Passage Analysis

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What is the Passage Analysis tool?

  • Passage Analysis tool provides a set of tools to display a variety of graphical analyses of one or more Bible versions.
  • These tools are available for those who have the base package Original Language Library or higher. (see comparison chart )
  • There are 5 tools provided in the Passage Analysis. When you open Passage Analysis you will see the 5 tool icons at the bottom of the window. To select one of these tools, click on one of the tool icons.



    • Compare Pericopes graphically displays pericope boundaries for multiple Bible versions.
    • Word Tree creates a tree structure that displays the context of a word or phrase in which it appears.
    • Morph River creates a graphical representation of the grammatical attributes in a Greek or Hebrew morphologically-tagged text.
    • Cluster Graph creates a graphical representation of the differences between multiple Bible versions, based on word variance.
    • Version River creates a graphical display of the differences between Bible versions on a verse-by-verse basis, using one version as the base to which the others are compared.
      • Above descriptions from: Inc. Logos Research Systems, Logos 4 Help (Logos Research Systems, Inc.; Bellingham, WA, 2009; 2009).
  • These tools work with Pericope passage ranges for the Bible(s) that you select.
    • Pericopes are the descriptions that you will find in many Bibles which describe a group of passages. (e.g. in the NKJV for Jeremiah 18:1 you will see above 18:1 the pericope The Potter and the Clay). Pericopes will vary from Bible to Bible. Some Bibles may have more or less pericopes.
    • At the top of your Passage Analysis tool you will see the passage selection box. When you enter the passage Jeremiah 18 and click in the box (a), a drop down menu will appear showing Pericope verse ranges (to the left of the brace).



    • Or if you enter in the passage box birth Logos will try to find pericopes which match that word as shown below.



 

Compare Pericopes

  • Compare Pericopes is useful for
    • Finding pericope using word(s) that fit the topic in which you want to find. (e.g. typing birth or transfigure)
    • Determining which pericope that produces the verse range that you are interested in using with the Passage Analysis tools.
    • Seeing how the different Bibles have varying pericopes.
  • Click on the Compare Pericopes icon at the bottom of the Passage Analysis tool.
  • You will need to set which Bibles that you want Pericopes displayed. When you click on Pericope Sets
    a) A drop down menu will appear.
    b) Notice the checkboxes next to each Bible version. Also notice the scrollbar on the right for viewing more Bibles. This menu shows you Bibles which Logos has pericopes for. Check the Bible version(s) that you want to view.



  • Next enter a Bible reference (e.g. Jeremiah 18:3) or type a word (which might be in a pericope) in the passage selection box. When the drop down menu appears, select the pericope in which your are interested in viewing. (see What is the Passage Analysis tool? )



  • Now in the Compare Pericopes window you should see the different Bibles that you have selected earlier when you clicked Pericope Sets and checked different Bible versions. The window parts are described below.
    • a) Notice the Bibles that you have selected with Pericope Sets.
    • b) Notice the different pericopes for each of you Bibles.
    • c) This is your Bible passage. If you scroll the mouse wheel (or click on the arrows at either end of the scrollbar) you will notice that the verse range changes and you may see more or less pericopes being displayed in the window.
    • d) As you change the verse range, you will see these arrows within a Bible’s pericope column. The up arrow indicates that the pericope starts above the verse you see on the left. The down arrow indicates that the end of this pericope is below the last verse shown on the left.



  • As you change the range using the mouse wheel or the scrollbar, notice that in the passage selection box the passage changes.
  • If you hover the mouse over a pericope, a pop-up box will appear showing you some of the text from you preferred Bible (Note: pericopes for different Bibles in the Compare Pericopes window will always show text from your preferred Bible which you setup from the Home Page ribbon. See Ribbon Items )
  • If you click on a pericope in the window, Logos will open that version and position it to that pericope.
  • To setup a range of verses which spans more than one pericope:
    • Move the mouse to one of your Bible pericope display in an open area under the pericope.
    • Hold the left mouse button down and turn the scroll wheel while keeping the left button down. You can also use the Ctrl key instead of the mouse button. Notice that the passage box changes the passage location. This is the end location for your range (or start if you scrolled before the starting pericope).
    • When you find the area that you want release the button.
    • If you clicked one of the other Passage Analysis tools (e.g. Word Tree), in the passage box you will see the range that you setup here in the Compare Pericopes tool.

 

Word Tree

  • Please watch the Logos tutorial video Word Tree
  • Word Tree is useful for
    • Finding a word or phrase repeated in a Bible passage range.

  • The key word or phrases will be shown in different degrees of size. The larger the word/phrase, the more often it was found in your passage.

  • Pay attention to text in each text line. You may see repetitions of text, since in the same line of text your key word/phrase was found again. (e.g. in the image below you will find that the 4th line is partially found in the 3rd line. There are others in this image) Having a new line of text indicated how many occurrences were found in your passage!

  • Below is a description of the parts/usage of the Word Tree:

    a) Click on the Word Tree icon at the bottom of the Passage Analysis window to select Word Tree.

    b) Change the passage in the passage selection box if it is not where you want it. (see What is the Passage Analysis tool?; I also find Compare Pericopes useful in setting passage ranges )

    c) Select the Bible version that you want to use.

    d) The Word Tree will show relevance to a word or phrase that you select (notice the large word angel in the image. This is the key word selected.) You can select the key word by typing it in the word box or by clicking on a word in the text in the Word Tree. If you click on a word in the text, you will see it appear in the word box. Sometimes when clicking on a word it may show only a few words in a single line. Don’t panic. You can type a word in the word box to get back to viewing more text lines (often when this happens I will type the in the word box to show most if not all the lines).

    e) When you see a group of words enlarged, the Word Tree is indicating this is a phrase. You can click on the phrase to have Word Tree set the phrase as the key word.

    f) The ordering of the text lines can be adjusted here. Simply click on the highlighted ordering and a drop down menu appears. Click on your desired ordering (if you watch closely you will see some cute moving of the lines when the ordering has changed).



    g) The direction of the Word Tree can be changed when you click on this item. A drop down menu will appear. If you click on Reverse (see image below) the text lines show text preceeding the key word or phrase.



  • You may see in the Word Tree many text lines and they may not be readable. This tool allows you to Zoom & Pan. This allows you to zoom in/out and then pan (move the image left, right, up, or down) it to where you want to view.



 

Morph River

  • Morph River is useful for:
    • Finding how parts of speech are used relative to their attributes in a passage range.
      (it looks at Greek/Hebrew usage in English versions which have a Reverse Interlinear. Also works with original language versions.)

  • Below is a description of Morph River:

    a) Click on Morph River icon at the bottom of the Passage Analysis window to select Morph River.

    b) Change the passage in the passage selection box if it is not where you want it. (see What is the Passage Analysis tool?; I also find Compare Pericopes useful in setting passage ranges )

    c) Click and select the Bible version that you want to analyze.

    d) Click here to select the Part of Speech that you want to view.



    e) Click here to select the attributes for the part of speech (you selected in step d) that you want to view in the information area of this tool. You can check one or more of these.



    f) In the graphic (for the image below) there are 5 streams in your river. Each with different colors. Also notice to the left of the 1st column that there is a colored dot for each attribute combination. The colored dot identifies which colored stream that is associated with it in the river. Try holding your mouse over a stream in the river. Notice that it changes colors (continuously). Also notice that the colored dot for that attribute combination changes colors as the stream changes colors. This helps you identify the attribute combination in the stream. This also works in reverse, hold your mouse over the colored dot next to the attribute combination and the associated stream in the river will change colors.

    g) These are the attributes that you selected in step e.

    h) This column show the percentage of how many times this attribute combination was found for this part of speech in this passage range.



    i) The vertical lines in your river graph are verse markers. If you hold your mouse over one of the lines, a pop-up window will appear for that verse. (see image below).



  • For help with Parts of Speech and Attributes see Glossary of Morpho-Syntactic Database Terminology (a book in your Library). [Look in the table of Contents of this book]
    • Or you might look in your Library and in the Find box enter title:glossary.
  • This Morph River tool can be zoomed and panned. (see Zooming & Panning)

 


Cluster Graph

  • To be added

 

Version River

  • Version River is useful for
    • Seeing the variations between Bible versions graphically relative to a base Bible version that you set up.

  • Your base Bible version is the one that appears first in your Bible list (see item c in the image below) to be compared.

  • Below is a description of the parts/usage of the Version River:

    a) Click on the Version River icon at the bottom of the Passage Analysis window to select Version River.

    b) Change the passage in the passage selection box if it is not where you want it. (see What is the Passage Analysis tool?; I also find Compare Pericopes useful in setting passage ranges )

    c) The 1st Bible in this list is your base Bible version. In this Bible versions box start typing a Bible versions abbreviation and a drop down menu will appear with Bible versions. Click on the Bible version you want. To add more Bible versions to be compared, type a comma after the last one in your list and start typing the next version’s abbreviation. Remember to press the blue arrow on the right when you have all the versions that you want to compare!

    d) Notice in the body of Version River under the heading Resource that your versions from the list appear. Also notice that your base version (1st one in your list) does not appear. The base version does not appear since the other versions are being compared to it.

    e) In the graphic (for the image below) there are 4 streams in your river. Each with different colors. Also notice under Resource that there is a colored dot to the left of each version. The colored dot identifies which colored stream that is associated with it in the river. Try holding your mouse over a stream in the river. Notice that it changes colors (continuously). Also notice that the colored dot for that resource changes colors as the stream changes colors. This helps you identify the resource in the stream. This also works in reverse, hold your mouse over the colored dot next to the resource and the associated stream in the river will change colors.

    f) The numbers to the right of the resource indicate the difference between this resource and your base version.

    g) This link indicates your base version that the other versions are being compared with. If you click on this base version link, it will take you to this Bible resource (either one already open or it will open it for you).



    h) The vertical lines in your river graph are verse markers. If you hold your mouse over one of the lines, a pop-up window will appear for that verse showing it in all the versions in your version box list. (see image below). [see also the Text Comparison tool. You may find it useful to have Version River and the Text Comparison tools open at the same time.]



       (example of Version River shown with the Text Comparison tool)



 

Zooming & Panning

  • Zooming
    • To zoom in or out use your mouse wheel over the view area of your tool. Or from a touch pad use the vertical scroller. The keyboard shortcuts for scrolling do not work here. See example below of normal view (when many text lines are present).



      When zoomed in some, see view below.



    • You can place your mouse over an area of the screen in which you want to zoom from. (e.g. by holding your mouse close to the left edge of your Passage Analysis tool area, then turning your mouse to zoom, Logos will attempt to zoom while trying to preserve the position to the left.) This can help limit the amount of panning that you need to do after zooming.

 

  • Panning
    • Panning is grabbing and dragging a screens location.
    • To pan, place your mouse over an empty area of the screen and you will see the cursor change to an open hand. Now hold the left button down (keep the button down while dragging) and move the mouse. When you release the mouse button, dragging will stop. You cannot drag the screen image until you have zoomed and part of the screen image is not visible on the screen.
    • Below is an example of the screen prior to panning.



      The image below was panned to the right.




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