Lexham Bible Guides: Your Tools for Better Research

My first college class on Paul’s letters overwhelmed me so much that I chose Paul’s shortest letter for my final paper. I knew that if I focused on anything longer than Philemon, I might miss something—there’s just too much published research about Paul and his letters.

As it turned out, I was right: I watched students around me struggle as they tackled Galatians, Romans, and Paul’s other long letters. In the sea of commentaries, they missed major points. If the Lexham Bible Guides had existed back then, my fellow students and I wouldn’t have had this problem.

Biblical research shouldn’t be this difficult. A requirement for entry shouldn’t be how fast you can read or access the right material.

Every week, pastors face similar fears: “Did I get my interpretation right?” Every day, students hand in papers hoping they haven’t missed a major viewpoint. I imagine that in every seminary library, there’s a student roaming aimlessly through stacks of commentaries on Romans, forgetting to eat and slowly growing thinner as they lose vital working hours to reading footnotes on grammar and syntax. They struggle with the same questions I did: “Will I survive this class? And if I do, will I actually be more successful in research and ministry?”

Make your research more efficient and more accurate

Logos Bible Software as a platform overcomes many of these barriers, but we knew we could do even more for you. So we put our professional research team to work inventing the product they wish they’d had when obtaining their degrees. The Lexham Bible Guides are the results of that effort. They provide you with curated information and an incredible number of annotations—making your research life better.

Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letters Collection marks a breakthrough in the way people research Paul’s letters. Imagine the effort it would take you to read through the relevant journal articles and commentaries in your library for each passage of Paul’s letters, annotating the various opinions along the way. Think of the sheer organizational effort required to just identify the major issues and theological words. Our professional research team has done this work for you.

I hope you decide to invest in this research breakthrough. The Lexham Bible Guides will make your energy investment in Paul’s letters worth it each and every time. If you’re in Bible college, seminary, or graduate school, they will give you a baseline for your research efforts. If you preach each week, they will give you back time. They will give you the confidence you need to intelligently and accurately write and speak about Paul’s letters.

Make an investment in your future work—get the Lexham Bible Guides: Paul’s Letter’s Collection today.

Written by
John D. Barry

Rev. John D. Barry is an author, chaplain, nonprofit founder, and Bible scholar. John is the author or editor of 30 books, the general editor of Faithlife Study Bible and Lexham Bible Dictionary, and the former editor-in-chief of Bible Study Magazine.

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