Finding a Heading in your Bible using Search




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What do you mean by finding a Heading?

  • In a Bible, you can’t remember the bible book or the passage reference to what you are looking for?
  • But you can remember a word in one of the Headings (or bible Pericopes). See the screenshot below:



  • For Bibles in Logos 8+, you can actually type the word in the Reference box and it will list the relevant pericopes!
  • Fuzzy Bible Search may help you find the words in a phrase, but it can return a lot of erroneous hits.
  • Otherwise, you can Search just the Headings/pericopes in bibles, and it will return more relevant hits.

How to Search Headings

Say that we want to find the scriptures where Jesus states “the hour and day are unknown” (or similar).

Open a Search window. Then ....

  1. Click on Basic for the search type.
  2. Click on the search field parameter (this may show as All Text)
    • In the drop down menu click on the arrow to the left of Search Fields to expand it.
    • Click on Heading Text, and also click on Large Text.
      If Heading Text is not present, see Why don’t I see Headings.
      Do not select Bible Text.
  3. Leave as All Passages unless you want to restrict the search range.
  4. Select a Bible from the resource list.
    Note: It is usually better to do this before looking for Heading Text.
  5. Type hour in the Search box and press Enter
    The words hour and day would be significant, but hour is less common.



  6. When Logos finishes the search, we see that there are two results in the NIV 2011 Bible (and most other bibles).
  7. Click on one of the results and Logos will open that Bible to the heading.



  • Do you have a collection of Bibles? If so, try changing the resource from a Bible to your collection of Bibles.
  • If you prefer a specific bible, select Inline Search from its Toolbar.
    The results can be presented in a number of contexts; usually Sentence, but Aricle is more revealing.


If you are not finding your word

  • Make sure that you have Match all word forms enabled in the Search window:
    • Click on the panel’s menu icon.
    • Click to check Match all word forms.
    • Then run your search again.



Why don’t I see Headings in the Search Field?

  • Make sure that you are using the Basic search method!
  • Not all resources have Heading Text as a valid search field.
  • Ensure you selected the correct resource.


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