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!

Comments

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

  2. Deborah Mickens says:

    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 says:

    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 says:

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

  5. Rocky Henriques says:

    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. 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