I remember years ago as a young Bible student reading that John, the beloved disciple, used the word love more than other New Testament writers. Back then of course it was difficult at best to verify that claim. I just relied on input from trusted authors. Now with Logos, however, substantiating most any biblical claim is just a few clicks a way.
For example, let’s apply a feature known as Graph Bible Search Results to the above statement regarding John:
- Open a Bible like the NASB to a passage containing the Greek lemma agapao or agape such as John 13:35 (A)
- Right click on the word love (B)
- Select from the right side of the context menu the root word agapao, which locates the noun, verb and adjective forms of this word (C)
- Select from the left side of the context menu Search this resource (D)
- Notice a Bible Search panel opens displaying the search results (E)
- Click on the Search panel Graph results (F)
- Notice a Graph Bible Search Results panel opens displaying the Number of Hits in Book in graphical form (G)
- Select the desired image from the options at the bottom of the panel (H)
As you look at the image, it’s very easy and quick to see that John did indeed use some form of this Greek word more than any other New Testament author. Perhaps a picture is worth a thousand words.
This graphical feature may assist you in the observation phase of Bible study or in discerning themes in the books of the Bible.
For more detailed training please check out the Camp Logos 2 video training now on pre-pub!