Finding what God said about Himself?

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Arthur Yeo | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Nov 21 2015 9:09 PM

I want to find where all God directly talked about Himself in the Scriptures (not what others said about God):

  • what He desires 
  • what He enjoys
  • what He is displeased with
  • what He abhors
  • etc.

Where is a good place to start In Logos6?

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 22 2015 1:03 PM

{Speaker <Person God>} is a place to start, but I'm not sure how to restrict the addressee as there is none where God talks about Himself. But do you have a Logos Now subscription to use the {Addressee <Person xxx>} feature?

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Arthur Yeo | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 22 2015 3:30 PM

No, I do not have Logos Now.

{Speaker <Person God>} gave me like 10,000+ hits.

For starters, I guess, may be I can restrict it to the major prophets .

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Schumitinu | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 22 2015 3:51 PM

Unfortunately we cannot use 'Speaker' in a Clause search. If we could search for: speaker:God subject:God then you had much better results of what God said about himself. You could save the Speaker God results as a passage list and then do a clause search for subject:God on that passage list. But it will include all the "God said" clauses as well, which is a tone of false hits.

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Schumitinu | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 22 2015 4:27 PM

Thinking about it a bit more, this could be your first step: Bible Search for: <Person God> WITHIN {Speaker <Person God>}

This narrows it down to 3258 verses. Save them as a passage list and then search for subject:God

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Arthur Yeo | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 22 2015 4:49 PM

Thanks for the suggestions.

OK, I saved it as Passage List with all 3258 verses.

Do I do a Ctrl+F to do a local search in the Passage List and type in subject:God in the search box? It came back with zero rows after long search.

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Schumitinu | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 22 2015 5:59 PM

You need to do a clause search on the passage list. Notice that I narrowed the search even further down by including verb-sense. I chose a broad sense "to feel". You can try other 'kinds' of verbs as well. Also, my hits only cover the OT. If you want hits from the NT you need to change the Bible from LHB to SBLGNT.

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Arthur Yeo | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 22 2015 6:28 PM

Thanks, I think this is good enough to start with. I really appreciate it.

Where can I find all the search tags (like verb, verb-sense, Person, thing, etc.) that are available in Logos? Are these all documented some where?
I tried the Help Menu and it is not very good.

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Arthur Yeo:

Thanks, I think this is good enough to start with. I really appreciate it.

Where can I find all the search tags (like verb, verb-sense, Person, thing, etc.) that are available in Logos? Are these all documented some where?
I tried the Help Menu and it is not very good.

The help file lists every one of the fields available in clause search. See the section on Clause Search.

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Arthur Yeo | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Nov 22 2015 8:34 PM

Cool, thanks! I was searching for "verb" and using the wrong Help Menu. 

Now that I am looking at the Logos Help, it is extensive! 

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Nov 23 2015 8:47 AM

Arthur Yeo:
Now that I am looking at the Logos Help, it is extensive! 

It is and it continues to grow. I actually read the entire thing through this past week.

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