Ah yes . . . that demure grey cover, concealing a brilliant blue cloth cover embossed with distinctive gold lettering. The iconic design of a Mohr Siebeck volume leaves the impression of professionalism and integrity. But the innovative force of a Mohr Siebeck monograph is the text printed inside. [Read more…]
Learning to read Koine (or biblical) Greek is essential, if you are training for church ministry, an academically focused career in biblical studies, or simply as a means to reading the New Testament in its original language.
Even while I was in seminary, however, there was pressure to learn to read Attic, or Classical Greek. I was inspired to expand my narrow horizons beyond the NT, to begin reading Homer, Sophocles, and Plato. Indeed, even on this blog, we recently posted an article encouraging people to read widely throughout the corpus of Classical Greek literature. [Read more…]
by Tavis Bohlinger*
Yesterday we celebrated International LXX Day by publishing an essay on The Origin of the LXX. Today we are pleased to present the second half of that essay, because, well, we just love the Septuagint here at Logos (this proves it).
Plus, this gives us the chance to extend the 30% discount on select LXX resources, so you can boost your Logos digital library (see list below; if you don’t yet have Logos Bible Software, check this out). Don’t forget that today is the last day of the sale. [Read more…]
by Craig A. Evans
The last quarter-century has seen some impressive advances in biblical archaeology, especially relating to the time that we call the First Temple period (roughly 1000–600 BC) and the time of Jesus and the beginnings of the Christian movement (roughly the first century AD). [Read more…]
by the Revd Dr Alan Garrow
Alan’s work recently enjoyed attention as the focus of the $1,000 Synoptic Problem Challenge—as taken up by Mark Goodacre on Bart Ehrman’s blog (we covered the debate here, here, and here). While having an interest in the Synoptic Problem, the primary focus of Garrow’s research is the Didache, or The Teaching of the Lord by the Twelve Apostles to the Gentiles. This article offers an overview of how his research impacts questions about that identity of this infamously enigmatic early Christian document. [Read more…]
by William Ross, Doctoral Candidate, University of Cambridge
To say that interest in Septuagint studies is growing rapidly has been a favorite pastime of Septuagint scholars at least since the foundation of the IOSCS nearly fifty years ago. While this tradition may seem closer to an affirmation of personal academic relevance than anything else, it has nevertheless been and remains true. Septuagint scholarship moves at a glacial pace because it is both a small and complex field, caught in an institutionalized gulf between Old and New Testament studies. Yet move it does, as evident from the ongoing efforts of many scholars to finally complete the Göttingen critical edition of the Septuagint after over a century of industry. [Read more…]
Over 70 volumes of the Oxyrhynchus Papyri (P.Oxy.) have been published in print. These volumes are expensive and typically available only in well-stocked libraries. But the first 15 volumes (1898–1923), covering over 1,800 ancient papyri retrieved from the sands of Oxyrhynchus, will soon be available for Logos Bible Software. That includes the transcriptions, the photographic plates, the notes and commentary on contents, the discussion of dates and importance, and more. All of this material, from cover to cover of the first fifteen volumes, is included in the Logos edition.
In this brief post I’m going to show you just one way that a biblical scholar might use Logos 7 to their advantage. The beauty of this program is its intuitiveness, and the fact that you can arrange your workflow nearly any way that you choose.
The example below is quite simple. I’ll demonstrate how I prefer to set up my workflow for my daily work of research and writing, so that you can simply and elegantly support your own workflow as a biblical scholar. [Read more…]