See Every Cross Reference in a Passage List

In response to last week’s blog post a fellow Logos user asked the following question:

Thanks for the helpful tip, but I have a slightly different scenario. How do I add embedded cross references in a Bible to a Passage List since the references themselves don’t appear, but only superscript letters?

This is a great observation and excellent question! To assist us, we’re going to add Power Lookup to the Passage List.

Here’s what I mean:

  • Choose Documents | Passage List
  • Name the document anything you like (A)

  • Open a Bible, containing embedded cross references identified with superscript letters, (B) to any passage (C)

  • Choose Tools | Power Lookup
  • Select, in the Bible, text containing embedded cross references (D)
  • Notice Power Lookup displays the text of those cross references (E)
  • Click Copy on the Power Lookup panel (F)

  • Click the Add link on the Passage List (G)
  • Select …clipboard from the drop down list (H)

  • Notice the verses from Power Lookup which are cross references from the Bible are added to the Passage List! (I)

For more tips regarding Power Lookup be sure to check out the Logos 7 Training Manuals Volumes 1-3 in print or digital.

And for a great way to learn to study the Bible with Logos register for Camp Logos Inductive in Atlanta April 23-25!

Also be sure to follow the new MP Seminars Faithlife group and receive a FREE download of the commentary Ephesians: Verse by Verse by Dr. Grant Osborne.


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.

The God of Covenantal Relationship


The God of Scripture is always forming “covenants” with his creation. And he is faithful to his covenants—even when his creatures are not.

In this week’s video, we will research the idea of covenant and observe places in the Bible where God acts in relationship to his covenant. Then we’ll analyze places where he responds to those who break his covenant.
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How to Find Specific Events on a Logos Timeline


Seeing a biblical or world event in its historical context can certainly aid our understanding of the event. Toward the end of discovering historical context, Logos Bible Software provides the tool appropriately called Timeline.

Today’s blog post is devoted to a small feature within the Timeline which assists us in viewing relevant events in the current Timeline:
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Biblical Insight on Shepherding God’s People


One of the most common biblical metaphors for leaders is “shepherd.” God’s entrusted leaders are charged with the weighty responsibility of tending to and feeding the people of God as a shepherd would his flock. The act of “shepherding” means more than simply feeding the flock; rather, this choice verb refers to all acts related to the care of the flock.
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An Easy Way to Keep Track of Biblical Passages Referenced in Books


If you’re like me, as you’re reading a meaty book such as a theology or hermeneutics resource, you’re paying close attention to the biblical passages the author includes in each chapter. Often as we reread the verses, we’re reviewing the content of each chapter.
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Resolve to Apply the Bible This Year


The New Year is a great time to recommit to the daily study of God’s Word. Reading the Bible and digging into its message is one of the best resolutions anyone can make. As you commit to this endeavor for 2018, equally dedicate yourself to applying the Word of God to every aspect of your life.
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How to Copy a Logos Document


In a recent blog post I erroneously communicated we could not make copies of Logos files. I was thinking of the absence of that feature on the Documents menu, but I totally forgot about making copies at documents.logos.com.

So in this blog post, I’ll correct the record and show you how to copy a Logos file:

  • Choose the Documents menu (A)
  • Click the Share documents link in the lower left of the menu (B)

  • Notice your web browser opens to your personal documents.logos.com page (C)
  • Rest the cursor on the file you wish to copy (D)
  • Click the Actions drop down list on the far right (E)
  • Select Duplicate (F)

  • Return to the Logos Documents menu (G) and you’ll see a copy of the file (H)

I apologize for the original oversight of this feature, but I hope you can now make use of multiple copies of existing files!

For more detailed information about Logos Documents, secure your copy of the Logos 7 Training Manuals Volumes 1-3 in print or digital.

Also be sure to follow the new MP Seminars Faithlife group and receive a FREE download of the commentary Ephesians: Verse by Verse by Dr. Grant Osborne.


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.

How to Access Rich Content from the Oldest Commentaries

What’s the oldest commentary you own? Perhaps something from the church fathers?

You may be surprised to find you have something even older—something you may not have realized could be useful for you: ancient Jewish writings such as the Talmud, Philo, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. These contain a wealth of insight into the Hebrew Bible: simply by watching the way it has been interpreted over time, you gain perspective on your own reading.
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How Many Ways Can “Elohim” Be Translated?


In his FaithlifeTV lecture series, The Unseen Realm, Dr. Michael S. Heiser noted that the Hebrew word elohim, most often translated God, nonetheless is translated other ways in our English Bibles. With my curiosity piqued, I wanted to discover those English translations of this Hebrew word.

Even though there are several ways in Logos to accomplish this task, I’ll show you the one I used:

  • Open an English Bible with the interlinear option such as the ESV to a passage with the Hebrew word elohim such as Genesis 1:1 (A)

  • Right click on the English translation of elohim such as God in Genesis 1:1 (B)
  • Select from the right side of the Context menu the Hebrew lemma (the one with the ring icon) (C)
  • Select from the left side of the Context menu Search this resource (D)

  • Click Analysis view on the search panel (E)
  • Notice the search results are placed in a spreadsheet (F)

  • Right click on any of the columns headers in the spreadsheet (G)
  • Select from the menu your desired headers for the spreadsheet, but make sure you have at least selected Result (H)

  • Drag the column header Result (I) to the area above the headers (Mac User: hold down the Option key as you drag the header) (J) to group the search results according to the English translations
  • Right click on one of the English results like God (K)

  • Select Collapse all (L)

  • Notice in one list all of the English translations of the Hebrew lemma elohim! (M)

To dig into the significance of this list be sure to check out Dr. Michael S. Heiser’s book, The Unseen Realm or the FaithlifeTV lecture series of the same name.

For more detailed information about Searching and the Analysis view, secure your copy of the Logos 7 Training Manuals Volumes 1-3  in print or digital.

Also be sure to follow the new MP Seminars Faithlife group and receive a FREE download of the commentary Ephesians: Verse by Verse by Dr. Grant Osborne.


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.

How to Find Every Instance of the Granville Sharp Rule


At a recent Camp Logos an attendee asked:

What is the search query for locating examples of the Granville Sharp rule?

If you’re unfamiliar with this Greek construction, I’ll show you below how to get some information about it.

The good news is there is a search query for finding examples. The better news is you don’t have to worry about it because the software does the heavy lifting for us!
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