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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Oct 25 2015 2:31 PM

How do I move my Personal Books to a new PC?

Bruce Dunning:

The easiest way to do this is to use "Personal Book Upload". Personal Book Sync allows you to automatically download compiled personal books on other desktop installations. Here is the thread that introduced this new feature in Logos 6 - https://community.logos.com/forums/t/92788.aspx

Dave Hooton:

You can use the Scan command to get them from the resources folder on the old PC (use steps 1 & 3 to illustrate what to backup and use of the Scan command). Scan will load any resources missing from your new installation.

Can I rearrange the order things appear in the cited by tool?

John Fidel:

Logos 6.6 SR2 allows you to just drag the section to where you want it. It is layout specific, which means you can adapt a Cited By tool for a particular layout, save it and the CB layout also saves.

How do I find places in the NT where the Christian experience is described or alluded to in terms that reflect the Exodus?

David P. Moore:

I can't think of any way to do that right off, but you might get some helpful info to start with if you do a search like bondage NEAR egypt NEAR sin across your whole library. Also consider reference words like the Dictionary of Biblical Imagery.

Brian Losabia:

The first Logos resource I thought of when I saw your query was Fr. Devin Roza's Fulfilled in Christ.  Here's a screen shot of the entry for Crossing of the Red Sea, under Baptism.  I really like this resource a lot.

Rick Brannan (Faithlife):

One option might be to search for persons or places involved in the Exodus, or the portion of the narrative you're concerned with.

Another option would be to do a Basic search of a collection of New Testament commentaries for the references you're concerned with. Here's a fairly blunt example of searching an auto-generated collection (commentaries with series name that includes "New Testament") for references to Exodus:

David Matthew:

For anybody who may be interested, what I did in the end is as follows:

  1. I ran a Passage Guide on the whole of Exodus.
  2. In the report I found the Parallel Passages section, which has a subsection on allusions to Exodus in the NT.
  3. I deleted everything except the 'Old Testament Quotations and Allusions in the New Testament' section.
  4. I exported what remained to a MS Word file, where I was able to work through it and remove the items not applicable to what I was looking for.

How can I find references in the Ancient literature to when and by whom the Gospel of Matthew was written?

Dave Moser:

I believe this is what you're looking for:

Search within the Fathers. (I just started typing "fathers" and this option came up)

Search for the three terms you specified with the search operator NEAR.

James Taylor:

And don't forget to use the Factbook for more possibilities...

James Taylor:

help me find the gospel of Matt's authorship date..

No but ICC Introduction to Matthew has several relevant quotes from the Church Fathers and discusses them in detail...


1. Papias apud Eusebius, H. E. iii. 39:
Ματθαῖος μὲν οὖν Ἑβραΐδι διαλέκτῳ τὰ λόγια συνεγράψατο.1 Ἡρμήνευσε δʼ αὐτὰ ὡς ἦν δυνατὸς2 ἕκαστος.
2. Irenæus, iii. 1, 1 apud Eusebius, H. E. v. 8. 2:
ὁ μὲν δὴ Ματθαῖος ἐν τοῖς Ἑβραίοις τῇ ἰδίᾳ αὐτῶν διαλέκτῳ καὶ γραφὴν ἐξήνεγκεν Εὐαγγελίου, τοῦ Πέτρου καὶ τοῦ Παύλου ἐν Ῥώμῃ εὐαγγελιζομένων καὶ θεμελιούντων τὴν ἐκκλησίαν.


Allen, W. C. (1907). A critical and exegetical commentary on the gospel according to S. Matthew (pp. lxxix–lxxxiii). New York: C. Scribner’s Sons.

How do I hide multiple resources at once?

Dave Hooton:

See the wiki article https://wiki.logos.com/Hiding_Books.  note that you cannot unhide multiple books!

Where is the Bookmark feature?

Graham Criddle:
They're available at the bottom of the Favorites panel - which you can open from the Tools Menu

How can I find when a book or dataset in my library was last updated by Logos?

MJ. Smith:

Last updated in the Library panel shows when you purchased the item or when it was last updated, whichever is later. The information panel for the Factbook under Support Ingo gives date and time of last update in the second line for each dataset as does the About section of the Help menu (circled question market upper right).

Edit: Note if you download into a new installation that will also set the last updated field in the Library just as a new purchase does.

How can I organize my documents?

Justin Gatlin:

I use layers of Favorites to organize all of my documents.

How do I search for a Greek lemma in a specific book?

Graham Criddle:

I would like to find all the instances in the Greek text of Hebrews where πιστεύω or πίστις are used.

One way is to run a Bible search

You can specify the search range as below

Enter the search term - I am using the "Lemma" term to indicate a lemma and the "g:" term to allow transliteration (you can enter the text directly from a greek keyboard)

Select the lemma form and run the search

From within the text itself, you can right-click on the word, select the lemma and then run a search

Or you could run a Bible Word Study Guide - and restrict the range to Hebrews

Does this help?

How can I see the date a note was created/updated?

Graham Criddle:

Dates are shown if you hover your mouse over the note title as below - I'm not aware of anywhere else where it is exposed

Is there a way to search for age at death for every OT person where their age at death is written in the NASB95?

Justin Gatlin:

I hope someone else has an elegant solution, but I don't know any Logos tags that will help. I just did a Bible search for "years" and looked to see what formulas are used. I see "lived n years" "
all the days were n years and he died," "was n years old when he began to reign and reigned n years" and "n years were the life of."

This is not very elegant, but doing a Bible search for "years WITHIN 8 WORDS (life, lived, died, reign)" works (8 words was trial and error, 12 words finds a few more, but I think your number of false positives will go up if you keep playing with that number), and also shows some false positives. I would save this as a passage list, delete the false positives and then I think you will have what you are looking for. Of course, sometimes you will need to combine information from two verses.

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