How to Find Explanations of Datasets

The makers of our Logos Bible Software have labeled all sorts of information in the Bible. Each group of tags or labels is called a dataset.

Recently, I’ve received several questions about explanations for specific datasets: [Read more…]

How to Quickly Arrange the Desktop

Sometimes an easy-to-use, helpful feature gets overlooked. For example, here’s a non-Logos, simple trick I learned recently from my elderly mother.

I was trying to tear a piece of aluminum foil, but the entire roll kept following out of the box. Upon seeing my frustration, my mom pointed out, “Why don’t you push in the tabs on either end of the box which will secure the roll in the box?” I had no idea what she was referring to, but I looked, and sure enough, the tabs were there complete with instructions on how to use them!

I asked, “Why haven’t you mentioned these to me before?” to which she responded, “I figured a 56-year-old man knows how to handle a roll of aluminum foil.” [Read more…]

How to Quickly See Tags in a Biblical Passage

A Logos user recently contacted me with the following scenario:

I know the Logos developers have tagged the biblical text with all sorts of labels or datasets. Normally I right click on words and scroll through the menu to see these tags. Is there, however, an easier way to view tags just while I’m reading the text? [Read more…]

How to Create and Search a Passage List

In response to a recent blog about locating where Jesus speaks about the kingdom, a Logos user emailed me the following power-user tip that I wanted to pass along to you:

I create a Passage List of verses with Jesus as the Speaker in Reported Speech. Then in the future I search that list for the words I want. [Read more…]

How to Find and Review Relevant Online Videos

As you well know, within our Logos Bible Software we have scores of resources ready to yield valuable information related to the passage or subject we’re studying.

Perhaps, however, you’re not aware that the makers of Logos have also curated online images and videos ready and willing to enhance our study!

Today’s post highlights the Curated Online Video search feature, which is available only with a Faithlife Connect subscription. If you have Logos 7 Bronze or higher, you can run similar searches to find preselected images from the web.*

For example, let’s say we’re studying 2 Timothy 3:16 and we’d like to watch online videos related to the passage.

Here’s how to find them: [Read more…]

How to Locate Where Jesus Speaks a Specific Word

 

A Logos user contacted me with the following scenario:

I’m studying Matthew 4:17 where Jesus says “the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” How can I locate other verses where Jesus is speaking about the kingdom?

One answer to the question is to create an intersection search looking for verses containing a specific Greek lemma within reported speech in which Jesus is the speaker.

Wow! That’s a mouthful; so let’s break it down: [Read more…]

How to Create Collections Based on Publication Date

A Logos user recently emailed me several questions related to searching journals. One of his questions, in essence, was this:

Is there a way to create a collection of journals based on publication date so that I can focus on recent scholarship? [Read more…]

How to Group Bible Search Results by Book

I recently received the following email:

Maybe I’m missing something, but I need a quick way to get the number of occurrences of a phrase by book. [Read more…]

How to Add Websites to the Shortcuts Bar

You’ve probably noticed in the sidebar of the Home Page links to the expanding Faithlife family of websites. (A)

If they’re not visible:

  • Open the Home Page
  • Click the Customize icon in the upper right of the Home Page (B)
  • Select Faithlife Websites in the lower left of the menu (C)

[Read more…]

How to Remove Mobile Devices from Your Logos Account

In previous blogs, I’ve written about “managing” mobile resources from the Logos desktop app. In response to one of the blogs, a user posted this question:

I have had several phones and iPads since using Logos. How do I delete, or remove, the previous devices and their info? Sure hope this can be done. [Read more…]