Favorite Logos Commentary: The Geographic Commentary

Favorite Logos Commentary: The Geographic Commentary Those who frequent this blog may be aware that I’ve become enamored lately with a geographical approach to Bible Study (see posts here, here, and here). A favorite Logos commentary of mine is the Lexham Geographic Commentary. Last year, I did a review of volume 1 which focused on the Gospels (see review here). Lexham Press has recently published the second volume on Acts through Revelation. Since I’ve already done an overview of this series, I’d like to focus…

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Word Biblical Commentary On Sale!

Word Biblical Commentary On Sale (This sale is now over, however, the commentary series, as well as individual volumes remain 40% off. Click on the links and check out the sale.) The Word Biblical Commentary is one of the standard evangelical commentary series available today. If you own Logos Bible Software, then you are in luck. Logos is having a 5-day sale on the Word Biblical Commentary. The sale lasts from August 30th-Sept. 3rd (2019). Normally purchasing the Word Biblical Commentary on Logos would cost…

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5 Strategies for Improving Your Bible Study

5 Strategies for Improving Your Bible Study The following is a guest post by Kaleb Cuevas from Logos: Perhaps you have committed to a new Fall Bible study at church or are eager to dive into the latest new Bible study resource. Either way, you likely have the best intentions to stick with your new study on a consistent basis and increase their biblical knowledge. However, without the right mindset or frame of reference, you can easily lose interest and motivation. Here are 5 strategies…

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The Theology of 1&2 Samuel

The Theology of 1&2 Samuel I’m a big fan of getting the “Big Picture” of a biblical book. The old cliche that “You can lose the forest for the trees,” is definitely true in biblical studies. We can become so microscopic by examining a word or verse (which definitely has its place!), that we can lose the meaning of the whole. My purpose in this article is to look at the theology, or big picture, of 1&2 Samuel. These books were originally one book and,…

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Goliath’s Gath Has Been Found

Goliath’s Gath Has Been Found The ancient city of Gath (modern Tell es-Safi) has been experiencing the archaeologist’s spade for the past 23 years under the direction of lead archaeologist Aren Maeir from Bar-Ilan University. This excavation has revealed much about the Philistines, the ancient people who lived there. Perhaps, most famously, a piece of pottery was discovered in the excavation that bears similarities with the name Goliath (see my article here and the photo below). Maeir recently stated, “One of the nice things about excavations…

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Has Ziklag Been Discovered?

Has Ziklag Been Discovered? Fearing that Saul would one day catch up with him, David, his six hundred men and their families, fled to King Achish, king of Gath (1 Sam. 27:1-4). After spending some time there and pretending to be a loyal vassal, David prevailed on Achish to give him his own city. Achish chose Ziklag and David, his troops and their families, turned a former Philistine town into an Israelite town (1 Sam. 27:5-7). The exact location of Ziklag has been debated by…

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Authorized: The Use & Misuse of the King James Bible

Authorized: The Use & Misuse of the King James Bible Mark Ward has written a very informative and well-balanced book looking at the KJV and the need for modern English versions of the Bible. Ward loves and appreciates the KJV, but he also presents clear reasons why the Bible is needed in one’s contemporary language. The Preface to the King James Bible  Ward quotes an interesting statement made in the preface to the KJV. It reads, “As nothing is begun and perfected at the same…

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NICOT/NICNT on Sale at Logos!

NICOT/NICNT on Sale at Logos! Logos has announced that one of the best evangelical commentary sets available is on sale until May 15, 2019. The entire series of the NICOT/NICNT is on sale for a whopping 43% off! If you can’t afford the whole series, you may want to purchase the volumes of your choice for $29.99 (excluding the two newest volumes). A majority of volumes in this series run between $45.00 – $80.00, so it is worth your while to get in on the…

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Shechem: Insights From Biblical Geography

Shechem: Insights From Biblical Geography In my previous two posts (here and here), I have sought to demonstrate how learning biblical geography can be a helpful way of studying the text of Scripture. The ancient city of Shechem, located near modern Nablus, is another example of what can be learned by studying biblical geography. The city of Shechem is mentioned 54 times in the OT, not counting an additional 13 times where it refers to an individual by the same name. It is specifically mentioned…

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Mahanaim: Insights From Biblical Geography

 Mahanaim: Insights From Biblical Geography Mahanaim is certainly not a household word. Even if you are a student of the Bible it may not be a familiar place to you. Don’t feel bad, my spell corrector doesn’t recognize it either! In spite of its relative obscurity, Mahanaim is an excellent example of important lessons that can be learned when biblical places are traced through the Bible (as advocated in my previous post Using Geography to Study the Bible). Mahanaim is mentioned thirteen times in the…

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