Quickly Open a Lexicon from an English Bible

I jokingly tell participants at Camp Logos that Logos Bible Software will do everything, but wash your dishes! It really is that powerful. From building a Passage Guide report to searching the Library for a concept to in depth original language work, Logos is here to help.

What if, however, you don’t need all that power every day? For example, I have a friend who simply wants to look up Hebrew and Greek words in his favorite dictionaries. Well, if you’re like my friend today’s tip is for you.

A new, small feature in Logos 7 provides instant access to your favorite Hebrew and Greek lexicons right from an English Bible!

Try this:

  • Open a Bible with the reverse interlinear option such as the ESV (A)
  • Navigate to any verse such as 2 Timothy 4:1 (B)

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  • Type Lexham Wordbook in the Command box and press the Enter key to open the Lexham Theological Wordbook (C)

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  • Choose, one at a time, the panel menu on each panel (D)
  • Select Link set A for each resource (E)

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  • Click a word in the biblical text like charge (F)
  • Notice the Wordbook jumps to an article for the Greek lemma translated charge (G)

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  • Click a different word in the biblical text like kingdom (H)
  • Notice again the Wordbook looks up the underlying lemma (I)

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Looking up words in dictionaries has never been easier! Of course you would incorporate your favorite Hebrew and Greek dictionaries in this exercise. Also, don’t forget to save this as a Layout if you plan to utilize this setup a lot.

For complete explanations of this and all new Logos 7 features please check out our What’s New in Logos 7 Training Manual, in print and/or digital, or order our complete Logos 7 Training Volume Set.

In addition, for a fast and fun way to unleash the power of Logos, consider attending an upcoming Camp Logos training seminar in Raleigh, NC or Murfreesboro, TN.

2 thoughts on “Quickly Open a Lexicon from an English Bible

  1. Thank you very much for this tip!!! It’s one thing I needed, and you have teached me an easy way to get it. I send you a huge kiss from Spain!!!

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