How to Instantly See How Many Times a Lemma Is Used in a Passage

The old adage says, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” Pictures many times communicate at a glance what words cannot. That can also be true of Logos searching.

Imagine this scenario: we’re reading about “righteousness” in Romans 1:17. After searching for the Greek lemma translated “righteousness,” we want to see a graphic showing the distribution of this word in the New Testament.

To accomplish that, let’s give this a go:

  • Open an English Bible with the interlinear option, such as the ESV, to Romans 1:17 (A)
  • Right click on the word righteousness (B)
  • Select from the right side of the Context menu the Greek lemma (the word with the ring icon) (C)
  • Select from the left side of the Context menu Search this resource (D)

  • Notice the Search panel opens displaying in “word form” all of the occurrences of this lemma in the New Testament (E)
  • Click Graph results on the Search panel’s toolbar (F)

  • Notice a Graph Bible Search Results panel opens with “pictures” of the results (G)
  • Select at the bottom of the panel a type of graphic such as Pie Chart (H)
  • Notice you now have a graphic of the results showing instantly at a glance a high concentration of this lemma in Romans! (I)

For more information about Notes secure your copy of the Logos 7 Training Manuals Volumes 1-3 in print or digital.

Or for the fastest and most fun way to leverage the power of your software, attend an upcoming Camp Logos in AkronMinneapolis, or Phoenix for live hands-on training!

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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 (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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