An Easy Way to Keep Track of Biblical Passages Referenced in Books

If you’re like me, as you’re reading a meaty book such as a theology or hermeneutics resource, you’re paying close attention to the biblical passages the author includes in each chapter. Often as we reread the verses, we’re reviewing the content of each chapter.

Toward that end, in today’s blog post I’ll show you an easy way to record verses from a resource for future review:

  • Open any Logos resource you’re reading such as Basic Bible Interpretation that I’ll use as an example (A)

  • Choose Documents | Passage List
  • Name the Passage List the same name as the book (B)

  • Select (highlight) text in the book containing biblical references (C)

  • Click the Add link on the Passage List (D)
  • Choose …selected text from the drop down list (E)

  • Notice all of the highlighted verses in the book are now added to the Passage List (F)

  • Right click on the first passage in the Passage List (G)
  • Select Insert heading from the menu (H)

  • Type the name of the chapter from which the verses were taken such as 1 The What and Why of Bible Interpretation (I)

  • Repeat the above steps for additional chapters in the resource as you continue reading through the book (J)

You can easily see, with some initiative on our part we can end up with a nice and neat listing of biblical passages from a book!

For more detailed information about the Passage List, secure your copy of the Logos 7 Training Manuals Volumes 1-3 in print or digital.

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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.


  1. Steve Jones says

    This is a good way to get to some of the passages, I totally agree. What Logos has failed to do–and I wish they would–is make the bible reference list at the end of these books more accessible. say for instance I am studying a passage on the Sermon on the Mount, specifically, Matt. 5:1-13. And I want to know what my favorite dictionaries, backgrounds, and theological and hermeneutical books say on that passage. Most of these books have a Bible reference list at the back of it. And search parameters limited to just that list could spit out a ton of info one that one passage. That to me would pay much bigger dividends, whereas what MP is suggesting is good for a particular topic that would be good to recall for academic research purposes.

  2. Thanx much for this and all the other help over the years!
    I just saw in a commentary about Mat 18:15 “the Greek for ‘against you’ is not in oldest and best manuscripts”
    I have some Greek manuscripts and would like to know if there is an easy way to check which ones do and do not contain these words.

    Thanx for all you do.
    Bob Diebel