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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Jul 13 2015 9:48 PM

1. Try the command "Facilitate Serendipitous Discovery" in the Command box - perhaps even drag it to the shortcut bar for a daily does of the unexpected. You'll gain familiarity with your resources and keep your mind nimble in one easy step. Read Facilitate Serendipitous Discovery by Eli Evans to read the philosophy behind this command.

2. What do you know about Hebrew cantillation marks and how actually use them for something useful. Speaking for myself, I didn't have a clue until a fellow Logos user directed us to some of his posts:

3. Extending the discussion last week on pericope boundaries, I ran into an interesting discussion of chapter boundaries: (from http://hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/1223/why-was-a-chapter-division-placed-at-the-end-of-genesis-1-rather-than-between-2?rq=1 )

Question: Why was a chapter division placed at the end of Genesis 1, rather than between 2:3 and 2:4?

It's pretty well universally accepted that Genesis 1:1 - 2:3 represent one view of the story of creation and 2:3 - 25 a second. 

And yet, when Stephen Langton instituted his chapter scheme in the 13th Century, he must have had a motivation for separating the


Is it mere coincidence, or did Langton see hidden pictures of Christ in the scriptures and divided the chapters at the high point of each picture?

Gen 1 ends with The man and his bride (Christ and the church)

Gen 2 THe man and his bride naked and unashamed

Gen 3 Christ is the "way" and the Tree of life the cross.

Gen 4 Seth has an "only begotten son" named Enos (man) and people once again called on the name of the Lord. Certainly a high point of the chapter.

Gen 5 Lamech means powerful Noah means rest and he has three sons. After Christ comes in power there is the rest of God (Trinity). Shem (nmae) represent the Father whose name is Holy. Ham (hot) whose zeal for his house consumed him. And Japheth (Opon) who gives the increase of the church as the gates of heaven were opened and the dove descended upon Christ and the church.

Gen 6 Noah/Christ did all the Father told him.

Gen 7 Noah/Christ in the flood/grave

Gen 8 The promise of the rainbow, also a symbol of the cross.

Gen 9 Noah's ages at death hold a picture of God's church with Christ

Gen 10 Genealogies showing the fruitfulness of Christ and the church from the end of Chap 9.

Gen 11 Babel is a picture of the cross ending with Christ's fruitfulness hidden in the genealogies.

Gen 12 Contains a cross scene where Abram is afraid to die. Ends with the earth rejecting Christ and the church after the resurrection. This is a rapture scene.

Coincidence or by design ? The Archbishop was an accomplished theologian and commentator on the Bible. It is more likely that he had theological motives than mere page sizes for the divisions.

If he had full awareness of the sodim, Genesis 1 would have been extended into 2.5.

This will make an interesting study someday.

SUGGESTION: At least once a week take some time to explore a broad vision proposal ... exegesis spends so much time in the trees that we need to consciously spend a little time in the forest.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 13 2015 9:59 PM

MJ. Smith:
1. Try the command "Facilitate Serendipitous Discovery" in the Command box

fsd in collection

allows FSD (Facilitate Serendipitous Discovery) to randomly open a resource in a collection.

Keep Smiling Smile

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James Taylor | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Jul 14 2015 6:11 AM

Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :):
randomly open a resource in a collection.

Didn't know that. Thanks for sharing.

and thanks for another informative tip MJ

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William | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 20 2015 8:04 AM

I have to say that "Facilitate Serendipitous Discovery" is one of the coolest tools I have come across in Logos.  I have a shortcut for FSD to a journals collection.  Every day I read a random journal article using FSD which forces me to read things I normally wouldn't select but I always learn something new.  If you like to "explore" your thousands of books and articles in Logos, you need to use this tool.  Thank you MJ for pointing FSD out!

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