Are You Studying These 4 Key Resources?

Logos Base PackagesAll of Logos 5’s features appear in Gold and above. When you upgrade to Platinum, Diamond, or Portfolio, what you’re investing in is valuable, often hard-to-find content, bundled to give you the best deal.

Here are four key resources included only in Portfolio:

1. BDAG/HALOTA Greek–English Lexicon of the New Testament (BDAG) and the Hebrew & Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament (HALOT) stand as the authoritative texts on biblical grammar. These resources are must-haves for anyone looking to grasp original-language nuance. Jerker Blomqvist wrote in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review that BDAG “is without doubt the best tool of its kind that exists in any language, and the present edition is decidedly superior to the earlier ones.”

Most scholars pay extra to add the BDAG/HALOT bundle to their libraries—but if you upgrade to Portfolio, you won’t have to.

2. A. W. Pink Collection (40 vols.)—Widely considered the intellectual successor to Charles Spurgeon, A. W. Pink wrote widely about Christian doctrine and timeless cultural issues. Biographer Iain H. Murray notes that the widespread (and posthumous) circulation of Pink’s works “made him one of the most influential evangelical authors in the second half of the twentieth century.” With Portfolio, you can trace this important writer’s thought across 40 books, plus 68 pamphlets and booklets. [Read more…]

Get up to $370 off the Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library

anchor-yale-bible-reference-libraryThrough September 30, you can use coupon code AYBRL13 to get up to $370 off the Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library!

Groundbreaking scholarship

The Anchor Yale Bible series presents the best contemporary scholarship in a way that’s accessible not only to scholars but to anyone looking to expand their biblical knowledge—a tradition established half a century ago by series founders William Foxwell Albright and David Noel Freedman.

Respected contributors

The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library offers works by 23 of the most respected scholars, pastors, and teachers:

A wide variety of topics

The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library is intended for the broadest possible readership, ranging from world-class scholars to general readers dedicated to expanding their knowledge of the Bible and its world. [Read more…]

Free Book: George Müller’s Jehovah Magnified

Jehovah Magnified

Through September, you can get George Müller’s Jehovah Magnified: Addresses absolutely free! Download it today, and then enter to win the complete 12-volume collection of Müller’s works.

George Müller was gifted with an outstanding intellect, tremendous compassion, and an extraordinary faith in God. He made it his life’s mission to care for the poor and spread the Word of God, building orphanages that housed thousands of children and preaching in over 40 countries. He never asked for financial support, but relied wholly on God to provide for himself and his orphans.

“George Müller’s life was one long witness to the prayer-hearing God; and, throughout, God bore him witness that his prayers were heard and his work accepted. The pages of his journal are full of striking examples of this witness. . . .”

—Arthur T. Pierson

Jehovah Magnified: Addresses contains 34 addresses on stories from the Bible, theological topics, practical living, charity, and more. Get it free during September, and experience the power of Müller’s unrelenting faith.

Visit the Free Book of the Month page to download Jehovah Magnified: Addresses right now! You can also enter to win the complete 12-volume collection of George Müller’s works.

Last Chance: Get Special Deals during Our 500K Celebration!

The Logos forums recently passed both the 100,000-user and the 500,000-comment thresholds. To celebrate, we’ve put some exciting resources on sale for just a few more days!

Save on the following books and collections through September 2:

the-works-of-john-owen (1)The Works of John Owen

Regularly $399.95—only $269.95 with coupon code JOWEN2013 

This collection includes Owen’s massive work on Hebrews. This vast commentary—almost 4,000 pages, and over two million words—reflects Owen’s careful inquiry and mastery of the text, and vindicates Owen’s claim that “this epistle is as useful to the church as the sun is to the world.”

The United Bible Societies’ New Testament Handbook Series

Regularly $399.95—only $249.95 with coupon code UNITEDNT2013 

This 20-volume set of detailed commentaries provides exegetical, historical, cultural, and linguistic information on the original text. The series has been instrumental in helping translators all over the world spread God’s Word. [Read more…]

How to Understand the Bible’s Context

Understanding scriptural context can be difficult. If you really want every angle, you might be consulting dozens of biblical dictionaries and encyclopedias. And with print editions, that’s an awful lot of flipping pages and checking tables of contents.

Now there’s a better way.

With Logos 5, you get more than an extended library of hundreds of books and features. You get a fast, precise way into that information: Logos 5’s Bible Facts feature.

 “Logos 5’s Bible Facts tool gets you exactly where you need to go . . . History is all about being able to accurately make the connections, and so is Logos 5.”
—David Barton, founder and president, Wallbuilders

Here’s how it works:

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Right now, you can save big on a base package upgrade. Check out all of Logos 5’s smart features, and upgrade to Logos 5 today.

Where Did History Come From?

Herodotus-The-Persian-WarsIn the fifth century BC, the Greek historian Herodotus changed how we think about ourselves. He wrote The Persian Wars, and our modern understanding of history—that of a unified narrative characterized by cause and effect—was born.

Herodotus: father of history

The Persian Wars examines not only the Greco-Persian Wars, but also the rise and rule of the Persian Empire and the history and cultural background of Scythia and Egypt. These volumes, Herodotus’ only works, have had such a vast influence that Cicero called Herodotus the “father of history.” For George H. Chase, writing in vol. 51 of the Harvard Classics, “what distinguishes [Herodotus] from his predecessors and gives him a unique place in the history of literature is the fact that he was the first writer to undertake the narration of a series of events of world-wide importance upon a comprehensive plan and to trace in those events the relations of cause and effect” (emphasis added). Herodotus was also among the first writers to assess historical stories for truthfulness, though not without certain oversights.1 He wrote in a clear, simple style—“a wonderful achievement,” notes Chase, “when one considers that this is the first literary prose that was written in Europe.” [Read more…]

  1. His fact checking, though a major step forward, overlooks some delightful fables: Herodotus famously describes “ants, not as big as dogs but bigger than foxes,” and notes that “the sand which they carry from [their] holes is full of gold.” These gold-digging ants chase down and kill camels. []

Quotations from Throughout Church History

1500-quotations-for-preachers-with-slidesThis spring, we released 1,500 Quotations for Preachers, a five-volume collection of quotations from throughout church history. Each quotation features a professionally designed slide, is tagged with Scripture references and themes, and contains a full bibliographic citation of its original source.

The response to this collection has been very positive. But much as it pains me to admit it, I know there are people who are interested in just a few of these volumes—not the whole set. If you’re one of those people, I have good news for you: each volume is now available individually.

[Read more…]

Get Big Discounts during Our Labor Day Sale

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Labor Day, for many of us, means an end to summer and a return to routine. Because that often entails getting back to more regular Bible study, we’re discounting a few of our best-selling collections and resources. This sale runs only through September 3—if you’ve had any of these on your wish list, get them right away!

Included in the sale:

new-testament-for-everyone-seriesNew Testament for Everyone Series (16 vols.)

Regularly $179.95—get it for $139.95 with coupon code LABORDAY2013

The New Testament for Everyone Series (16 vols.) provides guides to the books of the New Testament, as well as Wright’s fresh translation of the entire NT text.

Tyndale Biblical Reference Collection (12 vols.)

Regularly $149.95—get it for $139.95 with coupon code LABORDAY2013

Whether you’re preparing a sermon, teaching a Sunday school class, leading a small group, or simply hoping to expand your knowledge of the Bible, you’ll find useful resources in the 12 vol. Tyndale Biblical Reference Collection. [Read more…]

How to Save Thousands on Your Library

base-packageBecause resources in base packages are significantly less expensive than their print equivalents, upgrading your Logos 5 base package can save you thousands of dollars. (The best part is that, with Logos’ integrated tags and hyperlinks, these collections, commentaries, and devotionals are actually worth far more!)

Upgrading also gives you big savings on individual digital titles. For example, Platinum, which costs $2,149.95 before upgrade savings, includes six resources that, if purchased separately, cover the cost of the entire package. That means you’re getting the remaining 1,364 resources (and all the features) for free.

Not a bad deal, right?

All our base package upgrades offer incredible savings. Here’s how some of them break down:

PortfolioPortfolio

  • Resources: 2,585
  • Print price: $78,000
  • Logos price: $4,979.95 before upgrade savings

Key resources:

Place Your Bid on the John Eadie Collection

John EadieRight now, you can get the John Eadie Commentaries and Bible Reference Collection on Community Pricing. The current bid is only $35—86% off—so place your bid before it’s too late!

Who was John Eadie?

John Eadie was born May 9, 1810, in Alva, Stirlingshire, in Scotland. He spent many childhood years as the assistant to a local preacher, and then studied at the University of Glasgow, where he excelled at the classical languages. Upon graduation, Eadie became an active member of the Secession Church, an influential nineteenth-century Scottish Presbyterian denomination, which was later renamed the United Presbyterian Church.

In 1835, Eadie became a minister at the Cambridge Street Church in Glasgow. In addition to his pastoral duties, Eadie became the professor of biblical literature and hermeneutics at the United Presbyterian Divinity Hall, and received his DD from St. Andrews in 1850. During his career at the Divinity Hall, Eadie wrote the five New Testament commentaries for which he is best known. [Read more…]