Start Your Study with Factbook

Logos-6-FactbookLogos has always provided the richest library available for Bible study, and Logos 6 now offers more resources than ever to help you understand the Bible’s world. But all that information can be a bit overwhelming: how do you get started in your study if you’re not sure where to go?

We’ve created the Factbook to help answer this need. Rather than looking through different books to see if one has relevant content or searching for a word or phrase across your whole library, just enter your query into Factbook to start your study. Logos offers more than 30,000 pages on a wide variety of subjects.

Once you start typing, you’ll see a filtered list of subjects that match what you’ve typed. In many cases, just a single keyword will direct you to numerous different kinds of subjects, depending on your base package. For example, “parable” matches many different subjects, including:

  • A general topic for “parable” with links to dictionary articles, media (like Rembrandt’s “Return of the Prodigal Son”), and content from the new Cultural Concepts dataset:
    • Several dozen passages identifying parables in the biblical text
    • Other examples of parables in the Apostolic Fathers, Dead Sea Scrolls, Josephus, and more
    • Important senses from the Bible Sense Lexicon related to parables, like “to speak” and “parable (Jesus)”
  • Other topics for specific parables like the Parable of the Mustard Seed, as well as links to the Topic Guide
  • Several different biblical events involving parables
  • Content for preaching and teaching about parables as a theme (similar to the Sermon Starter Guide), showing key verses and preaching resources
  • Several individuals described in one of Jesus’ parables (the Good Samaritan or the Prodigal Son)
  • And more

Factbook-diagram-logos-6Factbook combines the content from different tools in Logos to provide a rich entry point for study. A given page might merge information about people, places, or things together with topical, thematic, or cultural content—all intended to give you the right amount of information to start your study.

Two new subject areas connect content across your Logos library in new ways:

  • Each book of the Bible has an overview page with links to more information about who wrote it, when, and why; the recipients; its form and structure; and its meaning and theology.
  • We’ve added pages for more than 1,000 notable people from church history, with short descriptions, selected quotes, works within Logos, and links to dictionaries, the Timeline, and even Wikipedia content.

Factbook and other Logos 6 guides are great reasons to invest in the best base package you can. The bigger your library, the more content you have available to enrich these guide pages as you start your study.

You can get Factbook in Logos 6 Bronze and higher—get Logos 6 today and find great starting points for your studies!

Comments

  1. Does it cost money in addition to my silver Logos 6 package. I just wish that kind of information were right up front. Tell me how much it costs and stop trying to sell it.

    • Pam Bauthues says

      Hi Max—Factbook is included in Logos 6 Silver; you can access it from the Tools menu at the top of your screen. The bigger your library, the more search hits you’ll get, but it should function just fine at the Silver level. If you’re having any problems with this tool, feel free to contact our support team at 800-875-6467.

  2. I need to know the cost before I can commit myself. Just a straightforward answer please, not lots of information about how good it is.

    • Pam Bauthues says

      The Factbook is included in Logos 6 base packages and crossgrades, which have a wide range of price points (this specific tool will work best in Bronze and higher)—you can browse them all at Logos.com/BasePackages or give us a call at 800-875-6467 to talk through your options!

  3. Absolutely awesome! I've been hoping for some sort of Google-type search engine for Logos. This seems to fit the bill. I just entered 'tithing" into the Fact Book and it nearly wrote a sermon for me!

  4. I am trying to get on facebook and I do not know how to get to that information so if any one know how to do it please help me out and thank u so much

  5. This is a fantastic tool in order to understand clearly what the background (author, audience, cultural/historical) context is to lay the foundation of studying a particular book or topic. This one-stop shop of information for background is invaluable. Great Tool!

  6. Steve Carmeli says

    You’ll probably have to develop a more sophisticated way of interfacing with the user to extract a more specific query. Right now it simply generates way too much spurious data, unwanted information.