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Bob Price | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Dec 29 2021 6:47 AM

I've seen the discussions on here about various custom study Bible layouts that people have created, and I've done that myself.  This works great for study Bible notes, commentaries, and other resources that are "versified", or keyed to particular Bible verses.  I like being able to do this, but there's one thing I haven't been able to replicate from paper study Bibles--resources like maps, photos, infographics and charts.  Yes, I can include those kinds of resources in my layouts, and even link them to the Bible text, but because they're not versified, they don't move to the appropriate section as I move through the Scriptures.

Has anyone found a way to address this?  The main reason I want to do this is to replicate the experience of opening a passage and being presented with something that I didn't have to think to go looking for.  It's the idea of discovery that you can't really get if you have to know what you're looking for.

I kinda doubt that there's a way to do this, since even if I open up a resource like an atlas myself, it can be difficult to find a map that includes a city that is referenced in the text.  Maps are an especially valuable tool if they could show me the places that I'm reading about automatically, but I don't think that's possible.

I hope my question isn't too confusing.  Thanks for your help!

Bob

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Christian Alexander | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 29 2021 7:02 AM

Bob Price:

Has anyone found a way to address this?  The main reason I want to do this is to replicate the experience of opening a passage and being presented with something that I didn't have to think to go looking for.  It's the idea of discovery that you can't really get if you have to know what you're looking for.

Bob this is a good idea and I want to learn how to do it as well. I want to follow along with you on this journey.

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David Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 29 2021 8:03 AM

Bob Price:
because they're not versified,

One versified Study Bible Notes that is free to anyone who has logged into the Faithlife Study Bible App [log into the APP then the free resources show up in your Logos library!] follows the text (if resources are linked {see B circled} in this pic. By having that set of Study Notes as the "top" resource of that panel it scrolls with text I am reading.

This is my devotional/journaling layout.

To find versified Study Bible Notes check out https://www.logos.com/search?query=Study%20Bible%20Notes&sortBy=Relevance&limit=60&page=1&ownership=all&geographicAvailability=availableToMe 

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 29 2021 12:17 PM

Layouts actually don't require versified resources, they require a common index - which is most often Bible references. What is best for atlases, for example, is to include your highest priority atlas in your layou and use the right-click Context Menu to jump to the Atlas.

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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 29 2021 12:37 PM

Bob Price:

The main reason I want to do this is to replicate the experience of opening a passage and being presented with something that I didn't have to think to go looking for.  It's the idea of discovery that you can't really get if you have to know what you're looking for.

Well, you said you'd already read the solutions, so I'm assuming you didn't like using the CitedBy tool. I tag all my maps, charts and atlases. Then, assign it to a CitedBy. Position it next to my Bible and link it. I can quickly choose maps and charts, as I study along.

Altough I thought FL designed Factbook for this ... I don't use aka the Kitchen-Sink (smiling).

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Bob Price | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 29 2021 5:26 PM

DMB:

Well, you said you'd already read the solutions, so I'm assuming you didn't like using the CitedBy tool. I tag all my maps, charts and atlases. Then, assign it to a CitedBy. Position it next to my Bible and link it. I can quickly choose maps and charts, as I study along.

Altough I thought FL designed Factbook for this ... I don't use aka the Kitchen-Sink (smiling).

Thanks for the suggestion.  No, I'm not familiar with the CitedBy tool, so I'll have to check that out.

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Bob Price | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 29 2021 5:27 PM

MJ. Smith:

Layouts actually don't require versified resources, they require a common index - which is most often Bible references. What is best for atlases, for example, is to include your highest priority atlas in your layout and use the right-click Context Menu to jump to the Atlas.

Thank you, this is a good tip!

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Kiyah | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 30 2021 6:49 AM

Another option would be the Lexham Geographic Commentaries. Right now only the New Testament is complete so you wouldn't have the OT but at least you'd have the NT.

https://www.logos.com/product/138314/lexham-geographic-commentary-on-the-gospels

https://www.logos.com/product/180804/lexham-geographic-commentary-on-acts-through-revelation-text

These versified and the two resources are part of the same series so you would only have to include one in your layout and then it will jump to the other if you move to another part of the NT.

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Bob Price | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Jan 2 2022 6:11 PM

Thanks Kiyah, I've added this to my layout!

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