of David Brainerd, and his sermon “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.”

the-reformation-study-bible-notesThe Reformation Study Bible Notes

Widely considered one of the best tools available for Bible study and previously the only study notes available in the New King James translation, The Reformation Study Bible has been updated for compatibility with the readable English Standard Version. This foundational resource features thousands of in-depth study notes, 96 theological articles, 19 in-text maps, and 12 charts to help you better understand the Bible.

See all 24 stocking stuffers on sale this Christmas!

Last Chance: 4 Mobile Ed Courses Shipping This Month

Mobile Ed has had a busy year. We have close to 50 courses available right now with even more in post-production! In addition, four courses are about to ship, which means this is your last chance to save 40% on each of them.

Here’s a brief look at what you’ll get in these courses:

Western Civilization: Greeks to Aquinas

mobile-ed-cs201-western-civilization-greeks-to-aquinasIn CS201 Western Civilization: Greeks to Aquinas, Dr. Bryan Litfin surveys overs 1,200 years of Western civilization with an emphasis on the rise of Christianity. He describes the background of the early church, the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, the birth of Europe, the Middle Ages, and the Crusades. Throughout the course, Dr. Litfin focuses on factors that influenced the growth and development of Christianity, including the councils of the early church, key figures like Augustine, early Christian monasticism, the rise of the papacy, and the early missionary efforts of the church.

This course will give you a better appreciation of how Christianity influenced Western culture, as well as how Western culture influenced Christianity. This course ships on December 23, so order it today while it’s still 40% off!

Introducing Pastoral Counseling I and II

mobile-ed-eric-l-johnson-pastoral-counseling-bundleIn this two-course Pastoral Counseling Bundle, psychologist and professor of pastoral care Dr. Eric L. Johnson provides an overview of pastoral counseling.

In CO101 Introducing Pastoral Counseling I: Theory and Practice, he lays out seven foundational themes or pillars of pastoral counseling. He also describes practical counseling skills that you can use to develop your own counseling abilities and outlines a five-session model for pastoral counseling.

In CO102 Introducing Pastoral Counseling II: Examples in Application, Dr. Johnson looks more in depth at psychological issues every counselor should be aware of. He provides different approaches and strategies you can take when counseling people with depression, couples having problems in their marriage, individuals going through a crisis, and more. Dr. Johnson also discusses important considerations such as when to refer people to professionals for longer-term care.

These two courses are invaluable to anyone who is involved in pastoral counseling. They ship on December 26, so order them today while you can get them for 40% off!

Introducing Evangelism

mobile-ed-ed121-introducing-evangelismFinally, in ED121 Introducing Evangelism, author, pastor, and apologist Dr. Bobby Conway walks you through the basics of evangelism. He explains why evangelism is important and why all believers should be evangelists. He offers a practical strategy to help you get started—a strategy that includes principles like “rely on God through prayer” and “equip yourself to defend the faith.” Dr. Conway emphasizes the importance of building relationships with people, sharing your own personal story, and connecting new believers to a local church.

This course will encourage you to share your faith and provide you with the tools necessary to do so. It ships December 30, so order it today and get 40% off!

Pre-order these courses today to lock in the best prices!

How to Incorporate Extrabiblical Texts into Your Exegesis

ancient-literature-example-featureGood exegesis starts with the text. But it doesn’t end there. You rightly examine lexicons, commentaries, and all sorts of other references as you wrestle with a text.

But what did the ancients say about the text you’re wrestling with? How was this verse used or understood by the Rabbis? By the Church Fathers? What about Philo and Josephus? Are there topics or ideas in this verse that were used in other ancient literature?

Standard secondary sources such as these have been available for Logos Bible Software for a while. But there are a lot of them (no, really, see the list at the end of this post!). And you have to know how to search, then you have to be able to evaluate the usages. And that doesn’t even take into account when commentaries refer to ancient literature (which happens frequently).

In Logos 6, it is as simple as looking in the Passage Guide report you probably already ran on the verse. The Passage Guide sports a brand-new section called Ancient Literature. The section provides information on how your passage is used in all sorts of ancient literature. Not only that, but it also classifies the relationship of the reference in ancient literature with the biblical reference you’re examining. It uses simple and general categories like citation, quotation, allusion, echo, topical, lexical, phrase, and historical.

An example—the one that actually prompted us to start assembling the extensive underlying dataset used by this tool—will probably help explain.

Isaiah 54: The Barren Woman

Here’s the text of Isaiah 54:1 from the Lexham English Bible (LEB):

“Sing for joy, barren woman; who has not borne!

Burst forth into rejoicing and rejoice, she who has not been in labor!

For the children of the desolate woman are more than the children of the married woman,” says Yahweh.

Why would a barren woman rejoice? Once you’ve done your initial work within the passage and within the canonical text, it might help to look at how the passage is understood and referred to in other ancient literature, and whether its relation is intertextual or topical in nature. Understanding how ancient literature interacts at either an intertextual or topical level with this passage can give us better insight into how the cultures contemporary with the Bible viewed barren women, their role in society, and why it would be strange for them to be rejoicing.

This is exactly what the Ancient Literature tool gives you. It points you to relevant portions of ancient literature, classifying the relationship so you can determine if the reference is something you’d like to examine further:

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Ancient Near Eastern literature

Literature in this category does not directly interact with the text of the Bible, but it is from the same milieu and can give us insight into how cultures contemporary with ancient Israel viewed similar concepts and topics.

One document, known as “Enki and Ninmah” (Context of Scripture 1.159) uses the concept of a barren woman. It also shows the cultural notion that a woman unable to give birth was deemed as somehow defective (the larger context of COS 1.159 is a contest between Enki and Ninmah, where Ninmah is creating defective humans and challenging Enki to somehow redeem them or make them useful):

Fifth—she fashioned from it a woman

who could not give birth.

Enki—upon seeing the woman

who could not give birth,

Decreed her fate, he assigned her

to do work in the Women’s Quarter.1

Here, all that Enki could do with the barren woman was to give her work in the women’s quarter. Understanding the cultural necessity of the ability to procreate and the following derision heaped upon those unable to do so is important for understanding the craziness of commanding Isaiah 54:1’s barren woman to rejoice. She has nothing to rejoice over and is well aware of it.

Apostolic Fathers

In Second Clement, one of the earliest available Christian sermons outside of the New Testament, typically dated AD 100–150, the homilist begins (§2.1–3) by quoting from Isaiah 54 and then explaining what he thinks it means. If you’re looking at Isaiah 54, this is good stuff:

2.1Rejoice, O barren woman who has not given birth, break forth and shout, you who has no birth pains, for many are the children of the deserted woman, more than she who has a husband.  The one who says, “Rejoice, O barren woman who has not given birth,” speaks to us, for our church was barren before children were given to her. 2 And the one who says “Shout you who has no birth pains,” means this: offer up our prayers sincerely to God, we should not grow weary like women in labor.  3 And the one who says, “For many are the children of the deserted woman, more than she who has a husband,” since our people seem to be deserted by God, but now we who have believed have become many more than those who seemed to have God.2

In Second Clement, the barren woman is identified as the church, and the growth of the church is identified as the children of the barren woman—pretty interesting.

Judiaca

In the Babylonian Talmud, b.Ber. I.8 mentions Isaiah 54:1. Beruriah is the wife of Rabbi Meir; here she is fielding a question about barren women, specifically referencing Isaiah 54:1:

I.8 A. A certain min said to Beruriah, “It is written, ‘Sing, O barren woman, who has not born . . .’ (Is. 54:1).

B.“Because the woman is barren, should she rejoice?”

      1. She said to him, “Idiot, look at the end of the same verse of Scripture, for it is written, ‘For the children of the desolate shall be more than the children of the married woman, says the Lord’ (Is. 54:1).
      2. “What then is the sense of, ‘Barren woman, who has not born’?

E.“Rejoice, O congregation of Israel, which is like a barren woman [that is,] who has not born children destined for Gehenna such as yourself.”3

Beruriah’s scorn for the lazy exegesis of the Isaiah passage by the one consulting her is evident in her response in ‘B’, labeling him an idiot for not reading the rest of the verse, and then in ‘E’ by her declaration that he is destined for Gehenna as well.

Other references

And there is so much more. Philo, On Rewards §§158–161 cites Isaiah 54:1 and then provides an allegorical interpretation of it. The Sectarian Dead Sea Scrolls (4Q265 Fragment 2) allude to it so we know the passage was used among the Qumran community. There are references in the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha (2 Baruch 10.14; Apocalypse of Elijah 2.38; and more). There are several references in the writings of the Church Fathers.

Get started with Ancient Literature

In the past, users with all of these resources may not have found these references unless they were serious power users with serious search skills. Even then, the references would not have been classified.

Ancient Literature gives you an entry point into all sorts of ancient writings related to the Bible in one way or another. And it provides you with information relevant to the section of Scripture you are studying. It helps you to see how the ancients—rightly or wrongly—used the passage you’re studying. And that could be just the piece you need to better understand your text.

Literature areas and resources for exploration

As you study with the Ancient Literature tool, you can pull from several different resource categories in your library, including:

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Check out Ancient Literature in action and see how to use this tool step by step.

Logos 6’s Ancient Literature tool is available in Silver and higher: explore all of your base-package options, or see which package we recommend for you.

  1. William W. Hallo and K. Lawson Younger, The Context of Scripture (Leiden: Brill, 1997–), 518. []
  2. Rick Brannan, trans., The Apostolic Fathers in English (Logos Bible Software, 2012). []
  3. Jacob Neusner, The Babylonian Talmud: A Translation and Commentary (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2011), 56–57. []