Learning Logos: Quickly Display Lemmas Sharing a Common Root

A Logos user contacted me with this Bible study scenario:

I’m studying the word “equip” in Ephesians 4:12. A commentary I’m using says this Greek word is related to the word “mending” in Matthew 4:21 and “restore” in Galatians 6:1. Is there a way to see all related words at once?

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Logos Tech Tip: Find Everywhere Jesus Is Referred to as ‘the Word’

In the first chapter of the Gospel of John, the author refers to Jesus as “the Word” (ho logos). This formulation has resonances in the Hebrew Bible, Greek philosophy, and Hellenistic Jewish thought.  But does this formulation appear anywhere else in the New Testament? [Read more…]

Learning Logos: Add the Factbook to the Dashboard

A subscriber to mpseminars.com submitted the following scenario to me:

I enjoy launching my Bible study from the Dashboard on the Home Page. Also, I work with the Factbook a great deal. I don’t, however, see a way to add the Factbook to the Dashboard. Is there a way and if so, would you show me how?

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Logos Tech Tip | What Does It Mean to ‘Walk’?

Walking is a biblical metaphor for the way Christians are to live. However, walking was also the most common mode of travel in biblical times. That means if you search for “walk,” you will find all of these instances. [Read more…]

Learning Logos: How to Display Notes in Multiple Bibles

Of all of the Logos 8 features, I probably receive more questions about the Notes database than any other. Here’s one I’ve received several times:

When I anchor a note to a specific word in a specific Bible is it possible to display that note in other Bibles?

A feature known as Corresponding Notes and Highlights is what we need for this task. [Read more…]

Logos Tech Tip: Explore Word Meanings with Logos

Bible software has been so focused on morphological searching (which is a powerful and helpful tool in any Bible student’s arsenal) that many people think it can’t do anything more. But with Logos, you can do so much more than search morphology.
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Learning Logos: How to Display Bible Verses in List Format

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A Logos user contacted me with this question:

I’m somewhat new to Logos so hopefully there’s a simple answer to what I’m asking and I’m just not sure where to find it. I use the NKJV, but I like the formatting of the NASB specifically the verses are in “list” rather than paragraph style. Is there a way to make the NKJV look more like the NASB. [Read more…]

Logos Tech Tip: 4 Easy Ways to Find Anything in Logos

One of the most tangible benefits of a digital library is the ability to quickly search and find whatever you need with a couple clicks. No matter what you’re looking for, Logos has a way to search for it. [Read more…]

Learning Logos: How to Find Emphatic Negation in the New Testament

A Logos user sent me this inquiry:

I’ve been studying Mark 10:15 in which Jesus says “Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” Numerous commentaries pointed out the presence of a double negative or emphatic negation in the phrase “not enter it.” How can I find other instances of this in the New Testament? [Read more…]

Learning Logos: How to Use Information with Non-Bibles

On the Tools menu is a feature called Information, which we normally use with interlinear Bibles. Simply by hovering on or clicking a word in the Bible, Information populates with tons of data about that word.

This tool, however, can also be used with any book and will provide instant definitions for unfamiliar words!

Try this:

  • Choose Tools |Lookup | Information (A)
  • Open any book from your Library such as the Lexham Bible Dictionary (B)
  • Navigate to any location in the resource such as the article for Levi, son of Jacob in the LBD (C)
  • Rest the cursor on a word in the resource such as eponym in the LBD (D)
  • Notice the Definition section in Information populates with data (E) from your highest prioritized dictionary with an article for this word! (F)

This is a great trick for looking up the meanings of unfamiliar words without interrupting the flow of your reading by having to open additional resources on the screen.

Of course in the above example, Information is set to update on hover and the Definition section is visible. You can certainly customize Information if yours didn’t function as I outlined.

For more detailed and exhaustive instructions about the Information tool, please check out 24/7 video training at mpseminars.com.

And don’t forget to follow faithlife.com/mpseminars and you’ll automatically receive a FREE digital download of Dr. Grant Osborne’s commentary Ephesians Verse by Verse.L

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Morris Proctor is a certified trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

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