Action of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament

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Deacon Steve | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Aug 4 2018 6:35 AM

I must admit that I am not good with searching - how to use all the different field values and comparisons, etc.  I have some training videos, but it seems to escape me.  Anyway …

I want to search the Old Testament to find instances of the action of the Holy Spirit on a person and/or and event.  Saying it another way; what is the work of the Holy Spirit in specific events or lives of persons in the Old Testament?

Thanks in advance.  Smile

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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 4 2018 8:10 AM

I'll show you how to fish rather than give you the fish. This method is applicable to any (relatively simple) search you want to do:

1. Find a passage that is like what you are looking for. In this case, a passage that indicates the work of the Spirit (early chapters of Luke, many in Acts, etc.). 

2. Right-click on a verse that contains what you look for and explore the context menu for things you can search for. Remember that any item that has a small arrow next to it (in the right pane) can be expanded to reveal more. 

3. Once you find something that could do the trick (e.g., the lemma for Spirit or "Holy Spirit" as a preaching theme or person -- there's even a topic called "influence of gods and spirits on persons"), click on that and select what you want to search on the left pane (everything, this resource, all resources, etc.).

This method will give you a head start on many searches and give you ideas you may not even be thinking about. Once a search is generated you can copy and paste the search string to combine with other search criteria if you want. For instance, you may generate a <Person Holy Spirit> search from the context menu, then generate another search from the same passage such as <Sense = to be filled (supplied)>, then cut and paste to combine:

<Person Holy Spirit> AND <Sense = to be filled (supplied)> for an example of a more specific search (the work of the Spirit of course includes other effects than "filling"). 

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 4 2018 10:20 AM

Francis:
<Person Holy Spirit> AND <Sense = to be filled (supplied)> for an example of a more specific search (the work of the Spirit of course includes other effects than "filling").

AND finds verses that have both search items so one search refinement can be NEAR:

<Person Holy Spirit> NEAR <Sense = to be filled (supplied)>

that only finds results in the New Testament (like AND example)

Deacon Steve:
Saying it another way; what is the work of the Holy Spirit in specific events or lives of persons in the Old Testament?

Going to Psalms 51:11 finds a different verb <Sense = to take away <take out)> used with Holy Spirit. Bible Sense Lexicon grandparent of <Sense = to take away <take out)> is <Sense to get (possession)> so a search modification is:

<Person Holy Spirit> NEAR (<Sense to be filled (supplied)> OR <Sense to get (possession)>)

Note: <Sense to be filled (supplied)> and <Sense = to be filled (supplied)> have the same results since "to be filled (supplied)" in Bible Sense Lexicon has no children senses. Removing = changes search to default ~ that includes children, grand-children, great grand-children, ...

Right click on Psalms 51:11 includes cultural concept

{Section <Culture Presence of the Lord>}

that includes many Old Testament verses. Search refinement using INTERSECTS finds words that have both cultural concept AND Holy Spirit:

{Section <Culture Presence of the Lord>} INTERSECTS <Person Holy Spirit>

whose results include two Old Testament verses: Ps 51:11 and Ps 139:7 so found <Sense = to go (travel)> that has children for search expansion:

<Person Holy Spirit> NEAR (<Sense to be filled (supplied)> OR <Sense to get (possession)> OR <Sense to go (travel)>)

Simple Old Testament Search is:

<Person Holy Spirit>

that has many verses. Genesis 41:38 has another verb <Sense = to find (perceive)> whose grandparent is <Sense to perceive>

<Person Holy Spirit> NEAR (<Sense to be filled (supplied)> OR <Sense to get (possession)> OR <Sense to go (travel)> OR <Sense to perceive>)

Exodus 31:3 has <Sense = to fill> whose grandparent is <Sense to cause (to happen)>

<Person Holy Spirit> NEAR (<Sense to be filled (supplied)> OR <Sense to get (possession)> OR <Sense to go (travel)> OR <Sense to perceive> OR <Sense to cause (to happen)>)

1 Chronicles 12:18 has <Sense = to clothe (cover)> whose grandparent is <Sense to touch>

<Person Holy Spirit> NEAR (<Sense to be filled (supplied)> OR <Sense to get (possession)> OR <Sense to go (travel)> OR <Sense to perceive> OR <Sense to cause (to happen)> OR <Sense to touch>)

Nehemiah 9:20 has <Sense = to give> whose parent is <Sense to act>

<Person Holy Spirit> NEAR (<Sense to be filled (supplied)> OR <Sense to get (possession)> OR <Sense to go (travel)> OR <Sense to perceive> OR <Sense to cause (to happen)> OR <Sense to touch> OR <Sense to act>)

Isaiah 11:2 has <Sense = to rest (movement)> that has two children

<Person Holy Spirit> NEAR (<Sense to be filled (supplied)> OR <Sense to get (possession)> OR <Sense to go (travel)> OR <Sense to perceive> OR <Sense to cause (to happen)> OR <Sense to touch> OR <Sense to act> OR <Sense to rest (movement)>)

Isaiah 32:15 has <Sense = to be poured out (expressed)> that has no parents nor children so also used = with to be filled (supplied) for reminder of no parents nor children senses:

<Person Holy Spirit> NEAR (<Sense = to be filled (supplied)> OR <Sense to get (possession)> OR <Sense to go (travel)> OR <Sense to perceive> OR <Sense to cause (to happen)> OR <Sense to touch> OR <Sense to act> OR <Sense to rest (movement)> OR <Sense = to be poured out (expressed)>)

Dragged search tab to a folder in Favorites for future reuse.

Keep Smiling Smile

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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 4 2018 10:24 AM

Consulting topical Bibles and other thematic resources (run Factbook or Topic Guide) can help spot passages you may have missed with the search approach. 

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 4 2018 10:33 AM

Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :):

Francis:
<Person Holy Spirit> AND <Sense = to be filled (supplied)> for an example of a more specific search (the work of the Spirit of course includes other effects than "filling").

AND finds verses that have both search items so one search refinement can be NEAR:

<Person Holy Spirit> NEAR <Sense = to be filled (supplied)>

that only finds results in the New Testament (like AND example)

Deacon Steve:
Saying it another way; what is the work of the Holy Spirit in specific events or lives of persons in the Old Testament?

Going to Psalms 51:11 finds a different verb <Sense = to take away <take out)> used with Holy Spirit. Bible Sense Lexicon grandparent of <Sense = to take away <take out)> is <Sense to get (possession)> so a search modification is:

<Person Holy Spirit> NEAR (<Sense to be filled (supplied)> OR <Sense to get (possession)>)

Note: <Sense to be filled (supplied)> and <Sense = to be filled (supplied)> have the same results since "to be filled (supplied)" in Bible Sense Lexicon has no children senses. Removing = changes search to default ~ that includes children, grand-children, great grand-children, ...

Right click on Psalms 51:11 includes cultural concept

{Section <Culture Presence of the Lord>}

that includes many Old Testament verses. Search refinement using INTERSECTS finds words that have both cultural concept AND Holy Spirit:

{Section <Culture Presence of the Lord>} INTERSECTS <Person Holy Spirit>

whose results include two Old Testament verses: Ps 51:11 and Ps 139:7 so found <Sense = to go (travel)> that has children for search expansion:

<Person Holy Spirit> NEAR (<Sense to be filled (supplied)> OR <Sense to get (possession)> OR <Sense to go (travel)>)

Simple Old Testament Search is:

<Person Holy Spirit>

that has many verses. Genesis 41:38 has another verb <Sense = to find (perceive)> whose grandparent is <Sense to perceive>

<Person Holy Spirit> NEAR (<Sense to be filled (supplied)> OR <Sense to get (possession)> OR <Sense to go (travel)> OR <Sense to perceive>)

Exodus 31:3 has <Sense = to fill> whose grandparent is <Sense to cause (to happen)>

<Person Holy Spirit> NEAR (<Sense to be filled (supplied)> OR <Sense to get (possession)> OR <Sense to go (travel)> OR <Sense to perceive> OR <Sense to cause (to happen)>)

1 Chronicles 12:18 has <Sense = to clothe (cover)> whose grandparent is <Sense to touch>

<Person Holy Spirit> NEAR (<Sense to be filled (supplied)> OR <Sense to get (possession)> OR <Sense to go (travel)> OR <Sense to perceive> OR <Sense to cause (to happen)> OR <Sense to touch>)

Nehemiah 9:20 has <Sense = to give> whose parent is <Sense to act>

<Person Holy Spirit> NEAR (<Sense to be filled (supplied)> OR <Sense to get (possession)> OR <Sense to go (travel)> OR <Sense to perceive> OR <Sense to cause (to happen)> OR <Sense to touch> OR <Sense to act>)

Isaiah 11:2 has <Sense = to rest (movement)> that has two children

<Person Holy Spirit> NEAR (<Sense to be filled (supplied)> OR <Sense to get (possession)> OR <Sense to go (travel)> OR <Sense to perceive> OR <Sense to cause (to happen)> OR <Sense to touch> OR <Sense to act> OR <Sense to rest (movement)>)

Isaiah 32:15 has <Sense = to be poured out (expressed)> that has no parents nor children so also used = with to be filled (supplied) for reminder of no parents nor children senses:

<Person Holy Spirit> NEAR (<Sense = to be filled (supplied)> OR <Sense to get (possession)> OR <Sense to go (travel)> OR <Sense to perceive> OR <Sense to cause (to happen)> OR <Sense to touch> OR <Sense to act> OR <Sense to rest (movement)> OR <Sense = to be poured out (expressed)>)

Dragged search tab to a folder in Favorites for future reuse.

Keep Smiling Smile

Thank you Keep Smiling for posting these search codes!

Now, this serves as a clear example of how complex searching is! Look at all the options!

Where did keep smiling get this information?

How do we know which characters need to be used?

How do we know this <sense to cause (to happen)> works? And where do we learn this is the right combination to get the search to work? 

How did keep smiling figure out to save the search tab for future use? Could it be that there is no realistic way to memorize all these characters and key words to use them in different searches?

The point? Please make searches less complicated, please listen FL and please do something about it! This is a plead for help to resolve this horrible way of putting together this seaches that shouldn’t have to be this complicated to perform.

Thanks!

DAL

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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 4 2018 10:58 AM

Cumulative search strings may not be always the best approach.

To reproduce the building of this search (for another search), one would have to examine each known passage's tagging in an attempt to find all other similar passages. This does not guarantee finding all the relevant passages since one may not think of a passage that has tagging that differs from those found. For instance, the opening verses of Isaiah 61 are not found by this string nor are any of the references to the charismatic empowerment  of judges in Judges. 

Rather than save this search, I would be more inclined to (1) Search for references to the Holy Spirit (lemma OR <Person Holy Spirit>), (2) Export to a passage list, (3) Skim and delete irrelevant passages and (4) Save the Passage List. While there is considerable work involved here too, the cumulative search string also requires lots of preliminary work and the results still need to be examined for relevance. 

Another approach yet, which may be more attractive to some, is to use the Bible Browser. Start with "People: Holy Spirit" and then explore other criteria you can add to narrow down passages (for instance, look under Preaching Themes and Topics).  

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 4 2018 11:42 AM

DAL:
Where did keep smiling get this information?

Reading, practice, repetition: Thankful for forum/Faithlife discussions, Help, Logos Wiki, training courses, & videos Big Smile

DAL:
How do we know this <sense to cause (to happen)> works?

Thanks to MVP example (Mark Barnes), now like using Bold text for searches that have URL link so you can try them in your Logos/Verbum application OR Web App: e.g.

<Person Holy Spirit> NEAR <Sense to cause (to happen)>

DAL:
And where do we learn this is the right combination to get the search to work?

Along with working is reviewing results to see if research question was answered (OR is something missing).

DAL:
How did keep smiling figure out to save the search tab for future use?

Thankful for forum discussion about Favorites years ago.

DAL:
Could it be that there is no realistic way to memorize all these characters and key words to use them in different searches?

Depends on person for memorizing search characters and key words (along with methodology for creating complex searches).

DAL:
The point? Please make searches less complicated, please listen FL and please do something about it! This is a plead for help to resolve this horrible way of putting together this seaches that shouldn’t have to be this complicated to perform.

Thread => Logos 8 Wishlist has my 22 Sep 2017 reply => https://community.logos.com/forums/p/148421/923667.aspx#923667 that included:

Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :):

  • Search builder that highlights unrecognized term(s): e.g. missing parenthesis. Ideally with option to enable OR disable automatic completion.
  • Search term browser with range of valid values. Many resources have their own data type, which can be challenging to build search for various section(s). Another example is labels and sections having many values. At times would like a Concordance capability for search values that shows how many for a particular value, ideally with option to enable OR disable count as desired.

Keep Smiling Smile

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Deacon Steve | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 4 2018 11:57 AM

I am grateful for the experts here.  I would not be able to figure this out on my own.  Thanks. Smile

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Aug 4 2018 3:43 PM

Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :):

Also found Cultural Concept of Indwelling Spirit

{Section <Culture Indwelling spirit>}

whose results include several verses that lacks <Person Holy Spirit> tagging.

This search can be expanded a bit:

(<Person Holy Spirit> OR <Person God> OR <Person Jesus>) INTERSECTS ({Section <Culture Earth>} OR {Section <Culture Indwelling spirit>} OR {Section <Culture Presence of the Lord>})

Also found verses that do not have Cultural Concept tagging.

Keep Smiling Smile

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Cynthia in Florida | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 6 2018 2:20 PM

Francis:

I'll show you how to fish rather than give you the fish. This method is applicable to any (relatively simple) search you want to do:

1. Find a passage that is like what you are looking for. In this case, a passage that indicates the work of the Spirit (early chapters of Luke, many in Acts, etc.). 

2. Right-click on a verse that contains what you look for and explore the context menu for things you can search for. Remember that any item that has a small arrow next to it (in the right pane) can be expanded to reveal more. 

3. Once you find something that could do the trick (e.g., the lemma for Spirit or "Holy Spirit" as a preaching theme or person -- there's even a topic called "influence of gods and spirits on persons"), click on that and select what you want to search on the left pane (everything, this resource, all resources, etc.).

This method will give you a head start on many searches and give you ideas you may not even be thinking about. Once a search is generated you can copy and paste the search string to combine with other search criteria if you want. For instance, you may generate a <Person Holy Spirit> search from the context menu, then generate another search from the same passage such as <Sense = to be filled (supplied)>, then cut and paste to combine:

<Person Holy Spirit> AND <Sense = to be filled (supplied)> for an example of a more specific search (the work of the Spirit of course includes other effects than "filling"). 

Fab-YOU-lous!  Thanks!

Cynthia

Romans 8:28-38

www.cynthiafeenstra.net

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Cynthia in Florida | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 6 2018 2:26 PM

DAL:

Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :):

Francis:
<Person Holy Spirit> AND <Sense = to be filled (supplied)> for an example of a more specific search (the work of the Spirit of course includes other effects than "filling").

AND finds verses that have both search items so one search refinement can be NEAR:

<Person Holy Spirit> NEAR <Sense = to be filled (supplied)>

that only finds results in the New Testament (like AND example)

Deacon Steve:
Saying it another way; what is the work of the Holy Spirit in specific events or lives of persons in the Old Testament?

Going to Psalms 51:11 finds a different verb <Sense = to take away <take out)> used with Holy Spirit. Bible Sense Lexicon grandparent of <Sense = to take away <take out)> is <Sense to get (possession)> so a search modification is:

<Person Holy Spirit> NEAR (<Sense to be filled (supplied)> OR <Sense to get (possession)>)

Note: <Sense to be filled (supplied)> and <Sense = to be filled (supplied)> have the same results since "to be filled (supplied)" in Bible Sense Lexicon has no children senses. Removing = changes search to default ~ that includes children, grand-children, great grand-children, ...

Right click on Psalms 51:11 includes cultural concept

{Section <Culture Presence of the Lord>}

that includes many Old Testament verses. Search refinement using INTERSECTS finds words that have both cultural concept AND Holy Spirit:

{Section <Culture Presence of the Lord>} INTERSECTS <Person Holy Spirit>

whose results include two Old Testament verses: Ps 51:11 and Ps 139:7 so found <Sense = to go (travel)> that has children for search expansion:

<Person Holy Spirit> NEAR (<Sense to be filled (supplied)> OR <Sense to get (possession)> OR <Sense to go (travel)>)

Simple Old Testament Search is:

<Person Holy Spirit>

that has many verses. Genesis 41:38 has another verb <Sense = to find (perceive)> whose grandparent is <Sense to perceive>

<Person Holy Spirit> NEAR (<Sense to be filled (supplied)> OR <Sense to get (possession)> OR <Sense to go (travel)> OR <Sense to perceive>)

Exodus 31:3 has <Sense = to fill> whose grandparent is <Sense to cause (to happen)>

<Person Holy Spirit> NEAR (<Sense to be filled (supplied)> OR <Sense to get (possession)> OR <Sense to go (travel)> OR <Sense to perceive> OR <Sense to cause (to happen)>)

1 Chronicles 12:18 has <Sense = to clothe (cover)> whose grandparent is <Sense to touch>

<Person Holy Spirit> NEAR (<Sense to be filled (supplied)> OR <Sense to get (possession)> OR <Sense to go (travel)> OR <Sense to perceive> OR <Sense to cause (to happen)> OR <Sense to touch>)

Nehemiah 9:20 has <Sense = to give> whose parent is <Sense to act>

<Person Holy Spirit> NEAR (<Sense to be filled (supplied)> OR <Sense to get (possession)> OR <Sense to go (travel)> OR <Sense to perceive> OR <Sense to cause (to happen)> OR <Sense to touch> OR <Sense to act>)

Isaiah 11:2 has <Sense = to rest (movement)> that has two children

<Person Holy Spirit> NEAR (<Sense to be filled (supplied)> OR <Sense to get (possession)> OR <Sense to go (travel)> OR <Sense to perceive> OR <Sense to cause (to happen)> OR <Sense to touch> OR <Sense to act> OR <Sense to rest (movement)>)

Isaiah 32:15 has <Sense = to be poured out (expressed)> that has no parents nor children so also used = with to be filled (supplied) for reminder of no parents nor children senses:

<Person Holy Spirit> NEAR (<Sense = to be filled (supplied)> OR <Sense to get (possession)> OR <Sense to go (travel)> OR <Sense to perceive> OR <Sense to cause (to happen)> OR <Sense to touch> OR <Sense to act> OR <Sense to rest (movement)> OR <Sense = to be poured out (expressed)>)

Dragged search tab to a folder in Favorites for future reuse.

Keep Smiling Smile

Thank you Keep Smiling for posting these search codes!

Now, this serves as a clear example of how complex searching is! Look at all the options!

Where did keep smiling get this information?

How do we know which characters need to be used?

How do we know this <sense to cause (to happen)> works? And where do we learn this is the right combination to get the search to work? 

How did keep smiling figure out to save the search tab for future use? Could it be that there is no realistic way to memorize all these characters and key words to use them in different searches?

The point? Please make searches less complicated, please listen FL and please do something about it! This is a plead for help to resolve this horrible way of putting together this seaches that shouldn’t have to be this complicated to perform.

Thanks!

DAL

Yup!  What DAL said!

Cynthia

Romans 8:28-38

www.cynthiafeenstra.net

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Cynthia in Florida | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 6 2018 2:35 PM

Francis:

Cumulative search strings may not be always the best approach.

To reproduce the building of this search (for another search), one would have to examine each known passage's tagging in an attempt to find all other similar passages. This does not guarantee finding all the relevant passages since one may not think of a passage that has tagging that differs from those found. For instance, the opening verses of Isaiah 61 are not found by this string nor are any of the references to the charismatic empowerment  of judges in Judges. 

Rather than save this search, I would be more inclined to (1) Search for references to the Holy Spirit (lemma OR <Person Holy Spirit>), (2) Export to a passage list, (3) Skim and delete irrelevant passages and (4) Save the Passage List. While there is considerable work involved here too, the cumulative search string also requires lots of preliminary work and the results still need to be examined for relevance. 

Another approach yet, which may be more attractive to some, is to use the Bible Browser. Start with "People: Holy Spirit" and then explore other criteria you can add to narrow down passages (for instance, look under Preaching Themes and Topics).  

Francis! I LOVE this approach, along with your :"fishing lessons" as above.  I can think of a couple things to say here but I'll stick with what impresses me the most here (AFTER the obvious, which is that I don't have to know computer jargon and formulas to search my books), is what you posted for numbers three and four above. 

Part of learning Scripture is interacting with it.  I would MUCH rather skim and delete irrelevant passages than figure out search strings.  In skimming and deleting irrelevant passages, I'm STILL interacting with the Scripture, even if the verses aren't fitting my exact need.  In figuring out search strings, that's all I'm doing...working with perfecting search strings (which clearly is IMPOSSIBLE). 

Thank you for your two direct approach fishing lesson posts above.  They are great for people like me!

Cynthia

Romans 8:28-38

www.cynthiafeenstra.net

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 6 2018 3:33 PM

Cynthia in Florida:
Part of learning Scripture is interacting with it.  I would MUCH rather skim and delete irrelevant passages than figure out search strings.  In skimming and deleting irrelevant passages, I'm STILL interacting with the Scripture, even if the verses aren't fitting my exact need.  In figuring out search strings, that's all I'm doing...working with perfecting search strings (which clearly is IMPOSSIBLE). 

Personally like working with search strings as a way to detect what is in Scripture (along with learning tagging).

Like using Visual Filters to combine hundreds/thousands of search results for simultaneous display so can look for more to jump out from Scriptures. Also appreciate ability to turn off visual filters so can focus again on plain text.

For Passage List, could be useful to remember what human filter(s) were used so can redo list in future with human filter change(s).

Also Thankful for Francis fishing approach plus humanly know my search examples are incomplete for showing "Action of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament" so time for fishing equipment change: God, please open the eyes of my heart ...

Search for <Person Holy Spirit> has no results in Judges. NIV 2011 has "Then the Spirit of the Lord came on Jephthah." in Judges 11:29

Keep Smiling Smile

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Rob Lambert | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Aug 6 2018 4:00 PM

Thank you ALL!!!!!!   

Wow.  

I can't help thinking how wonderful it would be to have the skill set to complete these searches. Posts like this get me a few steps closer.  

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Francis | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 7 2018 12:53 AM

Cynthia in Florida:
They are great for people like me!

Wonderful!

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Ketan K10 | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 7 2018 10:09 PM

How did the holy spirit helped people to grow spiritually during old testament period?

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Phil Gons (Faithlife) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Aug 7 2018 10:49 PM

While there is lots of useful feedback in this thread, in a case like this your best option is probably just to run a simple search for <Person Holy Spirit> in the Old Testament.

There are 34 results in 28 verses that we've tagged as referring to the Holy Spirit. Trying to figure out all the right senses to include to narrow down your results would take much longer for the average user than just reading the 28 verses and manually filtering down the list to the relevant passages.

Logos is a very powerful program, but in some cases it's best to keep it simple. Start with the easiest/broadest approach. Additional narrowing is necessary only when the number of results is unmanageable.

Here are the steps:

  1. Open the Search panel and switch to the Bible search type.
  2. Change All Passages to Old Testament.
  3. Type Holy Spirit in the search box.
  4. Select Holy Spirit Supernatural being from the autocomplete menu.
  5. Run your search.
  6. Read your results.

Edit: I see Francis gave basically this same approach above and helpfully recommends the use of a passage list to keep track of the relevant results.

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Liam Maguire | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 8 2018 5:36 AM

The Holy Spirit is present in the Old Testament more than first glance might indicate. He's like a good bass player; keeping everything moving without hogging the limelight!

So given that the witness of Num 11:26-29, Zech 7:12, and 1 Peter 1:10-11 (among others) indicate that the prophets in the Old Testament spoke by the Holy Spirit, any search for the Holy Spirit interacting with people in the Old Testament might want to include this too: 

{Section <Culture Prophesying>} INTERSECTS {Label Prophet}

the above will give examples of Prophets speaking messages from God, often with the indication that it was because the 'Word of the Lord came upon' them or 'to them' - a function of the Spirit in the Old Testament.

Building upon this, assuming you have the capabilities to do so, a Morph search for דְבַר־יְהוָה֙ (The Word of the Lord) is also illuminative for the same reasons.

Both examples are a little ham-fisted and nowhere near as polished as those above, but I hope they help nonetheless.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Aug 8 2018 10:28 AM

Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :):
Search for <Person Holy Spirit> has no results in Judges. NIV 2011 has "Then the Spirit of the Lord came on Jephthah." in Judges 11:29

Expanded <Person Holy Spirit> search with word phrases for a variety of English Translations:

<Person Holy Spirit> OR ("the Spirit" BEFORE 1 WORD ("from the Lord","of the Lord","of Yahweh","of ADONAI","of God","of Jehovah","rested on","rested upon")) OR "The Lord's Spirit"

that finds many verses lacking person tagging. Thankful for search results having different colors so can distinguish person tagging and phrase results.

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