Logos 5: Search and Analyze the Root Word

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

A fellow Logos user recently emailed me this question:

Is there an easy way to search for all the forms of a word (noun, verb, adjective, adverb) at the same time?  Like, for example, all the forms of “sick” (astheneo) in James 5:14?

This is a great question, and the answer is “yes.” Actually, there are a couple of ways to accomplish this, but the following steps are fairly straightforward, and they showcase various Logos language features.

Here’s what I responded with:

  • Right-click on a word in an English Bible with the reverse interlinear, like sick in James 5.14 in the ESV. (A)
  • Select Root | Search this resource. (B)

  • Click Analysis in the Search panel. (C)
  • Right-click on a column header. (D)
  • Select Lemma (Greek) (E) and Part of Speech. (F)

  • Drag those two headers from the spreadsheet to the area above the column headers. (G) (Mac user: You’ll need to hold down the Option key as you drag the headers.)
  • Note that the results are organized and displayed according to lemma (H) and then part of speech! (I)

Of course, you can drag additional column headers to the top to continue sorting the results by those characteristics as well.

I encourage you to experiment with the Analysis view. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the multitude of ways you can examine Bible search results.

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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