Logos 4: Proximity Search for Greek Words

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.

mp|seminars Tips

Normally I try to address as many people as possible in my Monday blogs. Today, however, is an exception as I pass along a very specific Greek tip that I e-mailed a Logos user in response to his question:

I was wondering if there was a way to search for something like a Greek word within a parsed form of another Greek word.  In particular, I wanted to search for the Greek word en, within four words, of the Greek letter omega with an iota subscript.

I’m happy to report here’s one way to do just that:

  • Click the Search icon
  • Select Bible as the search type (1)
  • Select from the drop down list a Greek text like Nestle Aland 27th Edition (2)
  • Select from the drop down list a range like New Testament (3)
  • Type g:en in the Find box (4)
  • Select the Greek word ἐν from the drop down list (5)
  • Type WITHIN 4 words after ἐν in the Find box (6)
  • Type g:w after WITHIN 4 words in the Find box (7)
  • Select the Greek word from the drop down list (8)
  • Notice the complete search query in the Find box ἐν WITHIN 4 words ᾧ (9)
  • Press the Enter key to generate the search results

ProxSearch1.jpg

ProxSearch2.jpg

ProxSearch3.jpg

ProxSearch4.jpg

Typing g: alerts Logos that we’re going to type the transliteration of a Greek word which is why the program lists all of the Greek words matching the transliteration. WITHIN 4 words is the command for a proximity search which locates the two Greek terms when they occur within 4 words of each other in the same verse. To disregard the verse restriction and find the two Greek terms within 4 words of each other even if they’re in different verses, select Basic as the search type.

These types of power features that are a little off the beaten path are among the many subjects covered in Camp Logos 2 Live DVD training, which is still available to pre-order!

How has your study of the original languages enhanced your understanding of scripture? Leave a comment and let us know!

Weekly Roundup: November 12

The Weekly Roundup is a regular feature alerting you to significant things happening at Logos this week. Take a few moments to check out these newsworthy items for the week of November 12, 2011.

Logos Talk

Interesting Discussions

Facebook

  • Check out the biblical places Logos Facebook fans would most like to visit!

Products

New Pre-Pubs

Last Chance Pre-Pubs

These Pre-Pubs ship next week. Don’t miss your last chance to pick these up at their amazing Pre-Pub prices!

Community Pricing

New to Community Pricing:

And don’t miss out on these collections nearing the 100% mark:

Job Postings

Logos is hiring! Here are just a few of the newer postings on our Careers page:

Marketing Department

Sales

Publications

Software Development

Customer Service

Was there anything else from Logos you found interesting this week? Leave us a comment and let us know!

Community Pricing Alert: Classic Commentaries and Studies Series

In less than a week, Classic Commentaries and Studies on Genesis (22 vols.) is set to ship. It’s the first in our Classic Commentaries and Studies series to ship, and you don’t want to miss out on the others coming down the Community Pricing pipeline:

These collections contain some the best authors of classic scholarship, including John Skinner, Moses Stuart, S. R. Driver, S. P. Tregelles, Philip Schaff, William Kelly, Morris Jastrow, and more! These collections offer a great way to bulk up your library with solid content without breaking the bank.

And remember, you can change your bid at any time. Raise it, lower it, or cancel it—you’re in control. So why not place a bid right now? Make sure you’re in on these incredible savings before they leave Community Pricing.

Happy Birthday, Martin Luther

November 10, 2011 marks 528 years since the birth of Martin Luther, an iconic figure in the Protestant Reformation. You can add the entire 55-volume collection of Luther’s works to your library at a special introductory price. But act soon—this introductory price ends on November 14.

Regarding Luther

Many people know that Luther was a catalyst for the Protestant Reformation and how he nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church of Wittenberg. Here are some facts you might not know:

  • The Legend of Luther’s Conversion

    There are many legends surrounding how Luther went from being a promising law student to a monk in 1502. The most popular story involves being caught in a terrible thunderstorm and how, after many close calls with lightning strikes, Luther vowed to become a monk in exchange for his life.

    Another story has Luther falling on a dagger, severing an artery, and making his vow of conversion under the fear of death. There is even a story about how Luther was sent to a monastery after killing a fellow student in a duel.

    We may never know the truth, but we do know that his decision to leave the practice of law and embrace religion was a drastic and swift change in direction.

  • The Pivotal Point in Luther’s Life

    Luther did not consider the nailing of his theses to the Castle Church door the most critical event in his life. In his Table Talks, Luther points to the illumination he felt when understanding Romans 1:17: “For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”

    Luther often speaks of this—his “Tower Experience”—as his true moment of conversion.

  • Luther’s Actual Words at the Imperial Diet of Worms

    Luther was invited to an Imperial Diet (general assembly of the Imperial Estates) in Worms, Germany. The intention was to encourage Luther to repent and recant of his heresies. Luther, refusing to recant, is often credited as saying, “Here I stand. I cannot do otherwise.”

    Luther’s actual statement to the assembly was much more articulate:

    “Unless I am convinced by Scripture and plain reason—I do not accept the authority of the popes and councils, for they have contradicted each other—my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and I will not recant anything for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. God help me. Amen.”

Purchase Luther’s Works today!

Luther is one of the most significant figures in Western history, and now you can add this massive 55-volume collection to your Logos resources. That’s more than 22,000 pages of exposition and commentary on Scripture, theological writings, and other materials readily accessible with your other resources—perfect for personal or academic study.

But don’t wait, this special introductory price ends on November 14, 2011. Order yours today!

Get Bible Study Magazine at the Introductory Price—Before It’s Too Late!

Many have enjoyed Bible Study Magazine’s thoughtful articles, stories, and interviews delivered right to their door for the low price of $14.95. This introductory price—nearly 50% off retail—has been in effect since Bible Study Magazine went on Pre-Pub in 2008. But the sale price is going up to $19.95 on December 1!

Lock in Introductory Pricing Now

There are still three weeks left to take advantage of Bible Study Magazine’s introductory pricing! Not only can you still subscribe at the lower price, you can also stretch out your savings with 1, 3, or 5-year subscriptions. This means you can guarantee yourself the lowest price on Bible Study Magazine for the next 5 years!

Simply choose your subscription length from the drop-down menu on the Bible Study Magazine page and you are set to enjoy the only magazine dedicated entirely to Bible study at the best possible price for up to 5 years.

Are you already a subscriber? Why not ensure that you receive it at the lowest price for years to come? You will be glad you did!

If you have been considering a Bible Study Magazine subscription, why wait? Subscribe today at $14.95 and start your subscription with the fantastic Tony Evans cover issue.

 

Get Bulk Subscriptions at Introductory Pricing

Do you want to share Bible Study Magazine with your church, home group, staff, or friends and family? You can order your subscription with multiple copies. If you order before December 1, you can get the introductory pricing on subscriptions with 1, 5, 25, or 100 bi-monthly copies.

Chose the number of copies you want to receive with your subscription from the menu and receive enough copies of Bible Study Magazine to share with everyone!

Don’t miss this last chance to get Bible Study Magazine at the special introductory price! By subscribing now for only $14.95 per year, you will receive a new issue of Bible Study Magazine every two months. This special introductory rate goes up December 1, so place your order now!

Win an iPhone 4S and Keep Proclaim Free through the End of 2011!

Keeping Proclaim free through 2011 is as simple as clicking “Like” on Proclaim’s Facebook page! Once you “Like” the page, you’ll see how to enter to win an iPhone 4S or be one of ten churches to win Proclaim FREE for a year.

If we reach 11k fans by 11/11, Proclaim will remain FREE through the end of 2011. So tell your ministry staff, worship team, fellow worship leaders, and youth leaders to join with you in keeping Proclaim FREE through the end of the year. Share the Proclaim Facebook Page with them after you “Like” it yourself!

Churches everywhere are loving the FREE beta version of Proclaim church presentation software and you will too. Make Proclaim absolutely FREE through 2011 by liking our page and find out how to enter the iPhone 4S giveaway when you visit our Facebook page.

The Great Texts of the Bible Is Shipping Soon

The thirteen-volume Great Texts of the Bible will be shipping soon. It isn’t too late to get these commentaries, essays, and sermons while they are still 40% off of the retail price!

James Hastings, compiler of the Great Texts of the Bible, was a Presbyterian minister, theologian, and editor of many large volumes of Biblical works, including the Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics (13 vols.). Hastings’ conducted most of his exhaustive editing work while he pastored. He retired in 1911.

Take a peek under the hood of the The Great Texts of the Bible (20 vols.), to see the incredible content in this collection!

“Is there any reason why we should be afraid of saying that the universal love of Jesus Christ, which gathers into His bosom all mankind, does fall with special tenderness and sweetness upon those who have made Him theirs and have surrendered themselves to be His? Surely it must be that He has special nearness to those that love Him; surely it is reasonable that He should have special delight in those who try to resemble Him; surely it is only what one might expect of Him that He should in a special manner honor the drafts, so to speak, of those who have confidence in Him, and are building their whole lives upon Him.”—St. John 13–21, The Love of Jesus for His Own

“Now we here have the great truth of a suffering Messiah, a suffering Redeemer, brought out in all its fullness as we have it nowhere else in the Old Testament. The details are so striking that we cannot wonder that again and again this passage is quoted in the New Testament, as having its fulfillment in Christ.”—Isaiah, Vicarious Healing

“For what is enthusiasm? It is a Greek word which means the fullness of Divine inspiration. It implies absorbing and passionate devotion for some good cause. It means the state of those whom St. Paul has described as “fervent (literally ‘boiling’) in spirit.” It describes the soul of a man no longer mean and earthly, but transfigured, uplifted, dilated by the Spirit of God.”—Romans 9–16, Outward, Inward, Christward

The Great Texts of the Bible is full of soul-stirring reflections and teaching which stretch across the entire canon of Scripture. You will find lifetime of encouragement within The Great Texts’ 9,700 pages.

Order your copy today, and take advantage of the low Pre-Pub pricing!

Then head over and bid on Hastings’ Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics (13 vols.). It is currently trending at about $30, but with enough orders this thirteen-volume collection can go even lower!

 

Recommended Commentaries: John

Logos Talk’s Recommended Commentary Series highlights some favorite commentaries by Logos academics and the user community.

We Want to Hear from You!

Each week we will post a forum thread asking which commentaries, available from Logos, are your favorites for a specific book in the Bible. This is a great opportunity to let other Logos users know which commentaries you have found valuable in your studies.

John Commentaries

We asked Logos Educational Designer Johnny Cisneros to give us his favorite commentaries on John. Here are a few of his choices in no particular order:

Logos Community Favorites

Here are a few commentaries suggested by Logos users:

This is only a small list of the suggested commentaries for John! For a larger selection of suggested commentaries, visit the forum post.

Do you have a favorite Logos resource on John which isn’t listed here? Leave us a comment. Then jump over to the forum and share your favorite commentaries on Joshua!

Don’t Miss These Recommended Commentaries!

Old Testament

New Testament

Logos 4: Create a Chronological Bible Reading Plan

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.

mp|seminars Tips

As you perhaps know, Logos allows us to create reading plans for any book in our libraries, with the most popular being a plan to read through the Bible. People often email asking if it’s possible to create a chronological Bible reading plan, that is, they want to read the biblical events in the order that they actually happened. If you would like such a plan, here’s how to create it:

  • Choose File | Reading Plan
  • Name the plan something like Chronological Bible Reading Plan
  • Select a Bible (from the drop down list) on which to base the plan
  • Click the passage drop down list where you select the range of Scripture to be included in the plan
  • Copy / Paste the biblical references from this text file into the New reference range box
    Hint: Press Ctrl + A (PC) or Cmd + A (Mac) to select all text, then copy / paste like normal
  • Name this range by typing in the Title box something like Chronological
  • Click Save
  • Select from the drop down lists the frequency and start / stop times for the plan
  • Click Go to create the plan

This Chronological Bible Reading Plan will now be displayed in the ribbon of the Home Page!


Learn many more powerful features about your Logos Bible Software at Camp Logos. If you can’t attend a camp, check out our print and video training resources.

How has reading the Bible in chronological order helped your Bible study? Leave a comment and let us know!

Weekly Roundup: November 5

The Weekly Roundup is a regular feature alerting you to significant things happening at Logos this week. Take a few moments to check out these newsworthy items for the week of November 5, 2011.

Key Item

The Works of Jonathan Edwards (26 vols.)

The 26-volume Works of Jonathan Edwards is currently under development, but you can still pick it up at the Pre-Pub price!

This collection contains 16,000 pages of the most comprehensive and accurate archive of Edwards’ treatises, sermons, letters, and musings ever assembled. The Works of Jonathan Edwards allows you to leverage the incredible content of America’s theologian for your personal Bible study.

This Yale edition is the standard set of Edwards’ Works for serious study, and is unprecedented in sheer volume and value.

Don’t wait until the price goes up on this once-in-a-lifetime collection. Pick it up on Pre-Pub today!

Logos Talk

Interesting Discussions

Facebook

Products

New Pre-Pubs

Last Chance Pre-Pubs

These are Pre-Pubs shipping next week. Don’t miss your last chance to pick these up at their amazing Pre-Pub prices!

Community Pricing

New to Community Pricing

Also be sure to place your bids in on these great Community Pricing offerings before they disappear:

Job Postings

Logos is hiring! Here are just a few of the newer postings on our Careers page:

Design & Editorial

Marketing Department

Sales

Publications

Software Development

Was there anything else from Logos you found interesting this week? Leave us a comment and let us know!