Logos 4: Bible Word Study for a Greek Word

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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.

A Logos user recently posted this question at mpseminars.com:

My primary current interest is a thorough, in-depth study of the Greek preposition “pros” (w/accusative). Since it has so many different possible meanings, how do I go about searching the various LXX and NT occurrences – and other available resources – to see what range of alternative meanings might fit in various contexts?

You’ll be very happy to know this type of in-depth original language study is quite easy with Logos Bible Software 4. Here’s one way to tackle this study:

  • Choose Guides | Bible Word Study
  • When the guide opens type this exact text in the Word box: g:pros (the g: alerts Logos that what follows is a transliteration of a Greek word)
  • After typing the text you’ll see a drop down list of Greek words from which you can select the Greek preposition p???
  • Click the Go arrow in the Word box or press the Enter key to generate the report

The report contains numerous sections including:

  • Translation displaying all the occurrences of this Greek word regardless of how it’s translated in the English Bible
  • Septuagint Translation showing all the occurrences in the LXX
  • Grammatical Relationships listing the words and cases used with this preposition including the accusative about which our Logos user originally inquired!

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6 Responses to “Logos 4: Bible Word Study for a Greek Word”

  1. Tom August 23, 2010 at 10:00 am #

    The Göttingen Septuagint? It has been pre-pub for over a year! What’s holding things up?

  2. Deborah Mickens August 23, 2010 at 12:14 pm #

    Tom,
    Taking a print book and turning it into an electronic book is a detailed process which we have laid out here. Additionally, we have an estimated Ship Date in place for the Göttingen Septuagint of November 8, 2010.

  3. Gary Shogren August 23, 2010 at 5:16 pm #

    I tried this with g:pros, and no dice. It led me to a list of pros-compound words, but not pros.

  4. Gary Shogren August 23, 2010 at 5:18 pm #

    BTW, it didn’t work with Greek characters either.

  5. Rocky Henriques August 25, 2010 at 7:27 am #

    When you type “g:pros” the “pros” is a little further down the list. It’s there, but you just have to scroll down a little to find it.

  6. Madagoo August 25, 2010 at 3:28 pm #

    he Morris,
    i really love your blog and am really starting to get to love logos 4. i’m finding the move from logos 3 to 4 hard.
    but im muscling through!
    anyhoo, related very loosley to above… i often get into debate with members of johovahs witnesses and mormons. with JW’s John 1:1 is a hot subject, so I wanted to know how one searches for an anarthrous predicate preceeding the noun as per jihn 1:1
    bw malcolm
    ps i understand that the book of mormon is available in lbx format, but are other books also available