Dr. Darrell Bock, one of the world’s foremost biblical scholars, has distilled his decades of research and teaching experience into this single course on how to study the Bible with Logos. This is the ideal companion to your Logos base package.
Dr. Bock begins by teaching you how to read Scripture in four basic steps. Then he teaches you how to study Scripture by understanding the original context and genre it was written in. He describes the social, literary, and historical elements of context; following that, he covers genres, like narrative and biography, and subgenres, like those in the Psalms.
Dr. Bock’s teaching is paired with nearly a dozen Logos training videos. You will learn how to use the new features in Logos as you explore the life of the Apostle Peter, uncover the literary context of Ruth, find all of the Davidic Psalms about God’s faithfulness, and more. If you want to study the Bible on a deeper level using Logos, and you need a place to start, this course was designed for you.
Upon successful completion you should be able to:
- Define the different types of Bible study
- Summarize the four steps of Bible study
- Explain how application works in Bible study
- Summarize the things to take into account when considering biblical context
- Recognize the genre of key texts from the OT and NT
- Use Logos Bible Software to expand and focus your study of a Bible passage
Unit 1: Getting Ready to Study the Bible
- Why Bible Study Matters
- Types of Bible Study
- Types of Contexts
Unit 2: Reading the Passage: Four Steps
- Step 1: Observation
- Step 2: Interpretation
- Step 3: Application
- Step 4: Correlation
- Getting to the Meaning
Unit 3: Working with Contexts
- Historical Context
- Social Context
- Literary Context
Unit 4: Using Logos
- Using Searches to Expand and Focus Your Studies
- Midterm Exam
Unit 5: Recognizing Genre
- Biblical History: A Closer Look
- Poetry: The Psalter
- Praise Psalms
- Lament Psalms
- Imprecatory Psalms
- Psalms for Special Occasions
- Royal Psalms
- New Testament Hymns
- Corporate History
- Subgenres within the Gospels
Unit 6: Putting It All Together
- Correlation: Putting Meanings Together
- Application: Engaging Your Life with Scripture
- Rewards of Bible Study
- Final Exam
About Darrell L. Bock
Dr. Darrell L. Bock, research professor of New Testament studies and professor of spiritual development and culture at Dallas Theological Seminary, serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today, and is on the board of Chosen People Ministries and Wheaton College. From 2000 to 2001, Dr. Bock served as president of the Evangelical Theological Society.
He has earned international recognition as a Humboldt Scholar for his work in Luke-Acts, historical Jesus study, biblical theology, as well as with messianic Jewish ministries. He has published articles in the Los Angeles Times and The Dallas Morning News and is a well-known author of over 30 books. His publications include Studying the Historical Jesus: A Guide to Sources and Methods, Jesus according to Scripture, an NIV Application Commentary on Luke, Breaking the Da Vinci Code, and commentaries on Acts and Luke in the Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (BECNT) series.
Getting the most out of Mobile Ed
Mobile Ed is a highly effective mobile learning environment that incorporates the powerful study tools found in Logos Bible Software.
With any Logos library base package, you will be able to view the lectures and interact with the transcripts. For the best learning experience, we recommend you use Logos Platinum.
- Readings for the courses are often tailored to Platinum because the larger library provides access to a wide range of suggested resources and increases search results for further study.
- The Platinum collection best matches the resources used in screencasts. It includes a breadth of commentaries, original-language studies, and over 1,400 resources to deepen your study.