Logos Tech Tip: Study Jacob’s Life Using a Biblical Person Workflow

Jacob bears the unique designation as the only person in the Bible who literally wrestled with God, and this encounter had a far-reaching impact on redemptive history. Most Bible readers know that what happens in Genesis lays the foundation for the rest of Scripture, but it can be a daunting task to see where Jacob’s story is referred to in the rest of the Bible.

With the Biblical Person Workflow in Logos Starter and above, you can trace Jacob’s life and lasting impact throughout Scripture.

To open the Biblical Person Workflow, click the Guides menu and enter “Biblical” in the search bar. Click Biblical Person Study in the dropdown, enter “Jacob” in the search box, and select Jacob (son of Isaac) from the dropdown. 

The workflow then organizes your resources so you can easily study Jacob’s life, compare Bible versions, research key words, people, and places—and more. Plus, you can take and save notes for future reference. Now you can focus on your study and let Logos do the searching.

screenshot of Logos Biblical Person Workflow

Add these resources focused on biblical characters to your Logos library for even more insight:

Learn more about using Workflows in Logos (available in Logos Starter and above), watch this helpful video, or visit the Logos Help Center for more on how to get the most out of your Logos Bible Software.


  1. “Biblical Person Study” does not come up under my Guides menu. Instead, “Biblical People” does. However, this does not lead to the results shown in this article. I have Logos Bible Software 8.15

    I would like to try what you suggest in this blog. How can I do that?

    • Adam Shaeffer says

      I’m sorry you’re having trouble, Tim.

      The Biblical Person Workflow is included in Logos 8 Starter (or in the Starter Feature Upgrade) and above. If you have a Logos 8 package Starter or higher, then the workflow should appear in your Guides menu. If you don’t, I believe all Logos 8 packages are 25% off this month (and that is on top of the discount you get with dynamic pricing). I’ve updated the post to include the required package information.