Our pastor preached out of Mt 22 this morning. Of course, I was sneaking a peak at the Greek on my iPad as he was reading and wondered about a prepositional phrase and its translation. It was επι το αυτο (Μτ 22:34). When I got home, I copied the phrase on my Mac, pasted it into a new tab with equal sign in front and did a search. Accordance wouldn't do it the way I set it up.
I ended up doing a successful Construct search and got 10 NT hits.
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Why did my first search not work? I had a phrase copied directly out of the text and Accordance wouldn't do the search. I know I've probably overlooked something obvious. Is there a way to do such a search without a Greek Construct?
[I also did a search for the copied phrase in Greek content of BDAG and got 48 hits.]