An Easy Way to Learn about the Completion of Hezekiah’s Tunnel

Hezekiah’s tunnel, where archaeologists found an inscription describing the completion of the tunnel (source: commons.wikimedia.org)

The work of archaeologists often overlaps with places, people, and events we read about in the Bible. Some of the evidence from the ancient world takes the form of inscriptions—writings etched into a hard surface, like stone, clay, or metal.

And with Logos Bible Software, you can explore many of these archaeological finds from the comfort of your own living room.  [Read more…]

Learning Logos: Display Mobile Ed Courses by Subject

A subscriber to mpseminars.com submitted this question to us:

I have purchased numerous Mobile Ed courses. How can I see the various subjects covered in the videos? [Read more…]

Pandemics Aren’t New—Just Look at Plagues in the Bible

image of the plague of hail, a plague in the Bible during the exodus

Many Bible readers are familiar with the plague in Egypt at the time of the Exodus (Exod 7:14–12:32)—water turning to blood and infestations of frogs, lice, flies, locusts, and the like. With coronavirus on everyone’s mind, questions abound of whether the word “pandemic” appears in the Bible, too. [Read more…]

Logos Tech Tip: Follow a Biblical Author’s Train of Thought

The Bible isn’t a collection of inspirational thoughts like pearls on a string. The human authors present logical positions and arguments. One of the most important aspects of Bible study is understanding an author’s line of thinking, and Logos makes this easy with the Propositional Outlines Visual Filter.

With this visual filter, you can see the structure of the text and discover relationships between propositions—the statements (usually sentences) that the author uses to assert something as true. [Read more…]

This 2,700+ Volume Digital Theological Library Is Now Open for Seminaries & Bible Colleges

When it comes to excelling in seminary or Bible college, the ability to research well is invaluable. And to do that research well, there’s something else that’s invaluable—a top-notch library. 

What if you could give your seminary or Bible college students a digital theological library with 2,762 volumes for as little as $15/each for an entire year?  [Read more…]

7 of the Best Exegetical Bible Commentaries

People have been asking, “Which Bible commentary is best?” for as long as anyone can remember. They’re such a well-loved and useful Bible study tool that entire commentaries have been written—about commentaries

We won’t try to dive into all the best exegetical Bible commentaries here or even all the best exegetical Bible commentary series. So you can explore them all in just a few minutes, we’ve narrowed it down to only seven exceptional selections. [Read more…]

How Luke 10 Proves We Need Bible Study Tools (+ 2 More Tips)

Danny Zacharias is a Greek grammar specialist with a passion for distilling his years of study into friendly formats for lay learners. Recently, Danny spoke with Bible Study Magazine Podcast host Mark Ward about essential Bible study tools. [Read more…]

Learning Logos: How to Change Resource Text Size

A Logos user contacted me with this scenario:

I have changed the Content Scaling to 140% but the text size in NASB is unchanged. Why?

His good observation brings up an important distinction regarding text size in resources: a global setting versus a local setting. [Read more…]

Logos Tech Tip: How to See the Big Picture in the Story of Jacob

Keeping an eye on the big picture of a biblical story is important when you are studying the individual parts of an extended narrative. For example, how do the twists and turns of the story of Jacob fit into redemptive history? 

Narrative Character Maps in Logos makes it easy to find out. Narrative Character Maps display the movements and interactions of biblical characters like Jacob in a narrative sequence. You can survey the entire story of Jacob, the crucial points in the plot, and the geographic location of other key players in the narrative through time.

Here’s how:

These maps are linked to Factbook entries and labeled pericopes, which allow you to easily dig deeper into any character or event on the map.

Try it now! Explore maps for other biblical characters and books

Have Logos Starter or above but don’t see the interactive on the Tools menu?  It may be because you don’t have it downloaded. Simply open your Logos library, search for “Narrative Character Maps Interactive,” right-click, and select Download.

12 Verses: Where Is the Promised Land? and 4 Other Questions

View from Mount Nebo, Jordan, where Moses was granted a view of the promised land. Source: commons.wikimedia.org

 

In Genesis 12, God promised Abram:

I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed. (2–3) [Read more…]