How to Use Inline Search to Discover Figures of Speech

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

Maybe you’ve noticed that searching in Logos is quite different from searching a print book! We search print volumes one at a time, whereas Logos editions can be searched in bulk. We instruct Logos to search our commentaries or theology books or journals. But with so many books in our Logos libraries, we may overlook the value of a specific resource. One such book you perhaps own is Figures of Speech Used in the Bible by E.M. Bullinger. In this book, the author identifies over 200 types of figures of speech and then provides biblical examples of each. It’s a helpful guide when trying to discover Hebrew or Greek figures of speech we may miss because we’re not as familiar with these languages as we are our native tongue. When I’m studying a biblical passage, I always run it through Figures just to make sure I’m not missing an idiomatic or emphatic expression. One way to do so is with an Inline search:
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Create About-the-Author Pages for Your Logos Resources

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

As you well know, before reading a book, it’s helpful to become acquainted with its author. The more we know about the writer, the more we can place the words of the resource in the context of his or her worldview. For example, we enjoy the daily devotional, My Utmost for His Highest, but do we know Oswald Chambers? When did he live? What was his theological bent?

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Look Up a Hebrew or Greek Word from Your English Bible

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

With all the power of Logos, sometimes we may forget Logos also does the simple things, as evidenced by a recent question from a Logos user:

I know Logos does many things, but I just want to look up the Hebrew or Greek word, behind an English word in my Bible in my favorite dictionary just like I did with print books. What’s the simplest way to accomplish this task?

There are several ways to achieve his goal, but he wanted simple so here’s what I told him:

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1 Simple Trick to Create Personalized Collections in Logos 6

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

Logos 6.3 recently released so please make sure to download it if you haven’t already. Among its new features is a redesigned Library Resource Information pane which includes a link to save selected resources as a collection. This shortcut link makes quick work of creating specialty collections which is illustrated below with a Favorite Bibles collection.

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Open Multiple Factbook Reports at the Same Time

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

One of the most exciting new features in Logos 6 is the Factbook. It’s an almanac, Bible dictionary, concordance, search engine, and more—all rolled into one. You can build a Factbook report for virtually any biblical subject imaginable! Also, within most Factbook articles you’ll discover links to other Factbook articles. When you click a link, the Factbook leaves your current article and jumps to the new one. To return to the previous article you have to utilize the back button in the upper right of the Factbook panel. What if, however, you want to view multiple Factbook articles at the same time? You can with this easy-to-use little trick:

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Quickly Discover an Author’s View of a Passage

Morris Proctor Create and Search Author Collections
Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

If you’re like me, when you study a topic or passage you want to know what a specific author thinks about it. What are A.W. Tozer’s insights on worship? What does John Wesley or Charles Spurgeon say about John 3:16? It’s easy to zero in on a specific author’s views in Logos—simply create and search an author collection. You can create one with these simple steps [Read more...]

How to Hide Chapter and Verse Numbers

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

As you probably know, chapter and verse numbers were not added to the Bible until the 13th and 16th centuries, respectively. While these numbers certainly help us navigate through Scripture, sometimes they may hinder us from seeing the natural flow of the text as it was originally written. For example, Paul sent to the saints in Ephesus a letter which has been divided into six chapters. Perhaps we think a chapter launches a new idea, but consider the phrases which begin verse one in chapters 2-6:

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See You at National Camp Logos!

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For nearly two decades, Logos users from around the globe have gathered annually at the Faithlife headquarters in Washington state to learn more and do more with their Bible software. This year’s National Camp Logos is on the books for June 24–26, and we want you to join. Both Camps 1 and 2 will be presented during the three days of live, hands-on training. Here’s what makes National Camp worth the journey to Bellingham.
 
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This Feature Makes Searching Your Logos Library a Breeze

One of the greatest benefits of Logos is the ability to find anything in your library.

When you open the Search panel and set the search type to Basic (A), you can select All Resources (B) or Everything (C).

Everything Search

 

I’m often asked, “What’s the difference between these two search types?”

Simply put, All Resources searches all of your books while Everything searches all of your books plus the Factbook, Atlas, Community Tags, and more!

Imagine you’re studying Jesus’ prayer in Matthew 26:36. When you read that he was in the Garden of Gethsemane you say to yourself, “I know I need info about Gethsemane, but what do I need—and where do I start?”

In times like these, try an Everything Search:

  • Open a Bible to Matthew 26:36 (D)
  • Right click on the word Gethsemane (E)
  • Select the English word Gethsemane on the right side of Context menu (F)
  • Select Search: everything from the left side of the context menu (G)

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When the Search opens, it is set to Basic (H) and Everything (J). As you peruse the search results, notice:

  • Preferred Bible lists occurrences of the word in your designated Bible (J)
  • Factbook links you to reports containing your word (K)
  • Topic shows links to articles about your word (L)
  • Media displays images related to your word (M)
  • Atlas Results provides links to relevant maps (N)
  • Library Results presents every occurrence of your word in the Library (the same as searching All Resources) (O)

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As you can see, the Everything Search provides a buffet of choices to further your study.

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For live, hands-on training, be sure to register for an upcoming Camp Logos, including events in Dallas, Texas and the St. Louis area.

If you can’t attend a live seminar or live outside the United States, you can pre-order Camp Logos Video Training, a downloadable Logos resource. Get it now!

Is Camp Logos Worth It?

For over 17 years, I’ve had the privilege of training users to better use Logos Bible Software through live seminars called Camp Logos. I’m often asked if it’s worth the investment of time and money to attend. As objectively as possible, I’d like to answer that question.

An investment that pays dividends

Yes, Camp Logos is worth the investment for several reasons. The training is:

  • Systematic: Rather than discovering unrelated features here or there on your own, you’ll see the big picture of the software as I guide you through Logos tools in a logical sequence.
  • Concentrated: Usually at the office or home we’re juggling meetings, emails, phone calls, and more. But at Camp, you can come away and focus on Logos. With fewer distractions, you can learn in a few days what would take weeks, months, or even years to discover on your own.
  • Interactive: The question-and-answer aspect of the live seminar adds to the learning experience. You’ll get your questions answered—whether during the main sessions or breaks.
  • Inspiring: Learning with fellow believers who are committed to Bible study, teaching, preaching, and Logos is contagious. You’ll leave Camp with your head full and your heart stirred.
  • Practical: As a Logos user and Bible teacher myself, I’ll not only show you how to use Logos features, but also how to implement them into your personal study and sermon or lesson preparation.

So yes, Camp Logos is a wise investment of time and resources that will pay immediate dividends.

Get ready for Camp

During April–May, Camp Logos is coming to:

  • Dallas, TX: May 5–7
  • St Louis, MO area: May 12–14
  • New Orleans, LA: May 18–20

Or, join us on June 24-26 for National Camp Logos at Logos headquarters in Bellingham, WA.

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If you can’t attend a live seminar or live outside the United States, you can purchase Camp Logos Video Training as a downloadable Logos resource. Get a great price on Pre-Pub right now!