Performing a Complex Search in Logos 8

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Rob Price | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Nov 6 2019 3:40 AM

What is the most precise way to conduct a Bible search (all translations) in Logos 8 to find all passages in which "word" and "shelter" occur in close proximity in the text (but not necessarily in the same verse)?

Thanks in advance for whatever help you can give me!

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John Fidel | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 6 2019 4:06 AM

If you search a Bible using the Basic search it will limit the search to Chapters in the Bible. You can then use the operators NEAR or WITHIN # WORDS. I ran a search just using the operator AND on the ESV and only found only 4 chapters where the words occur in the same chapter. I usually start with an AND search and  a NEAR and to narrow the results after that I use WITHIN # WORDS.

You will need to create a collection of the English Bible you want to search since a Basic search does not provide an option for just English Bibles.

You can then sort the results by resources to see which Bibles provide results of interest.

Hope this helps.

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Rob Price | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 6 2019 6:02 AM

"If you search a Bible using the Basic search it will limit the search to chapters in the Bible." <- That is useful information I did not know; thank you.

What might be some possible search argument constructions, then?  word NEAR shelter ... word WITHIN 50 WORDS shelter?

In any case, very helpful; I appreciate it.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Nov 6 2019 6:11 AM

John Fidel:

You will need to create a collection of the English Bible you want to search since a Basic search does not provide an option for just English Bibles.

Dynamic collection can be used in Basic Search (Click All Resources followed by entering library filter then click # resources): e.g. Lang:English Type:Bible

Screen shot shows English Bibles with search results in different verses.

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