How to Jump from Your English Bible to a Greek or Hebrew Lexicon in a Click

jump-english-lexiconI jokingly tell participants who attend Camp Logos, “Logos Bible Software will do everything but wash your dishes!” It really is that powerful. From building a Passage Guide report to searching your Library for a concept to in-depth original language work, Logos is here to help.

But what if you don’t need all that power every day? For example, I have a friend who simply wants to look up Hebrew and Greek words in his favorite dictionaries. Well, if you’re like my friend, today’s tip is for you.

A new, small feature in Logos 7 provides instant access to your favorite Hebrew and Greek lexicons right from an English Bible!

Try this:

  • Open a Bible with the reverse interlinear option such as the ESV (A)
  • Navigate to any verse such as 2 Timothy 4:1 (B)


  • Type “Lexham Wordbook” in the Command box and press the Enter key to open the Lexham Theological Wordbook (C)


  • Choose, one at a time, the panel menu on each panel (D)
  • Select Link set A for each resource (E)


  • Click a word in the biblical text like “charge” (F)
  • Notice the Wordbook jumps to an article for the Greek lemma translated charge (G)


  • Click a different word in the biblical text like “kingdom” (H)
  • Notice again the Wordbook looks up the underlying lemma (I)


Looking up words in dictionaries has never been easier! This feature works any Hebrew and Greek dictionary, so try linking your favorite Bible translation to a few different lexicons until you find the combinations you like best! Also, don’t forget to save this as a Layout if you plan to utilize this setup a lot.


Morris Proctor
is a certified trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.


  1. Dale Siegelin says

    Thanks for this post. This is an awesome capability. I am a lay person, not a pastor.

    I quickly set up a new Layout with the ESV and NIV as panels in one tile, one lexicon (Strong’s) in a tile, and three other (NT, OT & combined) lexicons in another panel. All this took about 10 minutes – mostly to decide which lexicons I wanted to use

  2. Brandt T Lyon says

    This post was really helpful. I also noticed that if I hit the “multiple Resources” button at the top, I could add my BDAG and have both up and linked at the same time. Extremely powerful!

  3. Andre Williams says

    So is feature just for Logos 7?