How to Search for Sermons by Venue

A Logos user presented the following scenario to me:

I’m a traveling itinerate preacher speaking in various churches, but do revisit the same churches periodically. If I start using the Sermon Editor to archive my messages, is there a way to search the files by location so I don’t preach the same sermon in the same church? [Read more…]

How to Find Words Unique to a Book in the Bible

A fellow Logos user recently emailed me an excellent question:

Is there a way to find the words in a particular NT book (e.g. Philippians) that are unique to it? In other words, they are not used elsewhere in the NT?

Even though at first glance the question sounds like a huge task, actually it’s quite simple through the use of Word Lists: [Read more…]

How to Read OT Sources for NT Verses

I’m often asked how to easily locate Old Testament passages quoted in the New Testament. I’ve written about this before, but in this blog, I’ll show you yet another way to read OT sources right along with NT passages. [Read more…]

How to Easily Locate Paul’s Prayers

Through the years as I’ve taught discipleship and spiritual formation classes, I’ve encouraged people to pray Paul’s prayers for others and themselves.

For example, Ephesians 3:14-19 is one of my favorites in which Paul prays that Christ will dwell in the hearts of Christians. We’ll save the study of dwell for another day. [Read more…]

How to Search for the Men-De Greek Discourse Feature

In a previous blog I showed how to use the reverse interlinear to identify the μέν – δέ construction in the New Testament. Please review that blog to fully understand the significance of this discourse feature that Faithlife scholar-in-residence Dr. Steve Runge refers to as Point-Counterpoint. style=”border: 2px solid #eaeaea;”

In today’s blog I’ll show how to execute a simple search in an English Bible to locate most occurrences of this construction. [Read more…]

An Introduction to the Men-De Greek Discourse Feature

I was recently studying 1 Peter 3:18 which in the ESV ends with:

being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit

Using the inline interlinear feature I observed at the beginning of the first clause was a Greek word (μέν or men) that wasn’t translated. Then at the beginning of the second clause was a Greek conjunction (δέ or de) which was translated but. [Read more…]

How to Identify Repeated Words in a Passage

During a passage study we’re taught to look for repeated words because repetition may indicate the presence of an important theme or topic. Since the Bible wasn’t originally written in English, we’re not really concerned with English words occurring more than once, but rather repetition in Hebrew and Greek. Several Logos tools assist with identifying repetition, but this blog focuses only one: Emphasize Active Lemmas.

Let’s take a look at this handy, but albeit under-used feature: [Read more…]

How to Study a Concept with the Senses Ring

Today’s blog question comes from a participant in our Camp Logos Inductive Webinar:

I thoroughly enjoyed the webinar! I especially liked the insights you offered regarding the Hebrew word translated “meditate” in Joshua 1:8. I’ve been doing my own study of the word, but I’m having trouble understanding the numbers under the Senses ring in the Bible Word Study Guide. Can you offer some help? [Read more…]

How to Search Both Manuscript and Lemma Forms of Words

As you well know, the Bible was not written in English but rather the Old Testament in Hebrew (with a little Aramaic) and the New Testament in Greek. Thus, when searching in the Bible, it’s better to search in the original languages of Hebrew and Greek rather than English. You perhaps are wondering: I don’t know Hebrew and Greek; I work from an English Bible. How can I search in the original languages?

The great Logos news is, with the power of our English interlinear Bibles, even though we read in English we can search in Hebrew and Greek! [Read more…]

How to Prioritize Individual Volumes from Commentary Sets


Recently I’ve been asked basically the same question from various Logos users. The gist of the question goes like this:

I own numerous multi-volume sets of commentaries. In the Library when I drag over a volume from the set to the Prefer these resources list, the entire series gets prioritized. That means that set of commentaries always shows up first in the Commentaries section of the Passage Guide regardless of the biblical passage I’m studying. I have favorite volumes from each set I want to prioritize. So if I’m studying John,  I want Pillar first. If I’m researching 2 Corinthians I want New American Commentary first and so on. Is this possible? If so, how do I set it up?
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