Study the Original Languages without Knowing Greek or Hebrew

Study original languages

I’ve been a Logos Bible Software evangelist and cheerleader since 1997. One of the many reasons I’m so passionate about Logos is because it brings greater insights from the Hebrew and Greek languages to English students. Features like the Exegetical Guide, Bible Word Study, and Information all place original language facts right at our finger tips.

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How to Find the Right Passage When Your Memory Fails

Search for Bible versesFrom age four to age 18 I read the KJV pretty much exclusively. All my Scripture memory in kids ministries was taken from the KJV, and I even begged my second-grade teacher at my Christian school to let the class speak in King James English for a day. She actually said we would do it, but she never followed through . . . (My belly hath been made bitter even unto this day.)
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How to Start a Bible Book Study Using Logos

Start a Bible book studyToday’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

I recently received this question from a Logos user.

To do a passage study, we can use the Passage Guide. Is there something similar for a book study? What tools/feature should I use for effective book study?

I was happy to respond that Logos has tucked away inside the Factbook a feature called Bible Book Guides. This tool assembles background and survey types of information for each book of the Bible. This simple-to-use tool provides a great start for book study. Here’s all you have to do:
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Get Free Training on the Latest Logos Features This Friday

Free live Logos training
Logos is powerful—so powerful that understanding how to use its many capabilities takes some time. That’s why we have the Logos Pros, our team of expert Logos users. The Pros are dedicated to helping you implement Logos features into your Bible study. And this Friday they’ll show how to use the very latest Logos features in a live, free, online training event.

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A Quick Tutorial on Martin Luther Using This Month’s Plus One

A quick tutorial on Martin Luther
This month, get the book Luther in English totally free. And, you won’t want to miss our Plus One, Grace and Reason: A Study in the Theology of Luther for only $1.99!

As Brian Gerrish notes in his introduction to Grace and Reason, “‘Luther on reason’ is a vast subject—perhaps, surprisingly so—and even when the ground to be covered has been carefully mapped out, it would not be difficult to lose one’s path.”

Today, we’ll be examining snippets from this book and expanding our research using Logos. To start, I open the resource in my Logos software.

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How to Filter the Information Flood with Logos

information overload
There is way too much information out there for you to ever read, let alone process and assimilate. I dare you to click the “Random Article” link on Wikipedia and see how many clicks it takes you to get to a topic you really know something about. It took me 41 clicks before I reached State highways in Virginia (I grew up there).
And that’s just the English version of Wikipedia. German took me 52 clicks (I got lucky); Spanish, 23 (super lucky); French, 48; and please don’t malign me for giving up on Polish before I began. 
Media Ecologists such as Neil PostmanMarshall McLuhan, and evangelicalism’s own T. David Gordon have observed/complained that the amount of available information in the modern West is actually an obstacle to knowledge. How can you determine which information is worth having as the flood rushes by? How can you make sense of the relationships of things when those things are constantly swirling around you?

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The Powerful New Tool That Will Make You Actually Use a Concordance

using the concordance tool

In college I had this amazing friend.

He was stupendous at Bible study because he had this really cool system. He had taken two copies of Strong’s Concordance and sliced up the pages so that every entry was its own slip of paper (he needed two copies of Strong’s so he could have entries from the front and back sides of pages). He had carefully arranged all these slips on the university gym floor, and he had marked up every single slip: “S” for when the word was used as a subject in that context, “O” for when it was used as an object. Words of Christ were highlighted in red, plural words in purple, singular in chartreuse.

Any time someone writing a theology paper needed to know which plural words Jesus used as objects in his sentences, my amazing friend was their man. He’d disappear into the gym and come back in a few hours with a bunch of slips—and he threatened them within an inch of their life if they didn’t return them all.

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How to Organize Your Favorites in Logos

Organize Your Favorites in Logos

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

A Camp Logos alumnus recently emailed this question in reference to the Camp Logos 1 and 2 video resources:

As I go through and watch your videos from Camp Logos, is there a way for me to “star” or “tag” one that is particularly interesting to me so that I will know to go back and watch it again?

I responded by suggesting he use Favorites to organize videos he wanted to review. I’ll outline the steps below using Camp Logos videos as examples, but these steps apply equally to any chapters, articles, etc. from any Logos resources you want to organize and revisit.

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Keep All Those Feasts and Sacrifices Straight with This Simple Tool

calendar
Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

A friend recently asked me this question:

Can Logos tell me what days of the year on a modern calendar Jewish feasts are celebrated?

Yes! And I think you’ll be amazed at how simple and impressive the answer is:

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Instantly Create a Spreadsheet of Your Logos Library

create a spreadsheet of your library

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

A Logos user recently emailed this question to me:

I recently upgraded to Collector’s Edition, and am nearly finished tagging my library with My Tags. A friend of mine also upgraded recently and wanted to know if there were a way I could export my library titles, with a mapping to their respective tags I assigned so he can save himself the work.

The answer is yes: by exporting the Library to a spreadsheet. I also think you’ll be happy to hear the process is actually very simple. If you don’t currently have Logos 6, download the free core engine, then  try this out. You also might consider a full upgrade to Logos 6.

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