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#1 Steven van der Hoeven

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:51 PM

I am searching for verses in John speaking about "everlasting life", but without the Greek word "aionion" coupled to "zoen".

Therefore I've set up a simple Greek construct search, as can seen in the screenshot.

In John 3:36 a hit with "aionion" is found, since "zoen" is written twice.

 

But when I click search both directions the construct seems to loose it's original set-up, giving all verses with "zoen aionion".

 

Perhaps I don't understand the construct search philosophy, but this looks weird to me.

 

(A standard search in the search bar gives the results without any problem.)

 

Thanks.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:56 PM

"Search Both Directions" is in a sense a "this direction" <OR> "that direction" command.  So, in your search, you are finding when zoen isn't followed by aionion, or when zoen isn't preceded by aionion.  So, you are in a sense canceling out all the hits except for ones where it is sandwiched in between :)

 

What you want is a construct with the aionion negated on both sides.  And remember, if you want adjacent words, use a WITHIN 1 connecting bubble.

 

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Posted 18 August 2013 - 03:56 PM

Thanks for your prompt response. It's clear to me now :)






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