Logos 9 Bible study software offers some really great features and improvements over Logos 8. But the short of it is this: Logos 9 helps you craft really great sermons!
I’m going to keep this short, so I’m just going to share with you two of my favorite features.
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Favorite New and Improved Feature: Factbook
I love the Factbook! Technically, the Factbook is not a new feature of Logos 9 Bible study software, but it has definitely been improved.
The Factbook allows you to dig into just about anything you want to learn about:
- Greek and Hebrew
Simply click on Tools, then Factbook. Once the Factbook window is open, type in whatever it is you want to study. I’m currently preaching through Genesis and just did a sermon on the birth of Isaac. To learn about Isaac, all I have to do is search for “Isaac” in the search bar and the Factbook will give me:
- Key articles about Isaac in the resources I own
- Media related to Isaac (paintings, photographs, etc.)
- Key passages about Isaac
- Various ways the Bible refers to Isaac (in both Hebrew and Greek)
- Events that relate to Isaac
The Factbook is a great way to quickly learn about a topic, person, or just about anything else you can think of.
Favorite Existing Feature: Interlinear Pane
The Interlinear Pane in Logos 9 Bible study software is a fantastic tool to help you quickly grasp the original Hebrew or Greek. Let me give you an example from just this week.
This Sunday, I’ll be preaching on Genesis 21:8-21, where Abraham sends Hagar and Ishmael away following the birth of Isaac. You may already know that the name Isaac means “laughter.” So, when I saw in Genesis 21:9 that Ishmael was “mocking,” I thought to myself, “I wonder if that’s the same word or root as the name Isaac.”
So, I clicked on “mocking” and looked down at the interlinear. Sure enough, the Hebrew word for “mocking” is mesaheq, which has the same root as Isaac.
I’m not sure, yet, how this nugget will make it into the sermon; I’ll probably mention it as I set up the context of the passage and how this laughter triggered Sarah. Sarah, who, because of Isaac, has received joyful laughter from the LORD, now perceives threatening laughter from Abraham’s other son.
As you can see, the Interlinear Pane of Logos 9 Bible study software is an amazing feature!
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