Designed for Logos 6: Original Lexham Press Resources

Lexham-PressLogos 6 is packed with awesome new tools and resources to make your Bible study smarter, easier, and faster.

Lexham Press built a number of these amazing resources from the ground up, specifically for Logos 6. Explore the biblical world with stunning media and curriculum and dig into the biblical text with these revolutionary resources.

Here’s a rundown of what’s new from Lexham Press in Logos 6:

Enhance your Bible study

lexham-press-diy-bible-studyWith new Bible study resources from Lexham Press, taking your study to the next level is easier than ever.

It all starts with DIY Bible Study. This highly visual curriculum leverages Logos Bible Software and Lexham Press products to deepen your Bible study—or to help you begin. Video lessons explain Bible study principles and survey every book of the Bible. And application-focused content, accompanied by stunning graphics, helps you see what the Bible meant to its original readers and what it means for us today.

Paired with DIY Bible Study are two curated collections of Bible Study Magazine content:

  • Moment with God: A Devotional on Every Biblical Book: We all have our “God moments,” but the intimacy doesn’t always last. Each author in Moment with God captures this beautiful struggle, as they draw on their own stories and the Bible itself. This hand-curated collection of some of the richest devotionals from Bible Study Magazine celebrates God’s faithfulness, no matter what the moment looks like.
  • Study Like a Pro: Explore Difficult Passages from Every Book of the Bible: “Why don’t I have the insight into the Bible that he has?” “Where did she learn to interpret the Bible so well?” We’ve all asked ourselves these questions. This collection of tried and true articles from Bible Study Magazine, written by experts, walks you through Bible difficulties and teaches you to study like a pro.

We’ve also designed spectacular media to enrich your Bible study. With the Lexham Bible Background Slides, you’ll get a slide presentation on every book in the Bible. Each slide collection includes the book’s theme, authorship, and context, and offers easily digestible maps, timelines, and content outlines.

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Revolutionary Bible resources

If you’re digging deep into the Bible’s text, Lexham Press has designed some groundbreaking resources specifically designed for Logos 6 and optimized for your Bible study.

lexham-theological-wordbookThe Lexham Theological Wordbook takes a new approach to explaining important concepts and categories used in the biblical languages. Unlike most lexicons that organize by lemmas, this wordbook groups entries according to meaning, broadly construed by semantic domain, with the related lemmas from Hebrew, Aramaic, or Greek placed together. Each article explains a concept and defines the words and idioms used to express that concept in the Bible.

We’ve also updated the Lexham Bible Dictionary with 2,192 new articles, taking the total article count to 5,159. There are now more than 2.7 million words in the Lexham Bible Dictionary.

There are also five new glossaries giving you a quick overview of hundreds of biblical concepts and terms:

  • Lexham Glossary of Theology: This glossary provides brief definitions for hundreds of terms from the Bible and from theology, giving you a quick overview of various theological topics.
  • Lexham Glossary of Semantic Roles: The Semantic Roles and Case Frames dataset tags the text of the Bible according to roles played by each part of a given statement. This glossary defines the labels used to describe these semantic roles.
  • Lexham Cultural Ontology Glossary: The Bible references many cultural concepts from the ancient world that are unfamiliar to us today. This glossary defines these concepts as used in the Cultural Concepts dataset.
  • Lexham Glossary of Literary Types: Several literary types and devices are used throughout the Bible’s text, including allegories, parables, psalms, and letters. This glossary defines the types and devices identified in the Tooman Literary Type Analysis of the Old Testament and the Mackie Literary Type Analysis of the New Testament.
  • Lexham Propositional Outlines Glossary: The Propositional Flow Outline dataset organizes the text of the Bible onto separate lines that are indented relative to their subordinate or superordinate relationships. This glossary defines the labels used to identify those relationships.

Get Logos 6 today!

Many of these features and resources are exclusive to Logos 6. With Logos 6 and Lexham Press, you’ll advance your Bible study to whole new level.

And for a limited time, you can get 15% off any Logos 6 base package: now’s the perfect time to get Logos 6!

Pursuing the Knowledge of God with Mobile Ed and Logos 6

mobile-ed-bi100-learn-to-study-the-bibleI want to know God’s thoughts—the rest are mere details.

This quote is famously attributed to Albert Einstein. Though we probably don’t agree with his religious views and we don’t literally chase after the knowledge of God’s thoughts, this hyperbolic phrase captures something about the Christian’s heart. Those who follow Jesus are characterized by a desire to know God more deeply: to know his character, his intentions, and his desires. Thankfully we worship a God who speaks. His Word to us is his self-revelation, and through the reading and study of it, we know more of this God who called us out of darkness.

That’s why Bible study is important; we want to know God, and we know someone best through communication. My marriage would hardly be a marriage at all if my wife and I never spoke to each other. How could I really know her? But because we communicate daily, I continue to get to know my wife’s heart and our marriage grows stronger. Likewise, if we are not communicating with God through prayer and the reading of his Word, we cannot ever truly know him.

In Dr. Darrell Bock’s BI100 Learn to Study the Bible, he builds off this idea with Proverbs 2:1–5:

My son, if you receive my words
and treasure up my commandments with you,
making your ear attentive to wisdom
and inclining your heart to understanding;
yes, if you call out for insight
and raise your voice for understanding,
if you seek it like silver
and search for it as for hidden treasures,
then you will understand the fear of the LORD
and find the knowledge of God.

Dr. Bock says that “the reward on the other end is the reception of knowledge about God and the deepening of the fear or respect of God. In other words, our hearts are shaped as well as our minds.” It’s this conviction that helped drive Dr. Bock and Mobile Ed to create a new course specifically designed to help people grow in their Bible study.

Do better study with Dr. Darrell L. Bock

BI100 Learn to Study the Bible is a Mobile Ed course that will help you take your Bible study to the next level—beyond simply reading the text. Through this course’s video lessons, richly tagged transcript, and Logos 6 video tutorials, you’ll learn to study Scripture using Dr. Bock’s methods and apply that methodology using Logos 6’s powerful tools and resources. This course lives right in Logos Bible Software, so you can take these lessons with you on your Mac, PC, or mobile devices.

The course starts with contrasting the reading and study of Scripture, and you’ll learn to do both with more clarity and depth. You’ll discover how to dig into the text’s historical and literary background and apply that information to understand the meaning and message of each book. This will heighten not only your understanding of the text for yourself, but also your ability to teach it to others. Pastors, parents, students, and everyone in between can benefit from learning these Bible study methods and applying them with Logos 6.

Get step-by-step tutorials

This course contains nearly a dozen Logos 6 video tutorials. With Logos 6, you have an incredible amount of research power at your fingertips, and these videos will show you how to harness it in your Bible study.

The perfect companion to Logos 6

With this course you’ll get:

  • Video lessons from Dr. Bock, carefully created to help you study with Logos
  • Richly tagged transcripts, which connect to the rest of your Logos library and learn more on any word or topic
  • Logos 6 video tutorials, which show you how to utilize the software for incredible results
  • Associated readings so you can read other relevant resources on the topic at hand

Get equipped to study the Bible with more depth and clarity: add BI100 Learn to Study the Bible to your library today!

 

Get Free Gifts with Your Logos 6 Purchase

logos-6-introductory-offersLogos 6 gives you the best digital tools and resources for Bible study, and now’s the best time to get it. Right now, you’ll get a 15% discount on new base packages, crossgrades, and upgrades, plus you’ll get exclusive rewards when you spend over $500 during your Logos 6 purchase.

Each purchase tier—$500, $1,000, $2,500, and $5,000—will earn you more rewards: the more you spend, the more valuable your rewards. Every level builds off the next, so you’ll get that level’s corresponding reward, along with every reward from the lower levels.

Here’s what you’ll get at each level:

$500 level

$50.00 promotional code

introductory-offers-500-levelIf you spend $500 or more during your base-package purchase, you’ll get a $50.00 promotional code to use toward a future purchase. With over 45,000 titles to choose from, the options are practically endless: you’ll be able to find resources that are specifically catered to your interests and type of study.

Whenever you add resources to your library, you’re increasing its value: since your resources are interconnected, the more you add, the more valuable every other book becomes. This promotional code is an opportunity to add value to your library—use it to add resources that create new connections, powering your library for further insight.

$1,000 level

Mobile Ed: BI100 Learn to Study the Bible

introductory-offers-1000-levelThis brand-new Mobile Ed course teaches you Bible study methodology in tandem with Logos 6. Under the instruction of Dr. Darrell Bock, you’ll explore both reading and studying Scripture with Logos 6’s powerful tools. You’ll get video lessons and transcripts, as well as more than a dozen helpful Logos 6 training videos. Not only will you better understand your new software, but you’ll also learn Bible study basics that will empower your study of the Word. This course is the perfect starting point for mastering Logos 6.

$2,500 level

2-year Pro Media subscription

introductory-offers-2500-levelProclaim Pro Media gives you media packs for creating pixel-perfect presentations. It works in Proclaim Church Presentation Software (if you don’t already use Proclaim, try it free for 30 days!), but Logos Pro Media—included in Proclaim Pro Media—is where you’ll really see Logos 6 shine. You’ll get stunning backgrounds for the Visual Copy tool—just select your quote or passage, then select your media of choice to create personalized images you can use in your presentations or share online.

$5,000 level

Mobile Ed: Discipleship Training Bundle

introductory-offers-5000-levelThis bundle includes three Mobile Ed courses: ED101 Introducing Discipleship with Dr. Greg Ogden, PC151 Theology of Everyday Life with Dr. Daniel Doriani, and BI181 Introducing Bible Translations with Dr. Mark Strauss. These courses have been available individually, but this is the first time you can get them as a bundle.

With these courses, you’ll learn both biblical foundations and practical methods for disciple making, empowering you to train others to live Christ-filled lives. The insights you’ll gain are essential for discipling others, or for teaching other leaders to do the same.

Get your rewards

To qualify for these rewards, just add a Logos 6 base package to your cart and make sure your cart total—including both Logos 6 and any add-on resources—hits the level you want to reach. You’ll receive your rewards in an email within 45 days of your Logos 6 purchase. This is a limited-time offer, so don’t miss out on these free resources!

Learn more about these introductory offers, and get Logos 6 today!

Logos 6: Bible Text Only

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.

Have you ever been reading a print Bible and thought to yourself, it sure would be nice to temporarily:

  • Hide the chapter and verse numbers
  • Arrange the text in list form rather than paragraph form
  • Remove the red letters

You can do all of that and more in Logos 6 with a visual filter called Bible Text Only. This tool has been in Logos for a long time, but it has greatly expanded in Logos 6. The text in most Bibles comes from the publisher with various features, such as:

  • Paragraphs
  • Character formatting, like red letter, italics, etc.
  • Cross-references
  • Pericope headings
  • Chapter and verse numbers

All of this and more can be toggled on and off with the Bible Text Only visual filter. Here’s how to use it:

  • Open a Bible
  • Click the visual filters icon on the Bible’s toolbar (A)
  • Select the Resource box (B)
  • Select Bible text only (C)
  • Uncheck:
    • Bible text formatting to remove all character formatting, such as red letter, italics, bold, etc. (D)
    • Chapter/Verse numbers to remove those numbers (E)
    • Footnote indicators to remove embedded cross-references (F)
    • Non-Bible text to remove pericope titles (G)
    • One verse per line to leave the Bible in paragraph form as opposed to each verse starting on a separate line when this option is checked (H)

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For written instructions on all the new Logos 6 features, check out the Logos 6: What’s New? Manual.

Or, to be one of the first to receive live training for Logos 6, attend an upcoming Camp Logos in California or New York.

4 Faithlife Groups You Should Join Today

Faithlife-logoFaith communities are vital to healthy spirituality, so we built powerful tools for collaboration and sharing into Logos 6.

One of those tools—the Groups tool—brings Faithlife Groups’ collaborative power to Logos Bible Software. There are a number of groups that have sprung up as a way for Logos users to share their study techniques and insights. Many of these groups are all open, which means you can join them today!

Logos Author Collections

author_collectionsSearching a huge library like Logos 6 Gold for references to a specific topic, reference, or concept can sometimes yield thousands of results. One of the best ways to narrow your search is to create a set of personalized collections so you can search more manageable subsets of your Logos library.

I’ve found that some of the most useful collections are author based, and I created a group to share those custom collections. A few other Logos users—friends of mine whom I met through our community forums—have added their own, too. Logos Author Collections has a useful set of custom collections, and you can add them all to your library today by joining this group.

Logos Sample Documents

sampledocumentsResource collections are only one of fifteen distinct document types in Logos 6. To get a taste of what each of these documents can do, join the Logos Sample Documents group, which has a few examples of each document type. Some of the documents—like a passage list of the “one another” commands in Scripture and a visual filter for all the imperative verbs in the New Testament—make great starting points for new lines of Bible study.

Logos Library Theology/Denomination Tags

denominationalgroupiconMy favorite group is probably Logos Library Theology/Denomination Tags. A group of users worked for 18 months to create a comprehensive resource collection for every theological tradition, and this group is still working to tune their collections for accuracy and to account for new offerings as they’re added to Logos.com through Pre-Pub and Community Pricing. You can enjoy the fruit of their labor through this group.
 

Logos Product Collections

author_collectionsOne of our developers helped create resource collections for every base package, so you can search their library content easily and compare the different results from the various packages you own.

We’ve learned that many users prefer to build a diverse library by picking base packages from several of our denominational lines. For example: a users might combine Logos 6 Reformed Platinum, and Logos 6 Anglican Platinum to form the backbone of their research library. The Logos Product Collections group has resource collections for both so that you can individually search and compare each set of content.

Study with Logos 6 and collaborate with Faithlife Groups.

Interactive Media: A New Way to Engage the Word

Logos-6-Interactive-Media-Blog-HeaderLogos 6 comes with all-new media resources for deeper, more engaging study and better presentations.

Interactive Media are new resources that help you explore both the biblical world and original languages, as well as perform complex tasks in seconds. Get into the Word with new calculators and text converters, virtual tours, interactive infographics, and helpful tutors. Use this media to engage your students or congregation, or for your personal study.

Users are already raving about how fun and helpful Interactive Media are. You can find this media either in your Tools menu, or by searching your library.

Here are a few user favorites:

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Weights and Measures Converter

Put biblical measurements in context by converting them into modern examples. Enter a biblical quantity and get modern comparisons—you’ll see that 100 cubits (the length of Ezekiel’s Temple) is about the length of four city buses or a little over two semitrucks. You’ll also discover that Boaz let Ruth take over three gallons worth of barley from his fields (Ruth 2:14). This fun calculator helps you understand all sorts of obscure biblical measurements, so you can better understand the Bible’s context.

Get this tool in Logos 6 Starter and higher.

Logos-6-Interactive-Media-Psalms-ExplorerPsalms Explorer

Explore the Psalms with this colorful browser that lets you filter the Psalms by order, genre, book, author, and theme. Use this browser in your class to explore all the Psalms written by David or all of the Messianic Psalms, or use this for your personal study to pinpoint specific answers in the Psalms: for example, find all the laments written by David about worship.

Get this tool in Logos 6 Gold and higher.

Logos-6-Interactive-Media-Text-ConverterText Converter

Convert Greek and Hebrew text in seconds. Just copy and paste the text, and the new Text Converter transforms it into a variety of schemes for transliteration, including SBL General, SBL Academic, Scientific, Spanish, and more. The next time the professor asks you to transliterate something or you’d like to insert a transliteration into your upcoming article, you can breathe easy!

Get this tool in Logos 6 Starter and higher.

Logos-6-Interactive-Media-Greek-Hebrew-TutorGreek and Hebrew Alphabet Tutors

Learn to write and pronounce Greek and Hebrew in the pronunciation of your choice, including Koine, Erasmian, and Modern Greek. Select any letter—from alpha to omega—and you’ll be shown how to write it in uppercase and lowercase, how to pronounce it, and common lemmas that start with that letter. Once you’ve practiced drawing the letter, you’ll get a score on your accuracy, so you know how you can improve.

Get this tool in Logos 6 Silver and higher.

Logos-6-Interactive-Media-InteractivesInteractive Infographics

These new resources are textbook illustrations come to life! Explore the armor of God, the Hebrew conception of the universe, Solomon’s Temple, priestly garments, ancient altars, and New Testament coins.

Get this tool in Logos 6 Starter and higher.

Logos-6-Interactive-Media-Morph-ChartMorphology Charts

Find every time a specific lemma formation is used throughout the entire Bible. Enter the lemma, and Morphology Charts populates an easy-to-read table that shows all the forms that lemma takes on, along with their frequency and links to where they occur.

Get this tool in Logos 6 Silver and higher.

Always something new to explore

These resources are just the tip of the iceberg. Here are all of Logos 6’s Interactive Media:

Interactive infographics:

  • Armor of God
  • Ancient Hebrew Universe
  • Priestly Garments
  • Solomon’s Temple
  • Ancient Altars
  • The Tabernacle
  • New Testament Coins
  • Counting the 10 Commandments
  • Days of Creation
  • Who Killed Goliath?

Tutorials:

  • Interlinear Explorer
  • Reverse Interlinear Explorer

Language tools:

  • Morphology Charts
  • Hebrew Cantillations
  • Greek Alphabet Tutor
  • Hebrew Alphabet Tutor

Bible background:

  • Canon Comparison
  • Biblical Event Navigator
  • Israelite Feasts and Sacrifices
  • Bible People Visual Timelines
  • Ancient Inscriptions
  • Before and After: Ancient and Modern Biblical Archaeology Sites
  • Narrative Character Maps

Textual-analysis tools:

  • Psalms Explorer
  • Proverbs Explorer
  • Bible Outline Browser
  • Parallel Gospel Reader

Utilities and calculators:

  • Weights and Measures Converter
  • Numeric Converter
  • Text Converter

 

Get Logos 6 today!

For a limited time, you can get 15% off Logos 6. Plus, when you spend $500 or more during your base-package purchase, you’ll get additional exclusive rewards.

Explore our family of Logos 6 base packages today!

Customize Your Desktop to Fit Your Workflow

Logos-6-Layouts-300pxWhen you start working in your new software, you’ll want to gather the tools and books you frequently use so you can keep them right at your fingertips. Since these are the resources you rely on for new insights and discoveries, you’ll always want them close at hand.

Track down your favorite tools and resources, then save them so you can quickly retrieve them without any hassle. The best way to do this is creating custom layouts.

Your software should fit your study, and layouts let you set your workspace exactly how you need it. Once you’ve created your layouts, you can jump right in and work efficiently, regardless of the task at hand.

With layouts, you’ll always be organized. When you first sit down to work, you won’t have to spend valuable time gathering individual resources. Plus, with a consistent, familiar workspace, you can stay focused on your studies rather than constantly rearranging your desktop to get the tools you need.

Check out this helpful tutorial where Todd, one of our Logos pros, walks you through layout creation:

 
Layouts can be as basic or as complex as you’d like—you can combine Logos 6 guides, Bible translations, commentaries, and more in the arrangement that makes the most sense for you.

You can also easily toggle between layouts created for different projects and types of study at any time. It’ll only take seconds to quickly transition from sermon prep to exegetical work to personal study. Your layouts are always readily available, so you can return to your presets whenever you’d like.

What’s your favorite layout? Share it on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #Logos6, and see what others are doing, too!

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If you don’t yet have Logos 6, get it now! You can choose your perfect base package at Logos.com/BasePackages, or give us a call at 800-875-6467.

Save 30% on This Month’s Top Product

november-top-product-a-w-pinkThis month only, you can save 30% on one of our best-selling classic commentary series: the A.W. Pink Collection.

Through November, you can add this 40-volume collection to your Logos library at an incredible discount. Just use code AWP2014 at checkout.

Study with one of the greatest pastors of all time

Arthur Walkington Pink pastored churches in the United States and Australia for most of his working life. At age 24, Pink experienced an evangelical conversion and crossed the Atlantic from Great Britain to study at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. But after only six weeks, he left to take up a pastoral ministry. In 1922, he started a magazine titled Studies in Scriptures, which circulated among English-speaking Christians worldwide. The magazine “was feeding several of the men who were leading a return to doctrinal Christianity,” including Martyn Lloyd-Jones and Douglas Johnson.

Preparing the next generation of pastors

In his commentary on Ephesians for the Preaching the Word series, R. Kent Hughes relates how his life was changed through an encounter with Pink’s writings: “As a sixteen-year-old I read Arthur W. Pink’s The Sovereignty of God, through which I was made to see the transcendent holiness of God, my own utter sinfulness, and his sovereign working in bringing men and women to himself.”

Likewise, many Bible-college students and aspiring pastors get their first introduction to commentaries from one of Pink’s works. Biographer Iain H. Murrary observes, “The widespread circulation of his writings after his death made him one of the most influential evangelical authors in the second half of the twentieth century.” His writing sparked a revival of expository preaching and focused readers’ hearts on biblical living.

Discover the heart of A.W. Pink

The A.W. Pink Collection gives you Pink’s detailed commentaries, as well as his collected works covering the Beatitudes, divine healing, justification, eternal punishment, and more.

Take advantage of this limited-time savings on works that have influenced generations. Save 30% on the A.W. Pink Collection today when you use coupon code AWP2014 at checkout.

Logos 6: Inline Searching

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.

Logos 6 is here! Logos just released a new version, and it’s loaded with new features and enhancements. Please don’t panic, though—what you know about Logos 5 continues with you to Logos 6, but you’ll be impressed with Logos 6’s new functionality.

For example, you can now execute searches within a resource panel without having to open a separate search panel.

Try this new Logos 6 Inline Search:

  • Open any resource, such as The Lexham English Bible (LEB)
  • Navigate to a passage, like Luke 15:10 (A)
  • Click the Inline Search icon on the Bible’s toolbar (B)
  • Notice the search criteria opens at the top of the panel
  • Change the search fields and range from drop-down lists if you desire (C)
  • Type this text in the find box: “angels of God”(D)
  • Press the Enter key to generate your search results
  • Notice the only verses now visible in the LEB are the ones containing the phrase “angels of God” (E)

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  • Right click any word in the Bible (F) and you’ll discover this text is active, meaning it’s fully functional with all links and the context menu (G)
  • Click the close X or the Inline Search icon again to hide the search information and return to a normal view of the Bible (H)

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This Inline Search works in any resource and supports searching for words, phrases, multiple terms, and more—just like you would use in the search panel.

You can even access Inline Search from the right-click or context menu!

For written instructions on all the new Logos 6 features, check out the Logos 6: What’s New? Manual.

Or, to be one of the first to receive live training for Logos 6, attend an upcoming Camp Logos in California or New York.

Get 70% Off the 95-Book Reformation Day Bundle!

Logos-Reformation-Day-Bundle-2014On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of All Saint’s Church in Wittenberg: the catalyst for the Protestant Reformation. What better way to commemorate that day than with a bundle of 95 books that explore the history and doctrines of the Reformation and the movements that sprang from it?

The Reformation Day Bundle contains modern and classic Reformed theology titles, works on the history of the Reformed and Lutheran traditions, and much more.

Some of the highlights include Joel Beeke’s A Puritan Theology, the Reformation Trust Collection, the Crossway J.I. Packer Collection, the Crossway Martyn Lloyd-Jones Collection, the Fortress Luther Studies Collection, George Marsden’s A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards, and Oxford University Press’ The Early Reformation on the Continent and The Reformation in Britain and Ireland.

This bundle is only available until November 10—get it today for 70% off!

Plus, if you combine this with the purchase of a new Logos 6 base package, you can get exclusive introductory offers on your purchase of $500 or more!

Get the Reformation Day Bundle today!