how to sort search results by bible verse?

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Jeremiah | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Apr 14 2018 5:02 AM

I'm studying through Isaiah and I want to see all of Mitchell Dahood's comments on any of the verses. 

I don't want to use the "cited by" tool as I want to see all the results at once and fish through them to see what looks interesting. I have a collection called Dahood-only containing his books.

My search is simply set to "search all text in all pasages in Dahood-only"

<Isaiah> in the search area.

This retrieves all his references to Isaiah but they are all out of order. I searched the sort options in the wiki and can't find how to get the results ordered by books and verses.

Anybody know how to do this?

Thanks!

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 14 2018 5:19 AM

Jeremiah:
This retrieves all his references to Isaiah but they are all out of order. I searched the sort options in the wiki and can't find how to get the results ordered by books and verses.

I don't think you can do this from the search panel but the Concordance Tool handles this quite well (but just for individual books at a time)

I don't have the Dahood volume but the screenshot below is from the Tyndale Commentary on Isaiah

Select the "References" option (outlined in blue) and "Heading" (outlined in red) to get the correct ordering

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Jeremiah | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 14 2018 5:26 AM

Thanks Graham, 

maybe I'm doing something wrong. I can't get it to take my Dahood-only collection (4 books).

 (Grammar of the Psalms I-III, and Hebrew-Ugaritic Philology)

I tried to type the book titles out manually separating with commas or with semicolons and the tool just selects the last book I type / select.

How do I get it to either see my collection Dahood-only?

thanks

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 14 2018 5:49 AM

Jeremiah:
How do I get it to either see my collection Dahood-only?

Sorry - but as I mentioned above the limitation with this approach is you can only process individual books at a time

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Jeremiah | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 14 2018 6:44 AM

OK, is there a way to tell the "cited by" tool to order by book and verse?

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 14 2018 6:58 AM

Jeremiah:

OK, is there a way to tell the "cited by" tool to order by book and verse?

If you set the Tool to "sort results by resource" you will get results sorted by "book in the collection" and then by location in that book

So, if for example, you were searching a book on the Psalms to references to Isaiah you would get results sorted by how they appear in the Psalms and not in Isaiah. So, I think, this is less helpful for what you are seeking to do than the Concordance route.

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Jeremiah | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 14 2018 10:55 AM

yeah neither one will work, I don't want to go through 4 results independently in the concordance tool. Thanks for the creative solution.

I did learn something though; I appreciate that.

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 14 2018 4:16 PM

You could have 4 Concordances side by side.

Drag Concordance from the Tools menu:-

  • into the Tab area to create an extra Panel
  • into an existing Tile (below) so that its shadow will create a new Tile

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