I recently spoke to the founder of the Daily Dose of Greek, Robert L. Plummer (Professor of Biblical StudiesChairman at Southern Seminary) and his Hebrew-loving sidekick, Adam Howell (Assistant Professor of Old Testament Interpretation, Boyce College) about the story behind the Daily Dose phenomenon, the impact of the languages in ministry, and the value of their new partnership with Logos.[Read more…]
Logos Bible Software Helps You Recognize Grammatical Dependence in Biblical Discourse
Relative pronouns are one of those unglamorous grammatical concepts you likely learned about and filed away into long-term memory. Greek pronouns like ὅς (hos; which, who) introduce a phrase or clause that modifies another phrase or clause. These pronouns tend to restrict the potential scope of meaning, clarifying whatever the speaker or writer is talking about. But paying attention to these basic details can pay huge exegetical dividends when it comes to interpreting the strange roles they can play in discourse.[Read more…]
At long last, Logos Bible Software (Faithlife.com) has managed to integrate an outstanding resource, “Texte aus der Umwelt des Alten Testaments” (TUAT), into its electronic library. One meter of shelf space in printed books has become available on PCs, laptops, or smartphones, to be searched from a computer, and to be copied and cited for one’s own research.[Read more…]
If you’re planning on doing serious research in biblical Hebrew this year, or preaching from the Old Testament and planning on spending many hours in the original Hebrew, then consider pre-ordering any of the following upper-level academic resources currently gathering interest in Logos.
Resources in Logos that are currently “gathering interest” are pending publication on our digital platform until a certain number of orders are placed. Pre-order deals are a special opportunity to get in early on a book or collection in Logos, and pay a reduced price compared to the cost post-publication. They represent good value for the busy scholar or pastor.
Here’s a short list:
Brill Hebrew Reference Collection (5 vols.) – Brill is renowned as one of the preeminent publishers of biblical studies resources in the world. This elite collection includes a lexicon of Late Biblical Hebrew and a comprehensive encyclopedia of the Hebrew language. The complete history of the Hebrew language is presented, with a focus on Late Biblical Hebrew. With Brill’s collection, you can study Hebrew’s linguistic evolution, and track its diachronic developments through history.
Linguistic Studies in Ancient West Semitic Update (7 vols.) – This fine collection from Eisenbrauns includes monographs, collections of essays, and text editions informed by the approaches of linguistic science. Languages covered include Hebrew, Aramaic, Ugaritic, and more.
Learning Biblical Hebrew Interactively (2 vols.) – Interested in teaching Hebrew to your next class using the interactive method? The foundation for Paul Overland’s exciting work is the theory and practice of Second Language Acquisition (SLA). Students work through the book of Jonah actually communicating in Hebrew. A worthy choice for those whose Hebrew has slipped, and want to dive back in using a fresh approach.[Read more…]
Latin is a language that I picked up during my PhD studies, and it has proved useful and enjoyable. I wish that I had learned it as a youth, which is why I’ve begun teaching Latin to my children. But if you’re reading this article, I’m guessing you’re well past 8 years old, and thus in need of some motivation beyond parental obligation. Consider this, then, a call to arms for adult learners of the most useful dead language still around. [Read more…]