With God in the Boardroom: The Heavenly Council & Divine Providence

Few characters in the Bible are as maligned for their wickedness as King Ahab of Israel. While Ahab’s predecessors “did evil in the sight of the Lord,” Ahab had an agenda: “[He] did more to provoke the Lord, the God of Israel, to anger than all the kings of Israel who were before him” (1 Kgs 16:33).

Ahab’s rule includes Baal worship, forbidden foreign covenants (Syria) and foreign alliances (Jezebel), and the murder of Naboth. In 1 Kings 22, the prophet Micaiah warns Ahab of his impending fate. This isn’t run-of-the-mill prophecy. It’s mixed with a vision of how God came to the final details of His decision: a divine boardroom discussion.

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This Is Why You Should Study the Apocrypha Alongside the New Testament

Most Christians know that the cultural and religious context of the first-century world should shape how we read the New Testament. And just a few verses into Matthew we’re faced with the immense importance of the Old Testament. But far too often something that doesn’t appear on our radar is the literature that lies between the Testaments: the Apocrypha.

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A Simple Trick for Organizing Your Sermons

If you regularly read this blog, you probably know I’m a big fan of Favorites as a place to organize items for future reference. That trend continues today as I answer a question from a fellow Logos user:

Is there a way under the “Sermons” document file system to further divide that, make folders or directories or whatever you want to call it, for a series of sermons, “Parables of Christ”, “Sermon on the Mount”, “Jeremiah”, etc? I’ve not found a way and don’t know if there is a way or not.

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The Top 6 Biggest Deals of July: Save on Commentaries & More

July is here, and with it comes 50 great deals in our monthly sale. This month you can save over 40% on commentaries, monographs, reference works, and more. Here’s a rundown of the top six deals in the monthly sale:

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Save on Pillar NT Commentary, NICOT/NICNT & Other Eerdmans Favorites

This month we’re shining the spotlight on Eerdmans’ Publishing. You can save big on some of their most popular series—including the NIGTC and the Pillar New Testament Commentary. Here are just a few of the resources on sale. Visit the Publisher Spotlight page to find even more Eerdmans deals:

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Start a Free Trial of Our New & Improved Online Bible Software

What if the next time you opened your Bible, your commentaries flew off the shelf, opened to the right page, and settled down on the desk in front of you? What if you could just tap a word in your Bible, and instantly see the Greek or Hebrew word it translates? Then, seconds later, you’re looking at everywhere else that word is used in the Bible—all without leaving your favorite English translation.

If you’re at all familiar with Logos Bible Software, then you already know that this is exactly what it’s like to study with Logos. (Without the danger of flying books.)

With the new and improved Logos Cloud, that same level of in-depth Bible study is more accessible than ever. Monthly plans start as low as $8.99 a month, and you can get started for free—no commitment and no strings attached.

Here’s a rundown of what to expect with the new Logos Cloud, and why you should start your free trial today.

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5 More Reasons Bible Teachers Should Learn Greek & Hebrew

Why should Bible teachers go through the pain of learning and then using the original languages of Scripture? I gave you five reasons last week, but persuasion doesn’t occur solely because of reasons. Sometimes personal testimony is most effective. So here are five more, non-standard, non-reason reasons for learning the original languages.

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Why Do Christians Disagree about the End Times?

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Dr. Mike Heiser loves to take on tough topics. In addition to his academic work primarily on the first half of the Old Testament books and on Semitic language studies, his published works include a rich trove of popular non-fiction works addressing perceptions (often misperceptions) of topics related to the Bible. His goal seems to be to disabuse Christians from popular flights of fancy and redirect them to sound Bible study and interpretation.

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Find Everywhere Jesus Discusses a Subject

A friend and fellow Logos user called me recently with the following scenario:

I’m studying in Matthew 12 where Jesus referred to the Pharisees as a “brood of vipers.” It made me think of the fact that Jesus often referenced animals in his speech. How can I locate occurrences of His mentioning animals?

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3 Reasons Logos 7 Bronze Is a Smart Way to Upgrade

This time around, there are lots of upgrade options available for current Logos users. And through July 19, they’re all 10% off!

If you want to get the complete Logos 7 experience at the most affordable price, take a look at Logos 7 Bronze. Here are three reasons you should consider Bronze for your upgrade.

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