How to Group Bible Search Results by Book

I recently received the following email:

Maybe I’m missing something, but I need a quick way to get the number of occurrences of a phrase by book.

Another very practical question from a Logos user! Even though different ways exist to accomplish the goal, this blog focuses on the Analysis view of Bible Search results:

  • Click the Search icon in the upper left of the program to open the Search panel
  • Select Bible as the search type (A)
  • Select your desired verse range (B) and Bible(s) (C) from the drop down lists
  • Type the search query in the Find box enclosing a phrase in double quotes such as: “Christ Jesus” (D)
  • Press the Enter key to generate the results
  • Select the Analysis view for the results (E)

    • Right click on a column header at the top of the spreadsheet (F)
    • Select at least Book from the menu (G)

      • Drag the column header Book from the header bar (H) to the area above the column headers (Mac user: hold down the Option key as your drag/drop) (I)
      • Notice the results are now grouped according to the books of the Bible (J)

        • Right click on a book name (K)
        • Select Collapse all (L)

      • Notice a condensed view of the results (M)

For a pictorial view of the results click Graph results at the top of the Search panel! (N)

For more information about using Bible Search results, please check out the Logos Training Manuals Volumes 1–3 in print or digital.

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Morris Proctor
is a certified trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

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Morris Proctor

Morris Proctor (1961–2023) was a certified trainer for Logos Bible Software and founder of MP Seminars. Morris trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, and his team continues to provide many training materials.

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