3 Ways to Get Logos 6

Logos 6 is powered by three major building blocks: the core engine, datasets and media, and a massive research library. Base packages have all three of these components, but they aren’t the only way for you to get Logos 6.

We’ve built a few other options so you can get the parts of Logos 6 that fit your needs without breaking your budget. Watch this video to check out your options:

Here are the three ways you can move to Logos 6:

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Grow your library and get Logos 6′s features

Logos 6 base packages offer a combination of value, features, and books. When you upgrade your base package to Gold or higher, you’ll get all of Logos 6’s features, datasets, media, and major components—plus tons of new books.

With a new base package, you’ll grow your library for pennies on the dollar, creating new connections between hand-tagged resources and making your library more powerful. This option is for the serious student of the Word, and it’s your best choice for getting richer, more insightful Bible study with Logos 6.

Sign in and see which package we recommend for you.

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Get just the Logos 6 features

If you just need the key Logos 6 features and datasets without growing your library, you can choose a crossgrade option. Crossgrades allow you to power your existing library with the new Logos 6 features. If you already own a base package but want Logos 6′s smart research tools and functionality, this is a great option for you.

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Get the Logos 6 look and feel

If you don’t want a bigger library and don’t need access to the new datasets, you can wait for the free core engine to be released in early February. You’ll get the new Logos 6 look, but you’ll be missing almost all the new functionality and features.

To experience Logos 6 at its best, upgrade today!

5 Reasons to Add Mobile Ed to Your Christmas List

mobile-ed-christmas-free-bonus-giftThis Christmas, let Mobile Ed experts show you how to get the most out of your Logos library as well as Logos’ smart study tools—all in the context of what you’re learning in the course.

Plus, get special offers when you purchase Mobile Ed courses this holiday season!

Here are five reasons why now is the perfect time to immerse yourself in Mobile Ed’s rich learning environment:

1. You’ll get limited-time bonus gifts that are linked to the courses you purchase.

For a limited time, purchase any Mobile Ed course and get a free book used in that specific course. For example, get the Lexham Bible Guide: Genesis 1–11 free (regularly $39.95) when you purchase Mobile Ed: BI201 The Story of the Bible. This Mobile Ed course links to this Lexham Bible Guide five times, so you can jump right from the lectures to study topics, like creation and the fall.

Check out all the bonus gifts you can get!

2. You’ll save 30% on books referenced in Mobile Ed courses.

Save 30% on select books that are referenced in Mobile Ed courses when you add any Mobile Ed product to your cart. Save on titles like the Dictionary of Paul and His Letters, the 41-volume New American Commentary Series, the six-volume Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary, and more.

3. You’ll learn to get more out of your Logos library.

Let Mobile Ed experts show you how to best organize your Logos library, search your library, and use Logos’ tools—all in the context of what you’re learning in the course. You’ll see demos of how academia’s leading professors use Logos. Plus, as you watch the video lectures, you can read and interact with the transcripts—just like you would with a Logos resource. Use the Bible Word Study feature to investigate the biblical words in your lesson, get a comprehensive overview of any subject with the Topic Guide, or double click the transcript to view a corresponding dictionary article.

4. You’ll surround yourself with wise counselors.

Mobile Ed allows you to learn from distinguished biblical scholars within the comfort of your own home. Sit alongside Dr. Douglas Moo as he explores the book of Romans, or Dr. Craig Evans as he shows you his research on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Learn how to implement a disciple-making strategy in your church using Dr. Greg Ogden’s guidance or plant a new church with the help of Dr. Timothy Sisk. Mobile Ed brings leading experts to you.

5. You’ll get an education without a shelf life.

While a traditional education lasts as long as your notes and memories, Mobile Ed stays with you. Mobile Ed will appear in Logos search results, you can rewatch part or all of your courses, and you can even pass the course down to your child.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get Mobile Ed courses and free gifts!

Logos 6 Review: Dr. Mark Futato

Mark-Futato-BWToday’s guest post is from Dr. Mark Futato. Dr. Futato currently serves as the Robert L. Maclellian Professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He is an avid Logos user and creatively integrates the software into core courses on Hebrew and Old Testament books.

With the release of Logos 6, students of the Hebrew Bible have a wonderful tool at their fingertips, regardless of the level at which they are engaged in the study of the text. In addition to all of the strengths of previous versions of Logos, Logos 6 has new or enhanced features that students of the Hebrew Bible will appreciate.

For those just learning Hebrew, there are nice tools like the Hebrew Alphabet Tutor, which facilitates mastering the signs and sounds of the Hebrew alphabet, and the Morphology Charts, which help students not only understand forms, but also quickly find all of the places where given forms are found in the Hebrew text. Then there is the Text Converter, which allows one to easily embed transliterated text into a document in compliance with any of a number of different style sheets. The Factbook is a great tool for quickly gathering a lot of data for various kinds of topical studies.

On a somewhat more advanced level are the Bible Sense Lexicon and Clause Search tools. The strengths of the Bible Sense Lexicon are too many to enumerate here, but two call for comment.

One, since words do not “mean” in isolation but in collocation with other words, the Bible Sense Lexicon is an excellent tool for students as it allows them to quickly find word collocations—for example, a particular verb when used with a particular subject or object. It is now easy for students to find all the places where the Hebrew verb for “create” with “God” as the subject is used with a variety of objects to easily ascertain that “create” does not in and of itself mean “create out of nothing.”

Two, related to this is the ability to find with one search all the places where “God” is the subject of the verb “create,” whether that subject is ʾĕlōhîm, yhwh, or a pronoun that refers to the God of Israel.

l6-overview-gold-featuredThe Clause Search tool can produce similar results, only with a higher level of sophistication. It is now easy for students to find all the places where the Hebrew verb for “lift” is used with “soul” as the direct object to easily ascertain that this expression in Psalm 24:4 means “to trust.”

Ample templates are provided, so students can do searches with just a few clicks. In addition, the templates are only a starting point. Once students understand the logic of the templates, they can then mix and match elements from the templates to create their own searches. Given the syntactically tagged database that underlies clause searching, the only limit on syntactical searches is the imagination of the student.

There are also numerous new resources available in Logos 6. One of my favorites is Biblia Hebraica Quinta for Deuteronomy, Ruth, Song of Songs, Qohelet, Lamentations, Esther, Ezra, and Nehemiah. Along with the Hebrew text comes the critical apparatus with hyperlinks for all of the sigla, which allow students to easily understand the apparatus. Other fine tools are the Proverbs Explorer and Psalms Explorer, which are no doubt the first of tools on all of the books of the Hebrew Bible. The Psalms Explorer allows quick access to analyzing Psalms in terms of genre, attribution, or key theological themes.

More could be said, but I hope I have said enough to whet your appetite for studying the Hebrew Bible with Logos 6. For me, “efficient” and “pleasurable” are adjectives that describe the study of the Hebrew Bible with Logos 6.

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Study with the same tools Dr. Futato applauds: get Logos 6 today!

Get Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol for Free!

For a limited time, get Charles Dickens’ classic novella, A Christmas Carol, for free! Plus, you can add John Milton’s Paradise Lost to your order for just 99 cents. Subscribe to the Noet Freebies email list, and you’ll receive a coupon code for both deals within 24 hours.

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A Christmas CarolDickens’ “reinvention” of Christmas

“God bless us, every one.”

Although immortalized as a simple blessing from the sweet, yet sickly Tiny Tim, these famous words carried a much heavier weight when first penned by Dickens about 200 years ago. Although A Christmas Carol is an easy-to-read novella showcased by everyone from Broadway to the Muppets, it was originally written in protest to the impoverishment of the working class.

In 1843, when Dickens first published A Christmas Carol, Christmas traditions—and society as a whole—had endured some pretty harsh blows. In the mid-seventeenth century, England’s Puritan-controlled government tried to abolish Christmas festivities all together. In the late eighteenth century, the Industrial Revolution widened London’s wealth disparity, trading in festivities for factory lines. The fresh holly and yuletide joy we associate with Victorian England Christmases was a distant fantasy. Even Dickens, at just 12 years old, was forced to work in the factories after his father was imprisoned in the debtor’s jail.

It was from this cultural despair that A Christmas Carol was born. After several weeks of nightly walks through London’s poor neighborhoods, Dickens decided on the plot for his next piece: he would tell the story of a wealthy businessman transformed by the Christmas spirit—a story that would both inspire the working class and convict the upper class.

A Christmas Carol 2Published just six weeks later, A Christmas Carol was an instant success. It spoke to the millions of ailing and impoverished people who’d been ignored by society’s Scrooges. It spoke to the orphaned Tiny Tims forced into factory work and the exhausted Cratchits scrambling to support their families. Dickens’ work was so successful, it’s credited with reviving family-oriented Christmas traditions and charitable giving throughout nineteenth-century England.

According to British author William Makepeace Thackeray, A Christmas Carol “occasioned immense hospitality throughout England; was the means of lighting up hundreds of kind fires at Christmas time; caused a wonderful outpouring of Christmas good feeling; of Christmas punch-brewing; an awful slaughter of Christmas turkeys; and roasting and basting of Christmas beef.”

Part social criticism, part whimsical ghost story, A Christmas Carol ushered in a new age of Christmas joy that continues to inspire Christmas curmudgeons the world over.

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3 Ways Logos 6 Helps You Grow

From experienced scholar to new student, Logos 6 makes biblical insights accessible to everyone.

Here are three ways Logos 6 helps you grow in your Bible study:

1. Do scholarly study (without formal training)

logos-6-reviews-familyFor those who haven’t attended seminary or don’t have church-leadership experience, tasks like primary-source research, Greek and Hebrew study, and textual variants typically feel a little out of our reach. Without formal training or proper resources, how do you know where to start or which resources to trust?

Logos 6 offers the tools and resources you need to overcome these obstacles and explore the Word in new, fulfilling ways. Logos 6 makes connections for you, so you spend less time trying to find your footing and more time digging into Scripture.

Just run a search in your Passage Guide and you’ll get insights you probably never considered looking for: see the ancient connotations of modern words with the Sense Section, reveal meaning in biblical practices and customs with Cultural Concepts, connect the narrative with its geography with Atlas, and explore how respected scholars and theologians interpreted Scripture with links to key commentaries and dictionaries.

No matter where you are in your study, Logos 6 equips you for scholarly and rewarding insights.

2. Build better study habits

diy-bible-studyLogos 6 holds you accountable for daily Bible study. New customizable reading plans let you create plans from scratch and share them with friends and family, so you can stay on track and study as a group. Create a custom plan to read the Bible in a year, share successful reading plans with your study group and friends, and create a new syllabus for your next class. Daily readings and prayers are displayed on your Logos 6 home page, so you always know where to start your study.

Logos 6 also offers Lexham Press’ DIY Bible Study, a new multimedia resource that teaches effective ways to study the Bible and apply what you’ve learned to your life. Get video lessons on every book of the Bible, tutorials on Bible study principles, beautiful graphics and infographics to enhance your study, application-focused content, and a built-in plan that—in just 10 minutes a day—takes you through the entire Bible in a year.

3. Learn new study skills

original-language-toolsDo smarter Greek and Hebrew study with step-by-step tutorials. New interactive interlinear explorers show you how to compare modern translations with original texts, guiding you through transliteration, lemma formations, lexical values, and more. With these interactive tutorials, even the novice can start doing advanced original-language study.

Interactive alphabet tutors also teach you how to read, write, and pronounce Greek and Hebrew. Select any letter—from alpha to omega—and you’ll see how to write it in upper and lowercase, how to pronounce it, and common lemmas that start with that letter. Once you’ve practiced drawing the letter within the software, you’ll get a score on your accuracy, so you always know how to improve.

Improve your study with Logos 6

Study smarter, stay on track with your daily reading, and learn new skills: Logos 6 simplifies your study and helps you grow.

And for a limited time, you can get 15% off Logos 6, plus special gifts when you spend at least $500 during your Logos 6 purchase: save on Logos 6 today!

Get an Academic Advantage with Logos 6

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Logos 6 equips you with cutting-edge tools for intense academic work. Enter any passage and consult up-to-date journal articles, investigate textual variants, see cross-references in ancient literature, and connect cultural concepts across your Bible. As you study, keep track of your findings with built-in notes and highlights, and enter this information into your lesson or paper with the new text converter and automatic citations.

Check out some of Logos 6′s tools that will help you engage the text at any level:

Textual Variants

Enter any passage or verse and explore the textual differences in all of your critical resources. No more complex layouts or time-consuming library searches—the new Textual Variants tool lets you investigate textual differences, consult textual commentaries, compare ancient versions and manuscripts, and view extant manuscripts online—all within a single guide report.

See the Textual Variants tool in action:

Ancient Literature

Interact with the Bible like never before with the new Ancient Literature tool. This powerful tool exposes thousands of biblical quotes, allusions, and echoes in ancient texts. See the comparative literature that surrounded the Bible and discover how a passage was interpreted by later Jewish and Christian traditions.

See the Ancient Literature tool in action:

Cultural Concepts

Gain a better understanding of the biblical world with the new Cultural Concepts tool. With just one click, you can search your entire Bible for a cultural concept, then access references to the same concept in ancient texts.

See the Cultural Concepts tool in action:

Propositional Flow Outline

See the flow of Paul’s writings and the intent of every line of text with the new Propositional Flow Outline. This new graphic layout applies to your morphological tagged English and Greek texts.

See the Propositional Flow Outline in action:

Text Converter

Streamline your workflow with new research tools like the Text Converter. Quickly convert Greek and Hebrew texts into a number of transliteration schemes, then input them into your research paper or notes.

See the Text Converter in action:

Notes

Keep track of your findings as you study with notes. Logos’ updated notes tool lets you create notes in any resource, attach notes to multiple references, and share them with your class or study group.

See notes in action:

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Discover more ways you can enhance your academic studies with Logos 6: get it today!

Build Your Library around the Topics You Care About

15-off-bundlesDuring the Christmas sale, you can use coupon code BUNDLEUP14 to get 15% off all topical bundles. Topical bundles have been completely rebuilt with the launch of Logos 6, and in each bundle, you’ll find high-quality resources essential to a specific area of study.

Each bundle tailors your library to help you gain a deep understanding of a topic. Whether you’re interested in apologetics, counseling, New Testament studies, or a number of other subjects, you’re likely to find a bundle to help you learn.

The Christmas sale is the first time you can save on these bundles without a base-package purchase. Of course, you’ll also get Dynamic Pricing—if you’ve already started to build your library with books from a topical bundle, you’ll get a custom discount based on the books you already own.

Don’t wait: build your library with topical bundles today!

Build your library around the topics you care about

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Explore the New Testament

The foundational resources found in the New Testament Studies Bundle, XL will help you explore the New Testament. You’ll uncover its themes, learn its setting and context, and gain insights from top scholars.

This bundle includes introductions to the New Testament from a variety of different commentary series—here are some of the resources you’ll get:

  • Theological Lexicon of the New Testament (3 vols.)
  • The Semitic Background of the New Testament
  • Jesus and the Message of the New Testament

Learn more about the New Testament Studies Bundle >

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Study ancient texts alongside the Bible

The ancient writings and primary texts found in the Ancient Texts and Translations Bundle, XL will help you explore Christianity’s roots, study the Bible’s cultural context, and more. They’re linked to other books in your Logos library (like dictionaries and encyclopedias), and they’ll add relevant results to your searches.

This bundle is designed to work with Logos 6’s datasets and features. Most of these resources are tagged for the Textual Variants tool, and they’ll also appear in the Ancient Literature section of the Passage Guide. In short, it’s a perfect match for Logos 6’s research tools.

The Ancient Texts and Translations Bundle, XL includes resources like:

  • The Works of Philo
  • The Works of Josephus
  • Ancient Near Eastern Texts
  • Pseudepigrapha of the Old Testament
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls in English

Learn more about the Ancient Texts and Translations Bundle >

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Learn from renowned pastors

The Preaching and Sermons Bundle, XL is filled with classic sermons from pastors like Dwight Moody, B.B. Warfield, and Charles Spurgeon. You’ll see how they approached and explained difficult biblical topics, and learn from their years of experience.

The sermons in this bundle will also populate the Sermon Starter Guide—you’ll be able to draw from them when you use it to quickly develop sermons and preaching outlines.

These sermons will be helpful whether you’re looking for guidance yourself or want to learn to give guidance to others. Here are some of the resources included in this bundle:

  • All of Spurgeon’s sermons
  • Sermons from the Wesley brothers
  • Preaching for Revitalization
  • How Effective Sermons Begin
  • Preaching with Spiritual Vigor

Learn more about the Preaching and Sermons Bundle >

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Get the bundle of bundles

Can’t decide which bundle is right for you? Get the Master Bundle, XL: it includes them all. You’ll get a plethora of top resources on a wide range of topics—and you’ll get them all at a great price.

Learn more about the Master Bundle >

Save 15% on all bundles

These are just a few of the topical bundles available. You can also get bundles on Pauline studies, pastoral care and counseling, tradition-specific topics, and more: visit Logos.com/Bundles to see them all. Remember, use coupon code BUNDLEUP14 to save!

Head to Logos.com/Bundles today to find the perfect bundles for your study!

Logos 6: Study a Topic with the Sense Section

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.

As the celebration of our Lord’s birth approaches, let’s imagine we want to execute a topical study on angels, who appeared frequently during the early pages of the Gospels. A significant part of this topical study can originate with the new Logos 6 Sense Section found in the Bible Word Study tool. (Please note that not all base packages include this feature.)

Let’s walk through a practical example of using this helpful tool:

  • Open a Bible, such as the ESV, to Luke 2:8, which begins the pericope of an angel visiting the shepherds (A)
  • Right click the word angel in verse 9 (B)
  • Select the lemma ἄγγελος‚ angelos (C)
  • Select Bible Word Study (D)

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  • Navigate to the Sense Section, which houses the senses ring (E)
  • Notice the lemma in the center of the ring and the two senses (or meanings) of this word, angel and messenger, as assigned in the Biblical Word Senses dataset (F)
  • Observe the listing of the same two meanings (G) underneath the ring (H)
  • Here’s how to read the different sets of numbers:
    • The numbers to the immediate right of a meaning represent the number of times that meaning occurs in relationship to the total number of occurrences of the lemma (H). For example, ἄγγελος‚ angelos occurs 175 times in the ESV New Testament and 164 times it has the sense angel.
    • The numbers to the far right of a meaning represent the number of times that lemma occurs with that meaning in relationship to the total number of occurrences of that meaning throughout Scripture (I)

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  • For example, ἄγγελος, angelos with the sense messenger occurs seven times in the Bible, but the meaning messenger occurs 92 times, which means in the other 85 occurrences other Hebrew and/or Greek lemmas have the meaning messenger
  • Click the arrow to the left of a meaning like messenger (J) to reveal:
    • An expanded explanation of the sense (K)
    • The verses where the lemma ἄγγελος‚ angelos has the meaning messenger (L)
    • Other lemmas tagged with the same sense messenger (M)
  • Click a lemma in the expanded section to generate a Bible Word Study report for that specific Hebrew or Greek word (N)

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By generating and studying Bible Word Study reports for the various Hebrew and Greek lemmas translated angel, you’ll be well on your way to a biblical understanding of the subject angels! Of course, you can perform the same type of study for any topic you like, such as worshipjoy, or grace.

For complete written instructions on all the new Logos 6 features, check out the Logos 6: What’s New? Manual or attend our in-depth Camp Logos in Tampa and Houston.

Subscribe to Bible Study Magazine for Only $14.95

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During December, treat yourself and your loved ones with a subscription to Bible Study Magazine for nearly half the cover price: subscribe today!

The January–February 2015 issue draws you into a fascinating study of 1 and 2 Corinthians and includes inspiring stories and Bible study tips from both Philip Yancey and Congolese pastor David Kasali.

Challenge yourself

Paul loved the church in Corinth, but with that love came accountability.

With Bible Study Magazine, you’ll gain new insights and understanding as your read through Paul’s letters to the Corinthian church. Each article investigates a passage or idea in 1 and 2 Corinthians, giving you a deeper understanding of the issues Paul addressed. You will be challenged to live “upside down” in a world that has it all wrong.

Be inspired

Follow Philip Yancey’s personal story in “A Journey of Grace” that ultimately points back to Christ’s love.

Yancey’s story takes on a fascinating twist: he grew up in a church that felt safe and secure, but as he grew older, he noticed problems that stemmed from certain teachings within the church. He began to feel unsure of his faith. Read his story as he embarks on an investigation of who Jesus is by seeking answers and truth found in the Word. Through his quest, Yancey was inspired by Jesus’ love, grace, and mercy.

The Bible corrected what I had picked up in that unsafe church. As I began to study Jesus, I realized that he didn’t have that insular approach at all. He was accused of hanging around sinners all the time. It seems like the least likely people were most attracted to Jesus, but the uptight religious people were threatened by him.

—Philip Yancey

See God at work

Pastor and academic David Kasali sees God’s work in the Congo, and it gives him incredible hope.

Kasali initially longed to forge a path of financial success in his life, but soon realized he had been running from his true calling. He left his business job and started working as a chaplain. Now, he’s mobilizing Congolese Christians to transform their communities through the Congo Initiative. He’s eager for God to transform churches and communities in Congo. He quotes Isaiah 43:18:

 ‘Forget about the former things. I’m doing a new thing and don’t you perceive it?’ God can rewrite our stories and histories, and then we can be a part of the new thing God is doing.

—David Kasali

Subscribe for nearly 50% off!

Bible Study Magazine compiles fresh new content and delivers it straight to your doorstep, and the January–February 2015 issue is no exception! Gifting a subscription to a family member or friend is easy—simply add their shipping address to the subscription information at checkout.

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Win Collector’s Edition and a MacBook Pro This Christmas!

2014 Logos Christmas giveawayThe Christmas giveaway is here! This Christmas, you could win both Collector’s Edition and a MacBook Pro. Head to Logos.com/Christmas for your chance to win, but don’t wait—this giveaway ends December 22.

Win a library worth nearly $100,000

Collector’s Edition is our biggest base package ever, and we’re giving someone a copy—free.

The resources in Collector’s Edition are worth nearly $100,000.00; it’s an expansive library that’ll quench even the most passionate bibliophile’s literary thirst (for a moment, at least). You’ll get insights from major theologians, discover works on every biblical passage, and explore a wide range of resource types—including theological works, journals, commentaries, and more. In short, you’ll have the resources to study just about any biblical topic—no matter how obscure.

Here are some of the resources included in Collector’s Edition:

Collector’s Edition also includes all of Logos 6’s tools, like Textual Variants, the Propositional Flow Outline, the Psalms Explorer, and every type of search. And when they’re combined with this massive library, you’ll be equipped with the most powerful tools for any Bible study situation.

But don’t just take our word for how great it is—here’s what users have been saying about Collector’s Edition:

Excellent product. I’m extremely grateful that I was able to get the International Critical Commentary, Anchor Yale Bible Commentaries, Church Dogmatics, and various scholarly journals. This package is great because it is vast and appeals to pastors, academics, and everyone in between.

What’s not to like with over 5,000 resources . . . for $5,300.00. . . . Of special interest to me are the interlinears, Hebrew and Greek grammars, biblical theology and systematic theology resources. This is an outstanding set!

And if you win, you’ll be able to explore Collector’s Edition for yourself on your new MacBook Pro.

You’ll need a computer to run Logos 6. So, to top off the giveaway, we’re including a 15” MacBook Pro. You’ll be able to access your entire suite of study tools and resources from your new MacBook Pro, then take your Bible study with you on your mobile devices. Or, you could make someone’s holiday with a gift they’ll never forget.

Enter to win Collector’s Edition and a MacBook Pro today at Logos.com/Christmas!