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elnwood | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Feb 5 2013 11:36 AM

How do you do a Bible search for every instance of "And" when it begins a sentence?

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 5 2013 11:42 AM

elnwood:

How do you do a Bible search for every instance of "And" when it begins a sentence?

Assuming the only time "and" starts with a capital "A" is at the start of a sentence then you could search for "And" and set "Match Case" in the search options.

(Details at http://wiki.logos.com/Detailed_Search_Help#Matching_Case_or_All_Word_Forms)

 

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alabama24 | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 5 2013 11:43 AM

elnwood:

How do you do a Bible search for every instance of "And" when it begins a sentence?

I don't know if its possible or not. My guess is that it would crash the app. Out of curiosity... Why the search?

EDIT: Good thought Graham. Smile

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elnwood | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 5 2013 11:49 AM

That did it. Thanks, Graham!

alabama24, one of my pet peeves of English Bible translations is when they translate the waw consecutive (or kai in Greek) at the beginning of sentences as "and." In my opinion, it's bad English style, even if it's not strictly prohibited by English grammar.

So, I wanted to do a check to see which English Bible translations are the worst offenders.

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alabama24 | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 5 2013 11:55 AM

elnwood:

So, I wanted to do a check to see which English Bible translations are the worst offenders.

Let us know what you find. Smile

(My guess: A newer translation that strives to balance "word for word" with "readability.")

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elnwood | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 5 2013 12:17 PM

Here are the results:

AV1873 17125
KJV1900 16764
YLT 16350
D-R 15325
ASV 13712
NKJV 10126
LEB 10013
ESV 7976
NASB95 6812
RSV 6774
Tanakh 3720 (OT only)
NIrV 2875
NLT 2358
NRSV 2025
Message 2163
NJB 1656
NIV84 1412
TNIV 1409
NIV 1406
NABRE 1229
NCV 1099
GNB 1065
HCSB 990
NET 948
ISV 642
GW 250

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David Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 5 2013 2:24 PM

This logos resource may be interesting - http://www.logos.com/product/9413/sentence-conjunctions-in-the-gospel-of-matthew-kai-de-tote-gar-sun-and-asyndeton-in-narrative-discourse

Stephanie Black's work was used in my Greek III class to teach the different uses of conjunctions.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 5 2013 9:05 PM

David Thomas:

Searching Logos for Lexham Discourse => http://www.logos.com/products/search?q=lexham+discourse finds more resources to consider.

Keep Smiling Smile

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 5 2013 9:24 PM

Darby    14094

ASV      13712

Amplified    8435

Emphasized   14054

Lexham   10013

AV       12849

KJV     16764

Interesting that the different versions of the KJV have vastly different numbers  [[First guess is that some 'and' are 'And' when not the start of a sentence - will add to my list of research for 2036]]

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David Ames | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 6 2013 12:50 PM

David Ames:

Interesting that the different versions of the KJV have vastly different numbers  [[First guess is that some 'and' are 'And' when not the start of a sentence - will add to my list of research for 2036]]

Genesis 9:27

God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. 

  The Holy Bible: King James Version., electronic ed. of the 1769 edition of the 1611 Authorized Version., Ge 9:27 (Bellingham WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1995).

 

God shall enlarge Japheth, 

And he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; 

And Canaan shall be his servant. 

  The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version., Ge 9:27 (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

 

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Genesis 27:27

Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine: 29 Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother’s sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee. 

  The Holy Bible: King James Version., electronic ed. of the 1769 edition of the 1611 Authorized Version., Ge 27:28–29 (Bellingham WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1995).

 

28 Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, 

And the fatness of the earth, 

And plenty of corn and wine: 

29 Let people serve thee, 

And nations bow down to thee: 

Be lord over thy brethren, 

And let thy mother’s sons bow down to thee: 

Cursed be every one that curseth thee, 

And blessed be he that blesseth thee. 

  The Holy Bible: King James Version, Electronic Edition of the 1900 Authorized Version., Ge 27:28–29 (Bellingham, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 2009).

 

 

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