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Learn How to Pronounce Difficult Biblical Names

I learned a long time ago as a young preacher to diligently practice in my study reading aloud the biblical text for my sermon. While this guideline is relevant for all passages, it’s especially true for texts containing biblical names. It’s quite embarrassing for this preacher from Tennessee to get in the pulpit and stumble over long and unfamiliar names!

Well in case you didn’t know, Logos  contains a couple of ways to hear biblical names pronounced: Read Aloud with a professional reader and the Factbook.

To hear the Bible read aloud:

  • Open the ESV or LEB (these 2 Bibles contain a professional reader) (A)
  • Navigate to the passage you’re studying such as Luke 3:23 (B)
  • Choose the panel menu on the Bible (C)
  • Select the professional reader from the Read Aloud drop down list (D)
  • Click Read Aloud on the panel menu (E)

  • Notice the audio controls at the top of the program (F)
  • Enjoy the word of God read to you!

To hear biblical names pronounced:

  • Open a Bible containing the interlinear option such as the ESV, LEB, NASB, or NKJV (G)
  • Navigate to a passage containing biblical names such as Isaiah 8:1 (H)
  • Right click on the name of a person or a word referring to a person such as Maher-shalal-hash-baz (I)
  • Select from the right side of the Context menu the Person (J)
  • Select from the left side of the Context menu Factbook (K)

  • Click the speaker icon next to the name at the top of the report (L)
  • Enjoy listen to the name pronounced!

For more detailed information about Logos 7 features, be sure to check out the Logos 7 Bible Software Training Manual Bundle available in both print and digital formats.

In addition, for a fast and fun way to unleash the power of Logos, please consider attending a Camp Logos training seminar in Colorado Springs, CO May 22- May 24, or check out our updated Camp Logos schedule!


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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Written by Morris Proctor