Logos 5: Display English Bibles in the Library

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 asked me this question:

Arranging my library by type (A) displays all my Bibles, including Greek and Aramaic fragments. How can I display just my English Bibles? 

A rule with filter fields will easily do the trick.

Enter this text in the library’s find box: type:Bible AND lang:English (B)

This rule instructs Logos to look in the type field for just the word Bible (C) and, at the same time, to look in the languages field for the word English (D). Both terms have to match, so you see only English-language Bibles! (E)

Of course, to show only Hebrew or Greek Bibles, change the word English to Hebrew or Greek.



  1. David W. Benedict says

    I always appreciate the poster-style scripture graphics that appear on the home page when I open Logos. But I can’t figure out if there is a means to access them. Can they be inserted into a lesson handout? Or captured to use in a PowerPoint presentation? Or even just opened in a separate window to enlarge and enjoy more? Thanks for your help.

  2. David Pereira says

    Hey, Mo – I liked this idea, so I tried setting up a collection of "English Bibles" using the rule above. Unfortunately it didn't narrow down the results completely. (I still got the Book of Jonah in Four Versions: Arabic, etc). But specifying the "Subj:English" returned more accurate results and cut my collection in half.

    How does this rule look to you:
    type:Bible AND lang:English AND subj:English

  3. I used the same settings and created a collection of English Bibles. Using the count from my library (33), the Collection has the same. Good tip!

  4. Merwood Morgan says

    I believe that if you put Bible–English with the subject parameter that it should give you what Mo is wanting to do. Don't forget to use type:Bible too.