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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Dec 27 2015 12:44 AM

What resources are in the Lemma in Passage Section?

Rick Brannan (Faithlife):
On which volumes get included, basically, everything classed as a commentary that has a string in Greek or Hebrew within a Bible milestone is intended. Not saying we haven't possibly missed volumes, but that's the goal.

How can I confirm that my update channel is set/not set to beta?

Gao Lu:

In Logos, go to Help (the question mark) | About Logos Bible Software

In the top left look for something like this: 

How do I make a resource organized by headword appear in the Topic Guide?

Dave Hooton:

It will appear in the Collections section if you choose "All Resources" (or create a collection for it), but it will not appear in the Topic section as it is not tagged for topics by Faithlife.

How do I find all the Bible references to God as a father (God with the attribute of Father, Father referring to God)?

Mark Barnes:

When you're looking at an individual concept, it's usually easiest to start from Factbook. There's a topic there called "God the Father".

Within that entry, you should be looking at three sections:

  1. Passages — which lists many of the Bible passages relevant to this topic.
  2. Senses — which looks at the senses of individual words. This is narrower, and only lists eight occurrences of "God = Father".
  3. Cultural Concepts — which looks at the concept in much ancient literature, including the Bible.

The nice thing about this method is you don't need to learn any clever search syntax to get your results.

Having identified these three areas, I'd personally save all the results into a Passage List (or several passage lists that you merge together), and then manually remove those which you don't find relevant to your personal study.

* To save Cultural Concepts as a passage list, click on "Search All Resources for 'God as Father'" at the bottom of that section, then switch to a Bible search. You can then save as a passage list from there.

Graham Criddle:

If you are a Logos Now subscriber you can search for "Addressees" (introduced at https://community.logos.com/forums/t/114049.aspx) which allows you to build a search for words spoken by David to God. Searching for Father within that gives you what you are looking for

As you can see there are just three references - and the first two don't count.

The third is where these words are attributed to David in a Psalm as something he will say.

If you are not a Logos Now subscriber you can do the search without the Addressee component - this just gives you 20 possible results which you can then scan through to see if any match

How do I return to the previous screen?


Did you try clicking the "back" arrow? Press and hold it for a list?

How do I change the default font size in a Logos Note document?


I believe the Windows version is the same as Mac. If so

Click Tools>Program Settings

Scroll down to the Text Display settings

You should see an option to select your default notes font

MJ. Smith:

Notes Options
 •      Set font, font size and bold/italic/small caps defaults by making changes to the Rich Text Editor toolbar in the Notes panel when no note item has focus.  (Press the ‘Esc’ key to ensure no note item has focus.)
 •      Change what font is used for ‘Default’ by changing the Default Notes Font selection in Tools | Program Settings.

from Logos Help document

How do I find Logos Help?


Logos Help is a resource that you can access in at least three ways:

How do I enter anything into the My Tags or Community Tags fields for the group?

Mark Barnes:
Bring up the little information panel on the right side of the library — click the (i) to do so. Bulk tagging is done from there.

Graham Criddle:

After selecting them you should be able to enter Tag information into the box outlined in red below. 

How do I search all commentaries for a portion that cover a specific passage for keywords?

Graham Criddle:

Try the search below on a collection of your commentaries

 sanctification WITHIN {Milestone <Luke 2:40-52>}

Where can I find a list of the different manuscript abbreviations?

Bruce Dunning:

abbreviations are usually found within each resource. For instance below is a screenshot from the NET Bible highlighting where it is found in that resource. A great way to check where they are found is to do an inline search for "abbreviations".

Sascha John:

It's in NA 27 Apparatus at the End

How do you measure distances in Logos maps on a MAC?


EDIT: this only works in the Atlas, the other maps in Logos (e.g., the ESV Study Bible Maps) cannot measure distance.

More about the Atlas here: https://community.logos.com/forums/t/92637.aspx 

steve clark:

For those who are using Logos6/Verbum6 and have not purchased a Logos6 upgrade, i believe you will find that maps in Biblical Places still has this feature (measuring distances).

Please try this on your Mac to confirm my thoughts. In the command window type: open Biblical Places Maps


Then when Biblical Places Maps appear, try using Command + dragging the mouse (or whatever you did in your post).


This can be helpful for us who did not purchase the Logos/Verbum 6 upgrade, but installed the Logos/Verbum 6 free upgrade.

Thanks for all you do on the forums!

Can someone point me to a source for explaining the symbols (not the 'icons') in the Diagrams?

Mark Barnes:

My understanding is that:

  • Double lines indicate a marriage relationship
  • Double dotted lines indicate other relationships that bring offspring (concubines and 'surrogates')
  • A red dotted line indicates an illicit relationship
  • A broken double line indicates a previous relationship (usually ended with death)
  • The arrow heads are used to link multiple women to one husband. The arrows indicate that the double lines is going 'through' the first wife to the husband.

How do I set Bible Art up on my Windows machine?

Bob Pritchett:

The first thing I do when I setup a Windows machine is load Bible Screen Verse of the Day.

This sets my lock screen to the Verse of the Day art daily.

Have you tried it? Do you like it? If so, I'd appreciate your taking a moment to rate it 5 stars at:


And remember, you can share the art directly from the app -- just use the Share button or right-click after running. (Unfortunately you can't share straight from the lock screen.)


-- Bob

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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Myke Harbuck | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 27 2015 12:54 PM

Love these Forum summaries. Thanks for compiling them. 

FYI. This section has incorrect info in it: How do I find Logos Help?

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Dec 27 2015 1:08 PM

Corrected. Thankyou.

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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