How to Hear the Greek Text Read Aloud in Logos

In a recent blog I wrote about the pronunciation of biblical names. In response, someone asked this question:

Where in Logos can one hear how Greek words are pronounced?

So just in case you didn’t know, I’ll show you where to go to hear various Greek texts read aloud by Faithlife’s own Dr. John Schwandt, Executive Director of Mobile Education.

Editor’s Note: The read-aloud functionality below requires The Greek Audio New Testament, which is available to add to your Logos base package here.. If you have the Logos 7 Full Feature set (also included in most older Logos base packages), you also have access to individual Greek word pronunciation; for a short demo, see this informal video.

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What’s in a Name? If You’re Reading the Bible, Lots.

I remember having my world turned upside down when I learned that there is a positive version of name-calling in the Bible. It’s everywhere. What might come to mind for you are places like Matt. 3:8 where John the Baptist greets the religious leaders coming to see him as “You brood of vipers.” How’s that for a warm welcome! But the kind that I am talking about is the kind we typically just gloss right over without noticing.

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Why Biblical Character Studies Are So Powerful

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Moses. Noah. Ruth. Hezekiah. These biblical characters can seem larger than life. Their stories are so grand, their significance so great, it’s easy to forget they were real people—with real struggles—that God chose to use in spite of their weaknesses.

That’s one reason character studies are so powerful. Whether you’re studying for personal devotion or preparing a lesson or sermon, when you dive deep into the lives of biblical characters, you realize that there was nothing special to set them apart; God didn’t choose these individuals because of any intrinsic greatness. In fact, God delights in using sinful, flawed people who nevertheless turned to him in reliance on his grace. In short, character studies remind us that God uses messed-up people like you and me.

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Piper, Spurgeon, Tozer & More: Save 40% on Round 3 Authors!

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Sixty-four theological all-stars have slugged it out for weeks, but today only eight remain standing. LMM rookie Tim Keller tore through the first two rounds, but he may have met his match with F.F. Bruce. As of this writing, Bruce leads Keller by 100 votes. But with four days left in Round 4, Keller could still snag a victory and advance.

Meanwhile, Douglas Moo takes on John Stott; Martin Luther faces B.B. Warfield (and is leading the great Princeton Theologian by nearly 200 votes!); and Leon Morris has a healthy lead over R.C. Sproul. Get in on the fun and vote in Round 4 of Logos March Madness.

But don’t stop there: check out the savings on select works by Round 3 authors. Only the most popular authors make it this far into Logos March Madness, which means the biggest saving yet are on some of the biggest names in theology and biblical studies. Get 40% off these round 3 authors:

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A Conversation with Michael F. Bird on Staying Curious in Bible Study

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The NIV Faithlife Study Bible invites you to explore the Bible and inform your faith. There is limitless depth to God’s Word—whether it’s studying the original biblical languages or the details of the ancient world, there’s always something new to learn. Discover intriguing insights in robust study notes based on the original languages of the Bible. Visualize the biblical story with stunning graphics that bring the ancient world—and the Bible—to life.

Whether you’re studying the Bible for the first time or the thousandth time, the NIV Faithlife Study Bible is the perfect tool to feed your curiosity about God and his work in the world.

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What’s the Big Deal with the Hermeneia Commentary Series?

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In biblical studies, there are a few series singled out by scholars for their consistently stellar contribution to the field.

The Hermeneia and Continental Commentary series, which is 30% off this month, is one of them.

If you’re looking for a technical commentary that wastes no time digging into the details of the original biblical text, then this series was written for you. Users on BestCommentaries.com have ranked 11 of its volumes among the top 10 commentaries on their respective biblical books—and a few volumes have even earned the number-one spot.

Here’s why.

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You Can Now Pre-Order Brand New Titles on Logos.com

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Logos books are so much more than books. Each one is specially tagged to connect with the other resources in your Logos library and work seamlessly with Logos features. While this makes your Logos library far more powerful than a print library ever could be, it also means that producing a Logos resource takes a lot more time and money than a typical ebook.

In the past, that’s also meant that we didn’t always have the luxury of releasing a book on or near the ship date of its print counterpart. Until now.

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Finding Hope in Jeremiah, the Weeping Prophet

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At one point in the famous allegory Pilgrim’s Progress, Christian finds what he thinks is a more agreeable path to the Celestial City; but this choice puts him in the grips of the savage brute Giant Despair, and he finds himself locked in the dungeon of Doubting Castle.

It’s not always easy for me to discern my subtle shift off the path toward Doubting Castle, but once in the grips of Despair, his maneuvers are unmistakable.

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Save up to 50% on Biblical Studies, Theology, & More!

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In March’s monthly sale, you can get commentaries, theological resources, evangelism and apologetic resources, and more—all for up to half off the regular price. Here are five March deals you don’t want to pass up:

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Here Are the Round 2 Winners & Deals You Need to Know

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In a surprise upset, F.F. Bruce has taken down J.I. Packer in Round 2 of Logos March Madness! But now Bruce must face John Piper, who defeated Geerhardus Vos by nearly 20 percent!

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