Vlog Introduction to @logos’s Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection (13 vols.)

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10 minutes is just not enough time, I tell you, just not enough time!

Some of the key points I tried to stress is that I found the LBGs suitable for the mid-level entry into biblical scholarship. Let’s be honest for a moment. Often times, we expect too much from annotated bibliographies. I think we often expect them to hand us the information on a  silver platter. Stop that. It isn’t going to happen. On the off chance you do see it happening, you will be a bit worse for wear in the end. If you are looking for a one-stop shop on all things related to Pauline literature, you will be disappointed.

On the other hand, if you want to know how effective the Logos Bible Software is this is one of the most dynamic ways of finding out. The resources used are those available in the Logos library of resources. Some of these might in your library but all of them could be. Some may see this as a gigantic marketing ploy, but I beg to differ. This is more than a sophisticated search, but the authors have gone through and highlighted what you need from those sources. Logos also offers limited previews so for those you don’t have, you might find out why you need them.

Another point I wanted to make is that with the community notes feature, the research doesn’t have to stop there. The vibrant and sometimes argumentative (think, iron sharpens iron) Logos community can help to build these resources and really drive the potential.

I also like the key word studies and the slides accompanying the resource.

All in all, the dynamis of this resource is potentially huge.


Joel L. Watts
Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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