How to Jump from Your English Bible to a Greek or Hebrew Lexicon in a Click

I jokingly tell participants who attend Camp Logos, “Logos Bible Software will do everything but wash your dishes!” It really is that powerful. From building a Passage Guide report to searching your Library for a concept to in-depth original language work, Logos is here to help.

But what if you don’t need all that power every day? For example, I have a friend who simply wants to look up Hebrew and Greek words in his favorite dictionaries. Well, if you’re like my friend, today’s tip is for you.

A new, small feature in Logos 7 provides instant access to your favorite Hebrew and Greek lexicons right from an English Bible!

Try this:

  • Open a Bible with the reverse interlinear option such as the ESV (A)
  • Navigate to any verse such as 2 Timothy 4:1 (B)

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  • Type “Lexham Wordbook” in the Command box and press the Enter key to open the Lexham Theological Wordbook (C)

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  • Choose, one at a time, the panel menu on each panel (D)
  • Select Link set A for each resource (E)

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  • Click a word in the biblical text like “charge” (F)
  • Notice the Wordbook jumps to an article for the Greek lemma translated charge (G)

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  • Click a different word in the biblical text like “kingdom” (H)
  • Notice again the Wordbook looks up the underlying lemma (I)

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Looking up words in dictionaries has never been easier! This feature works any Hebrew and Greek dictionary, so try linking your favorite Bible translation to a few different lexicons until you find the combinations you like best! Also, don’t forget to save this as a Layout if you plan to utilize this setup a lot.

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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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