Dig Deeper into the Word(s)

Today’s guest post is by Elise Bryant, from the Logos Bible Software Accounting department.

I feel like I’ve grown spiritually by listening to radio ministries. Three of my favorite teachers are Beth Moore, Kay Arthur and Nancy Leigh DeMoss. I’d hear them constantly refer to Greek and Hebrew—the languages that the Bible was first written in—to unlock the depth and beauty of Scripture. By doing word studies, they seemed to uncover the meaning of so many words that get lost in translation. Can I learn how to do the same thing in Logos? How can I follow along with them to know what they are saying is accurate?

What you just read came out of an email I sent out to my co-workers at Logos a while ago. My name is Elise Bryant and I work in the Accounting department at Logos. It’s funny, but even though I work here, I wasn’t familiar with our software. I just didn’t know how to use it to understand Scripture on a deeper level. So I asked my co-workers for some help.

The instructions I got back in response were pretty clear, but I was still a little lost. What I really needed was for someone to take me by the hand and show me what to do. So our Educational Resources department got an idea: They made Learn to Do Word Studies with Logos Bible Software.

It’s exactly what I need! The collection of videos are the perfect blend of teaching and tutorial, focusing on how to discover the meaning of words in the Bible. I can learn at my own pace and pause/rewind the videos (so I don’t have to ask the same question twice!). They tell me what books and features I can use for word studies—things I didn’t even know were available. It tells me what the “rules” are for doing word studies so that I don’t make common mistakes. And I get to see actual word studies demonstrated with a basic approach and an intermediate one.

Best of all, I’m able to study the Bible just like my favorite Bible teachers. I can follow along anytime they make a reference to a Greek or Hebrew word. With Learn to Do Word Studies I don’t just listen to people talk about Bible study, I can do it for myself!

Learn to Do Word Studies with Logos Bible Software is currently under development and won’t be on Pre-Pub much longer! Act now to pick it up at its Pre-Pub price.

How have Hebrew and Greek word studies revolutionized your Bible study? Let us know in a comment.

Comments

  1. You know Logos is sold as a great Bible study tool, and it is. It’s marketed as helping you dig deep into the original language,etc., etc. But it’s expensive. I know it’s value in print pages. And it’s definitely a powerful tool. But given the cost of the program, doesn’t it seem like instructions on how to use it should come with the package. I love Logos and I’m not trying to be a jerk, but as a bi-vocational pastor with no book budget, add-ons to learn how to use a program which you have already purchased seem gratuitous.

    • Jayson Bradley says:

      Adam,

      I appreciate the comment. We offer tons of ways to for you to get tips and training. Frequently the blog has tips and tools that provide some help to getting more out of your Logos 4 software. In fact, if you look under the “Training” tab you will find a ton of great posts to help you get more out of your software.

      We also have a great community available in the forums! If you haven’t been there to check out the community, you need to! There are tons of users who provide helpful tips. I can’t imagine a question that hasn’t been asked and answered in the forums.

      There is also a Logos wiki page that provides very specific walkthroughs for lots of features.

      Don’t forget, we have support page with tons of training videos and articles to help the user with their software.

      Yes, we do sell other resources to help focus on specific training needs. The Learn to Do Word Studies with Logos Bible Software provides over seven hours of video training to help plumb the depths of what can be done in the area of word studies with Logos Bible Software. It isn’t necessary to own this series to do word studies, and there are a lot of free helps available to get you started.

  2. I have a question. How does this resourse differ from the existing Greek and Hebrew DVD video series currently offered by Logos? I have the DVD package and have found it very useful so far.

    • Jayson Bradley says:

      Jacky,

      I am guessing you are speaking of Learn to Use Biblical Greek and Hebrew with Logos Bible Software? While Learn to Use Biblical Greek and Hebrew with Logos Bible Software does include a section of word studies Learn to Do Word Studies with Logos Bible Software presents more simplified word study methods and does not present tools or methods for working with Greek and Hebrew grammar.

      I hope that helps.

      • Michael says:

        So, Jayson, are you saying the Learn to Use Biblical Greek and Hebrew is more extensive, or less than the Learn to Do Word Studies?

        • Jayson Bradley says:

          Michael,

          There are over 15 hours of content in Learn to Use Biblical Greek and Hebrew while the Learn to Do Word Studies curriculum has just over 7. But keep in mind, they are doing different things too. One is more about the linguistics and the other is teaching you more about using a particular tool in Logos software.