The Passage Guide helps you gather information for any Bible passage that you want to study. To use the Passage Guide, click on the menu, Guides, at the top of the Logos Bible Software application. Then select Passage Guide.
As an example, assume that you want to gather information about Mark 6:30-44, where Jesus feeds five thousand people. Enter Mark 6:30-44 into the Reference window. Then you can either hit the enter key on your keyboard, or click the search arrow, , to do the search. Then click on Layouts on the right side of the Toolbar, and choose the layout for 1 Tile to make the Passage Guide fill the whole window in the Logos Bible Software application. Here is an example of what you might see:
Results will be generated for sections that contain information for the given passage. Sections that contain no information for the given passage will be gray, and will say “no results”. When you move the cursor over any of the given items, the row turns blue, as follows:
If you click on the “X” on the right side of the row, this item will be removed from this display of the Passage Guide.
If you want to add other sections, click on “Add” at the upper-right of the report, and select the sections that are bold.
In this case, the Passage Guide includes the following default sections for the given passage.
JESUS FEEDS THE FIVE THOUSAND (MARK 6:30-44)
When you click on the phrase, JESUS FEEDS THE FIVE THOUSAND, you have the option of entering a Title and Description for this guide.
When you click on the passage, MARK 6:30-44, a new tab opens to show you the analysis of the Greek words underlying the passage. Here’s what it looks like for Mark 6:30-44:
When you click on COMMENTARIES, the first six commentaries related to your passage from your Prioritized list of resources are listed. When you click on one of these resources, more information will be displayed for the passage you are studying.
This section lists documents and guides that you have created or customized for this passage. This will be gray if you have not created a document or guide for this passage.
This section includes links to the resource, “Treasury of Scripture Knowledge”, that relate to the passage you are studying. For the passage, Mark 6:30-44, some of the related passages include Luke 9:10, John 6:7, Matthew 9:36, and other passages.
If people are specifically mentioned by name in the passage you are studying, previews are generated from this report. For the passage, Mark 6:30-44, there are links to The 5,000, A Crowd, and Disciples, followed by other links.
If places are specifically mentioned by name in your passage, previews from this automated report are shown. This includes maps, passages that refer to the topic, images, and dictionary articles. For the passage, Mark 6:30-44, cross references are listed for the phrase, "Any City or Town".
If things (such as cross, sword, or other things) are specifically mentioned by name in your passage, previews from this automated report are shown. This includes links from dictionary articles for the given thing. For the passage, Mark 6:30-44, cross references are listed for bread, dry land, desert, wilderness, fish, and more things.
This section includes links to events related to the given topic. For the passage, Mark 6:30-44, cross references are listed the the event Jesus feeds the 5000.
Logos Bible Software searches “Naves Topical Bible” for every occurrence of your passage, and lists the topics. For the passage, Mark 6:30-44, there are links to Chronology of the New Testament, Cisneros, and Life and Teaching of Jesus Christ.
This section includes a suggestion of words based on mathematical formulas. You can choose from available English, Greek, or Hebrew language views that come from the chosen passage. Some of the interesting words for the passage, Mark 6:30-44, are fish, five, loaves, and other words.
If you have a connection to the Internet, you can get information from the sites GracewayMedia.com, SermonAudio.com, Sermons.Logos.com, and SermonCentral.com.
All of the items above show you lots of information to help you to understand the passage better.
Note that, for “Mark 6:30-44”, there may be no information related to the following gray items:
- PARALLEL PASSAGES
- MEDIA RESOURCES
If you add more resources to your library, or build your own resources, some of these items will be enabled when the resources are related to these items.
Note the word Add in the upper right corner of the passage guide for "Mark 6:30-44" followed by a down arrow. When you click on Add, you will see a dropdown box that contains more items that you can select for the passage you are studying.
This section includes links to a critical apparatus, such as “Biblia Sacra Vulgata”. These resources point out differences in original language manuscripts and Bible translations. In this case, there is a link to “Biblia Sacra Vulgata”.
This section includes locations of your passage in any or all of your custom search collections. In this case the passage, Mark 6:30-44, is included in the information within 6:30-40—A Shepherd Feeds His Sheep in the resource "IVPBBCNT", Notes for 8:9 in the resource "The NET Bible First Edition Notes", Mark 8:19 in the "USB Handbook: Mark", and others.
This may be empty when you start using Logos Bible Software. But if you add grammar resources to your library, this item will be enabled and will list these resources.
This makes a preview of a document containing interesting information related to your passage. Click “Edit” to open and edit the document. You can print this document.
This may be empty when you start using Logos Bible Software. But if you add liturgical resources to your library, this item will be enabled and will list these resources.
This section lists links to outlines related to the passage you are studying. Each of the outlines includes a synopsis, or brief summary, of the topic. This is followed by a list of subtopics that you can select. Each subtopic includes Bible references and related statements. In this case, the passage "Mark 6:30-44" is included in the thematic outlines for Affection, Bread, Calling of disciples, and other thematic outlines.
A theme is essentially a subject, idea, or topic. This section includes the definition for the passage you are studying. It also includes links that open a Topic Guide on the given topic. In this case, the passage "Mark 6:30-44" is included in the themes Loneliness, Sabbath and Rest, Blessing and Cursing, and other themes.
This section includes links to the Logos syntactical database. An example of a visualization is “The Lexham Discourse Greek New Testament”, a resource that helps a user to understand the original Greek words used in the New Testament.
WORD BY WORD
This section includes definitions of the original Hebrew and Greek words in your passage. It also includes links to how to pronounce the words, and links to dictionaries and lexicons. In this case, each of the single verses within the passage "Mark 6:30-44" is shown in "The English-Greek Reverse Interlinear New Testament" and into the English translation "New International Version (2011)".