The Geneva Bible Is Coming Soon to Logos!

Geneva BibleIf you’re at all interested in Reformed theology, the Geneva Bible, part of the English Bibles Collection, is an important resource to add to your library. It was the Bible read by the Puritans and the original study Bible of the English-speaking Reformers. It’s also one of our most requested Bible translations, and digitizing it will be no small project.

Why the Geneva Bible was translated

In 1553, Queen Mary ascended the British throne, which began a period of intense persecution of Protestants in England. More than 700 people fled England to escape persecution and settled in and around Geneva, Switzerland, in 1555. The refugees included Miles Coverdale, John Knox, and William Whittingham.

Geneva in the 1550s was the center of Reformed Protestantism. And because of the presence of Theodore Beza, it was also a growing center of biblical scholarship.

While there, the exiles began to see the need for a new translation of the Bible in their own language. The New Testament was finished in 1557, and the complete Bible—along with a revised New Testament—was finished in 1560. Continue Reading…

Logos 5: Use Information with Any Resource

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.

I often tell people that Logos Bible Software is like an onion containing layer upon layer of features and data. Seemingly simple techniques can yield great rewards. Here’s one such simple trick.

To set this up, imagine we’re reading a Logos resource containing numerous references to people and places, as well scores of polysyllabic words. If you’re like I am, you won’t slow down long enough to look up the unfamiliar terms. You’ll just keep reading, hoping the context will clarify the meaning. But what if you had instant information for those obscure terms? Well, in most cases, you do—with a tool called Information. Try this:

  • Open a Logos resource, such as The Lexham Bible Dictionary, to the article for Jacob
  • Choose Tools | Information
  • Notice that the Information panel opens on the right-hand side of the screen (A)
  • Rest the cursor on a word in the resource, such as Rebekah, symmetrical, coherence, etc. (B)
  • Notice the data that appears in the Information panel—if the data doesn’t appear, try single-clicking the word—which probably includes a definition of the word (C)
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Songwriters: Last Chance to Write and Record with Paul Baloche

Paul Baloche

Proclaim is partnering with  Integrity Music and LeadWorship.com to give someone the opportunity of a lifetime! Enter before June 15 and you could be writing a song with Paul Baloche, the man behind well-known worship songs like

  • “Open the Eyes of My Heart”
  • “Above All”
  • “The Same Love”
  • “Hosanna (Praise Is Rising)”
  • And so many more!
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Get 30% Off New Zondervan Collections!

We’re excited to announce that two very anticipated collections are now available on Pre-Pub! For the next two weeks, you can pre-order both the Zondervan Biblical Languages Collection and the Textbook Bundle for 30% off their regular prices.

Zondervan Biblical Languages Collection

collection-coverRegularly $616.65—only $429.95 before June 20!

This collection, worth $781.65 in print, includes essential Bible study resources such as core textbooks, language grammars, reference works, and more—many of which are among the most respected works in their fields.

Basics of Biblical Greek Grammar, included in this collection, is one of the most popular introductions to Greek, used in universities and seminaries around the world. Over 200,000 students have learned biblical Greek under its guidance, proving it to be one of the most powerful resources for those looking to delve into the original languages.

This collection includes titles such as:

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Changing the Biblical Research Paradigm

Lexham Bible GuidesWhat if research could move you? What if it could change your everyday life—could actually make a difference in the way you think, act, speak? These questions drove us to create the Lexham Bible Guides.

For too long, biblical research has been a stagnant process—a tedious necessity. For too long, it has been inaccessible to people without seminary training. For too long, pastors have spent hours poring over books only to realize they still haven’t discovered an insight for their congregation.

How much good is an idea without an application? With only so many hours in the day, you have to weigh the value of the idea versus the time you could spend in discussion or study with others—and the insights that come from interaction.

More effective Bible study

So if the entire research process could be streamlined, documented, and explained—providing you with what you really want and need and saving you valuable time—would you pay for it?

We know that you don’t want someone to give you the answers. That’s why you have, and should have, a library. Continue Reading…

Get 25% Off Johann Gerhard’s Theological Commonplaces

Johann_GerhardJohann Gerhard was the premier Lutheran theologian of the early seventeenth century. Combining a profound understanding of Lutheran theology with a broad interest in ethics and culture, he had a significant influence on biblical, doctrinal, pastoral, and devotional theology.

Johann always remained steadfast in his commitment to spreading God’s Word, even though he faced many trials in his life. At various times, he suffered from asthma, dry fever, rheumatism, kidney trouble, and weakness of his entire body. His father died when Johann was only 16 years old. On top of his health and home-life struggles, he was threatened with imprisonment many times during the Thirty Years’ War. Still, he always remained faithful. He was known for his perseverance; to this day, it shines through in his writings.

His Loci Theologici are regarded as the standard for Lutheran orthodoxy, with topics ranging from the proper understanding and interpretation of Scripture to eschatology. Continue Reading…

Who Should We Interview Next?

Who Should We InterviewLogos users are an involved community. Between blog subscribers, forum members, Facebook fans, and followers on Twitter and Google Plus, we have over 200,000 followers. It’s amazing to see the level of engagement among our users!

Photo contests and surveys, plus simple questions like “Who have you been reading lately?” and “Who do you think was the most influential pastor of the 20th century?,” have resulted in tons of responses.

So we thought we’d ask a new question: who should we interview next?

The Logos blog has featured quite a few interviews over the years, including:

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Get the Classic Studies on Eschatology Collection for Less

classic-studies-on-eschatologyRight now, you can bid on the Classic Studies on Eschatology collection in Community Pricing. The current bid is only $30—place your bid now to get it at the best price!

These titles have had a lasting impact on the way we understand eschatology. Thanks to such respected authors as W. O. E. OesterleyR. H. CharlesWilliam Kelly, and Alvah Hovey, Classic Studies on Eschatology highlights important doctrines and provides a wide range of views. For scholarly research, sermon prep, or personal Bible study, this collection is a great addition for anyone looking to gain a deeper understanding of the future of man and earth.

Many of these volumes have gotten outstanding reviews from notable theologians:

The Christian Hope: A Study in the Doctrine of Immortality: “Dr. Brown’s little volume is written in a clear and attractive style, and shows a wide acquaintance with the literature of the subject.” —Charles Hodge

Biblical Eschatology“Nothing could be more simply or more soundly put.” —B. B. Warfield

Future Retribution“I have read Future Retribution with great delight and satisfaction. The ground is covered admirably and leaves little, if anything, to be desired on this most important and practical part of the discussion.” —James Strong Continue Reading…

Take Advantage of New June Deals!

New June Deals

We have about 130 featured products on sale this month. You don’t even need a coupon code to take advantage of these deals! Just visit the June deals page and start building your library today.

June’s featured deals range from individual Bible study resources to massive collections and commentary series. Among this month’s discounted resources are:

expositions-of-holy-scriptureExpositions of Holy Scripture (33 vols.)

Regularly $249.95—only $159.95 through June 30!

The sermons included in the 32 volumes of Expositions of Holy Scripture cover 64 of the 66 books in the Protestant canon. The 1,500+ sermons, arranged in canonical order, make up a unique commentary on nearly every book of the Bible. Alexander MacLaren’s ability to handle Scripture’s original languages, paired with his elegant writing style, draws the reader deep into the Bible.

louis-berkhof-collectionLouis Berkhof Collection (15 vols.)

Regularly $199.95—only $129.95 through June 30!

The 15-volume Louis Berkhof Collection contains important works on theology, social issues, education, and politics from one of the twentieth century’s leading Reformed thinkers. Berkhof’s Systematic Theology, included in this collection, is one of the most widely cited theological works in recent decades. Continue Reading…

Take 20% Off Marriage and Family Books for Father’s Day

Father's DayFather’s Day is coming, and with it, the chance to take 20% off some of our most popular collections and titles on marriage and family. Pick up any of these resources by June 16 with coupon code DAD2013 and save!

Enjoy discounts on titles like:

Marriage and Family Bundle (25 vols.)

Regularly: $199.90 Get it now with coupon code DAD2013 for: $159.92

Which comes first: family or public ministry? How should a godly man treat women other than his wife? Find the answers to these and other tough questions.

The Essential IVP Reference Collection (18 vols.)

Regularly: $190 Get it now with coupon code DAD2013 for: $152.

Serious students of the Bible will appreciate Hard Sayings of the Bible, The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery, and more. Continue Reading…