Get 3 Anchor Yale Bible Volumes for under $5!

This month only we’re giving away The Anchor Yale Bible: Romans—and you can add two more volumes from this series for under $5. But that’s not all: the complete series is available for half off!

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3 Tips for Professors Training the Next Generation of Ministers

Using Bible software is now a key ministry skill. And if you are training the next generation of pastors, missionaries, and Bible teachers, your students need you to teach them that skill whether they know it or not.

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Did the Writer of Chronicles Try to Scrub Away David’s Dirty Past?

Corporations cook their books. Politicians get caught taking bribes. Scientists fudge data. Should the writer of Chronicles be judged the same way?

It’s widely known that the books of 1–2 Chronicles are a reiteration of the history of Israel found in the books of 1–2 Samuel and 1–2 Kings. What isn’t as well known is that the writer of Chronicles carefully and deliberately omits any negative material about David and Solomon from his historical record. Try to find the account of David’s adultery and murder of Uriah in 1 Chronicles—you won’t be able to.
Why would the Chronicler omit it?

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5 Can’t-Miss Deals from October’s Monthly Sale

October monthly sale

October is here, and along with it come serious savings of 20 to 50% on your favorite Logos resources—from Church life and history to biblical studies and theology.

Shop the sale today! And be sure to check out these featured items:

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Get 50% off Resources Hand-Picked for Pastors

We’re celebrating pastors this month by offering half-off resources to strengthen your ministry. Choose from books and courses that help you be a more effective preacher, leader, or counselor. Each one is half off, so whatever you choose, you’ll save.

And don’t miss our Ministry Deals of the Week. Every Monday we’ll feature five additional deals on pastoral resources. These special savings only last for a week, so be sure to stock up on titles before they’re replaced every Monday at noon (PT).

Here are the can’t-miss pastoral resources on sale this month only.

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How to Instantly See How Many Times a Lemma Is Used in a Passage

The old adage says, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Pictures many times communicate at a glance what words cannot. That can also be true of Logos searching.

Imagine this scenario: we’re reading about “righteousness” in Romans 1:17. After searching for the Greek lemma translated “righteousness,” we want to see a graphic showing the distribution of this word in the New Testament.

To accomplish that, let’s give this a go:

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Why “Let Go and Let God” Is a Bad Idea

The following is a guest post written by Andy Naselli, author of No Quick Fix: Where Higher Life Theology Came From, What It Is, and Why It’s Harmful.

A silver lining of theological controversy is that it can help you refine how you understand what the Bible teaches. In this case, analyzing higher life theology will help you better understand the Christian life. Higher life theology is harmful. I know from experience. That’s why I wrote my first PhD dissertation on it in 2006. My new book, No Quick Fix, is a more accessible version of that more detailed and academic work. I have stripped out most of the academic jargon and rewritten it to make it more inviting for thoughtful lay people.

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What a 400-Year-Old Bible Preface Can Teach Us about Translations

On Wednesday I posted a translation of the wise and valuable—and largely forgotten—preface to the most important English Bible ever: the King James Version. Today’s Christians think of the KJV as settled, established, widely accepted, and honored. So when I took the time to re-read the translators’ only recorded words about their epochal work, I was surprised that they felt they needed to spend so much space defending themselves. They never could have predicted that their translation would dominate English-speaking Christianity far into the future.

From their 400-year-old wisdom I draw several lessons for Bible translation and Bible study today.

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Final Call: Get 3 NIV Application Commentaries for Under $5

NIV Application Commentary: Mark

There are only a few days left to add The NIV Application Commentary: Mark to your Logos library for free. At the same time, get two additional volumes in this series (Job and 1 Peter) for under $5—but only through the end of the month.

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A New Translation of a Bible Translation Preface

When I first read the KJV translators’ preface, I was surprised to see that they fully expected a cold reception to their work. They could have no idea that their Bible would one day be praised even by non-Christians for its literary quality and cultural importance.

The KJV translators felt they had to defend the very idea that another English Bible translation was necessary. They wrote a preface, “Translators to the Reader,” that is as superb as it is timely. But it also happens to be lengthy, and written in a historical form of English readers today will find difficult. So I have both condensed it and translated it into today’s English. But I’ve done my best to add nothing: everything you’re about to read, from arguments to (wonderfully pithy) illustrations, comes straight from the KJV translators.

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