What’s New in Logos Now 6.4

What’s new in Logos Now

Every day we’re working hard on innovative solutions to the problems you encounter in your Bible study. Our team regularly develops exciting new features, datasets, tools, and more to give you a deeper understanding of God’s Word.

In the past, you had to wait until the next release of our software to access extensive updates like these. But whether you’re a minister, scholar, student, or an everyday Christian with a passion for God’s Word, we recognize that you want the latest and best Bible study tools to help you dig deeper into God’s word, right now.

That’s why we created Logos Now.

Roughly every six weeks, we roll out our newest developments so you can use them in your Bible study immediately. It’s easy to get started with Logos Now; you can even get your first month free.

We recently released our newest features and tools to Logos Now members—if you’ve been waiting, this is the time to start. Here’s what’s new.

Features

Systematic Theologies Section

Explore what your systematic theologies have to say about specific biblical texts. The Systematic Theologies Section in the Passage Guide organizes biblical references in your systematic theologies according to standard theological categories such as Prolegomena, Theology Proper, Bibliology, Christology, and more. These results are then further broken down according to the denominational affiliation of the author. Discover what Baptist, Lutheran, and Presbyterians theologians say about 2 Timothy 3:16 as it relates to the doctrine of the Bible.

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References Concordance

The Concordance tool builds an index of all the data in any of resource in your library and lets you filter by primary-source references such as biblical texts, Josephus, Homer, or Xenophon. Sort the results by heading to find all the places Josephus is cited, or by count to see which references are cited most often.

New Testament Manuscript Explorer

The New Testament Manuscript Explorer transforms text-critical notations and details about New Testament manuscripts into a helpful interactive tool that lets you navigate, sort, and filter countless manuscript witnesses to the text of the New Testament. Find all manuscripts containing a portion of the Gospels copied in the third century. Or find all the manuscripts that are a part of the Byzantine text type.

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Content

Online Sermon Videos

We’re working hard on curating videos from the web so you can find online media with a simple search inside Logos. We’re tagging those videos with relevant biblical passages, authors, topics, and more so you can incorporate the insights of other pastors and professors into your Bible study. Search and find sermons, homilies, lectures, and more to enhance your Bible study.

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Narrative Character Maps, vol. 2

Narrative Character Maps present the Bible’s familiar story arcs with a new visual perspective that makes sense of complex interweaving narratives. Color-coded character lines elegantly present the geographic location of key players through time.

Trace the missionary journeys of Paul and other early church leaders in the first century. Rediscover the narrative of Ruth, Naomi, Boaz, and Orpah with a vibrant display of God’s faithfulness. Easily keep track of David’s life as it connects with the lives of Saul, Jonathan, Absalom, and other characters. The important events in each narrative link to the Bible Factbook—where you’ll find family trees, maps, and other media drawn from your digital library. Narrative Character Maps revitalize your understanding of familiar Bible stories. Volume 2 adds maps of Abraham, Isaac, and the events depicted in 1 Samuel.

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Before and After, vol. 2

The Before and After tool presents pictures of modern archaeological sites and lets you turn back time by laying over crisp renderings of sites in their ancient glory. As you examine an archaeological image, you can pull the shade over the image to reveal our artist’s reconstruction. See the walls of Jericho, the streets of Corinth, the theaters of Ephesus, and the gates of Jerusalem as biblical characters would have. The second volume includes before-and-after images of Ephesus Odeon, the Altar of Zeus in Pergamum, and the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus.

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Old Testament Propositional Bible Outlines

Reformat Bible text into an outline that labels the purpose of each line in the Old Testament and relates each segment to the surrounding text. In this update, we’ve added outlines of 2 Kings, 1-2 Chronicles, Ezra, and Nehemiah.

Plus, all the other features Logos Now members currently enjoy

Logos Now members are already using these powerful features:

Greek Grammatical Constructions

This new dataset identifies certain grammatical constructions in the New Testament and finds other occurrences of the construction in the Bible.

Commandments of the Law

The Commandments of the Law Interactive provides information on the 613 Mitzvoth (commandments) as delineated by medieval rabbi Maimonides (also known as Rambam), perhaps in 1170 A.D. These commandments are traditionally described as “The 613 mitzvoth of the Torah.” That is, these are the explicit commandments found within the Torah as understood and enumerated by the Jewish Rabbis.

Concordance Tool

The Concordance Tool analyzes the data in a particular resource and allows you to filter that information with faceted-search options.

Media Browser

Browse all Logos media and use filters to discover brilliant images, slides, and art that will enhance your next presentation.

Old Testament Propositional Bible Outlines

Reformat Bible text into an outline that labels the purpose of each line in the Old Testament and relates each segment to the surrounding text.

Access to the Logos Web App (beta)

Access your Logos resources through a web browser! We will continue to make improvements and add new features and functionality.

Read more about all the Logos Now features.

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When you’re a Logos Now member, you continue to receive updates like these, making your Logos experience more powerful, and your Logos Now membership more and more valuable over time.

Try it now! Your first month is on us!

Comments

  1. Tim Bahula says:

    I really struggle with seeing new content for Narrative Character Maps and Before and After included in Logos Now. When I bought my upgrade to Logos 6 based on the exciting new features, I was quite disappointed to find that several of the new features (including Narrative Character Maps and Before and After) were quite incomplete. It seemed that they had been rushed out the door to meet the ship deadline. With just 5 Narrative Character Maps and just 6 Before and After sites, these exciting features seemed more like teasers. Now I need to buy a Logos Now subscription to see more. Kind of leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

  2. I have the same feelings as Tim. When I purchased my upgrade to Logos 6, I was largely disappointed with the new features, including almost all of the interactive media. A number of them seemed so incomplete, including the Before and After tool. To see that you are adding new Before and After photos, but not making them available to those of us who spent hundreds of dollars to upgrade to Logos 6, to me is wrong. Faithlife, please make this right to Logos 6 base package owners!

  3. I bought Logos 6 based upgrade because of the exciting new features, However, I just could not believe that there are only 5 Narrative Character Maps and just 6 Before and After sites, Hoping that I can enjoy the vol. 2 of these two features even without paying for the Logos Now! These two features are indeed incomplete and had been shipped in spite of incompleteness to meet the deadline! Faithlife, please make the volume 2 of these two features free for the Logos 6 based package.

  4. I bought Logos 6 based upgrade because of the exciting new features, However, I just could not believe that there are only 5 Narrative Character Maps and just 6 Before and After sites, Hoping that I can enjoy the vol. 2 of these two features even without paying for the Logos Now! These two features are indeed incomplete and had been shipped in spite of incompleteness to meet the deadline! Faithlife, please make the volume 2 of these two features free for the Logos 6 based package.

  5. Jacob Cerone says:

    For those who might be interested, Bob Pritchett and Phil Gons have responded to these concerns on this forum page:

    https://community.logos.com/forums/t/106870.aspx

  6. I wish the tools they developed were more useful on a daily basis – like in a study where everyone just speaks English (not Hebrew or Greek). Better pronunciation guides are long overdue…so far Logos/Faithlife has not done this well properly in my opinion.

  7. Agree totally with other comments about “Logos Now” and the upgrade process. I started with Logos 3 via CD. The tools that have been developed over the various versions are awesome and what brings a fresh new perspective. Reality is many have commented in the past that what came in version 4 or 5 or 6 was what should have been there 1 or 2 versions back.

    In particular the depth of the graphic tools is just not there in Logos 6 and free rollout of new ones to all Logos 6 is highly recommended, rather than expect payment for it along with all the other “features” that send the price high but can send the overall value down with features not used much but must be payed for to get the other bells and whistles.

    Giving free upgrade of “before and after” and “character narrative” and other graphic interfaces would be a great move to retain your customer base or at worst provide a more selective upgrade process of “graphic tools” to keep user costs down.

    Thanks for a great package. Tutorials are the other thing that are awesome and was surprised to see these are not part of all downloads. LOGOS is not selling forward with that sort of customer support.

    Lastly a friend asked about the ppt slides i use, just love em, and told him with some reluctance the cost of staying in on LOGOS. He had a look at the site and said its ways too complicated for him to be interested. Gotta say, the power and depth is there in so many ways and yet the challenge for LOGOS will be to simplify the access and results from the whole collection. No idea how it works but the way Google use “relevance” results of other peoples searches seems like a way to simplify the whole “search result” process. Camoing out is something I love about Morris teaching, I’m just not able to spend the time to get it all tweeked or remember the most appropriate door in LOGOS to open to find some short sweet results to use as part of a home group situation.

    In summary LOGOS need to provide free upgrade of the graphic tools,then focus on making upgrades cost effective (value for money in providing customer focused upgrades – more than present), and the doing all possible in the interface to really simplify the results of searches (other than by creating collections). Do that and you’ve got me and many many more sticking with LOGOS.

    Blessings

  8. EVERETT HERBERGER says:

    I have not had formal studies in the art and use of the computer. However, much of my programs including Biblical studies are quite intuitive in function and use. When I speak to your Reps. I find them most genial, helpful and thorough. Always proactive in their customer service. Necessary because the product does not ‘seem’ to be as user intuitive (user friendly) as it should/could be.
    It have found it necessary to search for the pricing of products, only to find the price in small print, not at the beginning or end of the presentation. Case in point, the $8.99 or 89.99 for your latest offering, Logos Now. Incidentally, I have a nearly 4000 volume hard copy library.
    I do appreciate the tutorials you make available, many at no cost. they help so much. Thank you!