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How Do I Use Logos to View a Synopsis of the Gospels?

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Logos makes it easy to view a synopsis of the Gospels and explore the similarities and differences between the accounts using the Parallel Gospel Reader Interactive.

Note: This feature is available in Logos Starter and above.


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Open the Parallel Gospel Reader

Navigate the Interactive

View Multiple Versions


Open the Parallel Gospel Reader

  1. Click the Library icon .
  2. Enter parallel gospel in the search bar.



  1. Click Parallel Gospel Reader to open the resource.

Click here to open the Parallel Gospel Reader in Logos.

Navigate the Interactive

Enter a Scripture reference in the Reference bar or browse the Parallel Gospel Reader to find the section you want to study. Hovering over a word/phrase in one of the synoptic accounts highlights the identical word/phrase in the other synoptic accounts. (The gospel of John is not linked to the synoptic accounts, so highlighted words/phrases do not appear in John or vice versa. 

Note: If you don’t see any highlights, select a Bible version that has reverse interlinear capability.

 Select a Version

The Parallel Gospel Reader defaults to your preferred Bible. To open a different version, click the version name to expand the menu.



Select a Resource

Logos provides four different parallel versions of the Gospels. Each resource presents a unique arrangement of the gospel material. Click the triangle to the right of the resource to view additional resource options.


Note: Each resource can be opened individually from the Library. When you open one of these resources from the Library, Logos presents different interface options, including limited options from the Context menu (opened with a right-click).


Select Gospel Accounts

By default, Logos displays all the gospel accounts included in the selected resource. Click View to change which Gospel accounts to display.



View Multiple Versions

Logos enables you to view parallel gospel accounts in multiple versions. For example, you can view the same account in English and Greek.

  1. Click the panel menu icon  and select Duplicate this panel. Logos opens an identical panel.



  1. Select a version in this duplicate panel.
  2. Link the panels so that they scroll together as you read.


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