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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Learning Logos: New and Improved Subfolders in Favorites

The recent release of Logos 8.12 contains a subtle but very helpful tweak to Favorites. We can now create subfolders without dragging and dropping folders!

If you use Favorites, then give this a go:

  • Choose Tools | Library | Favorites (A)
  • Click New Folder on the Favorites panel (B)
  • Type a name for the folder
  • Press the Enter key to save the name
  • Make sure the folder you just created is selected (highlighted) (C)
  • Click New Folder again on the Favorites panel (D)
  • Notice this new folder is a sub-folder of the selected folder (E)

You can continue creating folders within folders, as long as the desired folder is selected before you click New Folder(F)

As I said, a small, but powerful change to Logos.

To keep up with all of the ongoing changes to Logos, 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.

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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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Learning Logos: How to Locate Family Trees with a Media Search

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A Logos user contacted me with this question:

I’m somewhat new to Logos 8, but I remember in previous versions I could get family trees for people in the Bible. How do I find them now? [Read more…]

Learning Logos: Develop a Word List Based on Lemma Count (Part 2)

logos 8 training blog postThis is the second part of a short blog series addressing this scenario presented to me by a fellow Logos user: [Read more…]

Learning Logos: Develop a Word List Based on Lemma Count (Part 1)

logos 8 training blog postA fellow Logos user recently emailed me with basically this scenario:

The Seminary Guide, released from Faithlife for 2020, has an article in it from Mark Ward in which he says Greek students should learn vocabulary words appearing more than 100 times in the New Testament (173 such words). Can I make this work in a Word List? If so, can the Hebrew be done the same way?

This is a great question for students of the original languages. The answer is: yes, it can be accomplished in Logos with the help of two features: Concordance and Word List. [Read more…]