Ability to find all of the questions in a passage via the search function

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Bryce Elliott | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Mar 26 2010 6:43 AM

Is there a way to quickly identify all of the questions in a passage?  As an example, I tried searching on "?" in the NIV for Judges , but the search results did not correspond to that.

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Mark Barnes | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 26 2010 7:16 AM

You can't search for ? because it's a wildcard (you can search for w?sh to get wish and wash).

You ought to be able to accomplish what you want with regular expressions, but that's unsupported and I couldn't get it to work. You could open the NIV then use CTRL+F to search for question marks in the text.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 26 2010 8:01 AM

Or you could perform a Morph search for Interrogative Adverbs in ESV or other reverse interlinears. That's straightforward in the NT, but  you have to choose elements of the adverbial subclass for the OT. It won't be as complete as a Find (CTRL+F) for "?".

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Bryce Elliott | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 26 2010 8:35 AM

Thx.  I don't understand why you can't search for it "?" this way, but oh well.

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steve clark | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 26 2010 10:50 AM

with most base packages the book All the Questions in the Bible is included. Maybe that could be useful to you? It is organized by book of the Bible. And has links to the verses.


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Fred Chapman | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 26 2010 11:54 AM

steve clark:
with most base packages the book All the Questions in the Bible is included.

Great resourceYes

I have used this as a quick reference often.

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Bryce Elliott | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 26 2010 8:43 PM

Thank you!Big Smile

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 27 2010 8:19 AM

BryceElliott:
Thx.  I don't understand why you can't search for it "?" this way, but oh well.

Search engines traditionally do not search for punctuation characters as they are text based and use punctuation as delimiters. Logos search engines are purely text based using other markers to limit the search range  eg. verses, chapters, section headers or a number of words  (Jesus BEFORE 2 words Christ).

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Mar 27 2010 9:04 AM

BryceElliott:

Thx.  I don't understand why you can't search for it "?" this way, but oh well.

Searching ignores punctuation. Punctuation isn't indexed, only words are.

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