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)

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

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

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

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

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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.

For complete explanations of this and all new Logos 7 features please check out our What’s New in Logos 7 Training Manual, in print and/or digital, or order our complete Logos 7 Training Volume Set.

In addition, for a fast and fun way to unleash the power of Logos, consider attending an upcoming Camp Logos training seminar in Raleigh, NC or Murfreesboro, TN.

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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.

Comments

  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?