How’s that New Year’s resolution going? You know, the one you made last year, too? Didn’t you resolve to read Hebrew and Greek for 10 minutes each every morning? Or was it 20 minutes?[Read more…]
We read and study the Bible in the original languages. That is a non-negotiable. Hebrew and Greek are as fundamental to the work of the scholar and preacher as a hammer in a toolkit. We use the original languages in our day-to-day workflow, including our digital resources. A new tool in Logos helps you do just that.[Read more…]
By Brent Niedergall | Youth Pastor, Catawba Springs Christian Church
Sermon preparation is best performed behind a towering stack of commentaries and lexicons (physical or virtual) where one can grapple with diverging views on theology, interpretation, and the meaning of words. Understanding how a word is used in a passage is a fundamental of exegesis. And the highest authority you can appeal to in New Testament study is BDAG. When the commentators are in disunity, you can always flip through BDAG and hope it cites the passage you’re studying. There you’ll find column after column of carefully arranged entries filled with definitions, glosses, explanations, and citations as supporting evidence. The data all looks rather impressive, but as the Bible student eventually comes to realize, selecting the correct sense is a balance of art and science. There are options. But what if there was a lexicon that required less art and more science?[Read more…]
Words by Mike Aubrey. Photographs by Tavis Bohlinger
Brill’s Dictionary of Ancient Greek is finally here for Logos. Or, at least, it’s finally available for pre-order. Many of us Greek language geeks have been rather eagerly waiting for its digital appearance on Logos, though perhaps other Logos users might be wondering what Brill’s GE (the editors’ preferred abbreviation) can contribute to their libraries. Here are some questions that you be asking yourself already:[Read more…]
Poetry. A dance of words across a page. A stance of rebellion against the constrictions of prose. But that is not to say that poetry is without rules.[Read more…]
Let’s talk about Greek. And what you need to master it. To gain fluency.
Study. Years of hard labor bent over grammars and ancient texts. Speaking Ancient Greek with strangers on Skype. Dreaming in Koine.
Right. Perhaps mastery at that level isn’t a priority. Exegesis is.
Good. Then I want your participation in a project, one that will facilitate your exegesis.
The Brill Greek Reference Collection is a high-level academic powerhouse for anybody working in this, the language of the gods, the philosophers, Josephus, the New Testament.
This 5-volume collection is currently in pre-pub, and includes both:
- The 3-volume Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics
- The 2-volume Etymological Dictionary of Greek
I highly recommend that you add these elite resources to your digital research library. To posses them in hardcover sounds lovely, but, really?
Don’t let the Brill Greek Reference Collection molder on your shelf, become a display piece, sold off in a garage sale when you die.
Possess the fully functional, fully searchable powerhouse in its absolutely best format: in your Logos digital research library.
Keep your bookshelves for Harry Potter.
The pre-pub price of the Brill Greek Reference Collection is currently $499.99, compared to the retail digital price of $899.99 and the retail print price of $1,709.
I’ll let you do the math, but those are huge savings. Take advantage.
And help get this powerful collection to publication today.
With the launch of Logos 8 come several new features that will appeal to biblical scholars. These features range from various ways to visually work the biblical text to building your own morphological queries.
Essay by Genevieve Scheele*
The history of biblical exegesis and hermeneutics is not without controversy, and the apostle Paul’s Epistle to the Romans is no exception. It has more allusions and quotes from the Hebrew Bible than any other New Testament work, but is not always treated in its Israelite context. References to Genesis play a particularly important role in the core section of Romans 5–8, featuring hamartiology and justification. This essay will explore that relationship, also in conversation with the Church Fathers. [Read more…]
Photography by Tavis Bohlinger*
Welcome to the first in a new series on the Logos Academic Blog (theLAB), in which we discuss everything but the actual content of a book. Design Showcase is a series of interviews with both publishers and designers of the best academic resources in the world of biblical scholarship. In this first of the series, we’re going to take a look at the Tyndale House Greek New Testament, or THGNT. [Read more…]