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#1 circuitrider

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:09 PM

I want to find all the verses in Romans that contain "law" and a question mark. Is this the correct search argument?


law <FOLLOWED BY> .? <AND> [RANGE rom]



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Edited by circuitrider, 23 April 2012 - 01:10 PM.


#2 Ruben Gomez

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:41 PM

I think you just need law .? <AND> [RANGE rom] (2 hits in the KJV)

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:04 PM

I think you just need law .? <AND> [RANGE rom] (2 hits in the KJV)


Thank you for the reply. Your argument does indeed work to find verses that have a "?" immediately after law. With the search argument I suggested in my original post, more results come back because the "?" can be anywhere after law. Those are the results I think I am getting, anyway. What I am after is any question Paul asks in Romans with "law" in it.

Thanks again for your tip, I did learn something from it.

#4 Helen Brown

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:20 PM

Your original search will indeed find all Verses with law followed by a question mark. You can set the field to Sentence instead of Verse to be sure that the question mark is in the same sentence.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 11:30 PM

Your original search will indeed find all Verses with law followed by a question mark. You can set the field to Sentence instead of Verse to be sure that the question mark is in the same sentence.


Helen,

Thank you for the confirmation. I was glad to get the extra tip about setting the field to Sentence, however when I did that I received an error that "Character searches are supported only while searching with the 'Verse' field."

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:00 AM

Oops, forgot about that, sorry!
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#7 Sean R.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:36 AM

Seems this basic search (searching for punctuation) isn't possible in one of the other professional grade Bible software programs. Accordance certainly provides the most robust search capabilities.

http://blog.logos.co...s-in-the-bible/
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