Logos 4: Cross Reference Lookup Bible

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Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos training seminars.

When I studied with print books I had an old, well-used Bible on my desk. This Bible’s sole purpose was to look up Bible cross references. Because it was “broken in,” I could quickly turn the pages to a desired location. My new Bible always stayed open to the passage I was studying and then it would go to the pulpit with me. With Logos 4 you can designate a “cross reference look-up” Bible while staying in the same location in another Bible. Here’s how it works:

Scattered throughout your Logos resources are hyperlinked Bible cross references. Normally when you click a link your Preferred Bible will look up the passage. You can override that default by designating a “target Bible.”

  • Click the panel menu in your secondary Bible. It can be another copy of your Preferred Bible or a completely different Bible.
  • From the panel menu select Send hyperlinks here. Notice a target image appears on the panel menu.

Now when you click a Bible cross reference in any resource, this Bible will jump to that location!

Comments

  1. Maurice Wheatley says:

    “Click the panel menu in your secondary Bible.”
    How do I find this?
    What is my ‘secondary Bible’?

  2. Hi Maurice,
    Your “secondary Bible” is just another Bible you have open. It could be another copy of your preferred Bible or a different translation all together. It’s like having two Bibles open on your desk at the same time. With the secondary Bible set to Send hyperlinks here you can check cross references without ever leaving your study passage in the other open Bible.
    The panel menu refers to the top-left corner of a resource, where you see a thumb image of the cover. In your secondary Bible panel, click on the cover image and in the menu that drops down select Send hyperlinks here.

  3. Sweet! Now I don’t have to move back and forth to get back to the passage I was studying. All I have to do is follow this simple instructions and I’m able to see the whole context of the new reference on another version without leaving the text I’m studying on my preferred Bible. With tips like this, I might end up buying the training manuals. So many tricks in Logos 4 every time I come across one or read about one on this blog I record it so I keep it as a reference. Thanks Mr. Proctor!

  4. Rick Laing says:

    Thanks for the daily tips MP. Please keeop them coming as I love this software and am learning so much every time I use it.

  5. Agreed, please keep on posting useful tips like these which appear on my home page. Sooooo much to learn.

  6. It’s like having two Bibles open on your desk at the same time. With the secondary Bible set to Send hyperlinks here you can check cross references without ever leaving your study passage in the other open Bible.
    Thank you,
    ____________
    Steven