How to Quickly Diagram a Biblical Passage


This 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.

In an ideal world you and I would fluently read Hebrew and Greek, the original languages of Scripture. If we did, we’d be able to quickly see original language details found in words and grammar. If, however, we primarily rely just on our English Bibles, we may miss some details which are lost in translation.

Numerous features in Logos Bible Software are designed to help English students discover some of those details without being language scholars.

One such tool is called Propositional Outlines which “diagrams” a passage based on Hebrew or Greek.

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What You’ll Get with Logos Now in January

January-LogosTalkBlog_620x325A Logos Now subscription gives you access to an ever-growing set of the latest Bible study tools. Every six weeks, we update Logos Now with new features, interactives, media, and datasets that open up new ways to study the Scriptures.

Additionally, a Logos Now subscription gives you access to free, month-long, full-access previews to select resources. These books, courses, videos, or magazines are unlocked to your account for one month. At the end of the month,  you can purchase those resources with an exclusive discount just for Logos Now subscribers.

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Strengthen Marriages in Your Church with This Free Resource

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Have you ever spent time digging into the Song of Solomon? More than that, have you ever applied the verses in Song of Solomon to your love life or the love lives of those you’ve counseled?

As a pastor, you’ve probably served as a marital or pre-marital counselor at some point. Whether you’re married, dating, or single, the words recorded in Song of Solomon help us understand God’s design for love. As we strive to have a relationship that glorifies God, the words in Song of Solomon are both timeless and beautiful—but they can often feel obscure or hard to understand.

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5 Ways the Armchair Theologians Series Will Improve Your Bible Study

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The monthly sale features great deals on more than 100 products, but each month we’ll be featuring one product that we think will be an especially valuable addition to your library. January’s featured product is the Armchair Theologians Series, and here are five reasons you should get it today:

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What if People Actually Studied Their Bibles?

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Imagine what would happen if thousands of Christians actually did what we all sort of feel like we’re supposed to do, especially at the New Year: imagine that we all read the Bible.

If you’ve been part of our 30-day Bible study challenge since it began on January 1, congratulations! You’ve now made it halfway! If you haven’t, it’s not too late to sign up.

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What’s in Store for the EEC in 2016?

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We have a number of exciting things in store for the Evangelical Exegetical Commentary (EEC) series this year. Here’s a rundown of what you can expect in 2016.

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38 John Piper Quotes on the Life Not Wasted

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John Piper turned 70 this week. Throughout his long ministry, Dr. Piper has urged Christians to dig into the Bible. When we put together our free 10 day course on how to study the Bible, we drew on his work because its rich with Scriptural insight and is always tied closely to the biblical text. His prolific writing and preaching ministries have pushed all of us to go back to the Bible and to study it for ourselves.

No one could credibly claim that John Piper is wasting his life. To mark his birthday and celebrate a life not wasted, here are 38 of our favorite quotes from his influential book, Don’t Waste Your Life.

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Meditate on Scripture Every Day with This Free Tool

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” . . . his delight is in the Law of the Lord, and on his Law he meditates day and night.” (Psalm 1:2)

There’s a big difference between reading the Bible and truly meditating on it. Reading the Bible—even studying the Bible—can too often become passive. We absorb the information with little reflection on how it should impact our lives, or become so immersed in its exegetical details that we miss the heart of its message. One cure for this is active memorization; another is surrounding yourself with Scripture—finding repeated opportunities to engage with and meditate on the same passage of Scripture throughout the day.

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How to Host a Marriage Retreat for Your Small Group

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Small groups help us take “community” from the abstract to the concrete. They allow our relationships with fellow believers to flourish into meaningful friendships as we grow and serve and study the Word together. They provide both a context for us to meet together and the intimacy we need to practically motivate one another towards acts of love and good works (Hebrews 10:24–25). And the better we know each other, the better equipped we are to speak wisdom into each other’s lives.

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3 Free Lectures from Elyse Fitzpatrick

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For decades, Elyse Fitzpatrick has helped Christians root their identities in Christ through a prolific counseling and writing ministry. In the lectures below—together over 20 minutes long—she guides you through the meaning of Christocentric identity and trains you in the important counseling topics of hope, desire, and transformation. Just click on the videos to start learning!

For a limited time, you can save 20% on Elyse’s Mobile Ed courses. Check out the clips below, and save on these courses when you buy them individually.

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