Syntax Searching for Everyone: Syntax Search Templates

This is the third in a series of three posts called “Syntax Searching for Everyone”. In this video, we’ll peek at Syntax Search Templates.
What is a Syntax Search Template? Well, if you watched the video on Query Forms from the previous post in this series, you already know what a Syntax Search Template is. The template is the query that underlies the Query Form, just opened up in the syntax search document editor. From here you can better understand how queries are put together and modify them for your own use.
The video shows you how.

[Note: The Syntax Search Template feature is only available to users who have the Andersen-Forbes Hebrew Syntactic Analysis, the Greek NT Syntactic Analysis, and the Cascadia Syntax Graphs of the New Testament. The Andersen-Forbes and databases are in the Logos 4 Original Languages (LE) package and above; Cascadia is in the Logos 4 Scholar’s Silver (LE) package and above.]

For other posts in this series, see:


  1. Thanks Rick,
    I’ve barely begun to play with syntax searching so these video’s help a lot.

  2. Has anyone else found that Logos really does not “save” time. It takes a significant amount of time to learn the steps of using the software, then I end up spending more time using what I learned. I suppose it “saves” time if I tried to do this manually. I not complaining just noting that my time for sermon prep as actually increased with Logos albeit is more enjoyable and more thorough.

  3. This is another amazing post. No matter the learning time needed, I’m trying to be a better God servant.
    But I have a question about what I can see on the video. I repeated the exercise using a syntax search of Peter as subject, but using the Syntactically Annotated Greek New Testament. The search found a different number of results (87 instead of 88, as seen on the video using Cascadia Syntax Graphs of the New Testament). Why?

  4. Pedro,
    I just talked to Rick Brannan about this and his response was:
    “The basic answer is: Cascadia and are different syntactic analyses, it isn’t surprising that there are some discrepancies between them.”
    I hope that helps! Thanks for your question.