How to Discover the Hebrew and Greek behind English Words

Man using Logos doing Bible word study

Today’s blog article is based on a new Logos user’s question:

I’m somewhat new to Logos, but I’m assuming there’s an easy answer to my question. I’m just not sure where to look. I hear preachers and teachers all the time mention multiple Greek words for “love.” How can I discover these words?

He’s right! In Logos this task is very easy to accomplish with these simple steps:

screenshot of Greek words in Logos

  • Open Bible Word Study from the Guides menu
  • Type love in the Word box (A)
  • Press the Enter/Return key to generate the results
  • Expand the Greek Words section which displays all of the Greek words translated with some form of love in your preferred Bible (B)
screenshot of translations for the word "love" in Logos
  • Click the Greek word or large blue section of the ring in the 6 o’clock position (C)
  • Notice the verses under the ring showing where this Greek word is translated love in your designated Bible (D)
  • Click the Greek word to the left of the numbers (E)
lemma entered into the Bible Word Study tool in Logos
  • Notice a new Bible Word Study report opens for that Greek word so you can access your Greek dictionaries (F)

As you study each Greek word in its own separate report, you’ll be able to discover the differences between all of the Greek (and Hebrew) words translated love!  Obviously, you can use this same exercise for any English word you like.

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Written by
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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