Purpose: Logos Bible Software Company (FaithLife) sells a variety of computer program packages for bible study, encorporating (depending on the products purchased) between 250 and 1,000 electronic books (most notably bible translations, biblical commentaries, and biblical reference works), aimed at 'serious students and scholars of the Bible,' according information on their website. For more details, see our Carroll and Logos page on this wiki.

Carroll’s arrangement for required student purchase of downloadable software with Logos Bible Software (Faithlife), begun in July 2010, ceased in July 2016. However, all students have a recommendation to purchase Faithlife products.

2020 Update: With Logos' 60's worth of free materials access due to events mentioned on the page for Calamity Day Resources, see the TIPS below for information about this temporary arrangement

Below, basics of searching Logos 6 are discussed.

Topic A: Searching with Logos Bible Software[edit | edit source]

After downloading or updating a product from Logos Bible Software Company (as discussed below under 'TIPS'):

  1. Open Logos Bible Sofware on your computer
  1. Click the box labled 'Enter passage or topic', type in a search, (i.e., John 5:12) and select the 'Go' button

5 panels (in three columns- called 'Tiles'by Logos) display your search results:

  • Left column tiles: displays titles of Commentaries, paralel passages, and additional reference resources
  • Middle column tiles: the top box displays the the biblical passage in customizable selections of translations; the bottom box displays text of commetaries (defaults can be customized)
  • Right column tiles: the top box displays text from a reference resource is displayed, while the bottom box offers text comparisons between translations (defaults can be customized)

Carroll Students are recommended to view these Logos Bible Software Company-produced tutorial on the process:
Overview of Logos Desktop
Home Page Bible Study

Topic B: Researching with Logos Bible Software[edit | edit source]

Purpose: Go deeper by refining search strategies in Logos; like a "rerun" on TV, "research" means "look again."

Try these 2 strategies:

Strategy 1: What are you looking for?

In Logos, different resources look for different types of information. Separating and combining the right resources will help you target your searching

If you need: Then use: You'll get:
Scripture, parallel passages, biblical refererence materials in context,Original Language reference (Greek and Hebrew) Logos' 'Enter passage or topic' Search box Scripture, parallel passages, biblical refererence materials in context,Original Language reference (Greek and Hebrew)
Ebooks by title, author, or topic Logos'"Library" tab and search box Ebooks in your Logos Library

Carroll Students are recommended to view these Logos Bible Software Company-produced tutorial on the process:
Bible Searching Guide
Exegetical Guide (i.e., Original Language research)
Library 'Tab' (for e-book searching)

Strategy 2: Learn more about searching

Logos' official tutorials: basic, advanced, and more

For training in using Logos

Listed in suggesed order from Bryan Pritchett at Logos in October 2010, with his comments on each option:

1. http://www.logos.com/videos - free training video’s

2. http://community.logos.com/forums/ - She can ask any questions that she has/

3. http://www.logos.com/products/details/5856 - Morris Proctor runs the 2 day training seminars on using Logos, these manuals are good but there is a cost.

4. http://www.logos.com/camp - Camp Logos is the best tool to learn the software however it is the most expensive.

TIPS[edit | edit source]


Carroll students are recommended to purchase specific products from Logos Bible Software, and certain students were once required to do so (for more details, see our Carroll and Logos wiki page).

Another TIP:
Installation- Logos offers the following as requirements for downloading the software (as of September 2010)

Minimum System Requirements

  • Pentium 4 1 GHz
  • 1 GB RAM (2 GB for Windows Vista and Windows 7)
  • Windows XP SP3
  • DVD drive
  • 12 GB hard drive space
  • 1024X600 Display
  • 128 MB DirectX 9 graphics device
  • Internet connection required for activation


  • Mac OS X 10.5 or later (Mac OS X 10.6 recommended)
  • Intel only (PowerPC not supported)
  • 1.5 GB RAM
  • 8 GB hard drive space

Carroll Students are recommended to view this Logos Bible Software Company-produced tutorial on the process:
Before You Install Logos 4

Yet Another TIP: You can expand your own Logos collection of texts beyond what you must purchase for Carroll. Many additional texts are available at costs, but some are also available for free. Bear in mind that what you add from this source will become resident on your computer, so allot your available space wisely!

Still Another TIP: Trying to determine which package to buy? Not sure how what we recommend to Diploma and Master's Students differs from what we require for Doctoral Students? Logos has a handy comparion chart at http://www.logos.com/comparison

And again, a TIP:

If you're mobile, Logos has apps and downloads (as well as training videos) to use their product on the iPad or Android platforms

2020 TIP

We've included the following information on our

B. H. Carroll Theological Institute students Faithlife group


For the next 60 days, this should be your group for Logos' Covid-19 resources. They suggest the following links:

https://www.logos.com/get-started for anyone new to Logos


•  Logos training -> https://support.logos.com/hc/en-us/sections/360001775112-Videos-and-Tutorials

•  Faithlife group -> https://faithlife.com/b-h-carroll-theological-institute-students

•  COVID seminary details -> https://faithlife.com/coronavirus/seminary-remote-learning-library

*  Student landing page -> https://faithlife.com/coronavirus/student-instructions-remote-learning-library

And https://faithlife.com/signin?groupToken=b-h-carroll-theological-institute-students&showRegister=true

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