Logos Summer Training: A New Way to Search the Bible

We’ve spent 25 years tagging the biblical text in Logos so you can search for characters, events, concepts, things, even metaphors and rhetorical questions.

Bible Browser is the easiest way to use this rich tagging in Logos. Find texts that include precise grammatical features, find speeches by particular Bible figures, discover how often a key topic arises in a particular literary genre—you will never exhaust the possibilities of the Bible Browser.

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How to Find Every Eschatological Reference in the Bible

A recent question from a Logos user is a great way to show off the power of a tool available in the Full Feature Set which appears in base collections Bronze and above.

First the question:

I am looking for a way to search for all eschatological references in the Bible. If that is not hard enough, I would then like to separate them into categories;  e.g., Jesus, Paul, OT Prophets, David, etc. 

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Logos Summer Training: How to Get Deep Insight on Biblical Characters

Each week this summer the Logos Pros will teach you how to master the tools and resources of Logos Bible Software. You’ll get some pointers and some study questions. This week: biblical character studies.

Christians believe that the Bible is the only piece of literature written under the guidance and direction of the Holy Spirit. The stories and characters recorded in the Bible were chosen by God, and the Bible does not contain useless details. Everything written in the Bible deserves our attention, even minor characters in the biblical story.

Like Ahithophel. The video below will take you through a brief yet informative study of this biblical character. Using the tools and texts in Logos, we will discover how his story and relationship to other characters impacts the larger David narrative.

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Logos Pro Summer Training: How to Do Word Studies

Each week this summer the Logos Pros will teach you how to master the tools and resources of Logos Bible Software. You’ll get some pointers and some study questions. This week: word studies.

Jesus famously declares in John 14:6, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.” But in what sense is he the “life”?​​ To find the answer, you’ll need to do a word study. [Read more…]

Why Does Logos Say “Dine” Is a Metaphor in Luke 14:1?

The Figurative Language dataset in Logos marks the word “dine” in Luke 14:1 as a metaphor. Why?

Can you figure it out? I’ll give you ten Logos Pro points if you get the right answer.

One Sabbath, when he went to dine at the house of a ruler of the Pharisees, they were watching him carefully.

In a previous post, I showed Logos users how to automatically mark all figurative language in the New Testament with blue text. I’ve kept that visual filter on for my own Bible study, and that’s why I myself recently ran across this little puzzle.

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3 Reasons Preachers Shouldn’t Publicly Contradict a Bible Translation

I cringe almost every time I hear a preacher criticize a particular phrase from an English Bible translation in preaching—even and especially those times when I caught myself doing it before I could stop myself. We preachers and Bible teachers would do better not to publicly correct the Bible translations on people’s laps.

Here are three reasons why.

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5 More Reasons Bible Teachers Should Learn Greek & Hebrew

Why should Bible teachers go through the pain of learning and then using the original languages of Scripture? I gave you five reasons last week, but persuasion doesn’t occur solely because of reasons. Sometimes personal testimony is most effective. So here are five more, non-standard, non-reason reasons for learning the original languages.

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Find Everywhere Jesus Discusses a Subject

A friend and fellow Logos user called me recently with the following scenario:

I’m studying in Matthew 12 where Jesus referred to the Pharisees as a “brood of vipers.” It made me think of the fact that Jesus often referenced animals in his speech. How can I locate occurrences of His mentioning animals?

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Master Logos Bible Software: Camp Logos Videos Are on Sale!

Morris Proctor has spent over 20 years teaching people how to study the Bible better with Logos. He has trained thousands of users including pastors, Christian educators, military chaplains, professors, students, and more. Whether through blog posts, training manuals, or in person at one of his camps, Morris has helped people move past the beginner’s stage and do advanced study in the Logos platform.

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How to Get Free Logos Books and Other Swag

Want to see all the free Logos books you don’t already have?

Want to see what Logos books are on sale?

Want to see what’s cheap?

One of our users in the Logos forums recently shared with other users the links he uses to check all these things (and more) periodically on Logos.com. Here’s his full post. I’ll share with you a few of the highlights.

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