How to Use the Logos Passage Guide to Uncover Cross-References

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The biblical authors frequently point to other parts of Scripture through carefully chosen phrases and figures of speech. 

For example, Jonah 1:3 tells us Jonah fled “from the presence of the Lord.” At first glance, it appears Jonah is running from God. However, studying cross-references to Jonah 1:3 gives a deeper meaning to what might be going on in that passage.

It’s finding those cross-references that can take some digging and be time-consuming.

The Logos Passage Guide helps you make these connections in just a few clicks. First, open the Passage Guide by clicking Guides, then Passage Guide. Enter Jonah 1:3 in the search box, hit enter, and Logos will display a list of cross-references.

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Cross-references reveal this phrase is also used to describe Cain (Gen 4:16) and Satan (Job 1:12). By using Scripture to interpret Scripture, we learn Jonah is not simply on the run from God—he has entered the company of those who attack righteous people!

Next, expand the Important Passages* section, and Logos locates the most relevant references, along with other resources, putting them right at your fingertips. 

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You can also sort the results by rank or type, then narrow the results by selecting a category, such as Cultural Concept. And when you link the Logos Passage Guide to your open Bible, you have instant access to your resources on any passage you are studying. 

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Save this setup as a Layout by clicking the Layouts menu icon at the far right of the main application toolbar, and the next time you need it, you can open it with a single click.

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Watch this video to learn more about using the Logos Passage Guide.


Learn more about the Logos Passage Guide or visit the Logos Help Center for more on how to get the most out of your Logos Bible Software.

*The Important Passages tool is included in Logos 8 Bronze and above.

Written by
Adam B. Shaeffer

Adam B. Shaeffer (PhD, Durham University) rarely had time for books until he discovered the fantasy novels on his dad's shelf at age 12; the rest is history. His primary research interests revolve around the interplay between theology and literature, attending to fiction's power to narrate theological insights through the thoughts and lives of imagined people and places. His poetry and fiction have appeared in *Jabberwocky,* *Resident Aliens,* and *This Mutant Life.*

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Written by Adam B. Shaeffer