New Content from Guthrie, Keener, Cohick, and More

As ETS comes to a close and SBL just beginning, there is a palpable excitement about getting the most recent scholarship on relevant issues and topics; Logos Mobile Education provides a new, high-quality way to do just that. Mobile Ed instructors are experts in their fields, and many have decades of experience teaching and writing while continuing to interact with other scholars and hone their insights and research. The instructors are paired with an instructional designer who works with them to take their flagship material, hone it, and craft it into an incredibly useful and efficient learning platform.

If you have not yet added Mobile Ed courses to your library, you have many options and instructors to choose from. But don’t worry if you’re not interested in “taking a course” in the traditional sense: Mobile Ed courses are deeply integrated with Logos Bible Software to bring the content from these scholars to the forefront of your studies as it would any commentary or reference work in your library. Speaking of Douglas J. Moo’s Mobile Ed course on Romans, Michael Bird writes on his blog:

Doug Moo has written six commentaries on Romans – yes, that’s right, you heard me, six - in the WEC (1991),  entry on Romans in NBC (1994), NICNT (1996), NIVAC (2000) plus companion BBL (2008), EBS (2002), and ZIBBS (2007). You can see the complete list here. A second edition of the EBC volume just came out and I believe that a second edition of the NICNT is scheduled too. Rather than than read all six commentaries or even just his magisterial NICNT commentary, in this Logos module you literally get Moo talking at you and giving you a distillation of his mature thought on the matter.

Whether you’re looking for Dr. Moo’s latest thought on Romans, Dr. George Guthrie’s extensive work on Hebrews, or a refresher on missiology, Mobile Ed has something to help you in your studies.

New courses available

NT221 The Wisdom of John: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on Johannine Literature with Ben Witherington III

Walk through the Gospel of John, his three epistles, and Revelation with Dr. Witherington as he guides you through the socio-rhetorical landscape and asks the questions of what makes Johannine literature unique in the New Testament canon, and what its theological contributions are. Delivered with his usual wit and keen insight into literary nuance, this course is perfect for anyone, whether they’re a long-time student of the New Testament or a new-comer to John’s writings.

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NT211 Introducing the Gospels and Acts: Their Background, Nature, and Purpose with Darrell L. Bock

Darrell Bock is an undisputed expert on the Gospels and Acts, having authored important volumes in BECNT, IVP Commentary Series, and more. Here he takes all of that work and distills it into a helpful and thorough introduction which may give you a fresh perspective if your main exposure to these books was from Carson and Moo.

Learn more, and check out all our other titles available now. Each course’s page has sample content, so be sure to watch the videos and get a taste for the quality and format.

Now available for pre-order at 40% off

NT361 Book Study: The Letter to the Hebrews with George H. Guthrie

Speaking of experts, few in modern biblical studies have paved the way more helpfully in the study of Hebrews than George H. Guthrie. With his two decades of research on the topic, he will cover in-depth the prominent themes and the nuances of this letter to help you grasp its message, literary context, and theological importance. If you are familiar with his work in NIVAC, this course will be a wonderful companion to continue in your studies.

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Studies in Dispensationalism Bundle (2 courses) with Carl Sanders

Whether you are aligned with Dispensationalism or not, its impact on 20th and 21st century evangelicalism is undeniable. Dr. Carl Sanders will walk you through its foundational beliefs, historical roots, trends, implications, and particular hermeneutics in these two courses.

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Studies in Acts Bundle (3 courses) with Craig S. Keener, Darrell L. Bock, and Lynn H. Cohick

Dr. Keener’s course introduces important issues for study in Acts, including racial, evangelism, and the role of the Holy Spirit. Dr. Bock then examines key events and speeches in Acts, with a focus on Luke as an interpretive key for Acts (and the rest of the New Testament). And finally Dr. Cohick’s fascinating course gives you an in-depth look at Paul of Tarsus not through the typical lens of his epistles, but rather through his role in the narrative of Acts.

Learn more, and don’t forget that by pre-ordering any Mobile Ed course you’ll lock in a deep discount!

Geerhardus Vos’ Reformed Dogmatics – In English for the First Time!

Geerhardus Vos, the reformed-dogmatics“father of Reformed biblical theology,” was born 152 years ago this year. Vos, a professor of biblical theology at Princeton, lectured alongside many famous theologians, including J. Gresham Machen, B. B. Warfield, and Abraham Kuyper. So great was Vos’ academic insight that Kuyper offered him the chair of Old Testament studies at the Free University of Amsterdam when Vos was just 24.

Currently in translation into English for the first time ever, Vos’ Reformed Dogmatics is an important expression of his Reformed theology. Originally published by Vos in 5 volumes, it represents the early thought of one of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries’ premiere Reformed thinkers.

Individual titles:

  • Reformed Dogmatics: Theology Proper
  • Reformed Dogmatics: Anthropology
  • Reformed Dogmatics: Christology
  • Reformed Dogmatics: Soteriology
  • Reformed Dogmatics: Ecclesiology, The Means of Grace, Eschatology

Reformed Dogmatics begins with an examination of the doctrine of God—his knowability, names, being, and character. Vos discusses the evidence for the Trinity in Scripture, explores human nature, sin, and the covenant of grace, and discusses the natures and incarnation of Christ.  Finally, he takes a look at the work of Christ, as well as the church’s nature and purpose. The result is some of the most profound systematic theology of the twentieth century.

Here’s what other scholars said about Vos:

“Dr. Vos was the greatest pedagogue I ever sat under.”—Cornelius Van Til

“. . . the most penetrating exegete it has been my privilege to know.”—John Murray

“Vos’ insights are penetrating, refreshing, and orthodox.” —James T. Dennison Jr.

Also, if you are at ETS/SBL, we have print versions available for the first two volumes at our Lexham Press booth. Come by and see us!

Don’t miss this important piece of Reformed theology—pre-order now and save 22%!

Jeff Struecker — From Black Hawk Down to Army Chaplain and Author

Jeff Struecker, lead pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbus, GA, and retired U.S. Army chaplain, talks about his journey in the Army Rangers and the call to ministry he received the day after he was involved in the battle that the film Black Hawk Down is based upon. Jeff also discusses the idea of being a Christian and going to war, and what being a chaplain really entails.

What is Mobile Ed?

Logos Mobile Education is different from any other form of education—it is created to work seamlessly with your Logos software to equip you with the biblical and theological training you need to further your ministry. Lecture videos and their enriched transcripts can live side-by-side on your PC as you read along, or you can watch the videos on your mobile device wherever you are. Courses cover a wide variety of topics, with more being filmed every week.

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The Physical Hope of Resurrection with Darrell L. Bock

Resurrection is without doubt one of the chief events of not just the New Testament, but in all history. In NT211 Introducing the Gospels and Acts, Darrell Bock goes beyond a theological analysis of the resurrection event and dives into resurrection philosophy in Judaism and Graeco-Roman society, Second Temple literature, messianic expectations, and more. He gives a comprehensive survey of all the issues surrounding resurrection in the Gospels to help ground you with an understanding of the text’s background—both literary, historical, and philosophical.
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In the section on resurrection (which is just one of many in NT211 Introducing the Gospels and Acts), Bock begins by assessing Judaic and Graeco-Roman philosophy on the matter. He notes that, while the Jews had some expectation or hope of physical resurrection, Graeco-Roman philosophy suggested, at best, a sort of spiritual after-life. It is important to note that the news of the resurrection of Christ came from the Jews and was injected into a society that had no category for this sort of event.

The Jewish context is set colorfully by 2 Maccabees 7. As an overview of the context of this passage Bock says,

Let me set the scene for you. This is during the Maccabean war, and during the Maccabean war, martyrs are coming forward who will defend their right to practice the law in the face of the Syrian attempt—Antiochus Epiphanes’ attempt—to wipe out the law from the culture. And so people are being martyred for their faithfulness. In one particular scene in 2 Maccabees 7, seven brothers are being executed in front of their mother, and we get the portrayal of what this execution was like in this text.

He goes on, quoting from the passage in 2 Maccabees, to tell how, when threatened with brutal dismemberment and execution, one of the persecuted claims that, though their body may be destroyed, the King of the universe will vindicate them, and they may receive their members back in a future resurrection. It is this expectant hope of a resurrection—not just a spiritual after-life, but a physical one—which sets such a vivid backdrop to the first true resurrection in the New Testament.

Some will of course claim that the resurrection event is fabricated. However, we have methods of determining the truth of these events, one of which is the criterion of embarrassment. To introduce this idea, Bock cites the passage in Mark’s Gospel where Jesus speaks plainly of his need to suffer and die. This idea of a suffering messiah is contrary to the Jewish expectation of a conquering one, so Peter opens his mouth to correct Jesus. At this point, Jesus rebukes Peter strongly—perhaps as strongly as he could have done, calling him Satan. If this story were fabricated by the early church, why would they embarrass their figurehead, Peter, by humiliating him so? This is one of many details in the story which have a ring of truth to them, and help us proclaim the true resurrection of the Messiah.

Bock goes on to discuss resurrection in the Old Testament and intertextuality, diving into Psalm 118:22, 110:1, Isaiah 52:12-53:13, and Psalm 16. In NT211 there are also major sections dealing specifically with resurrection in all four Gospels, and the credibility of the stories, looking at aspects such as immediate burial, the lack of a family tomb, women as witnesses, the incredulity of the disciples, and more.

What makes Mobile Ed unique?

NT211 Introducing the Gospels and Acts is a Logos Mobile Education course, so if you’ve tried out any of our other courses you will be familiar with the high-quality content and excellent format that this course will offer. With Mobile Ed you can:

  • Choose your schedule—watch seven minute video lessons on your own time. No deadlines.
  • Utilize your software—each lecture is transcribed, becoming a searching Logos resource in your library.
  • Learn to use Logos better—video tutorials show you how to use Logos’ tools and features to go further into any word or topic.

See Mobile Ed in action!

Start going further in your studies with NT211 Introducing the Gospels and Acts: Their Background, Nature, and Purpose.

Dr. John Schwandt—Translating Biblical Greek

In this week’s podcast Johnny Cisneros, Director of Curriculum and Instructional Design for Logos Mobile Ed, talks to Dr. John Schwandt, who was at the time senior fellow of classical languages at New Saint Andrews in Moscow, Idaho. Dr. Schwandt has since come on board with the Logos Mobile Education team as Director. Topics include learning biblical Greek and studying the various translations and pronunciations.

What is Mobile Ed?

Logos Mobile Education is different from any other form of education—it is created to work seamlessly with your Logos software to equip you with the biblical and theological training you need to further your ministry. Lecture videos and their enriched transcripts can live side-by-side on your PC as you read along, or you can watch the videos on your mobile device wherever you are. Courses cover a wide variety of topics, with more being filmed every week.

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Craig A. Evans on Dead Sea Scrolls, Manuscript Reliability, Ancient Pedagogy, and More

Dr. Craig A. Evans is always in the forefront of New Testament backgrounds research, whether it’s working in the Dead Sea Scrolls, going on archaeological digs, or studying ancient inscriptions and invocations. In the Mobile Ed: Craig A. Evans New Testament Backgrounds Bundle (6 courses) Dr. Evans presents some of his latest work and research covering a wide range of topics. You’ll get high-res video lessons, richly tagged transcripts which connect to your library, and Logos video tutorials with all of the following courses in this bundle:

The reliability of NT manuscripts

Watch samples from his course content, and don’t forget to place your pre-order to get 42% off!

What is Logos Mobile Education?

Mobile Ed is in the unique position to work with the best scholars from across the world to bring you high-quality training in a new and useful format. This goes beyond formal seminary and puts the learning in your hands. Study the topics which interest you on your time, and in the way you learn best. Watch the videos, use the enhanced transcripts as a launching point for further study in your Logos library, and dig into topics further with associated readings. Mobile Ed lets you have the flexibility to get quality learning without uprooting your family or adhering to any schedule but your own. Learn more about how Logos Mobile Education is advancing the standard of theological education.

Dr. Kent Edwards—Communicating the Truth of the Biblical Text

Dr. Kent Edwards, Professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership at Biola University’s Talbot School of Theology, gives an overview of the interpretive process in preaching and discusses how to communicate the truth of the biblical text so that it will become real for the audience.

What is Mobile Ed?

Logos Mobile Education is different from any other form of education—it is created to work seamlessly with your Logos software to equip you with the biblical and theological training you need to further your ministry. Lecture videos and their enriched transcripts can live side-by-side on your PC as you read along, or you can watch the videos on your mobile device wherever you are. Courses cover a wide variety of topics, with more being filmed every week.

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Dr. Kenneth Way—Donkeys and Archaeological Artifacts of the Biblical World

Dr. Kenneth Way, Associate Professor of Bible Exposition at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, CA, discusses his research on donkeys, their context within the Old Testament, and the importance of interpreting archaeological artifacts correctly.​

What is Mobile Ed?

Logos Mobile Education is different from any other form of education—it is created to work seamlessly with your Logos software to equip you with the biblical and theological training you need to further your ministry. Lecture videos and their enriched transcripts can live side-by-side on your PC as you read along, or you can watch the videos on your mobile device wherever you are. Courses cover a wide variety of topics, with more being filmed every week.

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Logos Bible Software 6 is Here!


Logos-6-launch-Logos-6-Is-Here-Header-640x280Logos Bible Software is committed to advancing the cause of biblical scholarship. One of the primary ways that we do that is by creating powerful software that delivers insight. This new release builds upon Logos 4 and 5 with new tools designed to help you share your insight with others.

Logos 6 contains many new features that can help academics dig deeper into the biblical text in order to deliver insight to their students and colleagues.

TextVariantsThousands of variants exist across the Bible—from word choice to spelling differences to omissions, the new Textual Variants tool lets you quickly explore the textual differences across ancient Bible translations. Explore commentaries, original manuscripts, modern Bible translations, and ancient versions that help you dig deeper into the biblical text.

Get a clear view of the Bible’s background by exploring ancient texts side by side with Scripture. Gain a better understanding of biblical nuances and languages—along with the historical and social context—by comparing biblical passages with ancient literature. The Ancient Literature feature reveals shared language, ideas, and meaning across Scripture.

Better understand scriptural truth by understanding the culture from which it was written. The new Cultural Concepts tool identifies over 1,000 cultural concepts across the Bible, like religious activities, food, music, birth and death practices, marriage rituals, and economic structures, so you can derive greater meaning from the Bible. In seconds, explore all the CulturalConceptscultural concepts expressed in a passage, then connect those concepts to ancient texts.

Search all your scholarly journals at once. The Journal Section is a new section in the Passage Guide and Sermon Starter Guide that lists relevant scholarly articles pulled from
journals across your library. Connect your search queries to the latest theological discoveries and to insights from today’s leading scholars.

Do smarter word studies with the revised Sense Section. Search one word and get a comprehensive list of that word’s senses (or alternate meanings), where they appear in Scripture, and how frequently they’re used. Better understand ancient colloquial phrases and biblical languages, so you can derive greater meaning from Scripture.

These are only a fraction of the new features and datasets in Logos 6 and for a limited time we are placing all of our new Logos 6 base packages on sale for 15% off! Visit our Logos 6 comparison page and pick up the right base package for you.

Check out our new Logos 6 base packages today!

 

Dr. Dana Harris & Dr. Keith Reeves – Pursuing Advanced Degrees and Discerning One’s Calling

Dr. Dana Harris, Associate Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL, and Dr. Keith Reeves, Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Literature at Azusa Pacific University, discuss the question of pursuing advanced academic degrees in the current market, and examine the theology of work and vocation and discerning one’s calling.

What is Mobile Ed?

Logos Mobile Education is different from any other form of education—it is created to work seamlessly with your Logos software to equip you with the biblical and theological training you need to further your ministry. Lecture videos and their enriched transcripts can live side-by-side on your PC as you read along, or you can watch the videos on your mobile device wherever you are. Courses cover a wide variety of topics, with more being filmed every week.

Get started—enhance your learning with Mobile Ed.

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