Duguid, “Is Jesus in the Old Testament?”

Iain Duguid

Through June 11, the Westminster Bookstore is offering a free PDF download of Iain Duguid’s Is Jesus in the Old Testament? (P&R, 2013). Duguid has been at Grove City College but has recently joined the Westminster Seminary faculty. According to its introduction, Duguid’s essay (the text is a brief 33 pages of prose) has the following major components to its argument:

[T]his little booklet contends that Christ is present throughout the Old Testament. . . . I also want to explore what it means to rightly see Christ in the Old Testament. Not every attempt to discern the figure of Jesus in the Old Testament has been profitable. Some well-meaning interpreters have allowed their imaginations to run wild on this theme . . . . Finally, I want to look at some specific ways in which the Old Testament focuses on and prepares us to see and understand Christ and his ministry in the gospel. (6)

For more information, to order the print version, or to download the PDF ebook, please visit the Westminster Bookstore.

Logos Training Webinars

Logos Bible Software has done several webinars that provide excellent introductions to the platform for new users, as well as providing useful suggestions that more experienced users might find beneficial too. Current webinars are listed below. For a full playlist, and to sign up to be notified about future webinars, please see the Logos website.

Not all webinars are available for Logos 7, but some things have changed very little in Logos over the past few versions. The webinars below appear to be the most current ones on the listed topics.

Logos Survey (v7)

Master the Basics of Logos Navigation (v6)

Get the Most Out of Your Logos Library (v5)

Witherington, What’s in the Word

Ben Witherington,
Ben Witherington III

Through June 16, Ben Witherington’s What’s in the Word: Rethinking the Socio-Rhetorical Character of the New Testament (Baylor, 2009) is available for free from Logos Bible Software.

In sum, “Expanding on the work in which he has been fruitfully engaged for over a quarter century, Witherington challenges the previously assured results of historical criticism and demonstrates chapter by chapter how the socio-rhetorical study shifts the paradigm.” The volume discusses concerns related to orality and canon, and includes several chapters treating particular texts or phrases within the New Testament.

For additional details about the offer, see the Logos Academic Blog.

Upcoming Logos Resources (August 28, 2013)

Recently, I noted that an English Standard Version audio Bible was freely available with registration at Bible.is. This version’s Old Testament is also still freely available in MP3 format on Amazon.

Logos Bible Software

In addition to these, Logos Bible Software is now giving away the ESV audio Bible read by David Cochran Heath. This resource “is available for streaming only and cannot be stored on your device. A reliable internet connection is required for use,” but it does sync “word-for-word” with the Logos ESV text.

Other noteworthy, upcoming Logos resources include:

Upcoming Logos Resources

Logos Bible Software

Recently, a number of noteworthy works have come into Logos Bible Software’s prepublication and community pricing programs. On the prepublication program are collections about biblical backgrounds (9 vols.; T. & T. Clark), the Prophets (16 vols.; T. & T. Clark), the Writings (5 vols.; T. & T. Clark), Old Testament literature and linguistics (7 vols.; T. & T. Clark), Hebrew Bible (7 vols.; T. & T. Clark), topics in Old Testament Studies (11 vols.; T. & T. Clark), Old Testament theology (9 vols.; Oxford University), biblical history and historiography (3 vols.; T. & T. Clark), Jewish Studies (6 vols.; T. & T. Clark), Jesus (10 vols.; T. & T. Clark); the Gospels and Acts (18 vols.; T. & T. Clark), Johannine literature (10 vols.; T. & T. Clark), the Pauline Epistles (10 vols.; T. & T. Clark), topics in New Testament Studies (11 vols.; T. & T. Clark), early Christianity (13 vols.; T. & T. Clark), apocrypha and pseudepigrapha (7 vols.; T. & T. Clark), Apostolic Fathers (29 vols.; various publishers), church history (18 vols.; Oxford); biblical interpretation (3 vols.; Pontifical Biblical Commission and 5 vols.; T. & T. Clark), biblical languages (35 vols.; Zondervan), bibliology (7 vols.; T. & T. Clark), the Bible in art (3 vols.; Standard), theological interpretation (4 vols.; T. & T. Clark), and Dietrich Bonhoeffer (3 vols.; T. & T. Clark), as well as the select Loeb Classical Library works by Tertullian and Minucius Felix (2 vols.) and Virgil (4 vols.).

On community pricing are a number of texts from the Loeb Library, including: Heroditus’s Persian Wars (8 vols.); Plutarch’s Lives (22 vols.); Dionysius of Halicarnassus’ Roman Antiquities (14 vols.); the Roman histories of Appian (8 vols.) and Cassius Dio (18 vols.); works from Xenophon (14 vols.), Lucian (10 vols.), and Hellenistic poetry (6 vol.); and collections of Roman-era Sophists (20 vols.), rhetoricians (12 vols.), and geographers (26 vols.); as well as the Encyclopedia Britannica.