How to Search for a Greek or Hebrew Phrase from Your English Bible

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A fellow Logos user recently emailed me this question:

I wonder if you can advise me how to search for the phrase “the promise” (found in Acts 1:4 ESV) in both the original languages (Hebrew & Greek).

This is an excellent question which I’ll answer from the standpoint of an English student, not primarily using a Hebrew or Greek Bible.

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5 Bible Study Tools No Christian Should Go Without

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I can get a bit obsessed with gear. Whether it’s art supplies, audio equipment, or Bible study tools, I sometimes find myself believing that if I just get pro gear, I’ll become a pro myself.

But the reality is, you only get good at something with lots of practice, and even if you have the right tools, they won’t do you any good if you don’t know how to use them. With that in mind, here are five essential Bible study tools—and a basic explanation of how they work.

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Prepare Your Heart for Easter with This Free Devotional

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This month, we’re giving away free digital copies of Paula Gooder’s devotional, This Risen Existence: The Spirit of Easter. Visit Logos.com/Free-Book-of-the-Month to download your free devotional.

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The NIV Faithlife Study Bible Is Now Available

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The NIV Faithlife Study Bible invites you to understand the Bible more fully—to feed your curiosity about God and His work in the world.

Adapted for print from the digital edition of the Faithlife Study Bible, this visually stunning study Bible delivers helpful insights designed to inform your faith. Innovative graphics and rich commentary are paired with the full text of the New International Version (NIV), the most read, most trusted modern-English Bible. The balance of striking graphics, comprehensive study features, and intriguing insights from multiple points of view will keep you curious as you explore the treasures of God’s Word.

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Round 1 Deals Are Live and Round 2 Is Underway

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The votes are in and 32 authors are headed to Round 2 of Logos March Madness. Jonathan Edwards trounced John Bunyan, besting him by literally thousands of votes. But Augustine and Craig Keener stayed neck and neck until the very end. And Darrell Bock and Dietrich Bonhoeffer slugged it out til the final bell—with Bock claiming victory by just a single vote!

With Round 1 over and Round 2 underway, you can save 30% on select works by the eliminated authors. Here’s a roundup of the LMM deals you won’t want to miss:

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What a Postmodern Literary Theorist Taught Me about Biblical Authority

Postmodern literary theorists are favorite whipping boys in evangelical hermeneutics textbooks, and Stanley Fish is no exception (although Fish prefers the title “antifoundationalist”). This makes Winning Arguments, the latest book from the former New York Times columnist, an unlikely book for evangelicals to pick up. But as with all of Fish’s oeuvre, this new book might as well be titled Under the Sun; it’s a profound exploration of the vanity of life a la Ecclesiastes—and it clarifies biblical authority by deconstructing pretty much all others.

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When & Why to Use the Moody Bible Commentary

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A soldier’s backpack contains everything needed for survival on the battlefield. In cold climates, it may contain a blanket, extra socks, and a fire kit with a fire starter. In hot weather, the backpack might have sunglasses and sunscreen. The things a soldier carries can mean the difference between life and death in dire situations—no matter what environment they may find themselves in.

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The Power and Pitfalls of Studying Biblical Lists

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Christianity cannot be boiled down to a list of words—say, positive character qualities to be cultivated and opposite, negative qualities to be avoided.

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Even the Bible Needed Upgrading, but Don’t Let That Scare You

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Wait a minute. The Bible needed an upgrade?

Those sound like fighting words to anyone with a high view of Scripture. An upgrade implies that something needed updating, but the Bible is timeless!

That’s true, but in this case I would have to excuse myself from the ring. I wouldn’t want to tangle with those responsible for the improvements: the biblical writers and, well, the Spirit of God.

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Wedding Season Is Almost Here: A Practical Guide for Pastors

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Has your Facebook feed been full of engagement announcements over the past few months? It’s no surprise: almost 40% of engagements occur between November and February. With summer just months away, wedding season is almost here. And as a wedding planner, I have spent the last few weeks meeting lots of brides and grooms. When I sit down with a couple, one of the first questions I get is “Do you know anyone who can officiate my wedding?”

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