Get up to 20% Off Eerdmans OT and NT Studies Collections

eerdmansLast Thursday, we announced an exciting partnership with Eerdmans—and, with it, the brand-new Eerdmans Bible Reference Bundle, an enormous 309-volume library. What’s more, as part of our partnership with Eerdmans, we’re offering quite a few new smaller collections and bundles—whatever your interests, you’ll probably find a matching Eerdmans product.

Here are two Eerdmans collections you can pre-order now for the best price:

eerdmans-old-testament-studies-collectionEerdmans Old Testament Studies Collection

Regularly $278.40—pre-order it for $232 (17% off!)

Full of ritualistic sacrifices, pantheistic religions, and nomadic oral narratives, the Old Testament is a theologically challenging and culturally distant text. In the Eerdmans Old Testament Studies Collection, scholars like Bruce K. WaltkeWalter BrueggemannCraig G. Bartholomew, and Daniel J. Berrigan light the way to solid hermeneutics and fruitful study.

Analyzing Israelite national identity, the Hebrew text, canonicity, prophecy, and law, this collection clears away misunderstandings, processes cultural and linguistic difficulties, and provides recent scholarship on the OT.

eerdmans-new-testament-studies-collectionEerdmans New Testament Studies Collection

Regularly $347—pre-order it for $277.60 (20% off!)

This collection gathers the insights of some of the brightest New Testament scholars—among them Bruce W. Longenecker, Robert W. Wall, and Richard B. Hays—presenting their careful research and lively commentary on the NT’s wide variety of topics. You’ll get a first-class overview of the New Testament, perfect for solidifying and refreshing foundational knowledge of the text, plus many engaging studies on specific subjects.

Experience an interactive study of Roman house churches, explore Luke’s portrayal of women, examine Jesus’ attitude toward the Law, study differing interpretations of the book of Revelation, and learn about poverty (and Paul’s teaching on it) in the first century.

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Don’t miss out—pre-order these collections today, or pre-order the Eerdmans Bible Reference Bundle to get even more books at an even bigger discount!

Advance Your Bible Study with Lexham Press

Lexham-Press-logo_Black_1000x588Logos Bible Software just moved all of its original content under the imprint of Lexham Press. Lexham Press provides biblical content to advance scholarship and equip the church. We create digital-first Bible study resources, scholarly works, and Bible Study Magazine. Our designed-digital content never goes out of date because we continuously update it.

Here are four ways Lexham Press advances your Bible study.

Study the Bible

Lexham Press publishes the Bible in its original languages and literal, English translations. With thousands of explanatory notes, you can read the Bible through the lens of the translators. Our digital editions of the Bible in its original languages are morphologically tagged; behind each one is research that capitalizes on over 20 years of Bible technology developed by Logos Bible Software. See how we can improve your Bible study.

Interpret the Bible

Whether you’re a scholar or new to Bible study, Lexham Press helps you interpret the Bible. Our products simplify the process of learning and speed up research. We also provide original translations of historical theology, present the work of top theologians in elegant formats, and publish original research. Increase the efficiency of your Bible research.

Preach the Bible

Freeing up a pastor’s time benefits the entire church. Often, time is lost finding that perfect quote or prayer, designing a slide, or asking the right interpretation questions. Lexham Press gives the preacher back time by resolving these difficulties while making sermons more memorable and exciting. Free up your time with our pastoral content.

Apply the Bible

Lexham Press helps you apply the Bible—making the Bible more accessible and exciting. Our devotionals and application focused commentaries take full advantage of the technology of Logos Bible Software. Enrich your devotional time with our resources.

To advance your Bible study, speed up your sermon preparation, and help you find answers fast, we’re working with top Bible scholars from around the world, and employ a team of scholars and editors. We’re here to further God’s Kingdom with you.

Study, interpret, preach, and apply the Bible with Lexham Press. Check out the content catalog today at LexhamPress.com.

Stream Free Bible Art to Your Mobile Devices

Bible Screen

Bible Screen brings Scripture to life by streaming nonstop Bible verse art and animations straight to your computer, television, digital photo frames, tablet, or phone.

Featuring original artwork that plays with or without music, Bible Screen gives you all-day inspiration through one simple application.

Bible Screen is more than a screensaver—it’s a new way to share your faith. By streaming continuous biblical art in your home, church, classroom, or workplace, you can use Bible Screen to inspire yourself and others. Check it out:

Turn any screen into a digital photo frame

Bible Screen isn’t just for computers, Roku screens, and digital photo frames. With Bible Screen, you can turn any screen into a digital photo frame—even your tablet, iPhone, or Android device.

Why turn your phone and tablet off when you can use them to showcase your faith? While you’re charging your device, you can stream Bible text animations and Scripture art. When you’re at your desk, at a coffee shop, or with your loved ones, you can stream beautiful biblical inspiration. Wherever you are, Bible Screen is a great way to share and enjoy the Word.

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Start streaming free Bible art today: download Bible Screen for your iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, or Android device.

3 Reasons to Attend Seminary

Today’s guest post is from Dr. Samuel Lamerson, professor of New Testament at Knox Theological Seminary.

I come from a fundamentalist background in which believers are often distrustful of higher education. On a number of occasions, I’ve had church members ask me, “Haven’t you been in school long enough?” or “Aren’t you afraid of coming out of school a liberal?”

This distrust of education has a social history in the US, and it’s still felt in certain denominations and areas of the country. If you’re not sure about higher education, why should you think about attending seminary?

I offer three reasons:

  1. Attend seminary because you are called. When the Lord has given us a task, he also equips us for that task. That is the very foundation of the Reformation view of “vocation.” If God has called you to be a teacher/preacher of his Word, it’s beneficial have proper training.
  2. Attend seminary because you recognize the need. Very few of us would feel comfortable being diagnosed by a physician who was “self-taught” with no credentials. The truth is that he or she might be a great doctor, but there is no way to be sure without proper testimonials. If we think that learning about the body is important for a physician, shouldn’t we also think that learning about the Bible is important for a minister?
  3. Attend seminary because you listened. One of the greatest gifts that I have been given in life is the counsel of wise brothers and sisters in Christ. Before you attend seminary, ask the advice of a few people who you trust. (Try to include at least one person who has attended seminary.) Listen carefully to what these counselors tell you. Often, those who are around us (our family, our close friends) know our gifts better than we do ourselves. Pay special attention to this advice, and weigh it against your own sense of calling.

I loved my time in seminary (at Knox and at TEDS). It was a wonderful season of growth and learning for me. The same may be true for you if you attend seminary for the right reasons.

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Learn more about earning your DMin from Knox Theological Seminary with Logos, and start furthering your education today.

Save Now When You Pre-order the Eerdmans Commentary Collection

Last Thursday, we announced an amazing partnership with Eerdmans—and, with it, the new Eerdmans Bible Reference Bundle, an enormous 309-volume library. You can still pre-order all this awesome content at Pre-Pub prices, and you can even spread out the payments with an interest-free payment plan.

There’s a lot of material in the Eerdmans Bible Reference Bundle. Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be highlighting some of that brilliant content.

Eerdmans Commentary Collection (13 vols.)

If you’re looking for thoughtful, scholarly insight into the Scriptures, look no further than the 13-volume Eerdmans Commentary Collection. Written by the some of the most respected scholars in biblical studies, this collection will enlighten and inspire you for years to come.

Order it before Monday, December 2, to get the best Pre-Pub savings!

This collection includes:

1 & 2 Timothy and Titus by Robert W. Wall

“I commend Rob Wall for offering us, and the wider church, his canonical readings of the Pastoral Epistles. Rob does not shy away from the many tough passages in these letters, always trying to present what he sees as the ‘plain sense’ of the text in relation to other historical, ecclesial, and cultural understandings. The combination of commentary and reading by the ‘rule of faith’—supplemented by three interesting case studies—provides a thorough canonical understanding of these crucial letters from the standpoint of one who is immersed in what it means to understand the Bible as the church’s book.”
Stanley E. Porter, president, dean of theology, and professor of New Testament, McMaster Divinity College

Mark: A Commentary on His Apology for the Cross, vols. 1 & 2 by Robert H. Gundry

“A major contribution to Markan scholarship . . . An indispensable resource for scholars, students, and pastors.”
John R. Kohlenberger III, lecturer, consultant, and adjunct instructor in Bible and biblical languages, Multnomah Bible College and Western Seminary

Matthew: A Commentary, vols. 1 & 2 by Frederick Dale Bruner

“This is the kind of commentary that I most want—a theological wrestling with Scripture. Frederick Dale Bruner grapples with the text not only as a technical exegete (although he also does that very well) but as a church theologian, caring passionately about what these words tell us about God and ourselves. Here he places his considerable teaching gifts at the service of the Christian community, caring as much about us as he cares about the text. His Matthew commentary is in the grand traditions of Augustine, Calvin, and Luther—expansive and leisurely, loving the text, the people in it, and the Christians who read it.”
Eugene H. Peterson, emeritus professor of spiritual theology, Regent College

A Commentary on Micah by Bruce K. Waltke

“No one knows the prophecy of Micah more thoroughly than Bruce Waltke. No one is more deeply ingrained in the secondary literature that discusses and debates this prophet. No one is better positioned to be a helpful guide to the correct interpretation and application of this marvelous book. It’s rare when a commentary is helpful to scholars, clergy, and laypeople alike, but Waltke has accomplished this masterfully.”
Tremper Longman III, Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College

Right now, you can pre-order the 13-volume Eerdmans Commentary Collection on its own and save over $70, or pre-order it as part of the 309-volume Eerdmans Bible Reference Bundle and save $1,000. But hurry: both Pre-Pub prices go up Monday, December 2!

Don’t Miss Out: Special November Deals!

Logos November Deals

 All November long, Logos is offering awesome resources and collections at big savings. Take a look at some of our November deals before time runs out:

college-press-biblical-studies-collectionCollege Press Biblical Studies Collection

Regularly $79.95—on sale for $54.95 (that’s 31% off!)

This collection covers a broad range of important topics and questions in the Bible. It’s a great resource to help you back up your beliefs with Scripture. Through November 30, you can add this series to your Logos library for 31% off!

Foundations for the Family Series

Regularly $44.95—on sale for $32.95 (that’s 27% off!)

Families in America are changing. What are the foundations your household needs? This series takes on challenging questions surrounding each gender’s role in creating families faithful to Scripture. Contributors include Bruce A. Ware, Richard W. Hove, John Piper, and many others. Perfect for both individual and group Bible study, this series is 27% off through November 30.

gender-and-the-bible-collectionGender and the Bible Collection

Regularly $799.95—on sale for $164.95 (that’s $635 off!)

This collection examines the roles of key women in the Bible—Eve, Sarah, Ruth, and Esther. How did these women respond to God’s calling, and how did their stories fit into their male-dominated cultures? This collection is invaluable for anyone wanting to study women in Scripture. Now you can get it for $635 off!

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Check out all of Logos’ special November deals, and build your library today!

Get the Logos 5 Engine for Free

Logos 5 updateLast week, Logos 5 users received a free update (Logos 5.2) that included a number of feature and performance improvements. As always, you can find the complete release notes on the Logos forums.

But if you’re still using version 4 or earlier, you don’t have to miss out! You can download the Logos 5 engine for free.

The difference between updating and upgrading

We make an important distinction between upgrading and updating.

When you upgrade, you’re getting brand-new features, like the Timeline and Sermon Starter. You’re getting a wide range of new resources at heavily discounted prices, all powered by new datasets.

When you update, though, you don’t pay a thing—updating is free. You don’t get new books or datasets, but you do get the newest, best-performing code, plus free updates to books you already own—things like typo fixes, new content, and new tagging.

You can summarize the differences between upgrading and updating like this:

Price Books Datasets Code
Upgrading Not free New and updated New and updated New and updated
Updating Free Updated only Updated only New and updated

To get the most out of Logos 5, you’ll want to upgrade to a Logos 5 base package. In the meantime, though, you should update to the Logos 5 engine and get the improved performance of Logos 5.2—free.

Get the newest, best-performing software for free: download the Logos 5 engine today!

Get the Latest Westminster Hebrew Morphology for 50% Off!

BHW 2.18The latest version of the Westminster Hebrew Morphology, version 4.18, is now available. This marks our first upgrade of this significant database since version 4.2, released in 2004, and represents nearly a decade of improvements and corrections.

Already own the WHM? Get the update free

If you’ve been working with the old version 4.2, and you have your Logos Bible Software set to receive automatic updates, you might already have the new version, which was sent out as a free update for users of the 4.0/4.2 versions. Look for it under the new title: Biblia Hebraica Westmonasteriensis with Westminster Hebrew Morphology 4.18. (The version numbers aren’t decimals—think of 4.2 as version 2 of the fourth edition, and 4.18 as version 18.) The older releases were misnamed as Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia—version 1 of WHM was the text of BHS, but ever since version 2, this database has moved toward being a more accurate transcription of Codex Leningradensis (L), the oldest complete Hebrew Bible and the textual basis of the BHS and many other editions. The WHM has detailed notes about every place where it reads or corrects L differently than the BHS and the published fascicles of BHQ, making it very useful for comparing the finer points of these popular print editions.

New to the WHM? Get it for 50% off!

If you haven’t used the Westminster Hebrew Morphology, now’s the time to start—through December 2, we’ve cut the price of the new edition in half.

In addition to the textual notes already mentioned, you’ll get complete lexical and morphological analysis of every Hebrew and Aramaic word in the Bible. These tags help you identify the form of each word and its function in the sentence; they also facilitate advanced searching. WHM also includes both the Kethiv and the Qere readings, in which the text to be read aloud is different from the written text, and a reconstruction and analysis of the Kethiv readings, which by their nature lack vowels in the manuscript of L.

One of the most accurate morph databases available

The Westminster Hebrew Morphology, one of the first Hebrew Bible databases made widely available, has benefited from an enormous quantity of feedback from scholars and students. The editors at the J. Alan Groves Center for Advanced Biblical Research (formerly the Westminster Hebrew Institute) have developed an impressive issue-tracking database to store reports and discussions of proposed changes, which helps maintain consistency and prevent regression errors. The user feedback and the editors’ hard work have created one of the most accurate morph databases available—one that gets better with every release.

In addition, the WHM tags many features not found in most other databases. Starting with version 4.12, for instance, it’s been tagging “unexpected forms”—for example, pronominal suffixes that appear at first glance to be feminine, but that context demands be read as masculine (a phenomenon that happens most often with words accented to indicate a “pause” in the verse). It also labels other morphological characteristics mentioned in advanced Hebrew grammars, such as the “energic nun,” making it easier to understand what’s going on with relatively rare word forms.

Get 50% off the latest version of the Westminster Hebrew Morphology today!

The New International Commentary: Now Available in Individual Volumes!

NICOTIt comes as no surprise that The New International Commentary (NIC) is among our best-selling resources. The New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT) and the New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT) are authoritative scriptural guides, bridging the cultural gap between today’s world and the Bible’s. Each volume aims to help us hear God’s Word as clearly as possible.

“The NIC is an amazing scholarly, protestant, evangelical commentary series. It gives verse-by-verse commentary on almost every book of the Bible, including immensely helpful introductory information. The only thing better than the commentary series itself is being able to have the entire thing with you, on your laptop, wherever you go. The NIC for Logos is a great resource that every seminarian should consider.”

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Until recently, these volumes have only been available together, in larger collections. But now, after teaming up with Eerdmans Publishing, we’re excited to announce that we’re offering these commentaries as standalone collections and individual titles!

Get the new NICOT/NICNT collections at the best price

LargeCollectionTo celebrate, we’re offering special discounts for a limited time. Get the volumes you want before it’s too late—this sale runs only through December 2. You can choose from some exciting new collections, such as:

And you have many more collections to choose from—be sure to check out all the NICOT/NICNT collections and volumes, as well as the rest of our new Eerdmans resources.

Don’t miss out—this sale ends December 2. Get your NICOT/NICNT volumes and collections today!

Logos 5: Locate Specific Charts and Tables

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 emailed me this question:

I was wanting to find a chart that shows all the kings of Israel and Judah, along with the prophets who were active during the reign of each king. How would I search for something like that?

To locate such charts, I suggest using the Logos image search:

  • Click the Search icon.
  • Select Image as the search type (A).
  • Select Entire Library from the range dropdown list (B).
  • Click the fields dropdown list, which probably says All Images (C).

  • Select desired fields, such as ChartsInfographicsTable, and Timelines (D).

  • Type this text in the find box: king prophet (E).

  • Click the search panel menu (F).
  • Select Match all word forms (G).

  • Press Enter to generate the search.

This search locates all the designated images containing both the words king(s) AND prophet(s) (H)!