It’s Not Too Late to Save on Black Friday Deals!


If you haven’t taken advantage of our Black Friday deals yet, there’s still time! Logos’ Black Friday sale is packed with limited-time deals on our most Liked products. But you need to hurry—these discounts are available for only five more days.

Save now on items like:

Learn to Use Biblical Greek and Hebrew with Logos Bible Software

Regularly: $499.95

Get it for only $249.95 with coupon code BFRIDAY19

Take your understanding of biblical Greek and Hebrew to the next level with this instructional resource from Logos. Learn to interpret Scripture in a simple, straightforward manner at your own pace, or refresh the Greek and Hebrew you learned in seminary or Bible college.

Learn to Use Biblical Greek and Hebrew with Logos Bible Software places the payoff of biblical language knowledge up front. There’s no rote memorization of vocabulary or grammatical forms. That’s because Learn to Use Biblical Greek and Hebrew with Logos Bible Software is designed to show you how to properly use the tools used by advanced seminarians.

Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament

Regularly: $59.99

With coupon code BFRIDAY5, it’s only $39.99

Readers of the New Testament often encounter quotes or allusions to the Old Testament that may be unfamiliar or obscure. In this volume, G. K. Beale and D. A. Carson bring together a distinguished team of scholars to isolate, catalog, and comment on both the obvious Old Testament quotations and the more subtle allusions found in the New Testament. The result is a comprehensive commentary on the Old Testament references that appear from Matthew through Revelation. It’s a vital resource for the reference library of every student of the New Testament.

International Critical Commentary (53 vols.)

Regularly: $1,750

Just $1,350 with coupon code BFRIDAY11

The International Critical Commentary, published by T&T Clark International, has long held a special place among biblical works. It brings together all the relevant aids to exegesis: linguistic and textual, archaeological, historical, literary, and theological, with a comprehensiveness and quality of scholarship unmatched by any other series. If you were to purchase all 53 volumes in print at suggested retail price, you’d pay over $2,800.

You’ll find a lot more discounted items during our Black Friday Sale.

Visit Logos.com/BlackFriday by December 3 to see the complete list of deals available, including discounts on resources like:

  • IVP Dictionary of the Old Testament Bundle
  • Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament
  • John MacArthur Bundle
  • Christian Theology 2nd ed. by Millard j. Erickson

Don’t forget, this holiday season is a perfect time to upgrade! Check out the custom upgrade discount calculator to see your special price to move to Logos 5.

 

How to Get a Custom Discount on Logos 5

Logos 5 isn’t the only thing that’s new this month—our website’s updated, too. You’ve seen our blurb about the Custom Upgrade Discount Calculator at the bottom of every Logos 5 blog post thus far (including this one) telling you about special pricing. But what does that mean? Just how special is “special pricing”?

You Get Credit for What You Already Own

The Custom Upgrade Discount Calculator takes your entire Logos library into account, and then generates a custom discount based on every Logos resource you own. That’s right: the calculator tallies it all so you only pay for what’s new to you.

  • What if I don’t own a base package? No problem. If you’ve only ever picked up commentaries or collections and never invested in a base package, your books still contribute to your custom price.
  • What about my Libronix books? No problem. The Custom Upgrade Discount Calculator factors them in.
  • What about my pre-Libronix books? No problem. The calculator doesn’t overlook them, even if you’re still using Logos 1.0.
  • What if I own part of a collection in the base package I want? No problem. You’ll see that it’s a product you partially own, and we’ll credit you for it.
  • What if I bought my base package at a retail location? No problem. It doesn’t matter where you got your Logos library; if you’re logged in, the calculator takes it all into account.
  • What about my Logos T-shirt? Sorry! Until we start encoding Bible software into our T-shirts, they won’t count for credit toward your Logos 5 purchase.

How to See Your Discount

Just log in on Logos.com, and then explore our seven new Logos 5 base packages. The Custom Upgrade Discount Calculator updates your price dynamically; you never have to wonder if you’re missing out on your custom discount. The price also adjusts to reflect the current pricing of resources across Logos.com; when a relevant product price changes, your custom discount changes, too.

And now you know what we’re talking about when we say:

It’s time to upgrade to Logos 5. See the special pricing our Custom Upgrade Discount Calculator has for you. (Seriously, folks, it’s really cool!)

Logos 5: Where Innovation Meets Bible Study

Innovative is the perfect word to describe Logos 5. The Latin roots of the word innovate literally mean “into the new,” and with Logos 5, Logos Bible Software is making Bible study new again.

Logos includes an entire department dedicated to developing innovative content. This team’s goal is to find new ways to connect you to important biblical information. The kind of work they’re doing can’t be automated—the team combed through Scripture and isolated, tagged, and created these connections. It’s this labor of love that makes Logos 5’s cutting-edge features feasible.

Check out our Custom Upgrade Discount Calculator today to see your special pricing options. New to Logos? Head to Logos.com to see what everyone’s talking about!

5 Ways to Use Logos 5’s New Timeline

The Timeline is a new Logos 5 tool of epic proportions, connecting you to the legacy of God and his people through the ages. Much more than a static list of events, it gives you new ways to interact with the books in your library.

Here are five ways to see the big picture using Timeline:

1. Connect your reading to a world of history 

Hundreds of books in your Logos 5 library are equipped with the Timeline visual filter, allowing you to connect your reading to the other major events in the era you’re reading about. (Example)

2.  Find your subject of study on the Timeline

Use the Timeline’s filter to cut out events irrelevant to your study. Or hit CTRL + F (PC) or CMD + F (Mac) to jump quickly to a person or event in history and see what’s happening around it. (Example)

3.  Get the Timeline to follow along with your reading

When you set the Timeline to the same linkset as a book with Timeline flags, the Timeline will move you as you scroll through your book, jumping from era to era. (Example)

4.  Branch out

Studying 1 Kings? Go to the Timeline and find the events of Solomon; if you find an event you want to know more about, jump into Bible Facts and find every person who was involved, find out where it took place, and see what biblical passages mention it. (Example)

5. Browse for fun—you never know what you’ll find!

As you scroll through the massive Timeline of Christian and world history, you’ll find events that link directly to articles and chapters from your library—works like Exploring Church History, 131 Christians Everyone Should Know, The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, and History of the Christian Churchmost of which already come in certain Logos 5 base packages. (Example)

Upgrade your base package—get Logos 5

Timeline is available only in Logos 5 Bronze and higher, so upgrade your base package now to experience the best in Bible study.

Last Chance to Win the $18,000 Francis Schaeffer Scholarship!

Friday, November 30, is your last chance to enter to win Knox Theological Seminary’s $18,000 Francis Schaeffer Scholarship and earn your Master of Arts (Christian and Classical Studies) at no cost! You’ll study using a free Logos 5 Platinum library—a vast collection of powerful tools and books worth over $28,000 in print.

The MACCS prepares you for modern ministry with the Great Books’ classical training. It teaches you how the West thinks, and why. You’ll learn from Plato, Augustine, Aristotle, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Shakespeare, Luther, Dante, Hobbes, Tocqueville, Nietzsche, Dostoyevsky, and others—all in a Christian cultural context.

Get classical training for modern ministry with Knox’s online MACCS—free! Enter to win the $18,000 Francis Schaeffer Scholarship. To learn more or apply now, call 1-800-210-6466 or visit SeminaryDegreesOnline.com/Degrees/MACCS.

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Only 4 Days Left to Get November’s Free Book!

Time’s running out to download a free copy of John Nelson Darby’s Synopsis of the Books of the Bible: Genesis to 2 Chronicles. You have until November 30 to add this remarkable book to your library—free!

Genesis to 2 Chronicles, the first volume in John Darby’s five-volume Synopsis of the Books of the Bible, provides chapter-by-chapter commentary on the first 14 books of the Old Testament. This series has played an important role in the emergence of fundamentalism and the development of American Christianity. Darby, the intellectual and theological forerunner of well-known preachers such as Dwight Moody and contemporary authors such as Tim LaHaye, was tremendously influential. From a dispensational interpretation of the Bible to the contemporary understanding of the Rapture and the End Times, the prominent features of evangelical theology are indebted to Darby’s influence.

Of the Synopsis of the Books of the Bible series, H. A. Ironside said, “I literally devoured these five volumes, giving almost every spare moment to them, so that I read them in two weeks’ time, and I think I am safe in saying that they opened up the Scripture in their comprehensiveness in a way that nothing else has ever touched.”

If you haven’t downloaded November’s free book, do it now! And while you’re on November’s free-book page, enter to win the entire five-volume Synopsis of the Books of the Bible!

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Get John Piper’s Good News of Great Joy Free on Vyrso!

We have lots of titles marked down at Vyrso.com/CyberMonday, including an exclusive digital edition of John Piper’s latest title Good News of Great Joy—free! You won’t find this offer anywhere else.

Good News of Great Joy is designed specifically for Advent 2012. This devotional, which begins Sunday, December 2, and goes through Christmas Day, aims to put Jesus at the center of your holiday season. Get yours now!

But Good News of Great Joy isn’t the only way you can go deeper into the Word at no cost. Here are two related giveaways:

1. Earn Your DMin Free with the $18,000 John Piper Scholarship!

The $18,000 John Piper Scholarship completely covers your DMin in Preaching and Teaching from Knox Theological Seminary! Enter to win at DMin.me/JohnPiper.

If you’ve ever thought about earning your DMin, you owe it to yourself to check out this degree program. You’ll prepare for life-changing ministry with a world-class education. You’ll do better ministry with instruction from scholars like Drs. Warren Gage, Haddon Robinson, and Samuel Lamerson. And you’ll get your own copy of the massive Logos 5 Portfolio library, which gives you the tools you need to take your ministry to new heights.

Enter now!

2. Enter to Win a Logos Gold Base Package!

Gold is a massive library for serious Bible study in English, Greek, and Hebrew. It offers a vast selection of resources (nearly 1,100, worth over $20,000) and Logos 5’s fast, intuitive, innovative design. Time to enter is limited—visit our Cyber Monday right now!

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Logos 5: Field Search in Synonyms of the New Testament

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 Logos user recently asked me about two Greek synonyms, kairos and chronos, both of which are translated time or times in English Bibles. His question was two-fold:

  • Is there a specific Logos resource that explains the differences between synonyms?
  • If so, how is the resource searched?

Here’s how I replied.

The resource, Synonyms of the New Testament by Richard Trench, appears in many, but not all, of the Logos base packages. Trench, in over 100 articles, discusses subtle differences between Greek synonyms.

  • Open a Bible containing the reverse interlinear option, such as the ESV or NASB.
  • Navigate to a passage containing one or both of the Greek words (kairos and chronos), such as Acts 1.7.
  • Right-click on the word times or seasons or epochs. (A)
  • Select Lemma (B) “the word.”
  • Select Copy. (C)

 

  • Open the Synonyms of the New Testament.
  • Open the Search panel.
  • Set Basic as the type. (A)
  • Select Synonyms as the book to be searched from the resources dropdown list. (B)
  • Click the range dropdown list, which probably says All Text. (C)
  • Click the arrow to the left of Search Fields. (D)
  • Select the search field Large Text (E) (which is the title of the article in Synonyms).

  • Execute a paste (A) in the search box (B), which places the Greek word there.
  • Press the Enter key.

 

  • Notice that Logos only searches the titles of the articles (Field Search) in Synonyms, looking for your Greek word.

 

  • Click the search hit to open Synonyms to the article about the two Greek words translated time.

 

Try a field search with other resources, like Wuest’s Word Studies in the Greek NT, journals, or Bibles!

Black Friday: Don’t Miss These Deals!

You can avoid the lines, the rush, and the craze during this year’s Black Friday madness. In fact, we want you to be able to enjoy your Black Friday shopping from the comfort of your own home. With the Like-athon, we gave you the power to create the ideal sale. And with nearly 9,000 Likes across Logos.com, you told us loud and clear what you wanted to see discounted!

Thanks to your collaborative efforts, Logos is ushering in the holiday season with our most-Liked products at incredible discounts! Start your holiday shopping off right with hundreds of dollars in savings on top products like:

The New International Commentary on the Old and New Testament (44 vols.)

Print: $2,273  Regularly: $1,699.95

Only $1,399.95 with the coupon code BFRIDAY8

This decades-long project has become recognized by scholars, pastors, and serious Bible students as a critical yet orthodox commentary marked by solid biblical scholarship within the evangelical Protestant tradition.

Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary (6 vols.)

Regularly: $269.95

Get it now for only $199.95 with coupon code BFRIDAY4!

With over 6,000 entries by 800 authors, this definitive collection is a landmark in biblical scholarship. The unabridged, six-volume Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary contains 7,200 packed pages, including numerous illustrations. Covering countless biblical subjects, the Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary is a tremendous help for in-depth biblical exploration. During the Black Friday Like-athon, it’s 25% off!

A. W. Tozer Collection (57 vols.)

Print: $795  Regularly: $399.95

The Tozer collection can be yours for only $195.95 with coupon code BFRIDAY7

This collection consists of 57 books written by Tozer or compiled posthumously from his sermons and editorials. In all, this astounding collection contains approximately 11,000 pages filled with the inspirational, Christ-centered words only Tozer could pen.The 57 fantastic books of this collection are priced at 50% off for Black Friday.

These are only a few of the collections we’ve marked down during the Black Friday Sale. Visit Logos.com/BlackFriday by December 3 to see the complete list of deals available, including discounts on resources like:

  • IVP Dictionary of the Old Testament Bundle
  • Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament
  • John MacArthur Bundle
  • Learn to Use Biblical Greek and Hebrew with Logos Bible Software

Don’t forget, this holiday season is a perfect time to upgrade! Check out the custom upgrade discount calculator to see your special price to move to Logos 5.

How to Study a Word’s Root: Thanksgiving

When it comes to studying the Bible, I always want to go deeper. My problem: I’m no Greek or Hebrew scholar. That’s one of the reasons I get so excited every time I open Logos 5. So much original-language research is done for me, I can instantly understand more.

I’ve been studying biblical thanksgiving lately. One place this study takes me is Psalm 136, where the psalmist pens 26 lines of gratitude to the Lord, “For his lovingkindness is everlasting.”

I look it up in my favorite Bible. Since I’m doing a little original-language digging, I’ll go ahead and turn on my reverse interlinear—it’s the table at the bottom of this image.

This entire psalm is encouraging the reader to give thanks to the Lord, who has shown lovingkindness to Israel through creation, delivering them from Egypt, bringing them to the Promised Land, and sustaining them. The psalmist closes by echoing the beginning: “Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his lovingkindness is everlasting.”

If it’s so important that I “give thanks,” I need to know what it means!

This is where the Bible Word Study tool comes in. I right-click “thanks” and pull up more information about the Hebrew lemma. Then I run a Bible Word Study.

The Bible Word Study guide fetches the word’s definitions from my lexicons and dictionaries, and shows me how this word, ydh, is translated across my Bible.

So I learn that giving thanks to the Lord is more than saying “thank you” to God. It’s also an acknowledgement of who he is and what he has done. In the case of Psalm 136, it makes sense: acknowledge that the Lord has done incredible things for his people, and thank him, for his lovingkindness is everlasting.

But I want to go deeper. I want to find examples of this kind of thanksgiving.

With Logos 5, I’m able to take a look at other biblical words that share this root.

I see that there are 32 uses of the similar toda(h), which is a sacrifice, song of thanksgiving, etc. That’s interesting. I click the Hebrew word, and Logos 5 runs another Bible Word Study!

I can explore the definitions to see that this thankful song of praise to God was an act of worship that proclaimed his mighty works. Also, the word is used for songs like Psalm 100.

. . . which gives me a fine place to keep exploring as I study biblical thanksgiving this November!

And with the new root data in Logos 5, you can do deeper word studies like this, too!

It’s time to upgrade to Logos 5. Check out your special pricing options with the Custom Upgrade Discount Calculator.