Why Did the “Strange” Fire in Leviticus 10 Earn a Death Sentence?

This post is excerpted from Problems in Bible Interpretation: Difficult Passages IV, available now from Logos Mobile Education.

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The Old Testament is filled with odd stories that take us by surprise. One of those stories is found in a book that is, to say the least, pretty foreign to our modern worldview. I’m talking about Leviticus and, for this topic, Leviticus 10 specifically: the story of Nadav and Avihu, or as we like to say, Nadab and Abihu. It’s is a short episode, and I am going to read the whole thing: [Read more…]

Learning Logos: Biblical Event Navigator

We often speak of studying passages in context. Likewise, we need to study events in context.

For example, imagine we’re studying events surrounding Jesus’ arrest and trials. A lot was happening on the eve of his crucifixion, and keeping those episodes in contextual order can sometimes be challenging. [Read more…]

Logos Tech Tip: Store Ideas, Articles, and Videos Across the Web in Logos

The internet provides a wealth of resources to enhance Bible study, from videos to websites and blog posts—but organizing and recalling this information when you need it can be tedious and time-consuming.

With the Notes Tool in Logos, you can easily record your thoughts as you study, arrange those thoughts into custom notebooks, and then recall what you’ve learned later with just a few clicks.  [Read more…]

Learning Logos: Quickly See How a Word Is Translated in Multiple Bibles

A fellow Logos user contacted me with this question:

I’m studying the word “note” in Romans 16:17 in my preferred Bible, which is the NKJV. How can I see how the underlying Greek word is translated in other Bibles?

This is a great Bible study question, and the solution can be achieved with different methods. In this blog, however, I’ll focus on perhaps the quickest way, which is the Information Tool: [Read more…]

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Logos Tech Tip: Find Daniel’s Contemporaries Fast

Did Habbakuk prophesy before or after Daniel? Our English Bibles are not arranged chronologically, so it can be difficult to keep track of which biblical characters were contemporaries or what events were happening when a particular book was written. [Read more…]

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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.”1 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.2 [Read more…]