I have been a fan of Logos for many years. 2 years ago I took the plunge to buy a small version of Logos 5. I’ve gradually upgraded my Logos. Recently I moved to version 6. It has been a pleasant transition. I will publish a few blogs on how to use Logos 6 for basic Bible study.
Logos however is not that easy to get into it. I want to show you a quick way to get information from your Logos database. Today we are discussing how to get an overview of a verse, chapter or book in the Bible by using your Logos 6 commentaries.
First open the Bible of your choice. Follow these steps:
A. Click on the Library icon.
B. Type in the name of your Bible. If it is not coming up make sure that you have it in your Library. I use the New King James version, so I type in “nkjv” for short
C. Click on the Bible.
This will open the selected Bible in a window usually half a window size.
Find the verse or chapter or book you want to study up on. I decided on Psalm 1 verse 1 - 4. Type Ps 1 or Psalm 1 (view below)1.Mark it using your mouse by left clicking and dragging.
2.Right click on the marked passage. An option window will open.
3.Click on Passage Guide
The Passage Guide window will open. Give it a few seconds to open. There is a wealth of information that you can get from this window. It is very useful.
4.Use it to get to the Commentaries of your choice or what is in your library.
(In another session I will show you how to give some Commentaries preference so they will pop up higher)
Click on any Commentary and read it.
A good tip is to have an overview Commentary open which I read first. I read through the Commentaries systematically. Sometimes I read one Commentary and have the information or clarification, I need, other times I read many Commentaries.
I want to encourage you to follow this method for a few days and even weeks that you get familiar with the Logos software.