Here a Verse, There a Verse: 4 Steps to Studying the Bible in Context

Context is king, as they say. But when it comes to studying the Bible, context is far and wide.

A verse is contextualized in a passage; a passage in a biblical book; a biblical book in a particular place and time; and each time and place is characterized by language and culture.

Yet the biblical writings are not limited to the ancient world. “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable . . . for training in righteousness” (2 Tim 3:16). The Bible is both ancient and eternal. It is contextualized to then and applicable now. [Read more…]

Learning Logos: How to Open Logos on One Computer the Way It Closed on Another

Perhaps like a lot of Logos users, you use your software on multiple computers such as a desktop and laptop. Did you know you can open Logos on one the way you closed it on another?

Let’s take a look at a common scenario: [Read more…]

Scholars Agree: The Paideia Commentaries Stand Out

The series name alone sold me on this commentary set: paideia (παιδεία) in Greek means “education,” or “instruction intended for a person who is in the process of growing up.”[note]Sigve K. Tonstad, Paideia Commentaries on the New Testament, volume on Revelation, (Baker Academic, 2019), Preface.[/note] And that’s that goal of the Paideia commentaries publisher: to come alongside contemporary students in that lifelong journey of “growing up” by giving them a basic grounding in academic New Testament studies and guiding their engagement with New Testament text.[note]Tonstad, Preface.[/note] [Read more…]

Logos Tech Tip: How to Quickly Spot Differences in Gospel Accounts

The Gospels tell the rich story of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection from four different perspectives—but discovering the similarities and differences in the Gospel accounts can seem like a hefty task.

With the Parallel Gospel Reader, you can find those similarities and differences quickly. [Read more…]

How to Study the Bible: 9 Tips from Top Bible Teachers

As Bible Study Magazine has interviewed some of the best Bible teachers and writers over the years, we’ve had the opportunity to ask for tips and advice from people with a deep love for Scripture and a long history of faithful study. Here’s what they had to say. [Read more…]

Going to Seminary? 3 Mercifully Simple Tips for the Journey

Seminary will challenge you beyond what you might imagine—spiritually, intellectually, and even physically.[note]http://www.goingtoseminary.com/2015/05/19/how-to-succeed-in-seminary[/note] For me, going to seminary was the hardest and most wonderful experience of my life.

Whether you are already going to seminary or plan to start soon, here are three things you can do now to help smooth out potential bumps in the road and make the journey a pleasant one. [Read more…]

Learning Logos: How to Report Typos to Logos

As I was recently studying for an upcoming sermon, I came across a misspelled word in a commentary. I quickly reported the typo to the Logos team and resumed my research. A few minutes later, it occurred to me that perhaps some Logos users may not realize how easy it is to report typos. I decided, therefore, to write this short blog describing the process. [Read more…]

Logos Tech Tip: Study Jacob’s Life Using a Biblical Person Workflow

Jacob bears the unique designation as the only person in the Bible who literally wrestled with God, and this encounter had a far-reaching impact on redemptive history. Most Bible readers know that what happens in Genesis lays the foundation for the rest of Scripture, but it can be a daunting task to see where Jacob’s story is referred to in the rest of the Bible. [Read more…]

Who Wrote Hebrews? Why It May Not Be Paul . . .

Bible scroll, unrolledBy Thomas Schreiner

Who wrote Hebrews? The short answer: only God knows. In the following excerpt adapted from Lexham Press’ new Evangelical Biblical Theology Commentary volume: Hebrews by Thomas R. Schreiner,[note]Schreiner, Thomas R. Hebrews, Evangelical Biblical Theological Commentary (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2021), 2–5.[/note] we see whose names have been put forward—and why the author of Hebrews probably isn’t Paul.

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The authorship of Hebrews is a fascinating issue that continues to interest Christians today.  [Read more…]

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