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#1 jpainter

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 02:40 PM

I was showing a colleague the INFER command (he is considering buying Accordance) and he asked for a comparison of Lev 25 and Ezek 34 which both have phrases containing רדה and פֶרֶך. Here are the results from a search:

 

Lev 25:43‏ לֹא־תִרְדֶּ֥ה ב֖וֹ בְּפָ֑רֶךְ וְיָרֵ֖אתָ מֵאֱלֹהֶֽיךָ׃

‎Lev 25:46‏ וְהִתְנַחֲלְתֶּ֨ם אֹתָ֜ם לִבְנֵיכֶ֤ם אַחֲרֵיכֶם֙ לָרֶ֣שֶׁת אֲחֻזָּ֔ה לְעֹלָ֖ם בָּהֶ֣ם תַּעֲבֹ֑דוּ וּבְאַ֨חֵיכֶ֤ם בְּנֵֽי־יִשְׂרָאֵל֙ אִ֣ישׁ בְּאָחִ֔יו לֹא־תִרְדֶּ֥ה ב֖וֹ בְּפָֽרֶךְ׃ ס
‎Lev 25:53‏ כִּשְׂכִ֥יר שָׁנָ֛ה בְּשָׁנָ֖ה יִהְיֶ֣ה עִמּ֑וֹ לֹֽא־יִרְדֶּ֥נּֽוּ בְּפֶ֖רֶךְ לְעֵינֶֽיךָ׃
‎Ezek 34:4‏ אֶֽת־הַנַּחְלוֹת֩ לֹ֨א חִזַּקְתֶּ֜ם וְאֶת־הַחוֹלָ֣ה לֹֽא־רִפֵּאתֶ֗ם וְלַנִּשְׁבֶּ֙רֶת֙ לֹ֣א חֲבַשְׁתֶּ֔ם וְאֶת־הַנִּדַּ֙חַת֙ לֹ֣א הֲשֵׁבֹתֶ֔ם וְאֶת־הָאֹבֶ֖דֶת לֹ֣א בִקַּשְׁתֶּ֑ם וּבְחָזְקָ֛ה רְדִיתֶ֥ם אֹתָ֖ם וּבְפָֽרֶךְ׃ 
 
When using the INFER command to compare Lev 25 and Ezek 34 I cannot get these phrases to appear. I have tried various tweaks, but to no avail.
 
Any help appreciated.

R. J. Painter, Simpson University, Redding, CA

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 03:25 PM

It looks like your Ezek 34.4 reference contains only 2 out 6 lexemes. The number of ignored words in the INFER search must be less than 50% of the length of the phrase. 



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 03:32 PM

Yes, the INFER really does not work on a phrase of only two words, minimum would be three, and allowing one to drop and one to be added. In Ezekiel there are 4 intervening words.


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:18 PM

So there is no way this would ever show up in any kind of comparison search?


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:43 PM

You could try the following:

Search passage one for words that occur, say, less than 100 times in the entire text, using [COUNT 1-99] [RANGE my range1]

Search passage 2 for hits from the first tab, using [HITS tab1] [RANGE my range2]

 

My guess is that it would show interesting overlapping vocabulary.


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Posted Yesterday, 10:39 PM

Helen, this appears to work! Thank you. I will run it by my colleague tomorrow.


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