Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos training seminars and provides many training materials.
Years ago one of my favorite resources in print was Wuest’s Word Studies in the Greek New Testament. This four-volume set included Kenneth Wuest’s translation of the NT, commentaries on some NT books, and numerous short articles on various passages and Greek words. Wuest’s goal was to put the Greek language into the hands of the everyday English student of the Bible. His insights into Greek words were wonderful if you could ever find them. The indexing system for the set was not the greatest.
In Logos you can easily access his translation and commentaries. But what about all those articles about Greek words? Here’s a little searching trick that will help:
- Either create a Collection for Wuest’s Word Studies or just open the book on the screen
- Click the Search icon
- Select Basic as the search type (1)
- Select Wuest’s Word Studies from the drop down list where you select the book(s) to be searched (2)(3)
- Click the first drop list which usually says All Text (4)
- Click the arrow next to Search Fields (5)
- Click the box Large Text (6)
Here’s what you have just done. Logos calls the headings of Wuest’s articles, Large Text. You set up a field search indicating you do not want to search all of the text in the resource just the field Large Text!
- Type temple in the Find box
- Press the Enter key
You just searched the Large Text field for the word temple. Logos finds an article entitled Temple. Click the link and you are now reading about two Greek words both translated temple in the NT! Try the same search for love, grace, world, etc.! Enjoy the riches of Wuest’s insights into the Greek language.
Let us know, what percentage of your study time is spent studying Greek?