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Introducing Paideia

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Olive Tree just released Paideia: Commentaries on the New Testament for The Bible Study app.  According to the series foreward, the commentary series was named “Paideia”, which is Greek for “education”, to reflect:

(1) the instructional aim of the series—giving contemporary students a basic grounding in academic New Testament studies by guiding their engagement with New Testament texts;

(2) the fact that the New Testament texts as literary unities are shaped by the educational categories and ideas of their ancient writers and readers; and

(3) the pedagogical aims of the texts themselves—their central aim being not simply to impart information but to form the theological convictions and moral habits of their readers.

Although this series is intentionally aimed at “MA students in religious and theological studies programs, seminarians, and upper-divisional undergraduates” the authors do not go into so much theological detail as to leave the rest of us lost in a sea of research.

Paideia is also different in that the series is not a “verse-by-verse” commentary, but rather looks at the final form of the Biblical text in large units of thought.

As such, each commentary is broken out into three sections:

(1) introductory matters

(2) tracing the train of thought

(3) theological issues

Paideia also has several maps, photos, and charts that help make the biblical text more accessible to those without original language, biblical and extra-biblical historical backgrounds and preparation.

Here are a few Examples:

   

The Paideia commentaries are even more powerful with The Bible Study App.  Use the split window to read your chosen Bible translation on one side of the screen while the corresponding Paideia commentary will sync with your reading in your split window.  Or, use the pop-out windows to view the content separately.  If you are using the Windows 7 app, this is especially helpful if you have two monitors.

Like what you see? Right now, you can get the 10 volume Paideia commentary set for 50% off the regular price through May 6th.

How Large is the Word Biblical Commentary?

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How large is the Word Biblical Commentary? One department worked out the calculation for how tall the stack of physical books would stand if we stacked them on top of each other. Eight feet. Almost as tall as Goliath.

Eight feet!

To make our point, we thought we’d take these photos to show you what you’re not carting around in your backpack by buying the Word Biblical Commentary through The Bible Study App by Olive Tree! We also did a sneaky little calculation for you. If you bought each volume of the commentary set individually for $49.99, you’d spend $2949.41!

To top it off, this is a widely-acclaimed commentary set written by leading scholars. Each individual volume offers detailed analysis of the text in the framework of biblical theology. This is an exceptional resource for pastors, professors, students, and everyone who loves studying God’s Word.

Right now, the entire 59 Volume set is on sale for $299.99. The sale price for the Word Biblical Commentary set is available now through the end of the day Monday, April 15. Grab this awesome commentary set while you can!

Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary

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This week we’re able to offer some outstanding illustrated commentaries that are an amazing resource for use within The Bible Study App. Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary on both the New and Old Testament brings to life the ancient world in informative entries and full-color photos and graphics. Watch the videos below to see a preview and get them at a great discount HERE!

 

 

 

New Windows Update

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The Bible Study App for Windows has a new update (5.3.1) available for download now! If you’re not sure how to update The Bible Study App follow the two step process in this graphic. You’ll then be prompted to restart the App. Also, check out some video tutorials on the Windows platform HERE.

What’s new in the 5.3.1 release?

Cross Reference copying
When viewing cross references you can right click on the heading to copy all of the cross references in the group or you can right click on an individual reference to copy it.
Cross references can be accessed by clicking on item, such as “What does the Bible say about: Paul“.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Annotations can be moved into a category with drag and drop
Annotations can now be dragged into categories. This is possible from any of the annotation list within My Stuff. Simply drag an annotation in the list over a category.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Un-linking the split window
It is now possible to unlink the split window from the main window.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great deals on study resources!

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Check out some great deals on resources that will deepen you study of God’s word!

Boice Commentary Series: $399.99 $139.99

Commentary on the New Testament (Gundry): $49.99 $29.99

Brazos Theological Commentary: $399.99 $239.99

Baker Handbooks of the Old Testament (4 Vols.): $141.99 $84.99

Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics: $59.99 $29.99

Brazos Theological Commentary on Genesis:$32.99 $17.99

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Sale ends January 21st

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