Verbum 9 Tip 7n: Basic search panel templates

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The templates are given with search terms “this”, “that.” These are replaced in an actual search by:

  • A simple text term, e.g. church
  • A text phrase, e.g. “Son of man”
  • A data type, e.g. <Person Jesus>
  • A search field value
  • A label

Note: the select term menu appears limited to simple text terms meaning that the user must know the format and content of the other options.

In testing, the search arguments were run with “match all word forms” set in a basic search against Catholic Church. Vatican II Documents. Vatican City: Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2011.

Search Templates


Search Argument


Both Terms: This and That

P30-1 Both

Vatican AND Church

Either Term: This or That

P30-2 Either

Church OR Vatican

All of the Terms

P30-3 All

Church AND Vatican AND decree

Any of the Terms

P30-4 Any

Church OR Vatican OR decree

This but Not That

P30-5 Not

Church AND NOT Vatican

This near That

P30-6 Near

Church NEAR Vatican

This before That

P30-7 Before

Church BEFORE Vatican

This after That

P30-8 After

Church‌ AFTER Vatican

Three in This Order

P30-9 In Order

Church BEFORE Vatican BEFORE decree

Related Terms Near Each Other

P30-10 Synonyms

(Church, faith, "communion of saints") WITHIN 5 WORDS (decree, instruction, ruling)

References and Milestones

Term Near Bible Reference

P30-11 Near Reference

"invisible God" NEAR <1 Timothy 2:4>

Commentary on One Passage refers to Another Passage

P30-12 Commentary

<Malachi 3> WITHIN {Milestone <Mark 1:1–7>} (run against Haydock, George Leo. Haydock’s Catholic Bible Commentary. New York: Edward Dunigan and Brother, 1859.)

Noncanonical Texts’ Use of the Bible

P30-13 Corpus

{Label Intertext WHERE Corpus ~ "Works of Philo" AND source ~ <Genesis 11:27–32>} (run against all resources)

Term in Noncanonical Texts Near Bible Use

P30-14 Term

suffer AND ({Label Intertext WHERE Corpus ~ "Apostolic Fathers" AND source ~ <Isaiah>}) (run against all resources)

Available entries for Corpus:

  • Apostolic Fathers
  • Dead Sea Scrolls Sectarian Material
  • Old Testament Pseudepigrapha
  • Nag Hammadi Codices
  • New Testament Apocrypha
  • Works of Josephus
  • Works of Philo

Other examples:

Find all articles published in Semeia that were written by Daniel Patte or John Dominic Crossan.

  1. Set resources to be searched to “Semeia
  2. {Label Journal Article WHERE Author ~ "Daniel Patte"} OR {Label Journal Article WHERE Author ~ "John Dominic Crossan"}

P30-15 Label

Find occurrences in the Lexham Survey of Theology where Aristotle is mentioned before Thomas Aquinas.

  1. Set resources to be searched to Lexham Survey of Theology
  2. Aristotle BEFORE “Thomas Aquinas”

P30-16 Aquinas

Find references to the four songs of the suffering servant of Isaiah in the letters of Peter Damian.

  1. Set resources to be searched to the letters of Peter Damian.
  2. (<Isaiah 42:1–4> OR <Isaiah 49:1–6> OR <Isaiah 50:4–7> OR < Isaiah 52:13–53:12>) WITHIN {Label Personal Letter WHERE Author ~ <Biography Peter Damian>}

P30-17 Damian

Find references to St. Augustine of Hippo’s City of God or to St. Justin Martyr’s First Apology in your apologetics resources.

  1. Set the resources to be searched to mytag:Apologetics (choose an appropriate collection to search based on your own library)
  2. <Augustine ~ Augustine, City of God> OR <JustinMartyr ~ Justin Martyr, First Apology>

P30-18 Apologetics


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