Once a year, Logos Bible Software goes all out for their March Matchups brackets (think NCAA March Madness, but instead for some of the best books that Logos has to offer). The brackets have been running all month long and here’s a quick breakdown of how things work: Logos has pitted 64 books and 32 courses against each other to compete for your votes. Pick your favorites, cast your votes, and save up to 60%—your vote determines the discount—more details rules can be found here.
It’s a pretty cool idea, but we’re taking the time to cover two specific resources that are highly respected with unbelievably low prices. We’re covering the following two resources, New Studies in Biblical Theology (NSBT) and NIV Application Commentary: Old Testament & New Testament (NIVAC).
New Studies in Biblical Theology (NSBT)
Learn about the individual and often challenging themes interwoven across the Bible through biblical theology. The New Studies in Biblical Theology (NSBT) series helps you carefully and sensitively address key issues in a clear biblical theology approach. By simultaneously instructing and edifying, interacting with current scholarship, the NSBT points the way forward.NSBT on Logos Bible Software
It was during my time studying Biblical Exegesis at Wheaton College that I started to appreciate the light that Biblical theology can shine on a text. It’s important to step back and look at a text within the proper context, even the context of the entire Bible. The sole purpose of the NSBT series is to thoroughly address themes and topics found throughout Scripture. Due to the amount of research found in these individual books, the compiled lists of resources alone are worth the price of the volume. This library alone adds nearly 11,000 pages of in-depth research that is diligently tagged and searchable by passage, topic, and more.
- Contains scholarly and accessible volumes written by well-respected Biblical scholars
- Includes notes that interact with the best of recent research and significant literature
- Engages the immense challenges facing today’s church
- Offers new insights and challenges established positions
- Encourages Christians to better understand their Bibles through biblical theology
NIV Application Commentary: Old Testament & New Testament (NIVAC)
The NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC) series shows you how to bring the Word’s ancient message into our postmodern context. It explains what the Bible meant and how it speaks so powerfully today. It treats all the elements of traditional exegesis, and its authors bridge the gap between the Bible’s world and the world of today, between the original context and the contemporary context by focusing on both the timely and the timeless aspects of the text.NIVAC OT/NT on Logos Bible Software
If you have never heard of the NIV Application Commentary (NIVAC), know that the NIVAC series has been around for over 25 years now. It would be worth simply taking a look at their list of scholars, those who have contributed to the NIVAC series (Peter Enns, John Walton, Daniel Block, Bill Arnold, Douglas Moo, Craig Blomberg, and many more). While the NIVAC series is not touted as the most exhaustive or scholarly of resources, it’s their application that truly helps them to stand out.
- Three sections for every passage:
- Original Meaning
- Bridging Contexts
- Contemporary Significance
- Detailed footnotes pointing toward other scholarly works
- Lengthy bibliography included in each volume
The following is a note from John Walton on the NIV Application’s volume on Job: