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Verbum Now February Preview Resources

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For the month of February, Verbum Now members enjoy free access to:

Second Temple Period Collection (19 vols.)

The Second Temple Period Collection culls select academic work from a variety of disciplines in order to fully reveal the importance of this era’s literary output and history. It features titles dedicated to the exposition of single topics, comprehensive histories, and commentaries on specific apocryphal and pseudepigraphal works that were composed during the Second Temple Period.

The Second Temple Period spans from roughly 515 B.C. to 70 A.D. (from the rebuilding of the Temple after the Babylonian exile to the destruction of the Temple by the Romans). This period of time covers both the span between the Old and New Testaments and the time during which nearly all the New Testament events took place. Studying the Second Temple Period, and the literature it produced, is therefore of paramount importance to understanding the cultural and historical background to the Christian scriptures.

The Second Temple Period Collection also includes Lorenzo DiTommaso’s A Bibliography of Pseudepigrapha Research 1850-1999. This substantial volume covers nearly all secondary literature on pseudepigrapha research. A reference work without peer in English, and an invaluable resource for all those interested in the Pseudepigrapha.

Save Now on December Preview Resources

For a limited time, Verbum Now members also enjoy discounts on the following resources, which were featured as previews last month:

Tertullian and Paul
Select Works of Tertullian and Minucius Felix (2 vols.)

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Verbum Now January Preview Resources

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For the month of January, Verbum Now members enjoy free access to:

Tertullian and Paul

This collection of essays presents a collaborative attempt to understand, critique, and appreciate one of the earliest and most influential interpreters of Paul, and thereby better understand and appreciate both the dynamic event of early patristic exegesis and the Pauline texts themselves. Each chapter takes a two-pronged approach, beginning with a patristic scholar considering the topic at hand followed by a New Testament response. This results in a fast-paced and illuminating interdisciplinary volume.

Select Works of Tertullian and Minucius Felix (2 vols.)

Discover the history of Latin Christendom with two of the first Christian apologists in The Select Works of Tertullian and Minucius Felix. Examine original Latin text alongside its English translation as you study Latin Christendom, its core beliefs, ethics, and the cultural forces of the time. In both Apology and De Spectaculis, Tertullian discusses the life of the time and the influences on thinking and writing in the Latin world. Minucius Felix continues the exploration of Latin Christendom in his Octavius, with a discussion of the social and religious conditions in Rome at the end of the second century, including the interactions between Roman and African Christianity.

Save Now on December Preview Resources

For a limited time, Verbum Now members also enjoy discounts on the following resources, which were featured as previews last month:

The Letters of St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan
A Meditation on the Incarnation of Christ
Christian Philosophy in the Early Church

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Verbum Now December Preview Resources

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For the month of December, Verbum Now members enjoy free access to:

The Letters of St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan

The Letters of St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan provides a translation of St. Ambrose’s correspondence with emperors, clergy, theological opponents, and leaders in both the East and the West. With brief introductions to each letter, you instantly get a glance into the context of each letter, and with translation notes on every page, you’ll find deeper theological insights contained in Ambrose’s writing.

A Meditation on the Incarnation of Christ

Thomas à Kempis’ reflections on testimonies concerning the Incarnation from the Old and New Testaments. Also included are 35 sermons, including 5 Christmas sermons and the short essay “Hearing and Speaking Good Words.”

Christian Philosophy in the Early Church

Fr. Anthony Meredith a concise and accessible overview of the response of early Christian thought to classical philosophy and its integration into Christian theology.

Save Now on November Preview Resources

For a limited time, Verbum Now members also enjoy discounts on the following resources, which were featured as previews in November:

Modern Christian Theology
The Apostolic Fathers, part 1, vol 1
The Apostolic Fathers, part 1, vol 2

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November Preview Resources

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For the month of November, Verbum Now members enjoy free access to:

Modern Christian Theology

Christopher Ben Simpson tells the story of modern Christian theology against the backdrop of the history of modernity itself. Modern Christian Theology examines the many ways that theology became modern while seeing how modernity arose in no small part from theology. These intertwined stories progress through four parts, spanning from the beginnings of modernity in the late Middle Ages and progressing through the Protestant Reformation, the Enlightenments and awakenings of the eighteenth-century, the nineteenth-century, and through the twentieth-century’s crisis—covering each key personalities or movements from Karl Barth to the nouvelle théologie, liberation theology, and conservative Protestantism in America.

The Apostolic Fathers, part 1, vol 1 and vol 2: St. Clement of Rome

Joseph Barber Lightfoot was an important nineteenth-century Anglican scholar of the Apostolic Fathers, who published editions and translations of them and is particularly known for his defense of the authenticity of the letters of St. Ignatius. Part 1 of his Apostolic Fathers includes his edition and studies on the writings of St. Clement of Rome.

Save Now on Previous Preview Resources

For a limited time, Verbum Now members also enjoy discounts on the following resources, which were featured as previews over the last three months:

T&T Clark Companion to the Septuagint
The International Theological Commentary: Joel
Classic Studies on the New Testament Apocrypha (12 vols.)
Collected Homilies of St. John Chrysostom
History of Old Testament Interpretation Collection (14 vols.)
Romans through History and Culture Series (5 vols.)

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What’s New in Verbum Now 6.10?

If you’re subscribed to Verbum Now, you just got access to a bunch of new features! Take a look at what we’ve added:

Miracles of the Bible Interactive

The miracles in the Bible are surrounded by a lot of narrative text. That makes comparing and contrasting them difficult. The Miracles of the Bible interactive allows you to sort the miracles of the Bible into categories like type (healing, provision, resurrection, etc.), people involved, location, and book of the Bible. Find all the miracles done by Moses, the miracles involving a piece of clothing, or the miracles done in Galilee. Or combine any of these categories—for example, find all the miracles the Israelites experienced involving provision.

Speaking to God Interactive

The Speaking to God interactive displays every conversation with God in the Bible. You can then sort them by type (a dialogue or monologue), the persons involved, and the content (petition, praise, complaint, confession, intercession, etc.). If you want to find every intercessory prayer made by Moses on behalf of the Isralites, the Speaking to God interactive allows you to find them in two clicks.

Link a Lexicon to a Bible

With this feature, jump from an English translation to Greek and Hebrew lexicons with one click. Build a layout you’ll come back to over and over again by linking your favorite lexicons to your English Bible. Move seamlessly from the Bible you’re reading to discussions of the Greek or Hebrew words behind the English translation.

Lexham SGNT Syntactic Force Dataset

Identifying the syntactic force, or use, of a Greek word is a task that many Greek students find difficult and often view as subjective. For instance, the Greek genitive, often translated with “of” in English, can carry a large range of meaning. When Paul states that the “love of Christ controls us,” does he mean that our love for Christ controls us? Or that Christ’s love for us controls us? Or that the love that controls us has a Christ-like quality? These are difficult questions that aren’t easily answered. With this dataset, you can search any interlinear version of the Bible for the syntactic force of a word. Looking for places other than Matthew 28:20 where the word “teach” is considered an instrumental participle? With the Lexham SGNT Syntactic Force Dataset, you can easily find them.

New Preview Resources

Gain free access to The St. Joseph Collection (3 vols.) during the month of March!

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What’s New in Verbum Now 6.9?

If you’re subscribed to Verbum Now, you just got access to a bunch of new features! Take a look at what we’ve added:

Biblical Theology Guide Section

Understand how biblical theologians have interpreted the passage you’re studying and how it relates to redemptive history. Open Genesis 1:1 in your Passage Guide and find everywhere that text appears in the context of discussions about Theology Proper, Bibliology, Christology, and more. Your resources are further categorized by type such as Old Testament, New Testament, Whole Bible, Pauline Epistles, and more.

Hebrew Bible Manuscript Explorer

Understand the textual transmission of the Old Testament with the Hebrew Bible Manuscript Explorer. In a glance, see all the extant Hebrew manuscripts and filter by date, contents, holding institute, and more. You can even click through to see high resolution photographs of the manuscripts online.

Custom Home Page Layouts

Customizing your Verbum workspace is essential for efficient study. Now you can save your favorite workspace as a layout to be launched right from the homepage. Do you want to read the RSVCE alongside the Greek New Testament as part of your daily reading plan? Save it as a layout and start your study with a click. You can also create custom layouts to launch from the Go Box, Lectionary Reading, and more. Customize your layouts with any combination of tools and resources.

Systematic Theologies Interactive

Systematic theologians bring the entire biblical testimony to bear on specific, interrelated theological topics. The Systematic Theologies interactive curates data on both systematic theology resources and their authors, helping you become more informed about the content of the systematic theologies and how the backgrounds of the theologians shaped their works. Sort and filter by author, denomination, era, and type.

Proverbs Explorer, Volume 2

Volume 2 of this popular interactive and dataset expands the scope of the Proverbs Explorer to proverbs throughout the Old and New Testaments—not just the book of Proverbs. It even covers proverbial statements from Deuterocanonical literature.

Names of God Interactive: Deuterocanon

Volume 2 of the Names of God interactive adds all the references to God from the Deuterocanon. See how the surrounding literature of the Bible refers to and addresses God.

Update to Narrative Character Maps, Volume 2

Narrative Character Maps present the Bible’s familiar story arcs with a new visual perspective that makes sense of complex interweaving narratives. Color coded character lines elegantly present the geographic location of key players through time. This exclusive addition to Narrative Character Maps covers the time during Jesus’ public ministry.

New Preview Resource

Read A Manual of Catholic Theology for free during the month of February!

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What’s New in Verbum Now 6.8?

If you’re subscribed to Verbum Now, you just got access to a bunch of new features! Take a look at what we’ve added:

New Testament Use of the Old Testament

This new interactive lets you explore how New Testament authors cite, quote, allude to, or echo Old Testament texts. Display both Old Testament and New Testament passages in multiple versions for quick comparison—including the Hebrew or Greek Old Testament and the Greek New Testament. Find the passage you’re looking for using faceted search options such as speaker, themes, events, places, or things.

Lemma in Passage Guide Section

The Lemma in Passage section of the Passage Guide scours your library for every occurrence of the original language lemma in the passage you want to investigate. Results are categorized according to the dictionary form of the word, and organized by resource. The Lemma in Passage guide identifies everywhere a word appears in your library. For instance, the Greek word “logos” appears in the context of a discussion about John 1:1—even in resources not explicitly about the Gospel of John.

Reader’s Edition Interlinear

Reading ancient texts in their original languages can be both difficult and stressful, especially if you don’t know all the vocabulary. That’s why Greek and Hebrew Readers are popular tools for assisting students in their acquisition of a new language. Our new Reader’s Edition Interlinear lets you customize any original-language interlinear text according to your needs. Hide words according to frequency, leaving only the words you haven’t learned. Use the Reader’s Edition Interlinear in your language study and adapt it to your ever-changing educational needs.

Personal Letters Section

Personal letters are valuable resources that illuminate the context in which an author lived and wrote. The Personal Letters section in the Factbook now provides convenient access to these texts.

Corresponding Notes and Highlights

With Corresponding Notes, you can now see all the notes you’ve attached to biblical texts with reverse interlinears. Take a note on the Greek word Εὐχαριστοῦμεν (eucharistoumen) in your Greek New Testament, and with the Corresponding Notes feature, you’ll see that same note attached to the equivalent translation in your favorite biblical translations.

Old Testament Propositional Outlines update

The latest update to the OT Propositional Outlines Visual Filter adds Daniel and the Twelve Prophets. This update will complete the OT Propositional Outlines feature!

Two New Preview Resources

Read The Preparation of the Incarnation and Jesus Christ the Word Incarnate: Considerations Gathered from the Works of the Angelic Doctor St. Thomas Aquinas for free until December 31!

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New Features in Verbum Now 6.7

If you’re subscribed to Verbum Now, you just got access to a bunch of new features! Take a look at what we’ve added:

Confessional Documents Guide Section

With the new Confessional Documents section in the Passage Guide, you can incorporate some of the most formative documents from Church history into your Scripture study. See how every major creed, confession, and catechism treats the passage you’re studying. Search for Colossians 2:12 in the Passage Guide, open the Confessional Documents section, and find places where this passage is used in the discussion of Christology, Ecclesiology, and other standard theological categories.

Synopsis of Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles

As with a harmony of the Gospels, instantly compare parallel texts in Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, and other Old Testament passages to see how different authors narrate the same events and discover these authors’ unique emphases and purposes.

Passage Lists Visual Filter

Now you can view your Passage Lists as visual filters within the biblical text. Expose only the verses you want to study—even if they aren’t a part of the same biblical book. Open all the cross references to John 1:1 in your favorite version. Or create your own custom list of verses to compare all the epistolary prescripts in Paul’s letters. And you won’t just get a static list—you get the full functionality of Verbum right within the filtered text.

Proverbs Verse Art Collection

This exclusive media collection features brand new verse art based on some of the most beloved biblical Proverbs. Find them using your Media Browser, Factbook, Passage Guide, and anywhere else media appears in your software.

Additional Old Testament Propositional Outlines

We’ve added Jeremiah, Lamentations, and Ezekiel to the Old Testament Propositional Outlines.

Preview Resource: The Life of St. Charles Borromeo

Read The Life of St. Charles Borromeo: Cardinal Archbishop of Milan for free until November 30!

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What’s New in Verbum Now 6.6

We just updated Verbum Now with a handful of great features! Take a look at what’s new:

Septuagint Manuscript Explorer

Information about Septuagint manuscripts can be frustratingly difficult to find. But with the Septuagint Manuscript Explorer, we’ve gathered together information about existing Septuagint manuscripts, including their contents, date, language, holding institute, and more. With this interactive, you can discover the earliest Septuagint manuscript evidence for the Minor Prophets, view Codex Sinaiticus online, or see how many manuscripts contain the book of Psalms.

Multiview Resources

Add multiple translations of the Bible or even commentaries in the same panel with the Multiview Resources tool. The resources you bring together will share the same location, visual filters, and search results. Study original-language texts side by side with English translations. Search for a specific word and both texts will filter down to your search results. This tool treats multiple resources as one—and the applications to your study are endless.

Corresponding Words Visual Filter

The new Corresponding Words Visual Filter instantly identifies everywhere repetition occurs within any of your resources. Find all the places “love,” “loves,” and “loved” appears within a commentary or the biblical text simply by hovering over the word you want to investigate. Or find all the places a specific lemma, root, or sense occurs within a biblical text. You can even see how the author of Jonah uses the phrase “go down” to highlight both Jonah’s physical and spiritual descent from the presence of the Lord. By identifying repetition, the Corresponding Words Visual Filter helps you draw out key themes and ideas in a passage.

Old Testament Propositional Outlines update

We’ve added Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, and Isaiah to the Old Testament Propositional Outlines.

Plus this month’s preview resource

Read Solution of the Great Problem for free until September 30, and access a new preview resource on October 1!

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What’s New in Verbum Now 6.5?

Thanks for being a member of Verbum Now. We’re excited to be launching new features, media, and datasets that are available to you now.

Psalms Explorer Dataset

The Psalms Explorer dataset makes the Psalms Explorer data searchable, giving you the ability to search the Psalms with Verbum’s powerful search functionality. Discover a Psalms’ author, genre, theme, and more.

Addressees in Reported Speech

Quickly locate all the places where a person, place, or thing is spoken to in the biblical texts. Find everywhere Satan speaks to Jesus. Or, look for all the places Jesus prays to the Father. You can even search for everywhere Jesus speaks to the city Jerusalem and find where he laments over its coming destruction.

Concordance: Works Cited

The Works Cited concordance pulls out references by page number, bibliographic citations, and direct hyperlinks to other resources. This enables you to open a commentary volume and run a Works Cited concordance to see which resources the author consulted most frequently.

Names of God Interactive

With the Names of God Interactive, you can find all of the names of God and where they occur in the Old and New Testaments. Narrow your search to specific genres of biblical literature such as prose, instruction, and Law.

RSVCE Hebrew Old Testament Reverse Interlinear

The English text of the RSVCE has been aligned to the Hebrew Old Testament. Access Hebrew Bible Word Studies, compare translations using sympathetic highlighting or search for biblical people, places, and things right from the text of the RSVCE.

Plus new resources for you to try throughout August

Enjoy access to three additional books: The Life and Letters of St. Francis Xavier, vol. 1–2 and A Manual of Apologetics.

We’re also continuing to add to and improve our web app. We recently made the following updates to app.verbum.com:

  • Panel management/tabs: open as many resources as you want and rearrange things to your liking.
  • Autocomplete in Passage Guides and Bibles: get suggestions for the reference you enter in the input boxes.

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