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For a limited time, take $660.00 off the Hermeneia and Continental Commentaries! That’s nearly 50% off the regular price—and a savings of over $1,500.00 off the print price. With over 31,000 pages of detailed scholarship, this academic-level series provides access to the full range of exegetical study.

Benefits of the series

Hermeneia provides in-depth analysis for studying the text when used in Logos 5′s Passage Guide. With the Passage Guide, you can quickly compare commentaries and reference works for a clearer understanding of a biblical passage.

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For example, the end of 1 Peter can sound extremely familiar, but can be difficult to immediately understand. Peter Achtemeier addresses this issue in his Hermeneia volume:

This verse and the following two consist in an adapted quotation of LXX Ps 33:13–17a*, with v. 10* patterned after vv. 13–14* of the psalm. While there are some variations between the two texts, principally in changing the address from second to third person, it is difficult to know whether they were due to a different Greek text of the psalm followed by our author, were the result of quoting by memory, or were made deliberately to make a point. Since the changes do result in conforming the psalm verses more closely to the present context in which v. 10* repeats the logic of v. 9* and thus reinforces it, and do remain minor in scope and extent, they are not beyond the kind of change for which memory could be held responsible, with the remembered text presenting itself as in even closer conjunction to the point being made than its “original” version.

As Achtemeier notes, this is a prime example of Peter quoting the Septuagint in a format that is not entirely verbatim. This and numerous other insights are quickly brought to the surface with the Hermeneia series. Use coupon code BTS2014 and take 49% off the Hermeneia and Continental Commentaries.

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The Hermeneia series is perfect for the student, pastor, scholar, or layperson looking for the best in biblical scholarship. Now is the time to take advantage of back-to-school savings. For a limited time, you can get one of the world’s most respected critical commentary series at a huge discount. And when you take advantage of these three other amazing back-to-school deals, you’ll get an additional $100.00 off!

1. Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (BECNT) (16 vols.)

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Logos 5 equips you with the most advanced theological library available. With smart tools like the Passage Guide and Topic Guide, you can explore Scripture more deeply than ever before. If you’re not yet experiencing all the benefits of a base package, get one today for 15% off!

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AugustSocialShare377X197Through August, you can get big savings on 170+ resources! Don’t miss your chance to expand your library with these limited-time deals.

Here are a few you won’t want to miss:

1. Scripture and the Authority of God

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N.T. Wright is one of today’s most influential theologians. His work touches many disciplines, and his contribution to the debate on Scripture’s authority brings clarity to this contentious subject. Get it now for 25% off!

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In this collection, Reformed theologian Abraham Kuyper dives into the relationship between Christianity and culture. It includes Kuyper’s famous 1898 Stone Lectures on Calvinism at Princeton Theological Seminary, his Encyclopedia of Sacred Theology, and The Work of the Holy Spirit. Get it now for 50% off!

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In The Expanded Bible: New Testament, you’ll gain new insights into the New Testament thanks to a multitude of study aids right in line with the text. Expanded translations, useful references, and literal meanings make this a popular and invaluable resource. Get it now for 33% off!

These are just a few great titles—be sure to check out the rest of the products on sale this month!

30% Off: The Bible Speaks Today

Get 30% off the Bible Speaks Today seriesThis month only, we’re offering special savings on one of our best-selling resources—The Bible Speaks Today: New Testament. Through August, you can use coupon code BIBLE2014 to save 30% on this widely acclaimed New Testament series.

The Bible Speaks Today has been recognized for its combination of scholarship and application. All who preach and teach the Word of God, or who want to study it earnestly, will benefit from these outstanding studies.

Accurate, relevant, readable

John Stott, author of eight of the series’ volumes, was a prolific Christian leader and author whose work made him principal to the worldwide Evangelical movement. He characterized the series of commentaries into a threefold ideal:

1. Expound the biblical text with accuracy.

This Bible’s messages have implications not only for our personal lives, but also for our churches and for society as a whole. It’s essential that we study the Bible with accuracy and prestige.

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Just as the commentary’s title implies, The Bible Speaks Today is an exceptional resource for anyone looking for contemporary and relevant pastoral insight.

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Stott’s writing has been acclaimed for being straightforward and remarkably easy to read. The text won’t leave you bogged down with unending scholarly discussion, but rather, seemingly simple explanations of the biblical text.

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Students of the Bible at all levels find this to be a universally helpful resource, tackling even the toughest questions with ease. Don’t miss savings on this commentary!

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Logos 5: Use the Exegetical Guide Verse by Verse

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

The Exegetical Guide houses one of my favorite Logos features, the Word by Word section, which analyzes each Hebrew or Greek word in a passage. Among the wealth of information found here are the manuscript and lemma forms of words, morphological and syntactical data, links to lexicons, and the meaning of the original words as suggested in the Bible Sense Lexicon dataset (not contained in all Logos base packages). Much of my personal Bible study and sermon preparation is spent in this invaluable section.

Word by Word will automatically investigate every word in every verse we’re studying if we like, but this comprehensive coverage can make for a lengthy report. For example, if we’re examining Joshua 1:1–9, the Word by Word section displays data for all nine verses at once! Thus, you may find yourself scrolling through a long list of words.

Here’s a little trick I employ with the Exegetical Guide so that I only research one verse at a time, yet I never have to type anything to move to another verse:

  • Open a Bible containing the reverse interlinear option such as The Lexham English Bible (A)
  • Choose the panel menu on the Bible (B)
  • Select a Link set letter, such as A (C)

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  • Choose Guides | Exegetical Guide
  • Choose the panel menu on the Exegetical Guide (D)
  • Select the same Link set letter you just selected for the Bible (E)

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  • Type in the Bible’s reference box the first verse in the passage you’re about to study, such as Joshua 1:1 (F)
  • Notice that the Exegetical Guide follows the Bible to the same verse because both panels are linked to the same set (G)
  • Observe that the Word by Word section is only examining the words in that one verse (H)

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  • Choose the panel menu of the Bible (I)
  • Select Show locator bar (J)

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  • Notice the locator bar, appearing under the Bible’s toolbar, contains previous and next arrows (K)

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  • Click the drop-down list to the left of the previous and next arrows (L)
  • Select Verse (M)

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  • Note that you have just set the previous and next arrows to take you to the previous or next verse in the Bible
  • Click the next (down) arrow (N)
  • Watch the Bible AND the Exegetical Guide move to the next verse, such as Joshua 1:2 (O)
  • Look in the Word by Word section to see analysis of the words just in verse 2 (P)

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You can see that by utilizing linking, the locator bar, and previous and next arrows, we can easily move through a passage a verse at a time without extra typing and scrolling through long lists of words!

If you like this arrangement, don’t forget to save it as a layout so you don’t have to reset the configuration the next time you want to use it.

If you found this trick helpful, you’ll thoroughly enjoy Logos Timesaving Tips, a downloadable Logos video resource with complete video instructions for over 100 helpful Logos features! Get it today.

Your New Go-To Place for Theological Discussion

There are a lot of logical or cultural sayings people believe are biblical that can’t be found in the Bible. Right now, on Christian Discourse, there’s a conversation examining some of these familiar sayings.

Nate Smoyer asked: “What are common sayings or teachings you’ve heard, or have had spoken to you, that aren’t found in the Bible?”

Here’s one response:

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What common teachings do you know that are mistaken as biblical? Share them with the Christian Discourse community!

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Christian DiscourseChristian Discourse is a place for honest conversations about the things that matter most. It’s designed to guide you in exploring Christianity through discussion. You’ll find conversations on theology, apologetics, devotional thoughts, Bible questions, and more—all tied to Christian living. Discover biblical insights from followers of Christ on our culture’s most pertinent issues and our world’s most pressing troubles.

And here’s the best part: you can join in and contribute to the discussion. Your thoughts and concerns matter—Christian Discourse is a safe place to share them with your family in Christ.

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Can Christians Really Do “All Things”?

Bible Study Magazine with Lysa TerkeurstFrom infographics to insights, Bible Study Magazine provides you with engaging, in-depth articles that help you dig deep into the biblical text. The September–October ’14 issue on Philippians is no exception. Derek R. Brown sheds light on the deeper life-slogan behind the oft-quoted phrase, “I can do all things” (Phil. 4:13). Michael S. Heiser explains what Paul was saying when he warned the Philippians to “look out for the dogs” and “those who mutilate the flesh” (Phil. 3:2). Subscribe to Bible Study Magazine today, and you’ll also get the following articles on one of Paul’s most joyful letters:

  • A Fruitful Partnership: Nijay K. Gupta explores the financial rhetoric in Paul’s letter—helping us better understand the relationship between the church and money today.
  • Feeling Anxious? E. Tod Twist examines the Greek behind Paul’s exhortation to “not be anxious about anything” to understand how we really can “rejoice in the Lord always.”
  • Watch Your Language! Michael S. Heiser looks at Paul’s surprising use of scatological language in Philippians.

This issue also includes our regular lineup of Bible study insights. In this issue, you’ll receive:

  • A new eight-week Bible study on 1–3 John: Carrie Sinclair Wolcott writes about what it means to live as lights in the darkness.
  • A feature story on the Romanian church: Pastor Gelu Paul-Faina shares the challenges the Romanian church through both oppression and freedom.
  • A cover story on Lysa TerKeurst: The president of Proverbs 31 Ministries discusses her faith story and her Bible study methods.

For only $19.95 (30% off the cover price!), you can gain access to a full year of such insights and features.

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Just Released: Proverbs 31 Bible-Art Video

Sharing the beauty of the Word has never been easier—our new Proverbs 31 video brings Scripture to life through color, sound, and animation.

At Logos, not only do we write code that matters, but we also create original artwork to encourage and inspire. Our video team focuses on creating compelling graphics that help you see familiar verses with fresh eyes.

The Proverbs 31 woman—“a woman who fears the Lord”—has been a biblical role model for thousands of years, and this video was created to inspire growth in her honorable attributes.  Share this encouraging video with those you love.

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Fill your church and home with this newly-released Bible-art video. Here are three ways to enjoy and share our Bible artwork:

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Get Everything You Need to Excel This School Year

logos-back-to-school-saleOur back-to-school sale is here! Save on some of your favorite resources in three categories: commentaries, ancient languages, and reference works, plus 32 additional selections you’re going to love. Get these discounted works now—with some of our most popular resources on sale, these deals won’t last long!

Add hundreds of popular volumes to your library

We’ve reduced prices on some of our most-requested resources. And, for the first time, we’re offering a special option: buy all four products in the category to save even more! For example, the Hermeneia, BECNT, WBC, and ICC sets would normally cost you $4,709.80. But when you buy all four together from the back-to-school sale, you save over $1,600.00! That’s only $131 per month for 24 months with an interest-free payment plan.

Additionally, we combed through the 40,000+ resources in the Logos library and selected the best sets, collections, bundles, and individual volumes for your study. Whether you’re a student, pastor, small group leader, or just someone who wants to get the most out of their Bible study, the back-to-school sale is one you can’t afford to miss.

Save on Logos 5

Bring all your resources together in one centralized location with a Logos 5 base package. When you plug your commentaries into the Passage Guide, you get a readily accessible list of cataloged resources at your fingertips—it’s like having your own personal research assistant. Use the Exegetical Guide to dig deeper into the Bible’s original languages, or let the Bible Facts tool survey your reference works to provide you with need-to-know information with one click. And with a 15% discount on new base packages, there’s never been a better time to get the best in Bible software.

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You can be among the first to get this brand-new collection. The Baker Academic Bible Studies Bundle provides the best in recent scholarship on many topics you’ll want to explore. And, for a limited time, we’re offering this 175-volume bundle at 29% off—that’s only $111 per month for 24 months with an interest-free payment plan.

So what are you waiting for? Explore all of our back-to-school deals now!

15% Off New Base Packages: Get Yours Today!

If you’re looking to purchase a base package, now’s the time. Through September 12, you can save 15% on any new base-package purchase. Just use coupon code GETLOGOS5 at checkout to claim your savings.

A library for everyoneSmart library

Logos 5 equips you with the most advanced theological library available. Each base package comes packed with top commentaries, devotionals, dictionaries, and more. And all these resources come together in a vast, interconnected network that makes deeper study simple—with a click, you can see Scripture references’ historical context, compare commentaries and primary texts side by side, and visualize the Bible with a rich library of infographics, maps, and photos. Plus, Logos syncs across platforms, so you can take your library wherever you go.

With seven base-package families to choose from, you can find the best library for you. The Starter library is a great way to get your feet wet, while Bronze comes with all the tools you need to dig into the Bible’s original languages. If you want to take your study even further, Silver will provide you with visual filters and precise Clause Search functions. Gold is our Bible study powerhouse, providing you with every Logos 5 tool offered. Base packages keep getting better with Platinum, Diamond, and finally Portfolio—our biggest Logos 5 base package. Check out our comparison chart to view base packages side by side, so you can decide which datasets, resources, and prices suit you best.

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If you’ve been waiting for the right time to get a Logos 5 base package, this is it. Shop the back-to-school sale through September 12, and add even more incredible resources to your base package—giving you an even more powerful library.

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It’s Time: the Logos 5 Upgrade Sale Ends Today

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At midnight tonight (Pacific time), the Logos 5 upgrade sale ends forever.

If you stay on the fence any longer, you’re going to miss your last chance to get upgrade discounts on Logos 5. But if you upgrade right now, you’ll get the very best deal on Logos 5 you can.

Upgrade to Logos 5 right now, before it’s too late!

You’ll never have a better chance to upgrade

You know about Logos 5’s powerful study tools, sophisticated datasets, and valuable resources. You know you’re eligible for Dynamic Pricing—which means you won’t pay twice for books you already own—and for an additional custom upgrade discount. You know that today’s your very last chance to upgrade before your discounts expire.

So why are you on the fence?

You’re not sure you want more books

Buying books is a gesture of self-improvement. It means, I want to know this, I want to understand this, I want to be someone who’s read this. Trouble is, with print books, it’s often just that—a gesture. Who among us hasn’t bought a print book with the best intentions, and then left it unread on the shelf?

Logos books are different. Your whole library is connected: words link to dictionaries, commentaries link to Scripture, lexicons link to primary sources. This means that a large library is exponentially more valuable. It also means that you learn from all your books. Those titles you haven’t read? They’ve been showing up in your search results, lending context in the Timeline, populating your Topic Guide—you’ve been learning from them all along.

If you buy print books and never get around to reading them, you learn nothing. If you invest in Logos editions, though, you immediately start learning, even if you never read them all cover to cover.

Don’t limit your knowledge and growth: upgrade to Logos 5 before your discount disappears.

You’re not sure about budgeting

If you’re like a lot of people, you want Logos 5 and you want your upgrade savings (who wouldn’t?), but you’re not sure you want to budget for an entire base package right now. The solution? An interest-free payment plan, which lets you claim your discount before it expires, start using Logos 5 today, and set up the payment schedule that’s right for you.

On an 18-month plan, for example, Gold costs less than $100/month—and that’s before your Dynamic Pricing and upgrade savings!

You’ll be kicking yourself tomorrow if you let this deal expire. Don’t let your budget keep you from deeper Bible study: lock in your savings with a payment plan, and then handle budgeting on your own terms.

You’re still not convinced

Well, by now, you know an awful lot about Logos 5. We won’t try to tell you more. Instead, we’ll let real people describe their experience with it:

It was either go back to school or buy Logos . . . the choice was an easy one. I now have Gold v5. My dad would say to me when I was young, ‘if the job is too hard, you don’t have the right tool.’ He was right. Logos is a great tool.

[Platinum] is enormous, [and it] allows one to peruse and select whatever’s needed to study, meditate, prepare for a sermon or Bible study . . . . Set up a monthly payment plan and enjoy the benefits. You won’t be disappointed, and it’s money well invested.

I have been with Logos for years and really thought the upgrade to Logos 4 was about as good as it could get. Wrong . . . Logos 5 is a significant upgrade and worth every penny. I went from Logos 4 Platinum to Logos 5 Diamond and couldn’t be happier. I love Logos 5.

Logos, I think you have really outdid yourself with Portfolio. I don’t know what could possibly top it . . . This software is the best Bible study application in the world. Thanks, Logos, for a great product.

People love Logos 5. You will, too.

And if you upgrade before midnight tonight, you’ll get it at the very best price.

Don’t let yourself miss this: upgrade to Logos 5 right now, before it’s too late.

 
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