Thursday, December 17, 2009

IVP collection on sale in Logos

Logos Bible Software has been running Christmas specials over the past week, and this is the best one I've seen so far. I own version 2.0, so I won't be paying the money for the upgrade, but for those who don't have it, it's a great set.

I find myself using several of these books regularly, such as Hard Sayings, New Bible Atlas, New Dictionary of Biblical Imagery, Bible Background Commentary, and the four Pocket Dictionaries. These are great tools and do not overlap much with the base packages
Day 9 - The Essential IVP Reference Collection Version 3

Posted: 17 Dec 2009 12:01 AM PST

Retail $190.00
TODAY ONLY: $89.95
Use coupon code: 12DAYS9

“I cannot imagine that there is another CD-ROM in the world offering as much accredited help to the serious Bible student as you find in The Essential IVP Reference Collection. Up-to-the-minute academically, lucid, lively and sometimes provocative, it is a truly magnificent resource. And think of the money it saves– shelf space too!”
— J. I. Packer
The Essential IVP Reference Collection 3.0 includes works from the best of today’s biblical and theological scholars—including dictionaries covering biblical studies, the study of New Testament Greek, theological terms, and apologetics and the philosophy of religion.
Titles included:

  • Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
  • Dictionary of Paul and His Letters
  • Dictionary of the Later New Testament and Its Developments
  • Dictionary of New Testament Background
  • IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament
  • IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament
  • New Bible Dictionary
  • New Bible Commentary
  • Hard Sayings of the Bible
  • The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
  • New Bible Atlas
  • New Dictionary of Biblical Theology
  • New Dictionary of Theology
  • Pocket Dictionary for the Study of New Testament Greek
  • Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics and Philosophy of Religion
  • Pocket Dictionary of Biblical Studies
  • Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms
  • King James Bible
Learn more about The Essential IVP Reference Collection Version 3 or buy it now.


  1. Stephen,
    Do they make a digital version of Macarthurs commentary? I'm going to spend a fortune buying this volume by volume.

  2. Stephen,

    This seems like a great deal, but is this for Logos 3 only?

    @ David
    Here is the link for MacArthur's commentaries.

  3. Yes, they are available in digital format. I actually prefer this format for my commentaries You can buy them individually or as a whole set through The whole set is $330.

    I also noticed you can buy the MacArthur NT set in Quickverse format for only $150. (see That's much cheaper, but it does not integrate with Logos, so it's a tough call. I don't like to buy a lot of third part software. Too many programs to juggle simultaneously.

    Another option is to download the digital books one at a time as you need them.