Logos as LXX-MT Two-way Index


How do we use Logos Bible Software to find all the Greek words used to translate a particular Hebrew word? What about all the Hebrew words that are translated by a particular Greek word?


See the two videos below. Both are less than 5 minutes (give them a few seconds to load).

Logos as LXX-MT Two-way Index

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5 responses to “Logos as LXX-MT Two-way Index”

  1. We do have amazing tools. Here’s what I do in Accordance (Mac):To use your example of חֲזוֹן֙ and oρασις what I do a lemma search on both. If I want statistical and/or analytical info its there to see.
    But what I like to do is set the two searches side by side. The hits are highlighted in their verse. 35x for hebrew; 106x for LXX. I can easily see where the hebrew occurs with a different greek word and vice versa.
    This is much more meaningful for me as I can now quickly scan and read the text where the variations occur. Also, there is a slider bar to increase the surrounding context of the hit texts.
    Setting this up takes seconds.
    In Accordance the Tov-Polak Parallel is not tagged. At first I thought that was a big deal, but not so much now.
    (I look forward to seeing during Runge’s J-Term).

  2. Hey, David. Good to hear from you. Thanks for sharing. To do that same thing in Logos, instead of using the analysis view to display the search results, I would click on the “verses” display to get this:
    The Tov-Polak resource isn’t tagged in Logos either, and it is out of date (unlike in Accordance). But Logos’ own LXX-MT aligned text is really nice. Using it, you only have to run one search to see the parallel word(s) highlighted in both texts side-by-side (as you see above). The only annoying thing is the disproportionate size of the Hebrew in comparison with the Greek.
    Look forward to seeing you in January, too. Hope to participate in the class, but even if I’m not we will have to get a cup of coffee, at least.

  3. Thanks for this post. I made (among others) two free modules for Logos 5, “Greek-Hebrew Index” and “Hebrew-Greek Index” (coded to Strong’s numbers) that can serve for such purpose. Anywhere in Logos, right-click on a Greek or Hebrew word to get its Hebrew or Greek conterpart. See here : http://logosfreelibrary.wordpress.com/2013/12/03/a-greek-hebrew-index/ and here : http://logosfreelibrary.wordpress.com/2013/12/03/a-hebrew-greek-index/