Look up Cross References with a Commentary

Today’s guest 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.

Did you know that you can have a Bible and commentary look up your Bible cross references? Choose Tools | Options | KeyLink. Select Bible as the Data Type. Click KeyLinking. Set Number of Windows to Open on a KeyLink to 2. Select your favorite Bible and click Promote. Do the same for your favorite commentary. Click Close. Now when you click a blue Bible cross reference in an e-book both your Bible and commentary will jump to that location!

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  1. I tried this but no commentaries were displayed in the “data type” drop down box. Is there a way to fix this?

  2. I absolutely adore Logos, and have gained a ton of insight from watching (repeatedly) Mo’s DVDs.
    I have a suggestion for a Logos developed feature that I think would revolutionize the goal of transforming casual disciples into Bible students. I have in my library a paper book “The Summarized Bible” by Keith L. Brooks, Baker Book House, ISBN: 0-8010-0521-3, originally printed in 1919 but my copy was printed March 1975. Now, what I’m suggesting would encompass this books excellent chapter by chapter summarization of the entire Bible, but go a step further:
    On a right mouse click anywhere within a versified Logos book or Bible, add a function for “Summary”. The resulting window would contain:
    1. Setting (When it history it was written, to what people group, major events preceding and succeeding it)
    2. Context (A couple of sentences about how it fits theologically in its setting… perhaps extracted from selectable commentaries)
    3. Content (Definitely gathered from selectable commentaries, a sentence or two about the meaning of the verse/chapter/book)
    So, with a right mouse click and by selecting “Summary” the user gets a birds-eye overview of the background and meaning of any verse which prepares them for more indepth study.

  3. Thanks for the book suggestion — we’re looking into it, and I hope you’ll find the summary helps in our next version meet your needs.