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What’s New in Verbum Now 6.4?

We just rolled out another update to Verbum Now. This new version (6.4) includes the latest features, media, and datasets for your Verbum library. If you’re already subscribed to Verbum Now, your new content is detailed below. If not, start your free month of Verbum Now to ensure you’re not missing out on the latest and greatest updates!

 Here’s what’s new in 6.4

Systematic Theologies Guide: Verbum searches your systematic theology resources for biblical references and then organizes the results according to standard theological categories. These results are then further broken down according to the generational/denominational affiliation of the author. Discover what Modern, Medieval, and Patristic theologians say about a specific passage of Scripture. Non-Catholic interpretations of the biblical text are also included.

References Concordance: The concordance tool builds an index of all the data in any resource in your library and allows you to filter by primary source references such as biblical texts, Josephus, Homer, or Xenophon. Sort the results by heading to find all the places Josephus is cited or by count to see which references are cited most often.

New Testament Manuscript Explorer: Transform text-critical notations and details about New Testament manuscripts into a helpful interactive tool that enables you to navigate, sort, and filter countless manuscript witnesses to the text of the New Testament. Find all the manuscripts that are a part of the Byzantine Text type and more.

Narrative Character Maps, Vol. 2: New character maps are now available for Abraham, Isaac, and 1 Samuel.

Before and After, Vol. 2: New interactive media allows you to view images of ancient sites as they once stood and as they appear now. Use the slider to view the remains of the Temple of Artemis then view the modern-day remains.

Old Testament Propositional Outlines: New outlines are available for 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, & Nehemiah.

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The Holy EucharistA doctor of the Church, St. Alphonus combines spiritual insight with deep scriptural knowledge in his devotional classic The Holy Eucharist. This volume includes a variety of prayerful meditations on the sacrifice of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, the Feast of Corpus Christi, the Virgin Mary, and ways to practice the love of Jesus Christ in daily life.

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Q and A with Author Shaun McAfee

Verbum is proud to feature Shaun McAfee, author of Filling our Father’s House: What Converts Can Teach Us about Evangelization, available on pre-publication now.

We recently interviewed Shaun, who is serving with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Afghanistan. Thank you, Shaun, for your service to our country and for your support of Verbum!

1. How did you become a fan of Verbum?

My earliest experience with Verbum was hearing and reading Steve Ray and Scott Hahn praise the product, shortly after I had converted to the Catholic faith. Their positive experience and endorsement of Verbum seemed very genuine. I briefly checked it out and was interested, but I must have put it off for some reason. Months later, I found success in blogging and started a Master’s degree in Dogmatic Theology with Holy Apostles College and Seminary. During my graduate work, I learned that all my writing heroes were not just huge supporters of Verbum, but heavy users. At a Catholic Apologetics Academy with Patrick Madrid in early 2014, I was further amazed by the strength of this product when I met with one of Verbum’s sales representatives. At that point, I had to have it.

I got the product and loved it immediately—no buyer’s remorse whatsoever. I wondered how I worked without it for so long. As a growing academic, writer, and Lay Dominican, Verbum became the best investment I had ever made. It still is, really. My passion to get this in the hands of others swelled, and I approached Holy Apostles Seminary about striking a deal with Verbum to get this product to more students. Verbum was generous, and granted a 30-50% off the software (depending on student status). Even while I serve here in Afghanistan, I have Verbum on all of my media devices, and I constantly refer to them in writing and personal study. I wouldn’t just say I became a fan—I became an ambassador!

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That’s a tough one. Verbum 6 was not a mere systems upgrade, like Windows, to correct problems—it was an all-out change to the fundamental use and capability of Verbum. That’s one thing I appreciate about the folks at Verbum: they understand that people these days are tired of unnecessary upgrades. We like value-added improvements, features, and innovations, and that’s what Verbum did with 6. Personally, I enjoy the dashboard in 6 a lot more: better reading, relevant topics, great graphics, and share-worthy content every day!

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What’s New in Verbum Now

Every day we’re working hard on innovative solutions to the problems you encounter in your study of the Faith. Our team regularly develops exciting new features, datasets, tools, and more to give you a deeper understanding of Scripture and Tradition.

In the past, you had to wait until the next release of our software to access extensive updates like these. But whether you’re a priest, scholar, student, or an everyday Catholic with a passion for Scripture study, we recognize that you want the latest and best tools to help you dig deeper into Scripture and the life of the Church, right now.

That’s why we created Verbum Now—roughly every six weeks, we roll out our newest developments so you can use them in your Scripture study immediately. It’s easy to get started with Verbum Now; you can even get your first month free.

We just released our newest features and tools to Verbum Now members—if you’ve been waiting to subscribe, this is the time to start. Here’s what’s new:

Trial Resources

For the month of June, Verbum Now members have access to The Life and Works of Athanasius the Great. New resources will be available for trial in July.

Training Videos

We’ve partnered with our sister software, Logos, to bring you general-purpose training for Verbum’s most powerful tools. The “Logos Pro” team has been hard at work building helpful videos that guide you through all of Logos/Verbum’s powerful features. We’ve even tagged these videos so that, for instance, if you search for “help concordance,” you’ll find a Logos Pro video that will show you how to use that feature.

Discover the new Grammars section

Search any verse in the Exegetical Guide, and Verbum displays cross-references according to spelling conventions, the origin of a word, the way the word is constructed, and much more. The Grammars section helps you sift through cross-references to find discussions that relate specifically to the questions you want answered about syntax or morphology. This allows you to investigate results from your reference grammars by type or by language.

  • In “Subject” view, search results from reference grammars are grouped by “Type” (Prolegomena, Exegesis, Orthography, etc).
  • In “Resource” view, grammars are organized by language. These groups can be expanded or collapsed like other guide subsections.

 Discover the new Grammatical Constructions section

Powered by the Greek Grammatical Constructions dataset, this section shows you what Greek Grammatical Constructions occur in the text you’re studying and list the results by type. This allows you to:

  • Identify Greek grammatical constructions present in the text you’re studying
  • Search the New Testament for other occurrences of a grammatical construction, like Granville Sharp’s rule
  • Discover the syntactical value of each construction

 New features in Concordance

With the latest update, you can build a concordance for any resource, and then filter its contents by language, headings, and lemmas. For English Bibles for which we have reverse interlinears, you can even filter word-sense data or biblical people, places, or things. You can quickly discover which character is mentioned most in the book of Acts, or discover the most commonly-used senses in a book, chapter, or passage.

  • New filter options for Bible word sense data and biblical entities data have been added to the Concordance tool. Concord by lemmas in Reverse Interlinears or discover references to people, places, and things across your Bible.

 Additional books completed for OT Propositional Outlines

Reformat Bible text into an outline that labels the purpose of each line in the Old Testament and relates each segment to the surrounding text. Below is the list of books currently available with this feature:

  • Genesis
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  • Leviticus
  • Numbers
  • Deuteronomy
  • Joshua
  • Judges
  • Ruth
  • 1 Samuel
  • 2 Samuel
  • 1 Kings
  • Esther
  • Obadiah
  • Jonah

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This month’s free book from Verbum is The Glories of Mary.

Written by St. Alphonsus de Liguori, a Doctor of the church, The Glories of Mary brings together a wide variety of information about the Virgin Mary, featuring discussions of the main events in Mary’s life, her virtues, and theological reasons for her veneration. Excellent for expanding your knowledge about the Virgin Mary and for personal devotion, this book is yours for free through May 31st.

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Celebrate Pentecost with Verbum

We at Verbum wish all of our readers and software users a blessed Pentecost!

We also encourage you to enhance your Biblical understanding with the full Old and New Testament commentaries from the University of Navarre.  While individual titles of the Navarre commentary are available, along with the New and Old Testament may be purchased as sets, Verbum Capstone library is the only base package that includes the full commentary.

Take a look at this Sunday’s Gospel, Jn 20:19-23, in the Navarre Bible commentary, including in-depth discussion of each verse, along with pertinent references to Papal writings and other valuable resources from the Tradition.

Jesus’ first appearance to the disciples (20:19–23)

Jn 20:19–20. Jesus appears to the apostles on the evening of the day on which he rose. He presents himself without any need for the doors to be opened, by using the qualities of his glorified body; but in order to dispel any impression that he is only a spirit he shows them his hands and his side: there is no longer any doubt of its being Jesus himself, about his being truly risen from the dead. He greets them twice using the words of greeting customary among the Jews, with the same tenderness as he previously used put into this salutation. These friendly words dispel the fear and shame the apostles must have been feeling at behaving so disloyally during his passion: he has recreated the normal atmosphere of intimacy, and now he will endow them with transcendental powers.

Jn 20:21. Pope Leo XIII explained how Christ transferred his own mission to the apostles: ‘What did he wish in regard to the Church founded, or about to be founded? This: to transmit to it the same mission and the same mandate which he had received from the Father, that they should be perpetuated. This he clearly resolved to do: this he actually did’ [Here the Pope cites Jn 20:21 and Jn 17:18.]. […] When about to ascend into heaven he sends his Apostles in virtue of the same power by which he had been sent from the Father; and he charges them to spread abroad and propagate his teachings (cf. Mt 21:19), so that those obeying the Apostles might be saved, and those disobeying should perish (cf. Mk 16:16). […] Hence he commands that the teaching of the Apostles should be religiously accepted and piously kept as if it were his own: ‘He who hears you hears me, and he who rejects you rejects me’ (Lk 10:16). Wherefore the Apostles are ambassadors of Christ as he is the ambassador of the Father” (Satis cognitum). In this mission the bishops are the successors of the apostles: “Christ sent the Apostles, as he himself had been sent by the Father, and then through the apostles made their successors, the bishops, sharers in his consecration and mission. The function of the bishops’ ministry was handed over in a subordinate degree to priests so that they might be appointed in the order of the priesthood and be co-workers of the episcopal order for the proper fulfilment of the apostolic mission that had been entrusted to it by Christ” (Vatican II, Presbyterorum ordinis, 2).

Jn 20:22–23. The Church has always understood—and has in fact defined—that Jesus Christ here conferred on the Apostles authority to forgive sins, a power which is exercised in the sacrament of Penance. ‘The Lord then especially instituted the sacrament of Penance when, after being risen from the dead, he breathed upon his disciples and said: ‘Receive the Holy Spirit …’. The consensus of all the Fathers has always acknowledged that by this action so sublime and words so clear the power of forgiving and retaining sins was given to the Apostles and their lawful successors for reconciling the faithful who have fallen after Baptism’ (Council of Trent, De Paenitentia, chap. 1).
The sacrament of Penance is the most sublime expression of God’s mercy, described so vividly in Jesus’ parable of the prodigal son (cf. Lk 15:11–32). The Lord always awaits us, with his arms wide open, waiting for us to repent—and then he will forgive us and restore us to the dignity of being his sons.
The popes have consistently recommended Christians to have regular recourse to this sacrament: “For a constant and speedy advancement in the path of virtue we highly recommend the pious practice of frequent confession, introduced by the Church under the guidance of the Holy Spirit; for by this means we grow in a true knowledge of ourselves and in Christian humility, bad habits are uprooted, spiritual negligence and apathy are prevented, the conscience is purified and the will strengthened, salutary spiritual direction is obtained, and grace is increased by the efficacy of the sacrament itself” (Pius XII, Mystici Corporis) (194-5).

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Subida del Señor a los Cielos

This guest post was written by Juan-Pablo Saju, Verbum Spanish Products Manager.

Lo invitamos a conocer más sobre nuestros nuevos productos en español, Verbum Esencial and Verbum Esencial Bilingüe !

 

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Texto del Evangelio (Mk 16:15-20)

15 Y les dijo: «Vayan por todo el mundo y proclamen la Buena Nueva a toda la creación. 16 El que crea y sea bautizado, se salvará; el que no crea, se condenará. 17 Estas son las señales que acompañarán a los que crean: en mi nombre expulsarán demonios, hablarán en lenguas nuevas, 18 tomarán serpientes en sus manos y aunque beban veneno no les hará daño; impondrán las manos sobre los enfermos y se pondrán bien»

19 Con esto, el Señor Jesús, después de hablarles, fue elevado al cielo y se sentó a la diestra de Dios.

20 Ellos salieron a predicar por todas partes, colaborando el Señor con ellos y confirmando la Palabra con las señales que la acompañaban*. (Mk 16:15-20)[1]

Comentario:

 El pasaje que comentamos (Mk 16:15-20) contiene dos breves relatos: 1) el mandato misionero a los once; 2) la ascensión.

1) la aparición y mandato misionero a los once;

Jesús comienza en el v15 con el envío a misionar a todo el mundo. El mensaje que el Señor quiere dar es el de la Buena Noticia que él vino a traer con su palabra y con su ejemplo. El centro de ese anuncio son: el Mandamiento del amor que meditamos el Domingo pasado: “Amaos los unos a los otros como yo los he amado” (Jn 15: 9-17) y el de las Bienaventuranzas (Mt 5:1-11); (Lk 6:20-22), los cuales constituyen el corazón del Nuevo Testamento.

Al ser estos dos mensajes algo que todo hombre desea tener en el fondo de su corazón para ser feliz fundado en el amor, Jesús quiere que sea proclamado en todo el mundo, no solo de palabra sino también a través de las obras de amor y de entrega personal:

La Iglesia y los cristianos recibimos la misión de Jesús. Somos enviados a proclamar la buena noticia, no a crear dudas o presagiar castigos. Todos los signos que acompañan a los que creen tienen una dimensión positiva para esta vida. Y es que anunciar el evangelio tiene que ver con la liberación integral de las personas y el mundo. La buena nueva no es un mensaje al margen de la realidad que vivimos. No podía ser de otra forma cuando quien nos envía a anunciarla es quien luchó hasta el fin y dio su vida en pro del pueblo pobre y marginado.[2]

El domingo pasado decíamos que el mandamiento nuevo incluye el amor que Jesús nos viene a traer. Ahora, ese amor viene con la gracia que Dios deposita en nuestros corazones por el Espíritu Santo. Para recibir la gracia de Dios y consecuentemente su amor, debemos creer en Jesús. Por eso el Señor en el v16 nos invita a tener fe, que es condición para recibir las gracias que nos vienen por el Bautismo. Las dones del Bautismo nos limpian de nuestras faltas, nos dan la fuerza para huir del error, el amor cristiano que nos ayuda a que nos queramos mutuamente como Jesús nos quiso y el vivir junto al Padre eternamente. Es por eso que Jesús dice: “el que crea y sea bautizado, se salvará” Pero el Señor nos enseña también que pierde todas estas gracias la persona que reniega de su fe, por eso dice: “el que no crea, se condenará.” Es por eso que este domingo debemos pedirle a Dios que aumente cada vez más nuestra fe para recibir la enorme cantidad de dones que el Señor quiere darnos.

Aparte de las gracias que nos vienen con el bautismo y que hemos enunciado anteriormente, también el Señor nos colma de muchas otras bendiciones. En el v17 enumera algunas:

1) “expulsarán demonios”: nos da el poder de alejar el mal de nuestras vidas. “Recordemos que el primer milagro (Mk 1:21-38) fue la expulsión de un demonio y que el tema estuvo presente en todo el evangelio. Este poder es el mismo que los apóstoles recibieron al ser enviados por primera vez (cf. Mt 10;1).”[3]

2) “hablarán en lenguas nuevas”: nos da la habilidad de hablar con un idioma fundado en la Nueva Noticia que nos infunde el Espíritu Santo dentro de nuestras almas. “Recordamos inmediatamente el milagro de Pentecostés (Acts 2:5-13 y 1 Cor 12 y 14). El don de lenguas parece haber sido un carisma frecuente en la comunidad primitivay hasta el siglo II, fecha en que desaparece seguramente bajo la influencia de Montano”[4]. En estos últimos tiempos ha resurgido de nuevo en algunas comunidades.

3) “tomarán serpientes en sus manos y aunque beban veneno no les hará daño”: no solo nos da el poder de alejar el mal sino de dominarlo de tal modo que no nos haga ningún daño. Este es el don de la inmunidad y “La noticia ha sido tomada de Lk 10:19…”[5]

4) “impondrán las manos sobre los enfermos y se pondrán bien”: el señor nos da el don de sanar por obra del Espíritu Santo a quienes padezcan una enfermedad. Este don “en Marcos aparece junto con la expulsión de espíritus inmundos, es el otro signo constante del Reino” (Mk 6:13) [6]

Estas gracias que el Señor nos da deben llenarnos de paz por el poder que tenemos sobre las cosas que nos perjudican. Nada ni nadie nos puede hacer daño porque el Señor es mi escudo y protector. Nos llena también de confianza porque a través de la fe, la oración y por obra del Espíritu Santo podemos ayudar a las personas, no solo espiritualmente sino también en sus dolencias físicas.

2) la ascensión

“La ascensión no es alejamiento o simple despedida, sino el comienzo de un nuevo modo de presencia del Señor. En el evangelio está vinculada al comienzo de la actividad evangelizadora universal de los discípulos. Ascensión y misión aparecen estrechamente unidas. El señor exaltado coopera activamente en la evangelización.”[7]

En el Mk 16:19, el Señor nos muestra el camino al Cielo, donde todos iremos si creemos en sus palabras y seguimos su ejemplo, y por eso asciende al cielo para esperarnos en la casa del Padre: “con esto, el Señor Jesús, después de hablarles, fue elevado al cielo y se sentó a la diestra de Dios.”

“La ascensión y la sesión a la derecha del Padre, tomadas del Sal 110,1, son la culminación del misterio pascual. Jesús, que padeció la Muerte, ahora vive resucitado con una vida que no tiene fin, y llega al lugar que había anunciado en las palabras sobre el Hijo del hombre: el Hijo está ahora en su gloria para siempre.”[8]

En el Mk 16:20, el evangelio nos muestra como los discípulos de Jesús, siendo obedientes al mandato del Señor, salen a anunciar la Buena Noticia a todo el mundo “ellos salieron a predicar por todas partes” con la ayuda y la fuerza que da Jesús “colaborando el Señor con ellos” dando frutos de conversión, sanación y santidad, tal como vemos en el libro de los hechos ” 37 Al oír esto, dijeron con el corazón compungido a Pedro y a los demás apóstoles:

¿Qué hemos de hacer, hermanos?» 38 Pedro les contestó: «Conviértanse y que cada uno de ustedes se haga bautizar en el nombre de Jesucristo*, para perdón de sus pecados; y recibirán el don del Espíritu Santo; 39 pues la Promesa es para ustedes y para sus hijos, y para todos los que están lejos, para cuantos llame* el Señor Dios nuestro». 40 Con otras muchas palabras les conjuraba y les exhortaba: «Pónganse a salvo de esta generación perversa». 41 Así pues, los que acogieron su palabra fueron bautizados. Y aquel día se les unieron unas tres mil personas (Acts 2:37-41)[9]

Que las palabras del Señor en el Evangelio de hoy nos llene de paz sabiendo que Dios es nuestro escudo contra el mal, de confianza porque el Señor quiere sanarnos física y espiritualmente y de amor porque Jesús nos ha salvado y quiere llevarnos al Cielo para vivir eternamente.

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“The Ascension” by John Singleton Copley, 1775

[1] Biblia de Jerusalén Latinoamericana. (2007). (Mr 16.15–20). Bilbao: Desclée de Brouwer.

[2] Florentino Ulibarri, Conocer, gustar y vivir la Palabra Sugerencias para orar con el Evangelio Ciclo B, EVD, 2006, 201.

[3] Briglia, Sergio, Comentario Bíblico Latinoamericano, Nuevo Testamento, Evangelio según San Juan, EVD, 2007, 470.

[4] Briglia, Sergio, Comentario Bíblico Latinoamericano, Nuevo Testamento, Evangelio según San Juan, EVD, 2007, 470.

[5] Briglia, Sergio, Comentario Bíblico Latinoamericano, Nuevo Testamento, Evangelio según San Juan, EVD, 2007, 470.

[6] Briglia, Sergio, Comentario Bíblico Latinoamericano, Nuevo Testamento, Evangelio según San Juan, EVD, 2007, 470.

[7] Florentino Ulibarri, Conocer, gustar y vivir la Palabra Sugerencias para orar con el Evangelio Ciclo B, EVD, 2006, 201.

[8]  Briglia, Sergio, Comentario Bíblico Latinoamericano, Nuevo Testamento, Evangelio según San Juan, EVD, 2007, 470.

[9] Biblia de Jerusalén Latinoamericana. (2007). (Hch 2.37–41). Bilbao: Desclée de Brouwer.

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John Paul II’s theology is strikingly innovative, yet rooted in Scripture and Catholic tradition. As Cardinal Chrisoph Schönborn’s foreword explains:

It may seem strange to some, but it is a fact that in his theology of the body the Bishop of Rome upholds the dignity and truth of the Bridegroom’s cry of joy against scientific rationalism. The beauty of the body, which is the cause of this cry of joy, is not a mere veil, a deceptive mask behind which one must see the prosaic scientific truth of a mere chance mechanism that has no intrinsic meaning. The body is real and reliable. Its light can be traced back to God’s original guiding intention for man and woman. Human reason can apprehend this light and see the deep reasonableness of God’s design. The Catholic tradition has always upheld human reason. In John Paul II’s theology of the body it upholds human reason in the ordinary experience of spousal love between a man and woman: “You have ravished my heart, my sister, my bride, you have ravished my heart with a glance of your eyes” (So 4:9)

Cardinal Shönborn goes on to predict that Saint John Paul II’s ideas “will occupy theologians for a long time and lead to a renewal of theology as a whole.”

With the best scholarship and commentaries from several perspectives, this collection has everything you need. Take advantage of special savings on this collection and the other deals in the Verbum Monthly sale until the end of the month!

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