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Visual Filters

Marking up the biblical text is a tried and true method for making observations and uncovering the meaning of Scripture. Visual Filters allow you to easily and systematically highlight words and phrases in Bibles and other texts.

Because Visual Filters are a toggle feature, you can decide what filters you want applied to a text and whether or not you want a particular filter to be active.

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A Library That Marks Itself Up

Explore a text’s background without searching

When you apply a Visual Filter, you can quickly see places in the text that link to more information in the Factbook—a robust database of important people, places, things, events, and topics in the Bible and Christian history.

Gain historical perspective

Visual Filters allow you to quickly navigate between dates in a text and the Timeline. Click the event flag to view events on that date on the Timeline.

Read the Bible as a manuscript without distractions

Use Visual Filters to customize what you see in the biblical text, allowing you to read and study the Bible in an uninterrupted flow. Remove textual markings like section headings, footnotes, and chapters and verses by unchecking the corresponding boxes in the Visual Filter.

Spot multiple uses of the same word

Easily see repeated words or words that share the same root in the original languages. With Visual Filters, you see the connections by simply hovering over a word.

See your notes

When you anchor your notes to a biblical text or other resource, Logos enables you to see these places in text with a Visual Filter. You can even see where others in your Faithlife groups have added notes by selecting Notes and Highlights from the Visual Filters menu.

Trace the flow of thought

One of the important tasks in Bible study and hermeneutics is to trace the author’s flow of thought and how the individual clauses function in the pericope. Apply a Visual Filter to view the text in its propositional outline or see basic discourse analysis markers.

Create a Visual Filter

Do you want to highlight every place a word or grammatical construction appears in a text or resource (e.g. every time Paul mentions joy)? Create your own Visual Filter and you’ll be able to spot all of these occurrences instantly.

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Corresponding Notes and Highlights

With Corresponding Notes, you can see all the note files you’ve attached to specific biblical texts in one version in all Bibles with accompanying interlinears. Take a note on the Greek word Εὐχαριστοῦμεν (eucharistoumen) in your Greek New Testament, and with the Corresponding Notes feature, you’ll immediately see that same note attached to the equivalent translation in your ESV, NIV, NASB, and many other translations.

Corresponding Search Results

The Corresponding Search Results Visual Filter allows you to instantly identify search results in all open Bibles. Search in original-language texts, and read the results in their context in the English text. With the Corresponding Search Results Visual Filter, your inline and regular search results are highlighted in any Bible with reverse interlinear functionality.

Corresponding Words

The Corresponding Words Visual Filter instantly identifies everywhere repetition occurs within any of your resources. With the Corresponding Words Visual Filter you can hover over a word and instantly view related words in the resource, discover all the places a specific lemma, root, or sense occurs in a text, and explore key themes and ideas in the biblical text.

Discourse Datasets and Visual Filters

The Discourse Datasets and Visual Filters allow you to quickly identify and search the discourse devices in the Old and New Testaments. Discourse Analysis is the study of how authors use linguistic devices to effectively communicate their message. Drs. Runge and Westbury have painstakingly analyzed the discourse of Old and New Testament and annotated it with 20 devices that are common to all languages. These annotations are searchable, so you can find every occurrence of a specific discourse device like direct address or changed reference. And with the use of our reverse interlinear data, you can use the Discourse visual filters to view these annotations in several different English, Greek, or Hebrew bibles. Explore the biblical texts with these datasets and visual filters to provide you with greater insight into the thought and rhetorical strategy of the biblical authors.

Emphasize Active Lemmas Visual Filter

The Emphasize Active Lemmas Visual Filter identifies every time a selected lemma appears in an English Bible with the interlinear option (such as the NKJV, NASB, LEB, or ESV). The Emphasize Active Lemmas Visual Filter empowers you to see where repeated words appear in the original languages, even if you’ve never studied them. Included in Logos Bronze and above

Passage List

The Passage List Visual Filter transforms your static search results into a dynamic text that lets you study only the passages you want to investigate—even if they aren't a part of the same biblical book. Open all the cross-references to John 1:1 in your favorite version, or create your own custom list of verses to compare all the epistolary prescripts in Paul's letters. You’ll get the full functionality of Logos right within the filtered text.


Included in

Logos Starter and up

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Logos Starter and up

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Logos web app

Full functionality