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    Welcome to the Logos Search group. This is a place for users of Logos Bible Software to talk about searching in the Logos desktop, web, and mobile apps. Share and learn tips, trade search examples, ask and answer questions, and show some of the cool insights you've gleaned from Logos's powerful searching and unique data sets—and let us know how we can make Logos searching even better.
  • I wish to isolate the words of Jesus from the rest of the text in the KJV, to carry out a study of just what Jesus said. Is there a way that this can be done?
    1. Ty running an Inline Search for Speaker:Jesus (this needs to be done in a KJV version with a reverese interlinear) Does this give you what you are looking for?
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    It is time to create in Bible search the chance to find words in multiple verses, for instance, grace AND love within the range of 5 verses (as it was possible in Bibleworks). Don't tell me to use WITHIN 20 WORDS or the like ... that is not appropriate
    1. Good point, thanks, Phil.
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      It's a bit annoying that in Logos we should discuss whether it is appropriate or useful to have a biblical research with an exact field of verses chosen by the researcher. It shouldn't be that difficult to understand it, nor to activate it for Logos programmers. Let us leave it to the researcher to decide whether it is worth doing or not
    3. Marco, I think it’s more a matter of different philosophies and emphases regarding what they are attempting to do vis a vis BibleWorks. I miss various features of BW, but have also discovered some amazing functions in Logos that BW had no intention of attempting. So it goes.
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    How do I search for extended characters or symbols like [ % or & in a Book Search?
    1. Thanks, will that find text in footnotes as well?
    2. Generally, no, unfortunately. In some cases, footnotes/endnotes are also surface text content at the back of the book (e.g., when we use our automated tooling to convert EPUBs to Logos Ebooks). But most Logos editions don't store footnotes/endnotes where the Find box can see them.
    3. Thank you again. Then I know what help I can get from using the search function for my needs in this case.
  • How do I search for a Greek phrase with a variable? I am wanting to search for the places in the NT and LXX that use the ei + future verb construction (Mark 8.12 is an example, also Heb 3.11). So I need to search for the phrase that starts with ei and is followed by a verb in the future tense, in that order. TIA
    1. , using proximity, you could start with a Morph search in your favorite Greek Bible for this: lemma.g:εἰ THEN morph.g:VF https://app.logos.com/search?case=ignore&form=all&kind=morph&q=lemma.g%3A%CE%B5%E1%BC%B0+THEN+morph.g%3AVF&ref=default&resourceIds=LLS%3ASBLGNT&resources=custom&source=searchPanel&syntax=v2&view=passages You can loosen the constraint to something like this: lemma.g:εἰ BEFORE 2 WORDS morph.g:VF There are more precise (and more complex) ways to do this, but this should get you pointed in the right direction with the easiest method.
    2. That did the trick. Thanks!
    3. Great. Glad to hear it.
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    Why I don't see the summarize botton in all search results in my Logos Pro Early Access? Actually I don't see it anywhere
    1. You need to hover over a search result for the button to appear. If that doesn't explain what you are seeing please post a screenshot
  • When I right click on Jerusalem for instance it is labeled as a "place". How can I search for every word labeled as a places in a chapter or book? Such as every place mentioned in Romans.
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      I'm not sure you can get there with the right-click context menu, but you can open the Guides Menu and type "places" and then open the Biblical Places Guide (which also appears in the Topic Guide or Passage Guide results) and search Romans.
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    Im looking for everything that martin luther wrote about the book of mark. I can get all of luthers works but how do I limit it to only writings on mark?
    1. I'm not really sure what you are looking after. Luther referencing or commenting on a verse in Mark is easy: if you restrict a book search to works by Luther (i.e. author:"Luther, Martin"), you can put Mark 1:1 - Mark 16:9 into the search bar. Unfortunately that yields several hundred hits (over 1800 in 134 of the 150 books by Luther in my library). Going for the Logos-tagging "topic:"Gospel of Mark" gives eben more hits! Luther commenting "about the book of Mark" (with emphasis on "the book") is a different thing altogether. If I search for "book of Mark" OR "gospel of Mark" in those 150 books by Luther, I get only 4 hits, which do not actually treat the subject. It doesn't seem he wrote a preface to Mark either. I don't think this is a question that's easily solved with a search.
    2. You could also search where Martin Luther INTERSECTS Mark 1-16, or search for Mark 1-16 and then sort by author and scroll to find Martin Luther. I don't know if it would all yield the same results anyway.
  • Matthew 24:29, "and the powers of heaven will be shaken." We know this is powers and principalities in the spiritual realm. The question I have is how would I find this fact using Logos? I am still using the free version. What do I add to accomplish these kinds of studies? Thank you.
    1. I would run a Passage Guide - https://support.logos.com/hc/en-us/articles/360016462872-Passage-Guide - against the verse and see what the commentaries you have on that passage say. If you were to add more commentaries to your Library, any that comment on that verse would also be shown. Morris - for example - in the Pillar commentary on Matthew (https://www.logos.com/product/3443/the-gospel-according-to-matthew) says: Jesus does not say what these powers are, but in the first century it was widely accepted that there were many heavenly beings and that on occasion they might make their present felt on earth. Jesus is saying that, whatever the powers of the heavens may be, they are subject to God, and that at this time, that of the return of the Son of man to this earth, their power will be disturbed. Whatever functions they may be exercising at the time will be affected by the great fact that the Son of man is coming back to this earth to bring an end to the current system and to inaugurate the reign of God over all the earth. Leon Morris, The Gospel according to Matthew (The Pillar New Testament Commentary; Grand Rapids, MI; Leicester, England: W.B. Eerdmans; Inter-Varsity Press, 1992), 609–610.
  • I was following a tutorial on using the fact book. I put in "John 15" and it comes back with nothing on the Logos for Windows Desktop app. Same on my mobile and on the web app. It appears like it works for other searches. I was hoping this is a known issue and that someone already knows what to do to resolve. Maybe I have something setup incorrectly or need to refresh my indexes...?
    1. FWIW, you'll notice the tiny print next to "The Bible's Necessity" that says "Systematic Theology." It's a topic in systematic theology, which would open a search on that topic or else open resources that address that topic.
    2. Steve, if I understand your question correctly, the issue is that the Factbook has a large but finite number of entries, like an encyclopaedia. Unlike an encyclopaedia, though, each entry is a list of other content from your library (including datasets), the Logos sales catalogue and some Faithlife sites. When you type in the search bar of the Factbook, you are only matching against that finite list of entries, and matches are shown live as you type, in the drop-down list. So typing "John" will show matches like "Gospel of John", "John (son of Zebedee)", etc. It doesn't have an entry for "John 15" since it only has entries for books of the Bible and not individual chapters. It will still show some entries in the drop-down list since it's falling back to close matches, based on the content of these other entries rather than their exact entry title. To get an idea of the granularity of Factbook content, open the sidebar using the 3-line icon to the left of the Factbook search bar, and browse the content under various categories. Note that there is a drop-down selector at the top of the list to select from the categories. So the finite number of Factbook entries is different from doing a search across your resources, but the Factbook entries do a good job of tying together related content from across various resources, both owned by you and available from Logos and Faithlife.
    3. Depending on your goal, Steve, you may want to try entering "Milestone: John 15" as Book search (be sure to select John 15 from the dropdown menu after you have entered it). This will list every occurrence of John 15 that's been tagged in your entire library. It's not as user-friendly as the Factbook, but it is thorough.
  • I am searching for the actor of a particular verb. For instance, Jesus stood to receive Stephen in Acts, I would like to look for all places where God is said to "stand" (or it synonyms) in the Old Testament
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      Try a Clause Search - such as "agent:God verb-sense:to stand" Where necessary, select the different sense options in turn as they may give different insights