I've been reading all the documentation I can find on the MT-LXX Parallel, but still have not figured out how (assuming it's possible) to search the tool by all the Symbols I want. (I mean "Symbols" in the sense that Tov uses it, with his "Explanation of Symbols" at the beginning.)
13 --- '' Long minus (at least four lines).
If I want to find all the times this notation occurs, is there a way to do this?
In other words, if I want to find all the instances that Tov-Polak consider a plus, a long plus, a minus, etc., how can I do that?
I can use the "Comments" field for "minus," but that doesn't show results in the actual biblical text.
Some symbols seem to work fine, like
47 =%vap Change from active to passive form in verb, or from causative to active (diathesis) This phenomenon often involves pluses or minuses of pronouns (attributable to Greek translator or to Hebrew scribe).
... which I just search as "vap" with the "Symbols" field selected, then get the results.
I know from a training seminar that if you are searching for the actual occurrence of a punctuation mark, there's a specific way to construct the argument. As the seminar trainer put it, a question mark as meta-character is different from question mark as character. To find all questions (or question marks) in a given text, then, use “.?” rather than just ?
So the search ".%" gives me results in MT-LXX for times the % appears. But ".---"" does not give me the results for #13 above.