NIV Application Commentary Software Is Just $7.99 For a Short Time

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NIVAC Commentaries on Sale

Good news! Each NIV Application Commentary software edition is just $7.99 for a short time!

NIVACs are indispensable tools for understanding and teaching God’s Word.

And for a brief time all 42 NIVAC software editions are just 8 dollars apiece at the online stores of Logos, Accordance, WORDsearch, and Olive Tree. That means you save an average of 65% off the original price!

Act fast, this sale ends January 14!

(Note: If you buy from Logos, use code NIVAC16 to get the deal.)

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Learn from word-class scholars with NIVAC commentaries:

John H. Walton on Genesis and Job Scot McKnight on Galatians and 1 Peter Tremper Longman III on…

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Top 12 Biblical-Theological Posts in 2015

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The end of the year provides us two opportunities: to remember the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and to reflect upon what we’ve learned this year.

Here are 12 of this blog’s most read and talked-about posts from 2015.

These posts represent a cross-section of cutting-edge research and deep reflection on the Person and theology of the Christian faith. They also showcase a number of existing and emerging voices breathing new life into biblical and theological studies. We trust this review of the top biblical-theological articles in 2015 will inform, encourage, and enliven your faith and studies in the coming year.

#1) Did Jesus Lie? (John 7:8) – Mondays with Mounce 275

Jesus told his brothers he…

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Now Available: Zondervan Academic Online Courses

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In the past, going to school usually required a major life change—quitting your job, moving across the country, uprooting your family, and sometimes even significant financial difficulty.

The decision to undertake theological and biblical education at a college or seminary is an important calling. Many are still called to make it.

But the reality is, for many, the difficulty of going back to school has put quality theological education out of reach.

Technology is helping to change that by making quality education more accessible and more affordable than ever before.

As schools have moved some courses online, they have urged us to provide quality resources for them. Out of these conversations, we have begun to develop online courses.

But the courses we are developing are not just for schools. They are for everyone.

With the launch of Zondervan Academic…

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2 Reasons Why We Need a New Conversation About Homosexuality

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9780310519652Has Christ’s Church handled the question of homosexuality with Christlike love? Are we sure we’ve understood what Scripture really says about same-sex relations?

Preston Sprinkle weaves together these two questions in a new book, appropriately titled People to Be Loved: Why Homosexuality Is Not Just an Issue. With rhetorical deftness, pastoral sensitivity, and theological depth, he offers Christians from across the spectrum an honest, engaging, surprising look at the Zeitgeist’s most important existential topic.

“Studying the issue of homosexuality is not enough,” writes Sprinkle. “We need to listen to gay and lesbian people…Homosexuality is about people. At the same time I want to be ruthlessly biblical about how we formulate our thoughts about homosexuality.” (19, 21)

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Software Sale on NIDNTTE! (New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Exegesis)

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For a limited time, the software edition of the New International Dictionary of New Testament Theology and Exegesis (Revised Edition) is 20% off.

Hurry, because this sale ends November 24, 2015.

Get the deal at your favorite vendor today:

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About the NIDNTTE

A standard reference work for nearly 40 years, this thoroughly revised and updated edition of the NIDNTTE offers a wealth of information on the meaning of New Testament Greek words—as well as related usage in classical Greek sources, the Septuagint, Jewish literature, and more. Learn more.

How does the Revised NIDNTTE compare to the original? Refer to the chart below.

NIDNTT vs. NIDNTTE

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Top 10 Biblical Studies Books Your SBL, ETS Book Bag Will Crave

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Yes, the marathons of presentations, plenary sessions, lectures, meetings, and receptions known as AAR/SBL and ETS are upon us. But don’t fret. We’re here to help make your time as enjoyably and productive as possible by charting a course for your book-buying adventure. After all, that is the main attraction, isn’t it?

Below are the top biblical studies resources your book bag will crave this season, and for which your carry-on will probably resent you. They represent the latest, cutting edge research and scholarship in Greek and Hebrew, books of the Bible, and biblical theology—including the celebrated landmark NIV Zondervan Study Bible.

Do yourself—and your trusty book bag friend—a favor: print this list, take it with you, and stock up to your heart’s content!

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eBook Sale: NIV Application Commentaries Just $4.99

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Discover the Bible through this commentary series that helps with both halves of the interpretive task – bringing an ancient message into a modern context – explaining not only what the Bible meant but also how it can speak powerfully today.

All NIV Application Commentary Volumes are Just $4.99

For the first time we have combined the eBooks into bundles.

Save even more by getting these bundles that make it easier (and cheaper) than ever to complete your collection!

NIVAC Bundle Pentateuch | Sale: $17.99 (value: $89.99) Historical Books | Sale: $24.99 (value: $113.99) Wisdom Books | Sale: $17.99 (value: $83.99) Major Prophets | Sale: $17.99 (value: $65.99) Minor Prophets | Sale: $17.99 (value: $57.99) Gospels, Acts…

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Coming Soon: Online Courses from Zondervan Academic

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UPDATE: Zondervan Academic Online Courses are now available. Get the story here.

Have you heard the news? Zondervan Academic and BibleMesh are partnering to offer online courses that help schools and instructors do what they do best.

In a few weeks, we’ll announce all the details.

To be one of the first to be notified, sign up here.

 

How it works

If you’re looking for ways to start or improve the online program at your school, then Zondervan Academic Online Courses can help.

Here’s how:

Begin a new program. If your school doesn’t yet offer online courses, then Zondervan Academic can help you get started. Supplement your existing program. Even if you already offer online courses, Zondervan Academic can help you round out the classes your students can take. Use in your residential program. New courses from…

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Finally, A Commentary by South Asian Scholars for South Asian Readers

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South Asia Bible CommentarySeveral years ago an American friend worked with pastors in Ukraine, offering ministry encouragement and strategic insights. At his first meeting he was greeted by a baseball diamond diagram popularized by an American book helping churches supercharge their ministry. They were using it to help guide their Eastern European churches.

He thought the baseball analogy was contextually out of place. Instead of importing American ministry strategies, he encouraged these leaders to create contextual ones for their indigenous ministries.

The same could be said for Bible commentaries.

Biblical insights from Western commentaries can be helpful elsewhere. Yet non-Western churches need resources to explain the Bible, relate its meaning to specific contexts, and apply Scripture to their life and ministry. Now we have such a resource for South Asia.

The new South…

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Does the Bible Teach ‘Faith Alone’?

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Faith AloneSola fide has been the rallying cry for generations of Christians. Yet in his new book Tom Schreiner wonders, “Does sola fide still matter today?”

Faith Alone is one of five new resources exploring the five sola rallying cries of the Reformation (including sola scriptura, solus Christus, sola gratis, and soli Deo gloria). In this volume Schreiner offers a historical, biblical and theological tour of the doctrine of justification.

Last week we examined one reason why ‘faith alone’ matters: the early church taught it. Schreiner makes the point, though, that “as Protestants we believe in sola scriptura. We must, in the end, turn to what the Scriptures say and cannot simply rely on tradition or interpretations from the past.” (97)

In other words,…

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How to Season Your Speech with Salt – Spotlight on WBC: Colossians-Philemon, $9.99 for a Limited Time

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Did you know there’s just a little time left in the Word Biblical Commentary sale at Logos, Accordance, Olive Tree, and WORDsearch?

This sale includes Peter T. O’Brien’s classic volume on Colossians and Philemon. Read an excerpt from Colossians-Philemon below, and then buy it now to save about 70% off the original price!

Just act fast, because this sale ends on 9/30/15. Find WBC: Colossians-Philemon and other volumes on sale here:

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How to Season Your Speech with Salt – From WBC: Colossians-Philemon by Peter T. O’Brien

[Colossians 4:6 “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” (NIV)]

“Seasoned with salt,” which is the literal rendering of the Greek, is…

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Biblical Greek Award Winners, 2014-2015. Plus an Invitation to Instructors.

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Did you know Zondervan Academic partners with colleges, universities, and seminaries to recognize students for outstanding achievement in the study of biblical Greek?

To find out how your school can participate in the Zondervan Biblical Greek Award program, please contact Joshua Kessler (joshua.kessler@harpercollins.com).

And please join us in congratulating the 2014-2015 winners.

Biblical Greek Award Winners, 2014-2015

Alberta Bible College – Mariah Rempel Asbury Theological Seminary – Nathan Shedd Asbury Theological Seminary – Orlando Campus – Michael Beck Baptist Bible Seminary – Kurt Bricker Barton College – Mary Taylor Bethel Seminary – San Diego – Jack Davenport Bethel Seminary – St. Paul – Clynt Reddy Brite Divinity School – James Webner Calvary Bible College, Kansas City, MO – Dalton R. Vansell Calvary Chapel Bible College – Jesse Corey and Dorinda Thompson Calvary Theological Seminary – Kenneth B. Chipchase Calvin College…

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