See Every Major View of a Bible Passage, All in One Place

Lexham Bible Guide: 1 CorinthiansWhat do you do when you come across a difficult Bible passage? Chances are, you open a trusted commentary and see what it has to say. Sometimes, the first commentary you check has the answer you’re looking for. But more often than not, you want to reference several sources to see the different conclusions scholars have come to.

Your Logos software simplifies this process, allowing you to easily switch between commentaries keyed to the verse you’re examining.

But it can still take a while.

Lexham Bible Guides make it easy

What if you had a summary of all the relevant literature for any given passage? Lexham Bible Guides have become some of my personal favorite resources because they provide just that. I like to think of each Lexham Bible Guide as a multiple-views commentary. Look up a given passage, and you’ll find summaries of all the major viewpoints of recent scholarship.

Lexham Bible Guides work great as stand-alone study tools, but they also excel as starting points for further research. Each of the summarized views links to its primary resource. So, once you find an explanation that makes sense, you can follow through to get all the details.

For example, let’s say I’m reading through 1 Corinthians 15, and I come to verse 29—the mysterious “baptism of the dead” passage. What am I supposed to do with this? I could go through my commentaries one by one, but as the Lexham Bible Guide: 1 Corinthians points out, “The number of proposed interpretations of this issue is confounding.” In other words, that could take a while.

Thankfully, the Lexham Bible Guide puts all the major views together in an easily accessible format. After providing an overview of the issue and the general approaches that have been taken, the guide summarizes the perspectives from each scholar. Here are a few examples:

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For this particular passage, the Lexham Bible Guide: 1 Corinthians includes the perspectives of 14 different scholars, including Gordon Fee, Richard Hays, and Leon Morris. I can follow through to their original resources to get all the insight they have to offer.

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Up until now, most of the Lexham Bible Guides have only been available through the 13-volume Paul’s Letters Collection. This is still the best value if you want them all, but we recently made each volume available for individual purchase!

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Douglas Moo’s Organizing Principle for New Testament Theology

New Testament theology is a vast subject. It can be daunting to even know where to begin. The New Testament includes writings in several different genres by several different authors. Each book was written for a specific situation and has its own unique emphases and even vocabulary. How do you begin to organize these different writings into an overarching structure for doing New Testament theology?

New Testament expert, professor, and author Douglas Moo deals with this dilemma in his Mobile Ed course NT305 New Testament Theology. In this sample clip, Dr. Moo talks about what he uses as a basic organizing principle for doing New Testament theology:

Dr. Moo goes on to show how this contrast between two realms shows up in the teachings of Jesus, Paul, and John. He looks first at the old realm, surveying the effects of sin, the nature of humanity, and the purpose of the Old Testament law. He then shows how the person of Jesus Christ is the center of the new realm, how his work ushered it in, and how God’s grace enables us to enter it. Dr. Moo then examines what the New Testament has to say about how we are to live as people in the new realm.

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Resource Updates: March 2015

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Whenever a resource you own is updated, you’ll get that updated content—for free—so your Logos library is always becoming more valuable and staying up to date with the latest improvements.

Here’s a list of Logos resources that were updated throughout March:

Updated external links:

Updated formatting:

Updated or additional content:

Rebuilt to include word number data:

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Factbook support:

Added new content:

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Introducing: Logos Now

Today we’re launching Logos Now, a new way to enjoy the future of Logos Bible Software without the wait.

Logos Now is a subscription to a growing library of content and tools for serious Bible study that gives you access to the future of Logos Bible Software, today. It’s a way for Logos 6 owners to jump right in to what’s next and start enjoying:

  1. A growing library of data, media, and interactive content
  2. Early access to new features and tools
  3. Access to the beta of the new Logos web app
  4. Special membership benefits such as exclusive offers, special discounts, and more

Faster releases, quicker access

We’re moving to a faster release cycle and aiming for roughly every six weeks. This means you’ll always be on the cutting edge of content and tools for serious Bible study.

Subscribers also get access to new data and media projects while we build them, so you can enjoy what’s available now—and help us shape them as we finish them.

What’s in the first release?

When you subscribe to Logos Now, you’ll get the following content, tools, and benefits:

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  5. Author Slide Templates (media)
  6. Logos Stock Images, vol. 2 (media)
  7. Media Browser (tool)
  8. Concordance (tool)
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Logos 6: Copy Highlighted Text to a Word Document

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.

A very common question I get is exemplified in this recent email inquiry from a Logos user:

Is there a way to copy and paste the biblical text into a Word document and maintain the highlights I’ve added?

The short answer is this: some highlights easily copy and paste, while others do not.

For example:

  • Open any Bible to any location
  • Choose Tools | Highlighting
  • Select some text in the Bible (A)
  • Expand the Solid Colors palette (B)
  • Select the Green Foreground style (C)

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  • Notice the selected text in the Bible turns green (D)

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  • Copy and paste the green highlighted text into a Word document
  • Notice the green highlighted text is maintained in the Word document (E)

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  • Select some additional text in the Bible (F)
  • Expand the Highlighter Pens palette (G)
  • Select the Green Highlighter style (H)

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  • Notice the selected text in the Bible is highlighted in green (I)

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  • Copy and paste the green highlighted text into a Word document
  • Notice the green highlighted text is NOT maintained in the Word document (J)

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What’s the difference in the above two scenarios?

Simply put, in the first example, we changed the character formatting on the text itself (turned it green). In the second, we basically added an image (green natural highlighter) to the text. Character formatting carries over in the copy–paste process; images do not.

So if you need Logos highlights in a Word document, use the Logos-provided styles that emphasize character formatting.

When you create your own styles, focus on the Font Styling (K) and Insert Text (L) sections that emphasize character formatting, including:

  • Font
  • Font size
  • Text color
  • Bold
  • Italics
  • Small caps
  • Large caps
  • Superscript
  • Subscript
  • Inserted text before or after the resource text

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All of the above characteristics are maintained as you copy and paste highlighted resource text from Logos to a Word document.

For more detailed instructions on creating your own highlighting styles, check out the Logos 6 Training Manual: Volume 2, which is part of the Logos 6 Training Manual: Volumes 1 and 2 bundle.

And for live, hands-on training, be sure to register for an upcoming Camp Logos live training seminar, including events in Louisville, Kentucky and Dallas, Texas.

Free Training Webinar: Basic Logos Navigation

Webinar_FB_AD_1200x628Every couple weeks, we host a free training webinar to help you harness the full potential and draw the greatest value out of your investment in Logos Bible Software.

So far, we’ve plumbed the depths of Logos search, explored how Logos can aid you in counseling prep, and pulled back the curtain on the High Definition Commentary series.

Most recently, we went back to the basics—reviewing the fundamentals of Logos navigation. Along the way, we also offered a great deal: 30% off the products we used in the demonstrations.

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Time’s running out to reserve your space at BibleTech. It’s shaping up to be a tremendous exchange of ideas, and the last few spots are filling up quickly. Reserve your spot today!

Join us to explore a variety of innovation and original thinking. You’ll hear about the opportunities to innovate using new gTLD domain names followed by a presentation about how technology is accelerating the fulfillment of the Great Commission—and you’ll still have plenty of time to meet every speaker, ask questions, and talk shop between sessions.

One BibleTech speaker creating buzz is Stephen Smith of Bible Gateway. No sooner had Microsoft rolled out their HoloLense that Smith started to imagine how the new technology might open new possibilities for Bible study. He speculates that the next wave of Bible software could include a holographic component, and he promises to expound further during his talk at BibleTech.

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