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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Sun, Feb 21 2016 7:35 PM

How do I get Philo Greek/English highlighting?

Dave Hooton:

The Visual Filter "corresponding words" may work provided:-

  • The Philo Greek resource is open at, or near, the reference in the lexicon i.e. the word is visible in Philo
  • you click/hover the word in the lexicon; and
  • they are the same word (only surface text is supported for lexicons).

The Visual Filter "corresponding selection" works with words, but does not apply to lexicons. It could work between Philo Greek and Philo English, provided:

  • The English resource has the underlying Greek
  • both resources are at the same reference; and
  • you select the appropriate word.

e.g. Lake's Apostolic Fathers in English vs. Lake's Apostolic Fathers in Greek

Why can't I get the Wycliffe early and later editions to work in Text Comparison?

MJ. Smith:

Because they have the same abbreviated title. The easiest solution is to make the abbreviated names unique in the information panel - top see the pencil image? I have Wycliffe EV and Wycliffe LV.

Do I have access to Books.Logos.com?

Phil Gons (Faithlife):
Access to the site itself in it's current state will likely stay free for the foreseeable future. No promises though.

Can I download a book from Books.Logos.com?

Phil Gons (Faithlife):
It requires a paid subscription. . . . A paid subscription is currently available only in Gold and higher base packages and Feature Crossgrade and higher crossgrades. It will become a part of Logos Now in the near future.

How do I search for proper nouns in a passage?

Fr Devin Roza:

In "Lexham Hebrew Bible", open an inline search, filter your passage range to Isaiah. Switch to the morph search type, type @ to bring up the drop-down, then select Noun - Proper, and search!

In the upper-right hand corner of the inline search, select the little "Send to..." button, and send the search results to a word list. You'll end up with a word list of around 175 words, all proper nouns.

Or, even more powerful, if you have Logos or Verbum Now, you can also run the Concordance against a Bible with reverse interlinear. Filter down to Isaiah, then select Lemma, then filter by proper nouns. Then you can order in alphabetical or count, and even see the specific hits for each lemma.

Fr Devin Roza:

I noticed you wanted only locations, such as cities and such. So, that would be done like this...

Open up a full blown search panel, and choose to search in The Hebrew Bible: Anderson-Forbes Analyzed Text. Switch to the morph tab. Search for @NP to get proper nouns.

Then you need to switch to "Analysis" view, which will display an Excel-like grid. 

Drag the "Semantic Domain" tab up and group by it. 

Then drag the "Lemma (Hebrew)" tab up and place it to the right of the "Semantic Domain" tab to subgroup by it.

Then, on one of the header rows in the results, right click and choose "Summary view". The results under Geographic Name / place are what you are looking for. You can also then export these results to EXCEL.

You might also be interested in the Concordance in the "Biblical Entity" view, although that includes any reference to a place, city, etc., even if a pronoun is used.


Hi Robert, and welcome to the forums. Fr Devin has given you a great answer above. It is also worth knowing that if you're ever trying to do this sort of thing in the New Testament there's an easy way of doing it with Louw-Nida semantic domains. This can be used for all sorts of things, but works very well for place names. I'm aware you are asking for Isaiah so it won't work for that, but if you are new to Logos it's worth being aware of as it can simplify searches greatly in some cases. Unfortunately I'm not aware of anything similar for the Old Testament. See screenshot below for details. 

How do I turn on the BDAG outline formatting?

Jack Hairston:

I watched with great interest the video about BDAG outline formatting:


When I tried to turn on this feature, I do not see this option.

  • After clicking the BDAG tab,
  • Clicked the Visual Filters (3dots) icon.
  • The only options I see are:

           Resource (checked)

           Emphasize active resources (checked)

           Visual filters (checked)

Note: issue is that Logos 6 Bronze or above is required.

Veli Voipio:

Mine looks like this, you need to click the resource arrow to see the outline option

How do I turn on Emphasize Active References?


It is the new "link to open panels". What it does is that when you have a resource that is organized according to references, if you open another resource that mention this reference, it will be highlighted so as to make it easier to spot. For instance, in the case of BDAG, if you had Romans 3:24 opened in your Bible and looked up "redemption" then selected "Emphasize active references" (EAR) in BDAG, you would see highlighted in the lexical entry the place where your passage is discussed. Of course, if your passage is not specifically listed, nothing will be highlighted.

I think it only works from primary sources such as Dead Sea Scrolls, Josephus, church fathers, etc, and commentaries that are indexed according to these datatypes. For instance, if I have a commentary opened at Zechariah 9:9 and open a journal that mentions it and have EAR on, the reference in the journal will be highlighted. However, an entry in Nave's that has Zech 9:9 will not cause highlighting in the journal article, because -- I think -- Nave's is not organized by reference, but by headwords. 

Dave Hooton:
Correct. But the Zech 9:9 entry in Nave's will be highlighted by a commentary/bible opened at Zech 9:9


Works also with Perseus/Loeb volumes, but not with the Harvard Classics since they are versified.

Can I get my notes in my ESV to show in my AV?

The old answer was "no." The new answer is "maybe." If you are a Logos Now subscriber, you can take advantage of a new feature which shows corresponding highlights in resources with an underlying Reverse Interlinear. Because translations utilize different base texts and also may change word order, your experience may be more or less satisfactory. 

Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :):
Notes created by reference can appear in any Bible using chapter and verse reference.  

MJ Smith:
You may edit attachment points in notes to change them to "by reference" notes

How do I find the chronological order of Jesus' post-resurrection appearances?

MJ. Smith:

Most of the Gospel harmonies are in chronological order but I don't know of a source that tries to insert the Acts and Corinthians appearances into the order. The Eleven Matins Gospels that are read in the Orthodox Churches aren't read in chronological order but I would suspect that studies of them would address chronological issues.

A reasonable guess from http://christiananswers.net/dictionary/resurrectionofchrist.html :

Eleven different appearances of our risen Lord are recorded in the New Testament

  1. To Mary Magdalene at the sepulchre alone. This is recorded at length only by John (20:11-18), and alluded to by Mark (16:9-11).

  2. To certain women, “the other Mary,” Salome, Joanna, and others, as they returned from the sepulchre. Matthew (28:1-10) alone gives an account of this. (Compare Mark 16:1-8, and Luke 24:1-11.)

  3. To Simon Peter alone on the day of the resurrection. (See Luke 24:34; 1 Cor. 15:5.)

  4. To the two disciples on the way to Emmaus on the day of the resurrection, recorded fully only by Luke (24:13-35. Compare Mark 16:12,13).

  5. To the ten disciples (Thomas being absent) and others “with them,” at Jerusalem on the evening of the resurrection day. One of the evangelists gives an account of this appearance, John (20:19-24).

  6. To the disciples again (Thomas being present) at Jerusalem (Mark 16:14-18; Luke 24:33-40; John 20:26-28. See also 1 Cor. 15:5).

  7. To the disciples when fishing at the Sea of Galilee. Of this appearance also John (21:1-23) alone gives an account.

  8. To the eleven, and above 500 brethren at once, at an appointed place in Galilee (1 Cor. 15:6; compare Matt. 28:16-20).

  9. To James, but under what circumstances we are not informed (1 Cor. 15:7).

  10. To the apostles immediately before the ascension. They accompanied him from Jerusalem to Mount Olivet, and there they saw him ascend “till a cloud received him out of their sight” (Mark 16:19; Luke 24:50-52; Acts 1:4-10).

    It is worthy of note that it is distinctly related that on most of these occasions our Lord afforded his disciples the amplest opportunity of testing the fact of his resurrection. He conversed with them face to face. They touched him (Matt. 28:9; Luke 24:39; John 20:27), and he ate bread with them (Luke 24:42,43; John 21:12,13).

  11. In addition to the above, mention might be made of Christ's manifestation of himself to Paul at Damascus, who speaks of it as an appearance of the risen Savior (Acts 9:3-9, 17; 1 Cor. 15:8; 9:1).

  12. It is implied in the words of Luke (Acts 1:3) that there may have been other appearances of which we have no record.

Scott E. Mahle:
Doing a search of my library for “post resurrection appearances” provided 271 results. Among them, THIS CHART in The Life of Christ: A Study Guide to the Gospel Record by M. S. Mills

Ronald Quick:

The Wilmington Book of Bible Lists gives these appearances of Christ after his resurrection.

Post-Resurrection Appearances of Christ

    1.      First appearance: to Mary Magdalene as she remained at the site of the tomb John 20:11–17

    2.      Second appearance: to the other women who were also returning to the tomb Matt. 28:9–10

    3.      Third appearance: to Peter Luke 24:34; 1 Cor. 15:5

    4.      Fourth appearance: to the disciples as they walked on the road to Emmaus Mark 16:12–13; Luke 24:13–31

    5.      Fifth appearance: to the ten disciples Mark 16:14; Luke 24:36–51; John 20:19–23

    6.      Sixth appearance: to the 11 disciples a week after his resurrection John 20:26–29

    7.      Seventh appearance: to seven disciples by the Sea of Galilee John 21:1–23

    8.      Eighth appearance: to 500 1 Cor. 15:6

    9.      Ninth appearance: to James, the Lord’s brother 1 Cor. 15:7

    10.      Tenth appearance: to 11 disciples on the mountain in Galilee Matt. 28:16–20

    11.      Eleventh appearance: at the time of the Ascension Luke 24:44–53; Acts 1:3–9

    12.      Twelfth appearance: to Stephen just prior to his martyrdom Acts 7:55–56

    13.      Thirteenth appearance: to Paul on the road to Damascus Acts 9:3–6; cf. 22:6–11; 26:13–18

    14.      Fourteenth appearance: to Paul in Arabia Gal. 1:12–17

    15.      Fifteenth appearance: to Paul in the temple Acts 9:26–27; 22:17–21

    16.      Sixteenth appearance: to Paul while he was in prison in Caesarea Acts 23:11

    17.      Seventeenth appearance: to the apostle John Rev. 1:12–20

H.L. Willmington, Willmington’s Book of Bible Lists (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale, 1987), 168–169.

Graham Criddle:

The Biblical Event Navigator is helpful here

How do I find the location of Ephraim in John 11?

MJ. Smith:

You can also check your commentaries on the passage to see if they explain the equation. Bible dictionaries will likely explain the equation of the two names as well.

Mark Barnes:

The other option is to go from the right-click menu to the Logos Atlas (not shown on MJ's screenshot — presumably she doesn't have the licence to the right volume of the Bible Maps). That will bring up a map of the entire event, and you can right-click on any place on the map to bring up Google Maps. Please note that the centre of the map will be on your cursor position, even if you right-click on a place name. In the example below, the map would centre a mile or so to the east of Ephraim.

What does the Set Verbum command do?

Louis St. Hilaire:

For the most part, setting Verbum to yes just changes default options to create an out of the box experience that's optimal for Catholic users rather than the Evangelical Protestants that the default Logos set up is mostly tuned for. For example, setting Verbum to yes:

  • Changes default prioritization of resources to Verbum defaults (i.e. makes Catholic Bibles, commentaries, lectionary top priority, if you haven't set your own priorities)
  • Adds automatically generated Catechism, Church Documents, Church Fathers collections to search options, etc.
  • Changes default guide templates to Verbum defaults (e.g. adds Liturgy section to Passage Guide removes Protestant-oriented online content)
  • Changes the "Common Divisions" in Bible search to reflect the Catholic canon

You can set up Logos to do most of these things yourself (or at least emulate them) with Verbum set to no.

Likewise, with Verbum set to yes, you can do or emulate almost everything with Verbum set to no.

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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