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Using the Bible Word Study Guide and New Features

An Overview of the Bible Word Study Guide and New Features.

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Vista (or higher) OS X 10.6.8 (or higher)

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Logos 5.0+

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About this Video:

The Bible Word Study Guide provides in-depth information about a single word in English, Greek or Hebrew. Now with Logos 5, we've added some new sections: 2 New Syntax Databases, Roots, Sense and Phrases (not available in all base packages).

For more about Guides, click here.

Using the Bible Word Study Guide (in English)

This guide pulls information directly from your unique Library. Your individual results may vary, based on what package you own.

For Greek and Hebrew, click here.
Getting Started:

The Bible Word Study Guide, for English words, provides definitions, translation information and a concordance of everywhere it occurs in your top Bibles.

    Access the Bible Word Study Guide:
  • Go to Guides > Bible Word Study to begin.
  • At the top of the Guide window, enter a word you're interested in; "word", for example.
  • Hit Enter to view English results from your library.
      Be sure to expand the first section and enter a Title and Description, if you'd like to revisit this Guide later:
You can also access this guide directly from a Bible. Right-click the word you want to study to access the Context Menu. Choose "Selection" or "Lemma" and click "Bible Word Study" in the left side of the context menu.

Understanding the individual sections

Like other Guides, Bible Word Study is divided into several sections which can be edited to create new Guides, but we'll focus on the default sections for the purpose of this tutorial.

Definition

This section shows English definitions from Dictionaries and Encyclopedias in your Library, if you own them. You can control the priority or display order by prioritizing them in the Library or by creating a Collection and selecting that collection from the hidden "Settings" menu. It will become visible when you hover over the header.

Hebrew & Greek Words
This section also has a hidden settings menu to control which Bible is searched and displayed in the graphs.

Sometimes an English word is translated from multiple Greek or Hebrew words, depending on their original context. You can view the individual Greek and Hebrew words in the wheel graph from this section. When a word is more commonly translated as your English word, it will have a larger portion of the graph.
 

 

    Access the Concordance:
  1. Click on the graph to isolate a specific Greek or Hebrew occurence.
  2. A Concordance will load below the graph for all instances of that Greek or Hebrew word in the current English bible.
  3. (Optional) Click the blue Greek or Hebrew word at the top of the list to launch a new Bible Word Study on that original word.

The Bar Graph in the corner displays a graphical representation of all the Greek or Hebrew occurences of the word in the current English Bible. This is based on your Preferred Bible by default or an alternate translation selected in the hidden settings menu.

Using the Bible Word Study Guide (in Greek and Hebrew)

Getting Started:

The Bible Word Study Guide isn't limited to English words; you can also use it to find in-depth information about the orginal Greek or Hebrew word.

    To start an original language guide:
  • Go to Guides > Bible Word Study to begin.
  • At the top of the Guide window, enter a transliterated word you're interested in, with the prefix "g:" (Greek) or "h:" (Hebrew); "g:logos", for example.
  • Hit Enter to view original language results from your library.
If your OS supports Greek and Hebrew, you can change your OS input language and type the lemma directly into the word field. If you haven't already installed a Greek or Hebrew keyboard, Tyndale House offers a free set for Windows or Mac here

Understanding the individual sections (Greek & Hebrew)

Lemma

The "lemma" is the dictionary form of the word. Beneath the lemma is your list of lexicons, with direct links to the lexicon's definition of your word. Their order can be controlled by prioritizing them in the Library. Click "more >>" to see additional results when applicable.

Click the Pronunciation icon to hear the word aloud (currently supports Greek only - requires Greek Pronunciation datasets included in certain base packages).

Translation

Similar to the "Hebrew Words" or "Greek Words" sections in the English guide, this section provides translational information for your Original language word. In our example, (g:logos), we see Logos in the center, and all the English words it was translated to surround the wheel graph.

This section also has a hidden settings menu to control which Bible is searched and displayed in the graphs.
 

 

    Access the Concordance:
  1. Click on the graph to isolate a specific English occurence.
  2. A Concordance will load below the graph for all instances of that English word in the current English bible.
  3. (Optional) Click the blue English word at the top of the list to launch a new Bible Word Study on that English word.

The Bar Graph in the corner displays a graphical representation of all the English occurences of the word in the current English Bible. This is based on your Preferred Bible by default or an alternate translation selected in the hidden settings menu.

Septuagint Translation

Only available on Greek Bible Word Study guides, and based on the "Septuagint" or Greek translation of the Hebrew Old Testament, this section requires specific data and resources, and provides a similar wheel graph from Greek to Hebrew.

Root

This section shows the etymological root word (or root words) that your lemma comes from. Other words that were also derived from that same root word are listed below. Click on a root heading to run a Morph Search for that word, or click on a lemma to open a new Bible Word Study guide.

Greek roots will also provide pronunciation options for each lemma.

Senses

Quickly access the "sense" of each Greek or Hebrew occurence in the new Bible Sense Lexicon by clicking any of the blue hyperlinks in the Senses section. Clicking the individual Greek or Hebrew words will launch independent Bible Word Studies on those words.
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Example Uses

View examples, in scriptural context, from your Bibles where the word is used in different ways. Click the hidden Settings menu to change which Grammatical Relationship dataset is used.

Grammatical Relationships

This area displays all the different grammatical relationships based on the original language, with pronunciation (Greek) and concordance.

Because of the extensive amount of data, the concordance is minimized by default. Click on a lemma to view the concordance.

Preposition Use

View the prepositional uses of the word in an interactive graph. Change uses by clicking the darker sections.


Genitive Use Pictured as Active

 

Phrases

View common phrases that include your lemma.

Textual Searches

Quick access to searches for this lemma in the original New Testament or Old Testament language, or other ancient manuscripts.

Last Updated: 9/4/2013