Explore Different Views of Genesis 1–2

The creation account is one of the most debated and discussed passages in the Bible. Scholars and theologians have wrestled with the nature of Genesis 1–2 for years. There are a variety of different ways to read and understand the creation account from Genesis, some of which you may not have considered. A new Mobile Ed course, TH331 Perspectives on Creation: Five Views on Its Meaning and Significance, gives you the chance to learn more about several key positions held by top Old Testament scholars today.

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Repeat and Reuse: Using the Logos Word List Tool to Find Insight

Last week we looked at how the biblical authors used the same terms repeatedly in different passages to indicate emphasis. This week we will reuse the Word List tool to find repeated terms in a single passage—we’ll discover a second use of the literary device simply called repetition.

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Sale Extended: You Can Still Get Logos 7 Starter for under $200!

If you’ve never gotten Logos before, there’s still time to get your first package for under $200.

This is an unprecedented offer—the first time we’ve ever offered a Logos 7 base package for this low a price. And to help you get started with Logos, we’re extending this sale for another two weeks. Through October 31, you can get $100 off your first base package. If you choose Starter, that means you’ll pay less than $200. Have your eye on another package? You’ll still get $100 off.

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Save up to 75% on Yale Resources This Month Only

This month we’re shining the spotlight on Yale University Press. Save on must-have resources for serious Bible students, pastors, or anyone who wants to better understand the depths of Scripture.

Through the end of the month, get up to 75% off many popular Yale titles. Here are just a few.

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Why Does the Bible Say God Battled Sea Monsters at Creation?

When we think of creation, we think of everything beginning with God’s spoken word—as Genesis 1 tells us. But some Old Testament writers concentrate on another aspect of creation—and a weird one at that. In Psalm 74, in the middle of God’s ordering of the sea and dry land, his establishing of the sun, moon, stars, and the seasons, we find another event: God destroying sea monsters.

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Why Would a Church Ban the Bible?

We’re celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this month by exploring its hidden history. In this post, Dr. Mark Ward explains why publishing God’s Word was such a source of controversy in the Reformation era.

Learn more about the events that laid the foundation for the Reformation in our Reformation 500 timeline.

Maybe you’ve heard the story before: prior to the Reformation, the Roman Catholic Church forbade the translation of Scripture into common languages.

Now, Protestants had plenty to protest in this era, but it simply isn’t true that vernacular translation was totally forbidden. But the Roman Church did forbid it in some places at some times—and England, 1408, was one of them.

Why?

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How to Find Hymns That Relate to a Scripture Passage

My mentor years ago told me that outside of the Bible, one of the most important books to have in my library is a good hymnal (or two or three or more!). In light of that I was thrilled to recently receive the following question from a fellow Logos user:

Very often hymns are based on Scripture and very often that passage is referenced in the hymnal. Is there any way to search a hymnal or hymnals for a reference to a specific Scripture passage? For example, I’d like to know if any of the hymnals or song books in my Logos library make a reference to Romans 8:28.

This is a great question and the answer is a very easy and resounding yes! To do so, all you’ll need is the Logos Hymnal Media Resource and the Passage Guide.

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4 Ways to Thank Your Pastor this Pastor Appreciation Month

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. What do you give to a person whose calling is to spend himself for others? The key to good gift-giving is tapping into what the recipient values, even if it’s not what the giver values. Here are four suggestions of how to show your pastor some appreciation, written from the perspective of someone who’s actually done pastoral work.

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Logos 7 Under $200, Reformation Resources & Other Bargains

Here’s this week’s roundup of freebies, deals, and more from Faithlife.

Logos 7 under $200 for the first time

If you’ve ever wanted to get Logos but have been waiting for the best possible deal, the time is now. Through October 11, first-time base package purchasers can get Logos 7 Starter for under $200. This is the lowest price for Logos 7 we’ve ever offered online—33% off. In fact, if you’ve never purchased Logos, you can get $100 off any base package! Get a personal recommendation.

Get Logos 7 Starter for under $200 through Oct. 11.

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How Paragraph Breaks Can Help You Understand the Bible

Greek New Testament manuscripts often use paragraphs to indicate a shift in thought. But modern editors have not felt bound by these paragraph divisions: each Bible text may have its own.

Paragraphing is a necessary task for translation—and a help for interpretation. In my last twenty-four hours of Bible reading and preaching, I came across two separate places where paragraphing helped me ask interpretive questions—and achieve interpretive insights—I wouldn’t have thought of otherwise.

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