Logos 5: Word Count in Word List

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

A Logos user recently contacted me with this question:

I’m just beginning research into Luke-Acts, and I need to count Greek words in chapters and sections. Can this be done in Logos?

The answer is a resounding “Yes!” Logos uses a feature called Word List to count words. Here’s how to take advantage of it:

  • Choose Documents | Word List.
  • Name the list (A).

  • Click Add (B).
  • Select your desired Bible from the Bible dropdown list (C).
  • Type a passage, like Acts 1, in the Reference box that appears under Add lemmas from [selected Bible] (D).

  • Press Enter to generate the list.
  • Drag the column header Count to the area above the column headers to sort the words by number of occurrences. (If this header isn’t visible, right-click any column header and select Count.) (E)
  • Click the column header Count to arrange the words in ascending/descending order according to the number of occurrences (F).
  • Right-click a number in the list to Collapse all or Expand all the occurrences at once (G).

There you have it—a great way to look for recurring themes or subjects throughout a biblical passage!

Comments

  1. Very useful – thanks for the tip

  2. Ken Neighoff says:

    This is good and useful information. But I wish there was a way to add lemma or root to this. That would make the use of this function more beneficial.

  3. Is it possible to use this method to find words unique to a gospel writer? I noticed that in John 11:35 wept (lemma δακρύω) is unique to John. There are 40 words based on the lemma κλαίω in the NT. Are there other words that are unique to John?

  4. Does anyone know the website where Morris Proctor posts his tips?

  5. This software can be used to count the number of words in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Publisher files.
    For more detail visit our blog: http://word-count-tool.blogspot.in/

  6. The word count software can be used to count the number of words in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Publisher files.

    http://www.windowindia.net/word-count-manager.html

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