Sarna ExodusLogos Bible Software is offering an excellent book for their “Free Book of the Month” promotion, The JPS Torah Commentary: Exodus by Nahum Sarna. Sarna served as the general edited of the series published by The Jewish Publication Society (with Chaim Potok as the literary editor). Sarna’s commentary on Genesis was published in 1989, Exodus appeared in 1991. From the introduction to the Commentary series:

In the last century, a new way of looking at the Bible developed. Research into the ancient Near East and its texts recreated for us the civilizations out of which the Bible emerged. In this century, there has been a revival of Jewish biblical scholarship; Israeli and American scholars, in particular, concentrating in the fields of archaeology, biblical history, Semitic languages, and the religion of Israel, have opened exciting new vistas into the world of the Scriptures. For the first time in history, we have at our disposal information and methodological tools that enable us to explore the biblical text in a way that could never have been done before. This new world of knowledge, as seen through the eyes of contemporary Jewish scholars and utilizing at the same time the insights of over twenty centuries of traditional Jewish exegesis, is now available for the first time to a general audience in The JPS Torah Commentary.

In addition to this free book, Logos is also offering an “almost free” book, the JPS Commentary on Jonah by Uriel Simon. The commentary is only $1.99 for a limited time. Logos also offers a contest to win the eleven volumes of the JPS TANAKH commentary series for your Logos library. That is a $399.95 retail value, so enter early and often.

Noet is the Logos Library for classics but the Noet free book this month ought to appeal to biblical studies as well: Moses Maimonides, Guide for the Perplexed.  Although this book is 900 years old, Maimonides anticipated many of the critical questions we still wrestle with today. Books purchased through Noet are added to your Logos account and available on any Logos platform (desktop or mobile device). Enter to with the fifty-seven volume Medieval Philosophy Research Library (including The Major Works of Anselm of Canterbury (4 vols.); Select Works of Moses Maimonides (5 vols.); Summa Theologica: English and Latin Bundle (30 vols.); The Desiderius Erasmus Collection (17 vols.))

The Free book promotion expires January 31 so head over to Logos and download the free book while you can!