More Greek Word Studies from Logos

The response from last week’s video was so positive we’ve decided to send another Greek word study video your way. If you’re the type of Bible student that takes word studies to the next level, then this video is for you. In this week’s training, you will learn how to use two indispensable study tools, LSJ and TDNT. Together, these two resources will help you discover key references in Hellenistic literature and create an accurate historical sketch of how a term was used leading up to the time of the NT. Click the video to see how these tools work.

Recommended Resources:

The Meaning of Multiple Rings in a Bible Word Study


I recently received the following scenario from a Logos user:

I’m studying a Greek word that is translated “walk” as in Ephesians 4:1. When I generate a Bible Word Study report for the Greek lemma I see all the ways the lemma is translated in my Bible. When I rest the cursor on one of the translations I see another ring. What’s the significance of this second ring?

Again another great question from a fellow Logos user. Let’s go through this scenario and we’ll discover what she’s referring to:
[Read more…]

The Bible as “Myth”

C.S. Lewis famously called the gospel of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection “True Myth.” What he meant was that 1) it really happened (“True”) and 2) it serves as a worldview-forming grand story (“Myth”) for Christians. Other religions and cultures tell such stories without necessarily believing that they really happened—take the Enuma Elish.
[Read more…]

How to Automatically Markup “In Jesus” Phrases


A Logos user and student of the Word recently asked if it’s possible to create a Visual Filter that automatically marks up the “in Jesus” phrases in the New Testament whether the phrase be:

  • in Jesus
  • in Christ
  • in Him
  • in Whom
  • Etc.

This is another insightful question and I’m happy to report the answer is yes! Since the Faithlife team has already labeled all the words in the New Testament referencing the person Jesus (Referent Dataset) all we have to do is create a proximity search with the Greek lemma “en” and we’re home free!
I know that’s clear as mud so let’s walk through it together:
[Read more…]

Sketching a History of Christian Thinking


It’s quite daunting to imagine that the way we interact with the culture around us, interpret the Bible, and even minister to one another is influenced by our predecessors of the faith. The first steps in Christian thinking were made by men like Origen, Tertullian, and Irenaeus. By tracing their lives along with others from the apostolic age, we gain a better understanding and appreciation for how Christian thinking has evolved and matured over the past 2,000 years.
[Read more…]

Two Ways to Study the Divine Council


I have recently been rereading the magnificent book, The Unseen Realm, by Faithlife’s own, Dr. Michael Heiser. If you have yet to order and study this material, I wholeheartedly encourage you to do so! Whether you agree, disagree or just scratch your head while moving through this work, I promise you, your Bible reading will never be the same after The Unseen Realm. It really is life changing!
[Read more…]

The Importance of Places in Acts


Have you ever wondered why Luke chose to record a nearly endless list of places in the book of Acts? The answer is in his Gospel’s opening words, spoken by the risen Christ: “You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8 ESV). By recording specific places in Acts, Luke is attesting to the fulfillment of Jesus’ words.
[Read more…]

How to Export Inline Search Results


A Logos user emailed this question to me:

I executed an Inline Search, but how do I export the results?

Perhaps you’ve experienced this scenario as well. If so, take heart; there is a solution. Because of the nature of an Inline Search, the results are not directly exportable, so we need to utilize a normal Search panel.
[Read more…]

Search Over 17,000 Sermons in Seconds

There’s so much to be gleaned from the sermons of other preachers and teachers. They provide not only theological insight but a sense of how to deliver the biblical message to real people living in the real world.

This week’s video introduces you to the Sermon Finder tool, which allows you to search all of the sermon archive resources in your library in a matter of seconds.
[Read more…]

See Every Cross Reference in a Passage

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.