Monthly Archives: October 2010

SBL Greek New Testament Free from Logos

Logos Bible Software is taking Biblical language study to the next level by releasing the SBL Greek New Testament. This brand-new copy of the Greek New Testament released by the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) is a critically-edited edition of the text, complete with its own apparatus. Edited by Michael Holmes, well known for his translation of the Apostolic Fathers, he consulted various other Greek manuscripts during the production of this edition, leading to over 540 variations with the NA/UBS text.

All the details on the SBL Greek NT are available at their website. Here’s the exciting part. The resource is available free from Logos! Simply visit here to get the free GNT and its apparatus. Mac users may experience an issue navigating the resource, but that will be fixed in the next update. In addition, the SBL GNT will be coming soon to the iPhone, iPad, and platforms.

The SBL GNT is also available in Plain Text, XML, and PDF formats with a very freely generous license (which I imagine someone will convert it into an Accordance Module soon and send it to the WORDsearch Online Library), as well as can be purchased in print from SBL. It’ll also be available at the SBL Conference in Atlanta this November.

Seminary in the Duluth, GA, Area

Sorry I’ve been away for a bit. I’ve been out sick for a couple weeks and away writing a technology brief for my company, but it’s good to get back on the blog again and submit something. I hope to offer a full review of Logos Bible Software 4 for Mac soon as well as some other interesting tidbits, but in the meantime I thought I’d post something short until I can bounce back into full time blogging.

One of my professors told me to spread the word about this seminary in Duluth, GA, called the American Leadership Seminary. The website is For those in the Duluth, GA, area looking at attending a Christian college or seminary, this one’s highly recommended from one of my professors, so it must be a fine institution.

Of course for those looking in the Lithonia, GA, area, Luther Rice University is a great college as well (and they have excellent online courses, which I know from firsthand experience). And another good Bible college that I’m sure Tom would recommend is Moody. So there’s some good choices out there for those looking for solid Biblical training.

If you’re in the Duluth, GA, area, check it out!

Nathan Parker

Portfolio Edition

* Portfolio: $4,290

* Ratio of scholarly to non-scholarly works: 6
* Ratio of research works to non-research works: 5
* Subject range: 6 (only because it’s mainly focussed on textual criticism and original language tools)
* Contains resources not freely or more cheaply available elsewhere:5
* Value for money: 6