Summary

This short 9 minute video gives a first look at some of the more impressive features of the new Logos 5.0 for Mac.  Based on my use of 5.0, I am super excited to finally see some major speed improvements and feature parity with Windows.  This is a tremendous leap forward and what Mac users have been waiting to see.  Kudos to the Logos team of developers.  This is also visually impressive with much sharper graphics and text.  Again, another area showing tremendous improvement from 4.0.

All-in-all.. Logos 5.0 is a welcome upgrade that will certainly please most every Mac user!

Test Specs

The specs on my computer running in the video above are as follows:

  •   Model: MacBook Pro (2007)
  •   Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.2 GHz
  •   L2 Cache: 4 MB
  •   Memory: 6 GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
  •   Bus Speed: 800 MHz

New in 5.0

Here is also a list of the new features. I will try to get more info out on these in the near future.

Timeline

See it all, from Genesis to the present—biblical, church, and world history. Timeline events link to more information, so you can go deeper.

Clause Search

Logos 5 knows what words mean and how they’re used. Search the Bible by part of clause, and Logos brings back exactly what you’re looking for.

Bible Facts

Get instant information on any biblical person, place, thing, or event. When you come across an unfamiliar person or word, Bible Facts gets you up to speed.

Sermon Starter Guide

Brainstorm sermon ideas in seconds. Type in a passage or topic and get a smart list of related Scriptures, commentaries, outline suggestions, sermon illustrations, and visual aids.

Topic Guide

See what the Bible says about important issues. The Topic Guide connects biblical topics to key passages, scholarly articles, and profiles of related people, places, things, and events.

Bible Sense Lexicon

Go beyond biblical words—see how meanings relate. The Bible Sense Lexicon connects Greek, Hebrew, and English word senses, so you can discover how specific or general a given term is.

Bibliography

Logos 5 builds your bibliography for you. When you’re done studying, Logos instantly creates a bibliography you can annotate and export to your word processor.

Search Suggestions

Run smarter searches, whether simple or complex. Logos 5 suggests specific queries, so you can find precisely what you’re looking for.

Scripture Memory Tool

Learn your favorite passages by heart. Logos 5’s tools make it easy to memorize any portion of Scripture.

Dr. Joe Miller (aka JR) is a Professor of Applied Theology and Leadership & Dean of Online Learning at Southern California Seminary. In addition, he is a church planter and coach for other young leaders. Dr. Miller has a diverse educational background and authored multiple books on church history, biblical theology, and Leadership. Joe and his wife Suzanne enjoy the sun and surf with their 3 sons in San Diego, CA.

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