Logos Tech Tip | Compare Bible Translations as You Study

By Scott Gassoway

Bible translators make different decisions when it comes to translating the original languages. That is why comparing translations is a valuable step in good Bible study.  Logos makes it easy to spot these differences between various translations.

For example, in Proverbs 18:24, the NIV speaks of “unreliable friends,” but the ESV renders this as “many companions,” while the NLT qualifies these “friends” with added quotation marks. [Read more…]

J. I. Packer (1926–2020): Known by God

Today, J. I. Packer entered glory at age 93. 

Born in England in 1926, his life was not without difficulty, beginning with an accident that left him with a hole in his skull. After coming to faith in college, he dedicated his life to Christian ministry—which resulted in decades of teaching, dozens of books, and a lifetime of faithfulness.

A few years ago, our team sat down with Dr. Packer to film his testimony and message about the importance and benefits of knowing—and being known by—God.

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50 Choices, $7.99 Each: Explore the Bible on Politics, Hell & More

What Do Dreams in the Bible Mean? These 9 Words Reveal Hints

In the Bible, dreams are sources of divine revelation that indicate what someone should do, reveal what is going to happen, or explain current events. 

The Bible uses different Hebrew and Greek words when it talks about dreams and visions.  [Read more…]

Tired of Whining about Today’s Calamities? Open the Psalms of Lament.

By Harold L. Senkbeil

Where do you go when the calamities of life feel too heavy? We’re all tempted to turn inward, but perhaps we would do better to open the Psalms of lament instead. [Read more…]

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Learning Logos: How to Quickly Locate an Event in the Bible

Today’s blog focuses on a question I answer frequently. I’ve written about it before, but I thought a quick reminder would be helpful—especially if you’re new to Logos.

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Logos Tech Tip: What Did Peter Mean by ‘Sober-Minded’?

By Scott Gassoway

When studying a biblical text, you often encounter words that prompt questions about their original meaning. For example, in 1 Peter 5:7, Peter exhorts his readers to be “sober-minded.” This is not a common phrase in our culture. What did Peter mean by it? [Read more…]

3 Things ‘Lead Us Not into Temptation’ Might Mean—and Which Fits Best

In Matthew 6:13 Jesus teaches his disciples to pray, “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” Wait a second—what’s God’s relationship to temptation we face?

In this excerpt adapted from Navigating Tough Texts: A Guide to Problem Passages in the New Testament, author Murray J. Harris explores this controversial petition of the Lord’s prayer. [Read more…]

Are Demons Fallen Angels and 2 Other Common Misconceptions

Are demons fallen angels? Is the Satan figure as the archnemesis of God foreign to the Old Testament? Did a third of the angels fall from heaven before humanity’s fall?

The following excerpt from Demons by Michael S. Heiser is adapted from the book’s final chapter, where Heiser addresses these myths and misconceptions.

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