More Tips on Finding the Perfect Hymn for Sunday Morning

Last week’s post answered a user’s question on how to find hymns based on a Scripture reference. Today, using a feature called field searching, we’ll locate hymns written by a specific author, with a desired title, or containing certain words.

If you’re looking for a hymn, give this a go:

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How to Find Hymns That Relate to a Scripture Passage

My mentor years ago told me that outside of the Bible, one of the most important books to have in my library is a good hymnal (or two or three or more!). In light of that I was thrilled to recently receive the following question from a fellow Logos user:

Very often hymns are based on Scripture and very often that passage is referenced in the hymnal. Is there any way to search a hymnal or hymnals for a reference to a specific Scripture passage? For example, I’d like to know if any of the hymnals or song books in my Logos library make a reference to Romans 8:28.

This is a great question and the answer is a very easy and resounding yes! To do so, all you’ll need is the Logos Hymnal Media Resource and the Passage Guide.

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How to Instantly See How Many Times a Lemma Is Used in a Passage

The old adage says, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Pictures many times communicate at a glance what words cannot. That can also be true of Logos searching.

Imagine this scenario: we’re reading about “righteousness” in Romans 1:17. After searching for the Greek lemma translated “righteousness,” we want to see a graphic showing the distribution of this word in the New Testament.

To accomplish that, let’s give this a go:

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How to Add the Same Note in Logos to Different Verses

Last week’s blog post focused on Notes and we’ll continue that theme this week.

Sometimes as we’re studying the Bible, the insights we gain for one passage apply equally to another. For example, as we study the results of Spirit fullness in Ephesians 5:18-22 we realize they’re basically the results of the Word dwelling in us from Colossians 3:16-17. So we want the same note attached to both passages.

To do that, take a swing at this:

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How to Move a Logos Note from One File to Another

If you’ve been to Camp Logos, you know I’m a big cheerleader for saving research in Notes documents. I believe this is a convenient and secure way to archive insights into Scripture. In light of that, I was thrilled to receive the following question from a fellow Logos user:

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How to Find Everywhere the NT Mentions Eating or Meals

A fellow Logos user recently posted the following question on a Logos blog:

Is there a way to find every time there is eating/a meal in the New Testament?  I think there is a lot of activity that goes on around a table or just eating.

With the Bible Sense Lexicon the answer is a resounding yes!

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How to Find All the Words That Appear Just Once in the Bible

Recently a Logos blog post appeared showing how to research a hapax legomenon in the Bible. This Greek phrase literally means “something said only once” and it refers to a word which appears only once in a literary context or an author’s works. The blog correctly points out that numerous hapax legomena occur in the New Testament.

A Logos user then inquired of me:

Using Logos, how do I discover the hapax legomena in the Bible?

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How to Find Every Time Peter Addresses Jesus

A fellow Logos user recently presented me with the following scenario:

Peter, of course, is traditionally labeled the outspoken apostle. He spoke to Jesus where others didn’t (at least based on what we have recorded). How can I find the verses in which Peter directly addressed Jesus?

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How to Tidy Up Your Logos Library

Recently, I received an e-mail from a seasoned Logos user who presented the following scenario:

I’ve been with Logos for many years and amassed numerous resources. As I surveyed my Library I realized some of these resources I may not use. Is there a way to remove them from my Library?

For various reasons you may find yourself in a similar situation. For example, perhaps you don’t read Latin, yet you discover you have Latin resources.

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How to Find Parallel Passages in Paul’s Epistles

Imagine we’re studying Philippians 1:27-30, where Paul mentions he may or may not visit the saints in Philippi. A logical question to ask during our reading of the text is: Did Paul ever mention uncertainty in visiting other cities or churches?

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