Logos 4: Type Keywords in Passage Box

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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.

If you’re new to Bible reading and Bible study then Logos Bible Software 4 is going to be a very good friend to you by helping you get into the Bible. The Home Page opens with numerous suggestions for study as it displays various articles and graphics from your library. When you see something of interest just click a link for more information.

On the Home Page is a Passage Box in which you type a biblical reference to initiate study of that passage. You may, however, at least occasionally, not know a passage to type. Don’t fret. Logos will still help. Instead of typing a Bible reference, just type a couple of keywords and more times than not, Logos will locate a passage for you. For example,

Type Be Attitudes then click a passage from the drop down list.

Type Lord’s Prayer and you’ll see the places in the Bible where this prayer is recorded.

Type Birth of Jesus and you’ll be studying the Christmas story before you know it.

When you type keywords in the box, Logos searches section titles (pericopes) in your Bibles for possible matches. Try typing these keywords not just on the Home Page, but everywhere you see a Passage Box. Logos is there to lend a helping hand.


  1. Mike Newsom says

    I thought I read where Mr. Proctor had a DVD training series for LOGOS 4. Is this correct? Just to let you know a little about me, I have a muscle disease and am not very mobile. I would love to do a camp LOGOS but I am afraid that I would encounter some uncomfortable situations. I know the DVDs would not be as effective as a live seminar but it is where I am right now. I have ordered your book one workbook. Thanks you for helping people grow in the grace and knowledge of God.

  2. Love having Logos on Iphone. How do I get the same bible perference and reading plan on my iphone as I have in my Logos home page?

  3. Hi Mike,
    The only DVD training series I am aware of is the Logos 3 versions.
    For Logos 4, we have the Video Tutorials: Logos Bible Software 4 (PC Videos) which was done by Morris. If you purchased a Logos 4 base package, you already have this disc. If you purchased a downloadable base package, you can order the trining disc for $4.95, or you can watch and download them for free from our videos page. The disc contains all the videos in the Featured Videos section.

  4. Hi Rob,
    After you create and save your Bible Reading Plan in Logos 4 from your computer, open the Logos App on your iPhone. If you do not automatically see your new reading plan, make sure you are signed in to your account (More | Setting | Account). Return to the Home screen, and your reading plan should appear. And to set your preferred Bible, take a minute to watch the Featured Video, Preferred Bible. After this is set, the Logos App will recognize it.

  5. Kenny Stokes says

    Many of use iTouch users don’t always have online access. It would be AMAZING, if the Bible Reading Plan would download for us who don’t always have an internet connection.
    EVEN, if it is only the next 7 days worth of the Bible Reading Plan – it doesn’t have to be the entire Bible.

  6. Hi Kenny,
    Thanks for the comment. We are looking into improving offline functions of the app. No specifics are available at this time. Just check for updates every so often to make sure you have the latest version.

  7. Hi Guys,
    I think there is a logos 4 dvd. In fact someone gave me one and I’m looking at it. It’s called “Logos Bible Software 4 Interactive Training…”Overview of Logos 4.
    The little bit I’ve used it its great. I think it can be found at http://www.learnlogos.com.
    Hope this helps.
    Keith Crosby

  8. Does anyone know how to type Hebrew and Greek characters into any search box? I have not found any help information or any videos that provide this infomation.

  9. Hi Tim,
    Thanks for the comment. See this Logos Forums post for two options for typing in Greek and Hebrew in Logos 4.

  10. Glen Duncan says

    Is Morris doing any training for the Mac version of #4 and is it included in the Camp?

  11. Hi Glen,
    Morris uses the PC version for Camp Logos seminars. Becasuse Logos 4 is multi-platform though, there is not much of a difference to the PC and Mac versions besides the keyboard shortcuts. Of course, the Mac version is currently a pre-release Alpha, so some functions and features may not be available. Feel free to email Morris at info@mpseminars.com with any specific questions you may have.