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What’s New in Verbum Now

Every day we’re working hard on innovative solutions to the problems you encounter in your study of the Faith. Our team regularly develops exciting new features, datasets, tools, and more to give you a deeper understanding of Scripture and Tradition.

In the past, you had to wait until the next release of our software to access extensive updates like these. But whether you’re a priest, scholar, student, or an everyday Catholic with a passion for Scripture study, we recognize that you want the latest and best tools to help you dig deeper into Scripture and the life of the Church, right now.

That’s why we created Verbum Now—roughly every six weeks, we roll out our newest developments so you can use them in your Scripture study immediately. It’s easy to get started with Verbum Now; you can even get your first month free.

We just released our newest features and tools to Verbum Now members—if you’ve been waiting to subscribe, this is the time to start. Here’s what’s new:

Trial Resources

For the month of June, Verbum Now members have access to The Life and Works of Athanasius the Great. New resources will be available for trial in July.

Training Videos

We’ve partnered with our sister software, Logos, to bring you general-purpose training for Verbum’s most powerful tools. The “Logos Pro” team has been hard at work building helpful videos that guide you through all of Logos/Verbum’s powerful features. We’ve even tagged these videos so that, for instance, if you search for “help concordance,” you’ll find a Logos Pro video that will show you how to use that feature.

Discover the new Grammars section

Search any verse in the Exegetical Guide, and Verbum displays cross-references according to spelling conventions, the origin of a word, the way the word is constructed, and much more. The Grammars section helps you sift through cross-references to find discussions that relate specifically to the questions you want answered about syntax or morphology. This allows you to investigate results from your reference grammars by type or by language.

  • In “Subject” view, search results from reference grammars are grouped by “Type” (Prolegomena, Exegesis, Orthography, etc).
  • In “Resource” view, grammars are organized by language. These groups can be expanded or collapsed like other guide subsections.

 Discover the new Grammatical Constructions section

Powered by the Greek Grammatical Constructions dataset, this section shows you what Greek Grammatical Constructions occur in the text you’re studying and list the results by type. This allows you to:

  • Identify Greek grammatical constructions present in the text you’re studying
  • Search the New Testament for other occurrences of a grammatical construction, like Granville Sharp’s rule
  • Discover the syntactical value of each construction

 New features in Concordance

With the latest update, you can build a concordance for any resource, and then filter its contents by language, headings, and lemmas. For English Bibles for which we have reverse interlinears, you can even filter word-sense data or biblical people, places, or things. You can quickly discover which character is mentioned most in the book of Acts, or discover the most commonly-used senses in a book, chapter, or passage.

  • New filter options for Bible word sense data and biblical entities data have been added to the Concordance tool. Concord by lemmas in Reverse Interlinears or discover references to people, places, and things across your Bible.

 Additional books completed for OT Propositional Outlines

Reformat Bible text into an outline that labels the purpose of each line in the Old Testament and relates each segment to the surrounding text. Below is the list of books currently available with this feature:

  • Genesis
  • Exodus
  • Leviticus
  • Numbers
  • Deuteronomy
  • Joshua
  • Judges
  • Ruth
  • 1 Samuel
  • 2 Samuel
  • 1 Kings
  • Esther
  • Obadiah
  • Jonah

Stay tuned to the Verbum Blog for more updates to Verbum Now, and make sure to get your first month free if you haven’t yet subscribed!

Comments

  1. Libby Hyland says:

    I have had Verbum scripture study software on my PC, IPad, and IPhone for a year now and everything was fine for many months. For some reason the answers to my bible study questions are not currently transferring to my IPad or IPhone from the software on my PC. The highlighting is transferring, but not the answers. In fact, if I tried to type in the answers on my IPad there is no placement of a cursor that would allow this to happen. This has not been an issue in the past. It does not appear to be an ICloud problem. Please respond. Thank you for your help.

    Libby Hyland

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