TIP of the day: Topic Guide Part 2- Related verses

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Jan 27 2016 8:11 PM

1.The Related Passages section of the Topic Guide is divided into two sections: Key verses and See also. These are a select group of verses focused on the topic rather than all mentions of the topic, a series of cross-references etc. But it also leads to some curiosities. I am used to seeing the first two chapters of Genesis divided into two accounts of creation: Gn 1:1-2:4a and Gn 2:4b-23. Here I see a division of Gn 1:1-2:3 - an alternative to splitting verse 4. (Remember Logos doesn't recognize a, b, c .. as subportions of a verse). But then it offers Gn 2:15-23. As shown below, I even go so far as using the pericope comparison tool to find who/why the selection begins at 2:15. I end up with no answer beyond "it's a Faithlife thing".

The parallel pericope citations in the NRSV show how selective the references are with Job omitted and John shortened. This makes the section a good source for a few references with a laser focus on the topic.

2. One has two interesting options - one creates a Passage List of the Related verses, the other creates a filter for my highest priority Bible so that it contains only the verses from Related verses. Either provide the user to quick access to the texts.

3. Note that the visual filter on your top priority Bible method has the advantage of giving you full Context Menu capability.

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