Logos Summer Training: How to Get Deep Insight on Biblical Characters

Each week this summer the Logos Pros will teach you how to master the tools and resources of Logos Bible Software. You’ll get some pointers and some study questions. This week: biblical character studies.

Christians believe that the Bible is the only piece of literature written under the guidance and direction of the Holy Spirit. The stories and characters recorded in the Bible were chosen by God, and the Bible does not contain useless details. Everything written in the Bible deserves our attention, even minor characters in the biblical story.

Like Ahithophel. The video below will take you through a brief yet informative study of this biblical character. Using the tools and texts in Logos, we will discover how his story and relationship to other characters impacts the larger David narrative.

Study Question

What evidence is there is to support or refute that the Eliam mentioned in 2 Sam 11:3 and the one mentioned in 2 Sam 23:34 are the same individual?

Recommended Resources

  • The best way to save money on Logos is to buy a base package. The Pro Team recommends Gold for this kind of work. The Full Feature Set includes the Biblical People dataset used in this video
  • The New International Encyclopedia of Bible Characters is is an exhaustive, ready reference of every person named in the Bible. Discover the parts men and women, from the obscure to the famous to the infamous, have played in the unfolding story of Scripture.
  • All the People in the Bible similarly covers every character in Scripture, plus the Apocrypha, from Aaron to Zophar.


  1. Thank you for mentioning that you need logos Gold for this study although the first sentence “Each week this summer the Logos Pros will teach you how to master the tools and resources of Logos Bible Software” is misleading and you have to read the whole article to find out you need the Gold logos pkg.

  2. These lessons would be good if I could read them, as I don’t have the ability to watch the videos. It far surpasses my data plan and cost way to much for us.
    I pray there is a way to write it???? Not everyone is in a position to watch the videos. I tell all who come to my home to shut off the wify on their devices. I can’t afford it.

    • Tyler Smith says

      Hi, Joni. I’ll pass on your feedback to the team. We occasionally create transcripts for videos. I’ll let the team know there’s interest in this for the Summer Training.