I am on a mission to end Bible Translation Tribalism. If you don’t know what I mean by “Translation Tribalism,” see if any of these tribal stereotypes (some borrowed from another blogger) ring true for you:
Many Christians treat biblical archaeology merely as a way to prove the accuracy of the biblical record, but this field of study has far more to offer than that. Archaeologists investigate the remains of human culture from antiquity, determining what information about the past can be recovered based on those objects. Archaeologists ask, “How do these remnants shed light on or relate to narratives and other literature that has survived from the past?” This has profound implications for the study of Scripture. Once we grasp the insights of biblical archaeology, the life of Jesus and the world he inhabited suddenly come into sharp focus.
I recently answered this question from a pastor and fellow Logos user:
How can I do a comparison of the two primary Greek words translated “know” in the New Testament?
This is an excellent question. Here’s how I responded to him.
Late last year, we released a few new volumes in the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary series: S.M. Baugh’s excellent treatment of Ephesians and the longest commentary on Jude ever written. It’s the former volume that has received some high praise recently. D.A. Carson called it “unquestionably the best technical commentary on Ephesians.”
This highly praised volume is now available in print for your physical library. Of course, a reference work like this truly shines in Logos Bible Software. But why choose one or the other when you get both and save!
The Logos Pro team exists to provide free training to users of Logos Bible Software. Our 10-Day Bible Study Challenge has helped thousands of people learn Logos and study their Bibles.
Of course, it’s going to take more than 10 days for you to learn the Bible. Bible study is, in fact, a lifelong calling for all Christians. I polled the Logos Pros at Faithlife, and these are their recommendations for books that will help you dig deeper in your study.
For many years I taught a weekly Bible class to impoverished adults. These people were highly skilled in areas of life I did not understand, but most of them had deep difficulty reading with any proficiency. I had to find a way to help them read the Bible, and the simple solution I stumbled across was one they quickly grasped—and one that I’ve found has helped me read better myself.
Christianity insists that the events of history are not the random effects of chaos; God’s invisible hand is guiding the ages toward a definite goal—a new heaven and new earth. Eschatology—the study of the end times—is largely concerned with future events, but it’s profoundly practical for the here and now. Eschatology reminds us that the conflicts of this age will one day pass away, and that in Christ, God is indeed making all things new (Rev 21:5).
Pastors and other Christians often turn to the books of Daniel and Revelation to understand what the Bible teaches about the end times. There are scores of interpretations to these important books, and none of them are without controversy. It’s easy to become so focused on decoding the meaning of the books’ startling imagery that we forget the essential hopefulness of the prophets’ messages. Thankfully, Christians have been exploring these biblical books for thousands of years. Solid biblical resources from a variety of viewpoints can provide sure theological footing in a treacherous interpretive landscape.
We’ve pulled together over 100 resources on eschatology to help you navigate the complexities of eschatological interpretation. Today we’re highlighting four of the best commentaries on Daniel and Revelation featured during this special event.
A friend recently emailed me asking for assistance with the markings in the Interactive resource, Psalms Explorer. This made me realize some Logos users may not be familiar with some helpful explanations built right into the software. So today’s blog will be simple and brief, but hopefully point you to some valuable documentation that perhaps you were not aware of.
We spend the vast majority of our waking hours on the job, yet glorifying God in our work is rarely a topic of conversation in the church. Faithful Christians who desire to honor God with their vocational lives often do so by working ethically, starting lunchtime Bible studies, facilitating a prayer time, or sharing their faith regularly. While each of these activities are honoring to God, he also cares about the tasks of our jobs as well.
How do you discover great new books? With tens of thousands of titles available on Logos.com alone, searching for resources can be overwhelming. While there are certainly a variety of ways to plot a course through the maze of published works, a Logos Now membership helps you navigate this paradox of choice with ease, providing several books a month for you to discover.