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Orpheus Heyward | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Jun 5 2014 8:59 PM

As i sort through my library, i am attempting to put together a helpful collection of books that aid with Background studies of a text to put me in touch with the culture of the time as well as the historical setting of the passage/book under consideration. Can anyone provide perhaps your suggested collection of books that help you with background study. This would be much appreciated.  Thanks 

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Allen Browne | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 5 2014 10:06 PM

Orpheus Heyward:
... i am attempting to put together a helpful collection of books that aid with Background studies of a text to put me in touch with the culture of the time as well as the historical setting of the passage/book ...

This wiki page contains a number of examples of collections:
http://wiki.logos.com/Example_Collections

Would the 9th one -- "Bible Backgrounds" -- do the trick?

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 6 2014 12:35 AM

I use the following:

Background: Judaism — (title:("second temple", jps, qumran, targum, "dead sea", "rabbinical", "ascension of isaiah") OR subject:("Judaism--Influence",targum, "second temple", qumran, "dead sea", "rabbinical", "Palestine--History--To 70 A.D.", "Jews--History--586 B.C.-70 A.D.", mishnah, "Philo", josephus, "Judaism--Encyclopedias", "ascension of isaiah", "Jews--History--168 B.C.-135 A.D.", "Judaism--History--Talmudic period") OR author:(Josephus, Philo) OR (subject:(apocrypha, pseudepigrapha) AND subject:("O.T.", "Old Testament"))  OR mytag:"Second Temple") ANDNOT author:"Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon" AND lang:english

Background: Graeco-Roman — (title:(greco,graeco) OR subject:(greco,graeco,"Christianity and other religions--Greek", "Christianity and other religions--Roman", "Greece--Religion", "New Testament--Greek-Roman")) ANDNOT series:"duke data bank"

Background: General — (title:(manner,custom,background,archaeolog, archeolog) OR subject:(manner,custom,"New Testament—Background","Jews", "Judaism", antiquities, "christianity--origin", historiography, palestine, qumran, rabinnic*, talmud) OR (subject:(excavation,archaeolog,archeolog, antiquities) AND type:dictionary)) ANDNOT subject:(canon,doctrine,"Jews—Conversion", "Hebrew Language")

(In the 'General' collection, I also add the Judaism and Graeco-Roman collections).

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Orpheus Heyward | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 6 2014 7:40 AM

Thank you Allen Brown and Mark Barnes. Very helpful.

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Orpheus Heyward | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 6 2014 10:29 AM

Mark Barnes, i was told you have a great video on how to effectively do note taking to catalog research. Is there a way i can get access to this video?

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Jun 6 2014 10:35 AM

Orpheus Heyward:

Mark Barnes, i was told you have a great video on how to effectively do note taking to catalog research. Is there a way i can get access to this video?

Your informant was probably referring to the second video on this page: http://www.logosbiblesoftwaretraining.com/other-videos/preparing-a-sermon-with-logos-4/ 

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