5 Reasons Studying the Original Languages Is Worth the Pain

greek hebrewShould pastors and other Bible teachers bother to learn Greek and Hebrew? You can use Greek and Hebrew without having to memorize a single paradigm, let alone 3,000 vocab words, so why torture yourself?

I’ll give you ten reasons studying the original languages is worth the pain, five this week and five next.

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Does This Textual Variant Have Theological Implications?

After the great flood, everyone had one language. Humanity congregated in the region of Babylonia (“the land of Shinar”) and started building a tower that would reach into the heavens (Gen 11:1–9). God stopped the project by transforming the single language into many—dispersing humanity over the earth and creating the nations and regions listed in Genesis 10. Most people think it ends there, but there’s more. The story picks up again in Deuteronomy 32:8–9. And the story changes, depending on what Bible version you use.

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How to Find Every Time the Bible Mentions the Parting of the Red Sea

Several years, ago my good friend Rob Morgan asked me to write the small group study guide for his bestselling book, Red Sea Rules. This life-changing book discusses life principles he personally gleaned from the biblical event of the Israelites crossing the Red Sea. In preparation for the study guide, I wanted to locate not only the passage in which the event was originally recorded, but also other places in Scripture it was mentioned. So I relied on numerous commentaries and Bible dictionaries to assist me in my search. This endeavor, while rewarding, placed me at the mercy of others authors’ research and was in fact tedious.

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Get 10% off Logos 7 This Summer, Plus Build a Bundle & Save

Make your summer count with savings that keep adding up. During the Logos Summer Sale, you can get up to 50% off your own personal Bible study bundle. Save on Logos 7 base packages, commentaries, and Mobile Ed courses.

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This Month’s Top 5 Mobile Ed Pre-Pubs

When you pre-order a Mobile Ed course, you can save up to 40% on new courses from today’s top scholars. With over 30 courses currently on pre-pub, there are many great courses to choose from!

Here are five Mobile Ed courses you should pre-order while you still can:

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How to Search Connections between Greek and English Bibles

Do you ever need to perform searches that connect English with Greek? For example, do you ever need to find out how a specific translation treats a given grammatical construction?

This is nearly impossible to do without the specialized tagging in Logos.

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How to Customize the Copy Bible Verse Tool in Logos

As a pastor or Bible teacher, you probably copy portions of the Bible into sermons, blog posts, academic papers, or Bible study notes all the time.

Recently I had a very specific Bible-copying need: I had to have the entire KJV New Testament text, one chapter at a time, with one verse per line, a verse number in front of each line, then a space, and no other formatting—no book names, italics chapter numbers, extra hard returns, footnotes, headings, nothing.

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3 Days Left to Save up to 70% on Mobile Ed

This is it: there are just three days left to save up to 70% on courses from N.T. Wright, Wayne Grudem, Douglas Moo, and other trusted Christian scholars. If you’ve been waiting to pick you favorites, don’t wait any longer. You only have until Friday at midnight to save. Find a deal while you still can.

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Why the Reformation Still Matters: An Interview with Matthew Barrett

In this post, we interview Dr. Matthew Barrett, Lecturer of systematic theology and church history at Oak Hill Theological College in London, and the general editor of Reformation Theology: A Systematic Summary

For a limited time, you can get Dr. Barrett’s Reformation Theology: A Systematic Summary for over 25% off the retail price.

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Save 30% on the Reformed Expository Commentary This Month Only

Throughout June we’re shining the spotlight on Reformed publisher P&R. Not only can you get great deals on resources by John Frame, you can get over $100 off the Reformed Expository Commentary! Check out these highlights from this month’s featured resource, and don’t miss all P&R deals.

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