Bible Word Searches Made Beautiful—and Shareable

charts tool in Logos

Have you ever run a Bible Search in Logos that returned hundreds of results spread across several pages? It’s hard to process! But with a single click, the Charts Tool in Logos 9* consolidates pages of results into one colorful visual.

For example, the drama of Advent unfolds in Luke 1 with angels repeatedly commanding their hearers, “Do not be afraid.” A search can locate all the places addressing fear, but a chart helps us see a bigger picture and spot trends in the biblical text. At a glance, you can see which book of the Bible addresses this idea the most (you’ll probably be surprised).

While you can run a Bible search for <Sense = to fear>, you can also run this search right from your Bible. (Click here to watch a brief video on Word Senses in Logos.) As you read Luke 1, you’ll see the angelic command not to fear directed both to Zechariah in verse 13 and to Mary in verse 30. Here’s how:

Choose from various chart styles, including several pictograms with an array of color palettes. You can also adjust the display based on the total number of hits in a book or how often these hits occur. And you can quickly share your chart by clicking Send to in the upper right corner and selecting from the available options.

Run this search in Logos, and click Charts to see it in action.

Or watch this video to learn more about the Charts Tool and see other examples:

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*The Charts Tool is available in Logos 9 Starter and up.

**Your numbers may vary depending on which Bible translation you’re searching. The results displayed and discussed here are based on the ESV. 

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Adam B. Shaeffer

Adam B. Shaeffer (PhD, Durham University) rarely had time for books until he discovered the fantasy novels on his dad's shelf at age 12; the rest is history. His primary research interests revolve around the interplay between theology and literature, attending to fiction's power to narrate theological insights through the thoughts and lives of imagined people and places. His poetry and fiction have appeared in *Jabberwocky*, *Resident Aliens*, and *This Mutant Life*.

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Written by Adam B. Shaeffer