How to construct a particular clause search?

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John W | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Aug 4 2015 7:05 AM

I would like to find all the places Jesus is referred to as the "light". How would I construct this search?

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 4 2015 8:21 AM

John:

I would like to find all the places Jesus is referred to as the "light". How would I construct this search?

A search for "light WITHIN 0 WORDS <Person Jesus>" will find all places where the word "light" is used and tagged with "Jesus". This is shown in the top-left of the screenshot below. However, it doesn't find the references at the bottom-left - which you would have expected - and this is because the word "light" is not tagged with the person of Jesus as shown in the popup on the right

The lack of tagging noted above may be another instance of the issue discussed at https://community.logos.com/forums/p/106916/751134.aspx#751134 but we would need Faithlife to comment on this

I would have also expected to find "light" in the "Referred to as" section of the Factbook entry for Jesus but, unless I am missing it, it is not there

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John W | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 4 2015 9:17 AM

Would a "clause" search pick up what you referred to as "missed" in your example? Thanks for your time on this.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 4 2015 9:22 AM

John:

Would a "clause" search pick up what you referred to as "missed" in your example? Thanks for your time on this.

I don't think you can construct a clause search to look for this sort of thing. And, apologies, I should have mentioned that in my first response.

And even if you could with the lack of tagging I wouldn't expect it to pick up the "missing" verses

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John W | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Aug 6 2015 5:59 AM

<Lemma = lbs/el/φῶς> OR σκοτία  <Person Jesus>

I don't fully understand why but I made it a "bible" search (light and darkness)  and it pulled up those two verses missed previously. I used the term "NEAR" that resulted in "Person Jesus".

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Nov 19 2016 1:26 AM

Graham Criddle:
A search for "light WITHIN 0 WORDS <Person Jesus>" will find all places where the word "light" is used and tagged with "Jesus".

Logos 7.1 added INTERSECTS for searching while Logos 6.14 improved OR parsing.

(<Person Jesus> INTERSECTS light) OR ({Speaker <Person Jesus>} INTERSECTS "I am the light")

(<Person Jesus> INTERSECTS light) OR  ({Speaker <Person Jesus>} INTERSECTS (I,am) AND {Speaker <Person Jesus>} INTERSECTS (daylight,light))

included John 12:46 plus Matthew 10:27 and 11:30

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