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Ron Corbett | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, May 6 2011 10:40 AM

How do you streamline your work in Logos? ie-  What Collections work best for you?

I have many Collections and they are a huge help. Today I had an idea for a new one and would like some input on this one and would also like to hear about some of the Collection ideas that you find most helpful in your work.

Earlier, I made a Collection I call "A Quick Look".

My thinking: whenever I study a topic, I can quickly generate lists of Scriptures on that subject by searching this Collection.

It consists of 7 resources: Collins Thesaurus of the Bible, New Naves, Vines Expository...Topic Finder, MacArthur Topical Bible, The ThematicBible: Topical Analysis, Zondervans Dictionary of Bible Themes and M-W Collegiate Thesausus. (Can you suggest others?)

TIP - I tried this once and it seemed to work pretty well: Type a word into the Mirriam-Webster Collegiate Thesaurus and copy a group of synonyms into the search box - with A Quick Look selected as the Collection in which to search. I like getting quick access to piles of Scripture. (I know Logos can do this a number of other ways, but this is something that gives me some more control. I don't know if Logos is more / or less comprehensive in their approach, so for now ...)

Any other Collection ideas?

 

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Jacob Hantla | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 6 2011 11:33 AM

Ron Corbett:

How do you streamline your work in Logos? ie-  What Collections work best for you?

I have many Collections and they are a huge help. Today I had an idea for a new one and would like some input on this one and would also like to hear about some of the Collection ideas that you find most helpful in your work.

Earlier, I made a Collection I call "A Quick Look".

My thinking: whenever I study a topic, I can quickly generate lists of Scriptures on that subject by searching this Collection.

It consists of 7 resources: Collins Thesaurus of the Bible, New Naves, Vines Expository...Topic Finder, MacArthur Topical Bible, The ThematicBible: Topical Analysis, Zondervans Dictionary of Bible Themes and M-W Collegiate Thesausus. (Can you suggest others?)

TIP - I tried this once and it seemed to work pretty well: Type a word into the Mirriam-Webster Collegiate Thesaurus and copy a group of synonyms into the search box - with A Quick Look selected as the Collection in which to search. I like getting quick access to piles of Scripture. (I know Logos can do this a number of other ways, but this is something that gives me some more control. I don't know if Logos is more / or less comprehensive in their approach, so for now ...)

Any other Collection ideas?

That's a great idea!

I have have collections and set them up in my custom passage guide.

My collections that I do this with are:

 

  • Journals (I also have a few of my favorite journals broken out into individual collections and added to passage guide)
  • Favorite authors (this is a collection for authors who write expository sermons/texts on a passage that would be good to interact with: Spurgeon, Baxter, Piper, Ryle, Bridges; these and some other authors have their own individual collections inserted into passage guide as well)
  • Favorite commentaries
  • Counseling (good pastoral counseling references for application to myself and my ministry)
  • Systematic Theologies

 

I am then able to quickly see all references to the passages I'm studying within each subset of texts. I can also take notes within the passage guide on which resources are particularly helpful along with summaries for reference when I come back to this passage in the future.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 6 2011 12:41 PM

I have created many small collections so that I can deal with resources in my passage guide in manageable unites:

  • apocrypha, Qumran and Dead Sea
  • lectionary based resources
  • hymns
  • lists
  • thematic, outline and summarized bibles
  • top study Bibles
  • top commentaries
  • studies of books or topics (most monographs)
  • narrative analysis
  • patristics
  • rabbinic writings
  • medieval writings
  • top journals
  • top monographs
  • Jewish sources
  • Messianic Judaism sources
  • IVP dictionary
  • archeology, history and culture
  • creeds and catechisms
  • top theology
  • dictionary - theological and historical
  • form analysis
  • rhetorical analysis
  • socio-historical analysis
  • Lexham discourse/ high definition
  • homiletic
  • lay study guides
  • hermeneutics
  • Bible dictionary - general, names, thesaurus etc.

As my collection grows I keep refining the divisions with the goal of being able to work through a section in a single sitting rather than leaving a section partially done. I want to know where to pick up.Wink

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Dominick Sela | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 6 2011 1:28 PM

Ron Corbett:

It consists of 7 resources: Collins Thesaurus of the Bible, New Naves, Vines Expository...Topic Finder, MacArthur Topical Bible, The ThematicBible: Topical Analysis, Zondervans Dictionary of Bible Themes and M-W Collegiate Thesaurus. (Can you suggest others?)

 

Great idea, thanks Ron!

With regard to other resources, based on your idea, I did some quick looking and added to your 7 New Naves Topical Textbook (I assume you meant their Topical Bible), and Vines Old and New Testament Words (I assume you meant the Topic Finder).

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Ron Corbett | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 6 2011 1:44 PM

Dominick Sela:
With regard to other resources, based on your idea, I did some quick looking and added to your 7 New Naves Topical Textbook (I assume you meant their Topical Bible), and Vines Old and New Testament Words (I assume you meant the Topic Finder).

Yes, you are right. Thanks.

After reading MJ's post, I have added 3 more: Wilmington's Book of Bible Lists, Nelson's Topical Bible Index and (could be interesting - ) The Pulpit Commentary - Index.

BTW - Thank you Martha for all your helpful input :)

I wish there was a way to search only indexes. I would then like to add to the search (for example) Chafer's Systematic Theology: Subject Index. There are probably many more interesting indexes in our Logos Libraries that would yield strong results.

Why a Subject Index search rather than a regular search ? More comprehensive yes, but if the publisher, editor or author thought it important to list an entry in the Subject Index, it may lead to a more significant entry on that topic. Just a guess. If I am right, it could save time.

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Bootjack | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 6 2011 5:40 PM

MJSmith - this is very interesting. Obviously, you've been doing more than your homework. Thanks for this pointer!!!   

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George Somsel | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 6 2011 7:55 PM

Ron Corbett:
How do you streamline your work in Logos? ie-  What Collections work best for you?

I make my collections based on areas I might wish to search

Anchor Bible: commentaries
ANE: ANET, Context of Scripture, etc
Ante-Nicene Fathers
Aramaeans: 3 vol World of the Aramaeans
Aramaic Grammar
Archaeology
Aune: 3 vols on Revelation
Barth: Church Dogmatics
Calvin: Writings
Calvin (Subject)
Calvin (Tracts and Letters)
Church Fathers (all)
Commentaries (all)
Coptic
DSS Biblical Scrolls
DSS discussion
DSS Sectarian Mss
Encyclopedia (all)
FOTL: Forms of Old Testament Literature
Göttingen LXX
Greek: texts
Greek Grammar
Greek Lexica
Harvard Classics
Hebrew Grammar
Hebrew Lexica
History of Jerusalem
ICC
Images
JBL
Jewish Origins
JHS
Journals (2nd tier -- Galaxy)
JPS Tanak Commentaries
Judaism and Christianity
Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers
NIGTC
Non-biblical dictionaries (English & foreign)
Pentateuch History and Origins
Schürer (History of the Jewish People)
Second Temple Judaism
Semeia
Targums
Textual Criticism
Ugaritic
Word Biblical Commentaries

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Ron Corbett | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, May 7 2011 5:22 PM

I appreciate some of the ideas already listed. I can use some of them to refine mine. Smile 

Here are (most of) my Collections:

 00 - Hebrew Grammars

01 - Greek Grammars

01 - Favorite Dictionaries

01 - Texts: Dead Sea Scrolls

A  Biblical Theologies Collection

A Quick Look

A Systematic Theologies

A1 Greek Tools

All Commentaries

All Grammars

All Jewish (embedded collection)

All Journals

All My Favorites

Ancient Texts

Apologetics

Apostolic Texts (English)

Background Tools

Biographies

Brown, Jewish Apologetics

Church Fathers

Commentaries Academic (these 4 from Mark Barnes)

Commentaries Expository

Commentaries Intermediate

Commentaries on Paul's Writings

Counseling

Devotional

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Handbooks

Eschatology

Gospels 01 - Matthew (these 4 from Mark Barnes)

Gospels 02 - Mark

Gospels 03 - Luke

Gospels 04 - John

Hard Sayings / Bullinger Figures

History

Illustrations

IVP Dictionaries

Jewish

JNT and JNT Commentary

JPS - Torah Commentaries

Lexicons Theological

Messianic

Messianic Prophecy

Midrash (Ginzberg & other English Texts)

Ministry

OT Collection

NT Introduction

Outlines (collections like these I use in the Cited By)

Pastoral

Paul

Psalms Pseudepigrapha

Sociological Sphere

Studies in Dogmatics

Temple Studies

UBS Commentaries

Word Pictures

 

[I also have several Authors Collections, and assorted  individual books classified as Collections so I can use them in 'Cited By']

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