Look Up a Hebrew or Greek Word from Your English Bible

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.

With all the power of Logos, sometimes we may forget Logos also does the simple things, as evidenced by a recent question from a Logos user:

I know Logos does many things, but I just want to look up the Hebrew or Greek word, behind an English word in my Bible in my favorite dictionary just like I did with print books. What’s the simplest way to accomplish this task?

There are several ways to achieve his goal, but he wanted simple so here’s what I told him:

  • Open an English Bible containing the interlinear option such as ESV, NASB, NKJV, etc.
  • Right click on a word in a passage (A)
  • Select the lemma from the right side of the context menu (B)
  • Select Look up from the left side of the context menu (C)

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  • Notice your highest prioritized Hebrew/Greek dictionary containing an entry for that word opens to the article for the word (D)

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  • Click the Parallel resources icon on the resource’s toolbar to access other Hebrew/Greek dictionaries for your word (E)

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Rather than clicking the Parallel resources icon, once the first dictionary opens, just press the right arrow on the keyboard to jump to the next resource containing an entry for your word!

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Comments

  1. Jack Kessler says:

    I am trying to find a software which enables me to read the Hebrew text and, finding a word I don’t know, to get its definition and parsing by clicking on it or floating the mouse over it.

    Will Logos do that?