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#1 Donald Cobb

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Posted Today, 06:35 AM

Hello all,


This is my first post here, although I have been using Accordance, along with other Bible programs, for a few years now. I've been trying to do a string search on phrases in D. Bonhoeffer's Works. Using parentheses doesn't do the trick (I get all the occurrences of each word in the string, but that just makes it an AND search). I know that, for Biblical texts, it's recommended to use construct searches. Problem is, I can't figure out how to link the searches to English books.


Would someone mind giving some suggestions? Any help would be appreciated!




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#2 Mark Allison

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Posted Today, 07:21 AM

You can use the <OR> command to string together words and phrases:


ethical Encounter <OR> Intimacy <OR> Desire


You can also display the text as paragraphs (with titles), which will eliminate every paragraph that doesn't have a hit, and add the title of the article containing the paragraph. In a large tool like Bonhoeffer's Works, this helps you quickly see your search results.



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