How to Copy a Logos Document


In a recent blog post I erroneously communicated we could not make copies of Logos files. I was thinking of the absence of that feature on the Documents menu, but I totally forgot about making copies at documents.logos.com.

So in this blog post, I’ll correct the record and show you how to copy a Logos file:

  • Choose the Documents menu (A)
  • Click the Share documents link in the lower left of the menu (B)

  • Notice your web browser opens to your personal documents.logos.com page (C)
  • Rest the cursor on the file you wish to copy (D)
  • Click the Actions drop down list on the far right (E)
  • Select Duplicate (F)

  • Return to the Logos Documents menu (G) and you’ll see a copy of the file (H)

I apologize for the original oversight of this feature, but I hope you can now make use of multiple copies of existing files!

For more detailed information about Logos Documents, secure your copy of the Logos 7 Training Manuals Volumes 1-3 in print or digital.

Also be sure to follow the new MP Seminars Faithlife group and receive a FREE download of the commentary Ephesians: Verse by Verse by Dr. Grant Osborne.


Morris Proctor
is a certified trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

Abraham Kuyper’s Theology in Practice


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One Thing Every True Evangelical Has in Common

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I believe it is still a useful concept, and I’ll tell you why: there’s a little something called “biblicism” which, thankfully, is still recognizable in basically all sectors of evangelicalism. It’s weakened in some places and under threat in all, but I still see it as a unifying center for evangelicalism. [Read more…]

Preach through Proverbs with Help from Ray Ortlund


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In this work, well-known Bible teacher Ray Ortlund unpacks the whole book of Proverbs in 21 straightforward sermons, providing a biblical worldview on everything from money, sex, and power to the daily routines of an average life. Drawing relevant parallels from ancient culture to present day, he’ll help you understand how Proverbs provides practical help for ordinary people going through everyday life (which is pretty much all of us).
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You Already Own the Best Discipleship Manual


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Read the Bible in a Year with D.A. Carson


I took a class with D.A. Carson in seminary that completely changed how I read the Bible.

Prior to the class, I understood the Bible’s general storyline, but you couldn’t drop me somewhere in 1 Chronicles and ask me to relate it to Christ and his redemptive work.

At the end of the class, you could. Carson not only walked us through the major themes and motifs of Scripture to show how it held together, he gave us the tools to make our way to Christ from any passage (while still honoring its meaning for the original audience). I now understand every passage of Scripture as a small stream feeding into one grand river, one message: that Christ redeemed fallen creation through his life, death, and resurrection.
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How Many Ways Can “Elohim” Be Translated?


In his FaithlifeTV lecture series, The Unseen Realm, Dr. Michael S. Heiser noted that the Hebrew word elohim, most often translated God, nonetheless is translated other ways in our English Bibles. With my curiosity piqued, I wanted to discover those English translations of this Hebrew word.

Even though there are several ways in Logos to accomplish this task, I’ll show you the one I used:

  • Open an English Bible with the interlinear option such as the ESV to a passage with the Hebrew word elohim such as Genesis 1:1 (A)

  • Right click on the English translation of elohim such as God in Genesis 1:1 (B)
  • Select from the right side of the Context menu the Hebrew lemma (the one with the ring icon) (C)
  • Select from the left side of the Context menu Search this resource (D)

  • Click Analysis view on the search panel (E)
  • Notice the search results are placed in a spreadsheet (F)

  • Right click on any of the columns headers in the spreadsheet (G)
  • Select from the menu your desired headers for the spreadsheet, but make sure you have at least selected Result (H)

  • Drag the column header Result (I) to the area above the headers (Mac User: hold down the Option key as you drag the header) (J) to group the search results according to the English translations
  • Right click on one of the English results like God (K)

  • Select Collapse all (L)

  • Notice in one list all of the English translations of the Hebrew lemma elohim! (M)

To dig into the significance of this list be sure to check out Dr. Michael S. Heiser’s book, The Unseen Realm or the FaithlifeTV lecture series of the same name.

For more detailed information about Searching and the Analysis view, secure your copy of the Logos 7 Training Manuals Volumes 1-3  in print or digital.

Also be sure to follow the new MP Seminars Faithlife group and receive a FREE download of the commentary Ephesians: Verse by Verse by Dr. Grant Osborne.


Morris Proctor
is a certified trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.