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3 Reasons to Get April’s Top Product

Blog Image 400x400There’s only one week left to save on the Understanding the Bible Commentary Series: New Testament. Here are three reasons to add this series to your library today:

1. You’ll get 32% off the series’ regular price—a savings of $80. Already have some of the volumes? You’ll pay only for what’s new to you.

2. You’ll get commentary on the New Testament books from Larry W. Hurtado, Craig A. Evans, F.F. Bruce, Gordon D. Fee, and other top scholars.

3. You’ll get a deeper understanding of the New Testament with volumes that present the best scholarship and make the ancient world understandable to modern readers.

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Don’t miss this chance to enrich your New Testament studies with this acclaimed commentary series—at a great discount. Get Understanding the Bible Commentary Series: New Testament today!

Get More Books for Less Money with New Collections

Collections are the best way to get related books on topics you love at better prices. With that in mind, you’ll be happy to know that we recently introduced several newly-expanded collections.

Baker Academic New Testament Backgrounds (27 vols.)
Deepen your understanding of the New Testament with 27 volumes from today’s finest New Testament, Greek, and Judaic scholars—including Craig S. Keener, Michael F. Bird, Ben Witherington III, Bruce Metzger, and others.

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. Each volume is clear, comprehensive, and readable, and will benefit pastors, students, scholars, and laypeople interested in the most pressing topics in New Testament studies.

You may qualify for an ownership discount. Get it now!

Knowing the Bible Series Knowing the Bible Series (12 vols.)
Edited by J.I. Packer and Dane C. Ortlund, these study guides connect the story of God’s grace through Scripture to practical application, challenging questions, and theological discussions. Each volume in the series consists of a 12-week instructional course that offers significant ways to learn and study the Bible. Perfect for anyone who wants to enrich their Bible study, these enlightening Bible guides can be used for personal or group study.

Here are Gospel-minded pastors and scholars doing Gospel business from all the Scriptures—this is a biblical and theological feast preparing God’s people to apply the entire Bible to all of life with heart and mind wholly committed to Christ’s priorities.
—Bryan Chappell, president emeritus, Covenant Theological Seminary

You may qualify for an ownership discount. Get it now!

The Anchor Yale Bible (88 vols.)
The prestigious Anchor Yale Bible commentary series was recently updated with two new volumes: one on Revelation and one on Judges 1-12. This 88-volume series represents the pinnacle of biblical scholarship, drawing from the wisdom and resources of Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish scholars from around the world. These massive commentaries are written with the most exacting standards of scholarship, reflecting the highest technical accomplishment.

Get 10% off this premier series through Friday, May 1.

You may qualify for an ownership discount. Get it now!

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Ready to get more books for less money? Get all three collections right now!

1.3 Million Words Added to the Lexham Bible Dictionary

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At the end of 2014, we shipped a massive update to the Lexham Bible Dictionary (LBD) that pushed the article count to over 5,000 articles and its word count to over 2.7 million words. In a few weeks, we’ll ship another update that includes over 1.3 million new words across over 1,800 more articles.

Have you ever picked up Wayne Grudem’s massive 1,300-page Systematic Theology? This update is the equivalent of adding two of those huge tomes to the LBD.

The most advanced Bible dictionary in existence is bigger than ever.

Not just more . . . better

In addition to adding 1,800 more articles, we’ve also revisited LBD’s most crucial and popular articles to ensure the content is up to our high standards. Our academic reviewers have tirelessly pored over thousands of articles, reviewing research and editing content so that you can find all the information you’re looking for—quickly and easily.

We’ve also updated thousands of links, enhancing the interconnectivity that can only be found in your Logos library.

Let’s say you want to see every dictionary article related to the canon. Our new mapping articles give you an overview of all the biblical traditions and the various critical issues related to canonization. From there, you can hone in on the particular area of research you’re most interested in. For example, here’s an excerpt from the “Overview of the Canon” article regarding the New Testament:

The New Testament consists of writings by Christians about Jesus, the early church, and the early church’s teachings. The New Testament canon of almost all present-day Christian groups includes 27 books ascribed to the apostles or people closely associated with them. Some of these books were universally accepted as part of the canon of the New Testament as far back as the earliest surviving canon lists, while others, such as Revelation, were disputed for centuries before ultimately being accepted. Only one present-day church, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, has a different New Testament canon. Two versions of the Ethiopian Orthodox New Testament canon exist; the “narrow canon” includes the same 27 books as other New Testament canons, while the “broader canon” includes several additional books. (However, the additional books of the broader canon are not necessarily viewed as having the same level of authority as the books of the narrow canon.)

For information about how the 27-book New Testament canon was established, the role heresies played in accelerating the process, and the relationship of the church fathers to the sacred texts, see this article: Canon, New Testament.

For more information on the books in the Ethiopian Orthodox broader canon of the New Testament, see these articles: Canon of the Bible, Traditions of the; New Testament; Sinodos; Didascalia, Ethiopian; Ethiopian Book of Clement; Book of the Covenant, Ethiopian.

We’ve also added links to related articles and updated thousands of bibliography entries with links to original sources that appear in Logos.

Information at your fingertips

Finding the most relevant information is easy with the LBD. The most relevant information is placed at the beginning of each article, letting you dig deeper as you continue reading. This makes it a great tool for Bible studies, Sunday school classes, small groups, and individual study.

Because digital books have no back cover, we’ll continue to add content that expands the scope of LBD and ensures it never goes out of date. When this new update ships, the dictionary will include 6,800 articles and over 4 million words. That’s the equivalent of a 10,000 page book in print!

All of this amazing content and functionality is completely free. The Lexham Bible Dictionary is included in every Logos 6 base package and the Faithlife Study Bible app.

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Start using the Lexham Bible Dictionary now. Download the Faithlife Study Bible app.

Learn Greek and Hebrew without Going (Back) to Seminary

Many pastors who attend seminary find that the traditional approach to learning Greek and Hebrew does not work for them. First-year courses usually focus on memorizing charts, paradigms, vocabulary, and more. The overwhelming amount of memorization causes many to quit before reaching their end goal: learning how to use Greek and Hebrew to interpret Scripture.

Even after making it all the way through their original-language coursework, many pastors find that years of ministry slowly chip away at the paradigms and rules they worked so hard to master—leaving only a vague recollection of declensions, tenses, and grammatical constructs they spent years (and thousands of dollars) struggling to retain.

This is a frustrating situation—why memorize something you’re not going to use? In this video you’ll hear the story of a student who experienced these frustrations and how that inspired the creation of the Mobile Ed courses Learn to Use Biblical Greek and Hebrew with Logos 6.

The New Approach to Learning Greek and Hebrew

LA_151-161_310x335These Mobile Ed courses eliminate the need for memorization. You’ll learn the same grammatical concepts you’d study in your first year of seminary, but you’ll jump right in to how to use those concepts to interpret Scripture.

Because the courses are a part of your Logos library, you’ll learn how Logos’ language tools and resources can do the heavy lifting for you so you can focus on your exegesis. Instead of memorizing complicated paradigms, you’ll focus on understanding Greek and Hebrew in a practical way that helps you interpret the Bible.

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Save $400 when you get these courses on Pre-Pub. Pre-order now!

Mark Dever Explains How to Grow a Healthy Church

BSM_Blog_MayJuneIn the new issue of Bible Study Magazine, we sat down with Mark Dever to learn how to put our churches on the road to spiritual health. But where to start? Read on to discover the first steps every church must take.

You can read the whole interview in the May–June issue. Get Bible Study Magazine for only $19.99 when you subscribe today!

Mark Dever on developing healthy churches

Pastor and author Mark Dever has dedicated his ministry to building and encouraging healthy churches. He warns that developing a healthy church can take years.

It’s not like a light switch that can just be turned on. The process is as varied as an individual beginning to work toward health. But, generically speaking, churches should begin to preach God’s Word expositionally, regularly, and faithfully from the pulpit. Begin to understand what a church is, what church membership is, and what it means to join a local church. Begin to encourage growth and discipleship. A healthy church should always be clear on what the Bible actually teaches—particularly about the gospel, conversion, and evangelism.

Read our full interview with Mark Dever here!

Jules Martinez: Re-Evangelism in Puerto Rico

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I think we still struggle with illiteracy of the whole story of the Bible. People often tell me that they know what the gospel is and that there’s nothing new for them to learn there. You know what? You never will be able to graduate from the gospel. There’s no ‘next level’ of Christianity beyond that. The gospel is sufficient to encompass all your life and eternity. And it’s complex enough to keep you amazed at what God is doing in Christ to reconcile all things to himself.

Read the full interview here!

This issue of Bible Study Magazine is packed with content that will transform your Bible study.

You’ll get an interview with Mark Dever on building healthy churches, an eight-week Bible study on 1 Peter, an exploration of the themes of 1 Samuel, book reviews, a devotional, and so much more!

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Subscribe today for just $19.99—that’s over 30% off the cover price!

How to Uncover the Bible’s Literary Context

Ancient Literature Collection (25 vols.)

Everyone who takes Bible study seriously understands the importance of the Scripture’s ancient literary and historical context. The Word of God was not written in a vacuum—countless ancient documents cite, allude to, quote, or echo it.

Unfortunately, many profound insights from Scripture remain hidden to us when we don’t have the tools to uncover allusions to God’s Word in other ancient works.

Revealing the ancient context

Logos 6’s new Ancient Literature section in the Passage Guide connects the Bible passage you’re studying to the ancient world that cited it, alluded to it, quoted it, or echoed it.

Take Isaiah 54:3 as an example. You wouldn’t know it from a cursory reading—or even an in-depth study of the passage alone—but this verse is cited throughout the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Talmud. More importantly, those citations provide profound insight into the significance of this passage to the ancient Jews—and Christians today.

Why you’re not getting the most out of the Ancient Literature Tool

Maybe you noticed in the video: we’ve tagged a ton of ancient resources to feed into this tool. But to get the most out of it, you need to be sure those resources are in your Logos library.

To make it easier, we’ve compiled a must-have collection of ancient works that are specifically tagged to feed into your Ancient Literature section. This Ancient Literature Collection contains 25 books to supplement your Logos 6 base package.*

These are essential resources for doing the kind of study you saw in the video, and you can get them here at a steep discount. If you were to buy these one-by-one, the cost would really add up.

On its own, the three-volume Context of Scripture costs $299.95.

The Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmud Collection is $279.95.

James H. Charlesworth’s Pseudepigrapha? Another $119.95.

For less than the cost of these resources combined, the Ancient Literature Collection gives you these plus 18 more. And if you already own some of these resources, you’ll only pay for the ones that are new to you.

With works from a wide range of sources—Jewish writers like Josephus, early Christian writings from the apostolic fathers, the Pseudepigrapha, and more—you’re sure to find insights into the early theological development of any passage you study.

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Get the Ancient Literature Collection today!

*Note: Logos 6 Silver or the Core Crossgrade is required to be able to use this feature with the Ancient Literature dataset.

New Reformed Study Bibles from R.C. Sproul and Joel Beeke!

The past few months have seen the release of two important new study Bibles in the Reformed world.

Get nearly 45% off the print price! Pre-order the Reformation Study Bible and the Reformation Heritage KJV Study Bible today!

Get a major update to a modern classic

The Reformation Study Bible (2015) is an extensively revised, new edition of the popular resource edited by R.C. Sproul. Expanded with over 40% more content, this new edition will serve the church for years to come.

The new edition of the Reformation Study Bible is a milestone in evangelical publishing. . . . This is a serious study Bible for serious students, and it belongs in every Christian’s library.—Dr. R. Albert Mohler

Discover Old Truths in a New Bible

The Reformation Heritage KJV Study Bible, edited by Puritan Reformed Seminary president Joel Beeke, is an entirely new study Bible featuring thoughts for personal and family devotions on every chapter of the Bible—along with thousands of notes and dozens of articles on living the Christian faith.

Its scope is extraordinary, its guiding principles are rock solid, and it is remarkably readable. I know of nothing like it, and I commend it warmly.”—John Blanchard

Navigate your daily bible reading with these indispensable new study Bibles. Plus, they’re made even more powerful in your Logos library. Get the latest milestone in evangelical study Bibles while they’re on Pre-Pub to secure the best price now.

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Every month we make a new free book available exclusively through Facebook. This month it’s, A.A. Hodge’s Outlines of Theology.

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Save 50% on a new resource each day when you take advantage of Facebook Daily Deals! Check out our Facebook page each day to see the new Daily Deal, along with the corresponding coupon code. Use the coupon code and take 50% off that resource. Act fast though—each deal is good for a limited time.

Get today’s offer, The New Testament Commentary Volume III: John.

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Save over 98% on two great commentaries during the month of April when you get the free book and Plus One for only $0.99.

This month, get two renowned volumes from the The Old Testament Library series: Isaiah and Jeremiah.

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Then, for only $0.99, add Jeremiah to your library. With the same literary focus, this commentary details the various literary forms of the book, including prose, poetry, homilies, oracles, and proverbs to help you understand the original intention of this prophetic work. 

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New and exciting books each month

Each month, we bring you new and exciting resources to add to your library. We’ve included monographs by noted theologians such as Walter Bruggeman, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Jürgen Moltmann, and more. In addition, we’ve offered commentaries for everything from Genesis to Corinthians. You’re missing out on some great opportunities if you’re not getting these free books. Sign up for the Free Book of the Month e-mail list below to ensure you never miss another book.