Mac - Lookup

The Lookup feature is a powerful tool that provides quick access to any enhanced Bible dictionaries* you have downloaded. We have many Bible dictionaries available for purchase on the Olive Tree website here. In this article we will explore the two different types of Lookup you will encounter in the app.

Lookup in the Bible Text

When reading Scripture, you can highlight and secondary click a word in the Bible text and a menu will appear with various options. Select the 'Lookup X' option to get articles from your downloaded dictionaries on that specific word.


Relevant dictionary articles will display. When you click on an entry, you can read in that specific article:



To return to the other results, click on the back arrow in the upper left corner.


To see more Lookup results, you can purchase additional dictionaries here!

Lookup in the Study Center

Within the Study Center, the Search tab allows you to see all of the information in your Library that relates to a particular subject. You will need to open the Study Center by clicking the icon in the upper right corner.


Now you can choose the Search tab by clicking on it.


Using the search option here allows you to locate a topic quickly. In my example, I performed a search for Jesus.


In the list of results, you will see any related references in the 'People', 'Places', 'Topics', and 'Articles' sections, as well as personal notes and highlights you have within the app that are related to your search term. You will likely need to scroll down to view all the content.


To learn more about the Study Center tabs, check out this article: Mac - Study Center.

Worth Noting

In regard to dictionaries specifically, the Lookup feature requires the dictionary entry to match the word you are looking up exactly. Therefore, a lookup for the word "baptized" will not show an entry if the dictionary term is "Baptism".

*Is My Dictionary Enhanced?

Most dictionaries you purchase for use within our app are enhanced for the Lookup tools.

In order to see if your dictionary is one of them, check the product page on our website and look in the 'Features' section as seen in the example below. If 'Dictionary' is listed as it is here, it is enhanced!


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