Think These Biblical Passages Contradict? Not So Fast.

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One of the more vexing problems in the Old Testament is how to parse the parallel accounts of 1  Chronicles 21:1–17 and 2 Samuel 24:1–25.

1 Chronicles 21:1–2:

Then Satan stood against Israel and incited David to number Israel. So David said to Joab and the commanders of the army, ‘Go, number Israel, from Beersheba to Dan, and bring me a report, that I may know their number.’

2 Samuel 24:1–25:

Again the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and he incited David against them, saying, ‘Go, number Israel and Judah.’ So the king said to Joab, the commander of the army, who was with him, ‘Go through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan to Beersheba, and number the people, that I may know the number of the people.’

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How to Find Everywhere the NT Mentions Eating or Meals

A fellow Logos user recently posted the following question on a Logos blog:

Is there a way to find every time there is eating/a meal in the New Testament?  I think there is a lot of activity that goes on around a table or just eating.

With the Bible Sense Lexicon the answer is a resounding yes!

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4 Ways Free Bible Software Will Help You Survive Your Classes

If you’re a busy student trying to get the most out of your Bible education, Logos 7 Academic Basic is designed for you—and it’s free. Here are four reasons to consider Logos 7 Academic Basic: [Read more…]

Jerry Bridges, Mobile Ed, Exegetical Summaries: Explore September Deals

Have you seen the deals included in September’s monthly sale? Stock up on commentaries, reference works, Christian living books, and other resources to deepen your study. Explore all titles, and don’t miss these featured deals:

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The Most Practical Book in the Bible

In the Book of Proverbs, you’ll find a blueprint for how to build a life according to God’s wisdom. Allan Moseley categorized every verse in this biblical book according to its subject and the result is his new book Living Well. He walks through specific topics—money, relationships, work, and more—examining what Proverbs has to say and translating it into practical advice for our daily lives. In this excerpt from the introduction, Moseley shows us the countercultural nature of Proverbs and the consequences of refusing the wisdom found within.

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Why Parenting Strategies Don’t Work (and 14 Gospel Principles That Do)

This is a guest post by Paul Tripp.

We’re hosting Paul Tripp’s latest conference live via Faithlife! Join us on Friday, September 29 (7pm-10 p.m. EDT) and Saturday, September 30 (9 a.m.–12 p.m. EDT). Do those dates or times not work? Don’t worry! A streaming license allows you, your group, or your church to replay the event as many times as you want through October 31. Register now.

In 1997, I wrote my first book, Age of Opportunity: A Biblical Guide to Parenting Teens. I felt God calling me to write more books, but I was equally as persuaded that Age of Opportunity would be my only one on the topic of parenting. But for the past two decades, as I saw how people were using that book (and my brother Tedd’s book Shepherding a Child’s Heart), I grew increasingly uncomfortable.

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Anyone Can Learn Greek with These New Mobile Ed Courses

Anyone can learn Greek with new Mobile Ed courses

One of the most useful aspects of Logos Bible Software is its suite of original language tools. Logos makes it easy to look up and search Greek lemmas in a variety of ways. If you don’t know Greek, though, you probably aren’t getting the most out of these tools. But with Mobile Ed’s new Biblical Greek: Foundational Certificate Program you can now learn Greek on your own in Logos.

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Free This Month: NIV Application Commentary on Mark

NIV Application Commentary: Mark

This month only you can get the NIV Application Commentary on Mark for free—no purchase required. Add the commentary on Job for just $1.99, and the commentary on 1 Peter for just $2.99 more. Get all three commentaries now. [Read more…]

How to Find All the Words That Appear Just Once in the Bible

Recently a Logos blog post appeared showing how to research a hapax legomenon in the Bible. This Greek phrase literally means “something said only once” and it refers to a word which appears only once in a literary context or an author’s works. The blog correctly points out that numerous hapax legomena occur in the New Testament.

A Logos user then inquired of me:

Using Logos, how do I discover the hapax legomena in the Bible?

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The Importance of a Personal Relationship with God

Learning and understanding the basic tenets of Christianity can be challenging for new believers. There’s just so much to take in. Where do you begin?

Shilo Taylor had to navigate this tension while serving as a youth minister. She wrote Brand New to provide a brief and practical 40-day devotional for new believers. In this excerpt and video, she conveys the importance of a personal relationship with God, one that is full of quality time spent together.

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